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: $5.00
- 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.
UPDATE (March 22, 2017):
The final swim before the annual maintenance shutdown will be on Friday April 7 from 4:00-5:30 PM. The set-up for this swim will be 50M LONG-COURSE.
The annual Spring Pool Maintenance SHUTDOWN will begin on Friday April 7th at 5:30 PM. The CU Pool will reopen on Monday May 1, 2017.
Note: Carleton is hosting a LC Swim Meet on the evening of Friday April 7 from 5:30-10:00 pm and all day on Saturday April 8th.
Steve Baird (Aquatics Coordinator)
Winter 2017 Swimming Schedule – Begins Sunday January 8th
Morning LANE Swims
Mon 6:00-7:30 AM (Shallow + Dive Tank for water runners)
Tues 7:30-8:30 AM (3 lanes Shallow / 3 lanes Deep)
Weds 6:00-7:30 AM (Deep only) Jan 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 15 (Whole Pool) – Feb 22 thru April 5
Thurs 7:30-8:30 AM (3 lanes 50M long-course set-up)
Fri 6:00-7:30 AM (Shallow ONLY)
Noon REC Swims
Mon-Tues and Thurs-Fri 11:45 AM-1:15 PM (Whole Pool)
Wednesday 11:45 AM-1:00 PM (Whole Pool)
Afternoon REC Swims
Mon/Wed 4:30-6:00 PM (Whole Pool)
Tues-Thurs 4:00-5:00 PM (Whole Pool) / Friday 4:30-5:30 PM (Whole Pool)
Afternoon LANE Swims
Tues/Thurs 5:00 PM-6:00 PM (Deep)
Friday 5:30 PM-6:00 PM (Deep)
The afternoon swim on Friday April 7 will be a whole pool long-course swim: 4:00-5:30 PM.
Note: During March Break 2017, the afternoon swims will all be 4:30-6:00 PM (whole pool) on Monday thru Friday March 13-17.
Evening LANE / REC Swims
Sun/Mon/Tues/Weds/Thurs 9:10-10:25 PM – REC Swim (Whole Pool)
Friday 8:10-9:25 PM – REC Swim (Whole Pool) – cancelled on Friday March 17.
Weekend REC Swims (Whole Pool)
Saturday & Sunday 1:30-4:30 PM
WOMEN’S REC Swims (Whole Pool)
Wednesday 1:10-1:55 PM – cancelled on Wednesday March 15
Sunday 11:25 AM-12:25 PM
11:30 AM-1:15 PM on Jan 8, Feb 19 – cancelled on Sunday Feb 26
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.