Our 50-metre indoor L-shaped pool has a diving area with a 3-platform Olympic diving tower, springboards, a slide, a bubbler and a swing rope. The pool has a flow-over-edge design that facilitates getting into and out of the water. A step-ramp in the shallow end makes for easier access. The high ceiling, excellent ventilation and natural light make this pool a pleasure to use. The pool is supervised by qualified, professional and caring lifeguards / aquatic instructors.
ALL swims on our Pool Schedules are open to the general public (see public swim rates below). Carleton University students, faculty, staff and community members are welcome to ALL swims listed at no charge. Children under (14) MUST be accompanied by an adult 18 year of age or older. Direct supervision of children under (14) is required in the pool area, the locker rooms and throughout the facility. One adult is required to supervise every two children less than 7 years of age. In the pool area, children under 7 years of age should be within ‘arms-reach’.
Water running (deep end) is available during all (whole pool or deep end) REC & LANE Swims. ALL groups larger than of (8) should book in advance, by emailing email Steve Baird (Aquatics Coordinator).
External Coaches, Swim Instructors (Policy): Personal trainers, coaches or instructors, who are not employees of Carleton Recreation and Athletics, are not permitted to use Carleton facilities to coach, teach or instruct individuals or groups. This includes all facilities: Swimming Pool, Fitness Centre, Field House, Gyms & other freelance areas (Multi-purpose Room, Fitness Studios). Freelance time in the pool refers to all Public Swims. The priority during our public swims for our patrons and members (student, staff, faculty and members) is a safe and unimpeded access to all lanes and leisure areas, for fitness and recreational swimming. External trainers, coaches and instructors cannot use space for lessons or training sessions during any public swim. To discuss special arrangements or pool rental availabilities, contact Steve Baird (Aquatics Coordinator).
Public Swim Pricing
- Children (under 14): $3.50
- Adults: $4.85
- Family (up to 4 kids and 2 adults): $15.60
All Changes to Public Swim Schedule will be announced HERE. Contact us to confirm the pool schedule.
Pool Schedule Update (January 9, 2016):
NEW – A 2nd mid-week WOMEN’S SWIM will begin regularly on WEDNESDAY JANUARY 13, 1:15-2:15 pm.
We hosting a Water Polo Tournament on the weekend February 19-21. Specific changes to the Public Swim schedules are listed below.
Pool Schedule Update (January 25, 2016):
THE OTTAWA TITANS CUP – Boy’s & Girl’s (12-14) Water Polo Tournament
FEBRUARY 19-20-21, 2016
Swim Changes & Cancellations
Fri. February 19
8:10 – 9:25 pm Public Swim (SHALLOW End ONLY)
Sat. February 20
1:30 – 4:30 PM Pubic Swim (SHALLOW End ONLY)
Sun February 21
11:30 am-1:15 pm WOMEN’s SWIM is CANCELLED
1:30 – 4:30 PM Public Swim (SHALLOW End ONLY)
These SHALLOW END ONLY Public Swims are intended for FITNESS LANE SWIMMING only. We may not be able to accommodate children or family groups interested in recreational swim options during these swims. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Posted (January 25, 2015):
Beginning the week of February 1, 2016, some Public Swims may end with an Emergency Pool Clear Drill. This is for the purposes of Lifeguard Staff Training. Every effort will be made to minimize any disruption to your swims. If you hear Three Long Whistle Blasts, please exit the pool calmly & safely, and follow instructions given by the on-duty Lifeguards.
Your understanding and co-operation are much appreciated!
Keep checking this location for any and all pool schedule changes or updates!
The Winter (January 1 to April 8, 2016) pool schedule is below. The next time you join us for a swim, ask the Welcome Centre Staff or the Pool Staff, for a blue wallet sized fall-winter pool schedule card.
NOTE – The annual pool maintenance SHUTDOWN is scheduled from Friday April 8 (6:00 pm) thru Sunday May 1, 2016. We will be reopening for the Spring Session on Monday May 2 at 6:00 AM.
Thank-you for Swimming at CARLETON!
Steve Baird (Aquatics Coordinator)
Attention Swimmers: Please be advised that Public Swim ID Audits could happen at anytime.
ALL Public Swimmers must provide proof of payment: HAND STAMP or RECEIPT. Members, faculty & staff, and registered Carleton Students may be asked to identify themselves by NAME and ID number so that ‘membership status’ can be verified.