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.
The CU Pool will be CLOSED on CANADA DAY – Friday July 1, 2016
The Summer Swim Schedule that begins on Monday July 4 is listed and posted below. This schedule will run from Monday July 4 thru Monday September 5 (Labour Day). The next time you join us for a swim, ask the Welcome Centre Staff or the Pool Staff, for a PINK wallet sized summer pool schedule card.
Thank-you for Swimming at CARLETON!
Steve Baird (Aquatics Coordinator)
June 30, 2016 Update: Please note the changes to the Summer Swim Schedule bolded below.
Morning LANE Swims – Lane swimming ONLY
Mon-Wed-Fri 6:00-7:30 AM (Shallow)
Tues/Thurs 7:30-8:30 AM (3 lanes Shallow / 3 lanes Deep)
NO LONGCOURSE SWIMMING IN JULY/AUGUST
Noon LANE and REC Swims
* Mon to Fri 12:00-12:15 PM – LANE swimming only
* (3 lanes Shallow / 3 lanes Deep)
Mon to Fri 12:15-1:30 PM – REC Swim (Whole Pool)
Mon to Fri 11:45 AM-1:15 PM (Whole Pool), August 29-Sept 2
Afternoon REC Swims
Mon to Fri 4:30-5:55 PM (Whole Pool)
Evening LANE / REC Swims
Mon to Fri 8:15-8:45 PM – LANE swimming only (Shallow only)
Mon to Fri 8:45-9:45 PM – REC Swim (Whole Pool)
Mon to Thurs 9:10-10:25 PM – August 29-September 1
Fri 8:10-9:25 PM – September 2
Weekend REC Swims (Whole Pool)
Saturday and Sunday 1:30-4:30 PM
Monday Holidays (Aug 1 & Sept 5) 1:30-4:30 PM
WOMEN’S REC Swims (Whole Pool)
Sunday 11:30 AM-1:15 PM
No Wednesday afternoon Women’s Swims until September
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.