July 29, 2021 Update

The AUGUST 2021 Swim Schedule is below. Any changes or updates to the swim schedule will be posted here:

Thursday July 29  
7:30-8:45 PM (whole pool) – 48 of swimmers

Friday July 30
6:15-7:15 AM (deep end) – 24 swimmers
4:30-5:45 PM (Whole Pool) – 48 swimmers

Saturday July 31
12:15-1:30 PM (whole pool) – 48 swimmers

Members Fitness Swims – Lane Swimming Only (Sun August 1 thru Mon September 6)

Sunday August 1 & Monday August 2 (Civic Holiday)
12:15-1:30 PM (whole pool) – 48 swimmers
1:45-3:00 PM (whole pool) – 48 swimmers

Tuesday & Thursday
August 3 thru Sept 2
7:45-8:45 AM (deep end) – 24 swimmers

Monday, Wednesday, Friday
August 4 thru Sept 3
6:15-7:15 AM (deep end) – 24 swimmers

Monday thru Friday
August 3 thru Sept 3
4:30-5:45 PM (Whole Pool) – 48 swimmers

Monday thru Thursday
August 3 thru Sept 2
7:45-8:45 PM (Whole Pool) – 48 swimmers

Saturday August 7
12:15-1:30 PM (whole pool) – 48 swimmers

Sunday August 8
12:15-1:30 PM (whole pool) – 48 swimmers
1:45-3:00 PM (whole pool) – 48 swimmers

Saturdays August 14, 21, 28, Sept 4
Sundays August 15, 22, 29, Sept 5 & Monday Sept 6 (Labour Day)
12:15-1:30 PM (whole pool) – 48 swimmers
1:45-3:00 PM (whole pool) – 48 swimmers

The Fall Swim Schedule beginning Tuesday September 7 to be announced.

Thank you for planning your visit to the Carleton Athletics’ Pool. We are working hard to ensure the health and safety of our community.  In order to comply with Ontario Public Health Guidelines, we have undergone several changes that includes a new maximum capacity of (80) in the pool area and a continuation of our booking-in-advance requirements for Members Fitness Swims.

The STEP 3 pool capacity limits for lane-swimming is now (4) swimmers in a single-lane. This allows for (24) swimmers during a ½ pool lane swim timeslot (shallow or deep end) or (48) swimmers if the whole pool is open for swimming (shallow & deep ends).

Until further notice, all swim offerings at Carleton will be Fitness LANE Swims for Carleton Staff/Faculty, Students and Community Members ONLY. These swims are NOT open to the general Public. Recreational or REC Swims will be scheduled at a later date.

Any changes to the swim schedule, procedures and covid-19 safety protocols will be posted here, so bookmark this page and check back frequently for updates.

  • Masks are mandatory in the facility, locker room, on pool deck (before & after swims).
  • Use hand-sanitizer upon entry to the facility, the pool deck before & after swims.
  • Maintain physical distancing (2 metres) at all times in the facility & during your single-lane swims.

                                  NEW Swim Booking Procedures

To join a Fitness Lane Swim at the Carleton Pool, you can BOOK YOUR TIME-SLOT HERE.

NOTE: Swim Bookings are available only 5 days ahead of time. Please plan ahead and book your swim ‘online’ before well before the start time. Some swims will fill to capacity, so if you wait to book your swim you may be disappointed. Last minute ‘walk-in’ swim bookings at the Welcome Centre Desk after the start of a swim are not encouraged due to pool capacities and covid-19 safety protocols.

If you need to cancel your booking, please do so a minimum of 2 hours ahead of your scheduled time-slot, to allow another swimmer to book a swim.  No-shows can be tracked, so please cancel a booking that you can not attend in order to open-up your spot for another Member. 

All MEMBERS who book a lane swim time MUST complete a COVID-19 Screening Pool Form the day of their scheduled swim.

If you answer YES to any of the screening questions, CANCEL YOUR BOOKED SWIM, DO NOT BOOK A SWIM OR ENTER THE FACILITY.  Stay home & self-isolate right away. Visit http://www.OttawaPublicHealth.ca/Coronavirus for more information as you may be eligible for a COVID-19 test.

Arriving at the Swimming Pool: When you arrive for your Lane Swim booking, please enter Alumni Hall thru the north-end door from Parking Lot 5 beside the Field House. Proceed to the Welcome Centre Desk to check-in and enter the facility thru the single turn-style door. Please exit interior of the facility thru the double-doors at the Welcome Centre. The Lot 5 door will also be the door you use to exit the facility after your swim. NOTE – Parking on Campus including Lot 5 continues to be FREE during the Summer 2021 session.

To access the Swimming Pool: book your swim, complete the COVID-19 Screening form, and bring your student/membership ID to the Welcome Centre Desk for check-in.

HEALTH & SAFETY – We have taken the following steps to ensure a safe environment in the swimming pool & facility:

  • Patrons must book their swim time in advance of arriving at the pool, ideally before you arrive at Alumni Hall.
  • Non-Members will NOT be able to book a swim.
  • All patrons must check-in at the Welcome Centre Desk before being given access to enter for their workout.
  • Lane swim capacities are (24) swimmers in ½ pool or (48) swimmers in the whole pool.
  • Each patron will be asked to complete a Release of Liability waiver form when booking a swim, as well as a completing a COVID-19 screening form the day of a scheduled swim.
  • After each swim time-slot, the pool will be closed for 15 minutes to complete a cleaning & disinfection.
  • Pool Staff will be wearing masks at all times. Masks are mandatory in all areas of the facility including the pool deck area. Swimmers can remove mask prior to your swim. Please store them is a clean/sanitary pocket of your gym-bag. Masks should be put back on after your swim, so you have it on as you exit the pool into the locker room areas.
  • Swim equipment, such as flutter board, pull-boards, flippers, goggles … are NOT available at this time. You can bring your own equipment for personal use only. Use of SNORKELS is NOT permitted!
  • Use of swim goggles for eye health and covid-safety, is strongly recommended.
  • Walkways and directional arrows have been marked and patrons are asked to follow the direction of travel when moving through the facility space. Clock-wise movement on the pool-deck is encouraged.
  • The pool water fountains are closed. You are encouraged to bring your own ‘non-glass’ water bottle for your personal use during your swims.
  • Saunas and lockers are CLOSED.
  • Swimmers are encouraged to shower at home before your swim. Come wearing your swim-suit to minimize time in locker room.
  • (6) showers are available for use in each main locker room.
  • Bring clothes/valuables to the pool deck in a gym bag, and place in designated areas.
  • Access the pool deck via regular entrances from the main locker rooms.
  • Exit the pool area via the Emergency Exit to the back-doors of the locker rooms.
  • If a washroom is needed during your swim, the Gender Inclusive Room is available
  • Spectators are not permitted on the pool deck. The Pool Gallery will be CLOSED until further notice.
  • The wading pool, 1M diving board, 5M & 7M platforms, shallow end basketball nets are CLOSED.
  • Pool Staff are pre-screening for COVID-19 symptoms on a daily basis.


If you develop symptoms after your workout please contact Carleton Athletics at (613-520-4480), self-isolate and visit http://www.OttawaPublicHealth.ca/Coronavirus for more information as you may be eligible for a COVID-19 test.

Individuals who test negative can enter the Facility 24-hours in accord with OPH instructions https://www.ottawapublichealth.ca/en/shared-content/resources/Corona/Covid-19-Tested-What-Now-Handout_-EN.pdf  after no symptoms are present

The Pool Staff are here to assist you and to answer your questions. If you have any Lane Fitness Swim or program related feedback or questions, let us know via email: Ravens@cunet.carleton.ca

We are working together and sharing the responsibility to ensure that our Swimming Pool is safe and welcoming environment for everyone!

Pool Rental Prices

Our swimming pool is also available for rent. Pool Rental bookings cannot be done online. For indoor pool rental requests and up-to-date availability information, please email Steve Baird (Aquatics Coordinator)

Area # of Swimmers #Guards Total
Whole Pool 1-25 2 $190 + HST
26-55 2 $205 + HST
56-120 3 $225 + HST
121-200 4 $250 + HST
Shallow Pool 1-25 2 $95 + HST
26-55 2 $115 + HST
Deep Pool 1-25 2 $110 + HST
26-55 2 $130 + HST

:csbaird (Sept 3, 2020)