All swims are FREE for registered Carleton Students, eligible Staff & Faculty and Community Members. All 1/2 pool fitness and whole pool recreational swims, are open for PUBLIC DROP-IN swimmers. Only debit or credit payments for Public Swim fees will be accepted. Cash payments cannot be accepted. We apologize for any inconvenience!

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

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, zip-line apparatus. Rec Swims can be short-course (6-lanes shallow, 6-lanes deep, plus dive-tank) or long-course (6-50M lanes, plus dive-tank).

CU Study Break Cancellations (Sun Feb 18 thru Fri Feb 23, 2024)

Sunday February 18
Public Swim (whole pool) – 9:15-10:25 PM is CANCELLED

Monday February 19
Holiday Family Day Public Swim (whole pool) – 1:30-4:00 PM
* All other regular swims on Monday February 19th are CANCELLED

Wednesday February 21
Women’s Only Public Swim – 1:25-2:15 PM is CANCELLED

Friday February 23
Public Swim (whole pool) – 8:35-9:35 PM is CANCELLED

WINTER 2024 Schedule (Mon JANUARY 8-Sun APRIL 14)

Holiday Swims Only (1:30-4:00 PM) – Mondays Feb 19 (Family Day) & April 1 (Easter)

Mon/Weds/Fri – 6:10-7:25 AM (shallow)
Tues – 7:35-8:50 AM (shallow)
* Thursdays – 7:35-8:50 AM (3-Lanes Long-course/50 M)

Mon thru Fri – 11:45 AM-1:15 PM (whole pool)
* Thursdays: 6-lanes Long-course/50 M

Wednesdays (WOMEN ONLY) – 1:25-2:15 PM
(3 lanes shallow / 3-lanes deep)

Mon/Weds – 4:35-5:50 PM (whole pool)
* Wednesday – 4:35-5:50 PM (Long-course/50 M)
Tues – 4:15-5:25 PM (whole pool) / 5:25-5:55 PM (SHALLOW ONLY)
Thurs – 4:15-5:25 PM (whole pool) / 5:25-5:55 PM (DEEP ONLY)
Fri – 4:15-5:30 PM (whole pool)

Sun/Mon/Tues/Weds – 9:15-10:25 PM (whole pool)
Note: Wednesday – 9:15-10:25 PM (Long-course/50 M)
Thurs – 9:15-10:25 PM (shallow only)
Fri – 8:35-9:35 PM (whole pool)

Saturdays – 1:30-3:30 PM (whole pool)
Sundays (WOMEN ONLY) – 10:15-11:15 AM (whole pool)
Sundays – 2:30-4:30 PM (whole pool)

* Sunday Women’s Swim Time Changes: 11:45 AM-1:15 PM (whole pool) to be announced.
* Winter Swim Schedule cancellations to be announced.

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

Public Swimmers should be prepared to provide proof of payment to Pool Staff upon request: RECEIPT from the Welcome Centre Desk. Community 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. Please be advised that Public Swim ID Audits could happen at any time.

Only debit or credit payments for Public Swim fees will be accepted. Cash payments cannot be accepted. We apologize for any inconvenience!

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

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.

Women’s Only Swims: We offer a swims twice a week where only women and/or their young children are allowed into the pool area. Boys 6 years old and under are permitted when they are accompanied by an adult woman. The men’s and family change-rooms remain locked and covered, and windows/doors that have visual access to the pool will be covered, The third-floor pool gallery will be locked and therefore inaccessible by the general public. Additionally, only female Pool Staff are assigned to supervise Women’s Only swims.  

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.

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 $212 + HST
26-55 2 $228 + HST
56-120 3 $250 + HST
121-200 4 $278 + HST
Shallow Pool 1-25 2 $106 + HST
26-55 2 $128 + HST
Deep Pool 1-25 2 $122 + HST
26-55 2 $144 + HST

Note: The above rental rates are effective May 1, 2023.