Advanced booking of swims is no longer be required. All 1/2 pool fitness and whole pool recreational swims, will be open for PUBLIC DROP-IN swimmers. All swims are free for registered Carleton Students, Staff & Faculty and Community Members. The Spring Swim schedule and Public Swim fees are listed below. Until further notice, only debit or credit payments for Public Swim fees will be accepted. Cash payments can not be accepted. We apologize for any inconvenience!

ALL GROUPS larger than (8) MUST book in advance.

Note: On the recommendation of Ottawa Public Health, Carleton will be maintaining the mandatory COVID-19 Mask Policy until June 24. From Saturday June 25 onwards masks will no longer be mandatory, however we continue to strongly recommend masking when indoors, particularly if physical distancing cannot be maintained. We are aware that personal preferences regarding optional mask use will vary greatly, and we ask that we all show consideration and care for each other during this transition. IF pandemic circumstances were to change, the university may need to quickly reinstate the mask requirement and the vaccination policy. The University will continue to carefully monitor the situation and to align with evolving public health advice and government requirements.

August 5, 2022 Update: The summer swim schedule (July 4 thru Sept 5) is also posted below.

The Friday evenings swims 8:00-9:15 PM (whole pool) are CANCELLED beginning Friday August 12. 

Fitness Swims (1/2 pool): lane swimming only, water-running in deep end when the dive-tank is available or during LC swims. Fitness swims can be short-course (6-lanes shallow or 6-lanes deep, plus dive-tank if available) or long-course (3-50M lanes minimum, plus dive-tank).

Recreational Swims (whole pool): lane swimming, water-running, leisure-lanes, basketball nets, wading pool, 1m diving board, 5m & 7.5m platforms, swing rope and bubbler. Rec Swims can be short-course (6-lanes shallow, 6-lanes deep, plus dive-tank) or long-course (6-50M lanes, plus dive-tank).

August 5, 2022 Update:

SUMMER 2022 Schedule (July 4-Sept 5, 2022)
Note: Long-course (50m) swimming will NOT be available in July/August.

Mon/Weds/Fri – 6:10-7:25 AM (6 lanes shallow + dive tank)
Tues/Thurs – 7:35-8:35 AM (6 lanes deep + dive tank)

Mon/Tues/Weds/Thurs/Fri – 11:30 AM-1:00 PM (whole pool)

Mon/Tues/Weds/Thurs/Fri – 4:15-5:45 PM (whole pool)

Mon/Tues/Weds/Thurs – 8:30-9:45 PM (whole pool)
Friday – 8:00-9:15 PM (whole pool) – CANCELLED on Fridays August 12, August 19, August 26 & September 2

Saturdays – 1:30-4:00 PM (whole pool)
Sundays (WOMEN ONLY) – 11:45 AM-1:15 PM (whole pool)
Sundays – 1:30-4:00 PM (whole pool)

Note: There will be Holiday REC Swims ONLY on Monday September 5 (Labour Day): 1:30-4:00 PM (whole pool)

Drop-In Public Swim Fees
Children (2 years & under): Free
Children (3-13 years): $4.00
Adults (14 years & over): $6.00 (HST included)
Household/Family (1 or 2 adults & their children): $4.00 per swimmer

ALL GROUPS larger than (8) MUST book in advance.

Until further notice, only debit or credit payments for Public Swim fees will be accepted. Cash payments can not be accepted. We apologize for any inconvenience!

Note: Children under 14 MUST be accompanied by an Adult 18 years of age or older. Direct supervision in the pool area & throughout the facility is required. One adult required to supervise every 2 children less than 7 years of age. Please keep children under 7 yrs. within arms’-reach.

Note: CU Athletics reserves the right to schedule programs such as private lessons or lifesaving classes, during any swim listed above. Other timeslots during the day are for reserved for CU Aquatics Programs & Rentals.

* Any changes or updates to the swim schedule will be posted on this page.

Friday Swims 8:00-9:15 PM (whole pool) – CANCELLED on August 12, August 19, August 26 & September 2

For the latest COVID-19 policies and guidelines please visit our Pool COVID-19 Guidelines page.

The Pool Staff are here to assist you and to answer your questions. If you have any feedback or questions, let us know via email:

We are working together and sharing the responsibility to ensure that our Swimming Pool continues to be a 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 $200 + HST
26-55 2 $215 + HST
56-120 3 $236 + HST
121-200 4 $262 + HST
Shallow Pool 1-25 2 $100 + HST
26-55 2 $120 + HST
Deep Pool 1-25 2 $115 + HST
26-55 2 $136 + HST

Note: The above rental rates are effective May 1, 2022.