Ideal for beginners who are just getting their feet wet, or those looking for low-impact fitness opportunities, our 50-metre indoor L-shaped pool has a diving area with a 2-platform diving tower, a 1 metre springboard, a slide and a deep end bubbler. For ease of accessibility, our pool has a flow-over-edge design and a wheel-chair ramp in the shallow end. The high ceiling, excellent ventilation and natural light make this pool a pleasure to use, all under the supervision of qualified, professional and caring lifeguards and instructors.
Note: CU Athletics reserves the right to schedule programs such as private or semi-private lessons during any swim listed below. Other timeslots are for reserved for CU Aquatics Programs & Rentals.
All Changes to Public Swim Schedule will be announced HERE. Contact us to confirm the pool schedule.
POOL Schedule Update: April 12, 2019
The Carleton Pool will be closed for 3-weeks for an annual maintenance-shutdown, Sunday April 14 thru Sunday May 5, 2019. The pool will reopen on Monday May 6th.
The final Public/Members Swim of the winter term will be on Saturday April 13, 1:30-4:30 pm.
Note: Due to safety concerns, the tarzan-swing rope has been closed indefinitely and will not be available for use during any of our Winter Recreational Swims or during our learn-to-swim programs.
The regular Spring 2019 Pool Schedule will begin on Monday, May 6 and will be posted soon.
Click HERE for the WINTER 2019 Pool Schedule (Jan 6 – Apr 13)
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. This policy applies even if the person providing instruction, or client or both are Carleton students, staff or members. This policy includes parents and/or family members, teaching or coaching a child, sibling, relative or friend. This policy extends Internally within the Department, as it applies to varsity and competitive-club athletes & coaches, athletic therapists and patients, and all FT & PT Staff employed by the Department. Carleton University Pool Staff have the right to teach private or semi-private lessons as scheduled during any Public Swim.
External trainers, coaches and instructors cannot use space during Public Swims for lessons or training sessions. To discuss special arrangements or pool rental availabilities, contact Steve Baird (Aquatics Coordinator).
Public Swim Pricing
Children (under 14): $3.50
Family (up to 4 kids and 2 adults): $15.60
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.
Pool Rental bookings cannot be done online. For 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|