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 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.

Update: Jan 10, 2020 – ATTENTION SWIMMERS

We are hosting a Men’s & Women’s Water Polo Tournament on JANUARY 17-18-19, 2020


Fri. January 17 8:10 – 9:25 pm (SHALLOW End ONLY)
Sat. January 18 1:30 – 4:30 PM (SHALLOW End ONLY)
Sun. January 19 1:30 – 4:30 PM (SHALLOW End ONLY)

These SHALLOW END ONLY Public Swims are intended for FITNESS LANE SWIMMING only.

Sorry for any inconvenience!

Note: On Sunday January 19, the Women’s Swim & Women’s Lessons will run as scheduled (11:25 am-1:25 pm).

Update: Jan 2, 2020 – The regular Pool Schedule (Sunday January 5 thru Saturday April 11, 2020) has begun.

Wallet-sized Winter 2020 pool schedules (green) are now available upon request at the Welcome Centre Desk (Alumni Hall) and at the Pool Office.

NOTE: The pool will be closed for an annual 3-week Maintenance Shutdown from Sunday April 12 thru Sunday May 3, 2020. 

ALL Public Swimmers MUST provide proof of payment to the Aquatics Staff upon arrival on deck. Please go to the POOL OFFICE.

Proof of payment includes both a paper-RECEIPT from the Welcome Centre Desk (Alumni Hall) and a HAND STAMP.

Public Swim Fees:
Children (Under 14): $3.50
Adults (14 and over): $5.00
Family (2 adults/4 children): $15.60

Members, Faculty/Staff, registered CU Students & summer CU Student members ‘may’ be asked to identify themselves by NAME, to verify ‘membership status’.

Thank-you for your cooperation!

May 3, 2019: Due to safety concerns, the 6-ft slide in the deep end has been removed, and will not be replaced in the immediate future. As well, the tarzan-swing rope has been closed indefinitely and will not be available for use during any of our Spring-Summer recreational swims or during our learn-to-swim programs.

The regular Fall 2019 Pool Schedule is posted below.

Click HERE for the FALL 2019 Pool Schedule (Sep.1-Dec.31)

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
Adults: $5.00
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 Prices

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