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Outdoor Pools Start Opening Today

Starting today, the city pools will start opening for the the season.

  • Riversdale Pool (822 Ave H S) on Monday, June 7

  • Lathey Pool (815 Taylor St E) on Wednesday, June 9

  • Mayfair Pool (1025 Ave F N) on Tuesday, June 15

  • George Ward Pool (1915 5th St E) Wednesday, June 16

Public swimming, family swimming, parent & tot swim, lane swimming and aqua fitness will be offered in timed sessions in order to manage capacity limits and allow for necessary physical distancing. Sessions will be limited to 2 hours and include admission and exit times.

A swim session can be booked online, or by phone up to 2 days in advance. A limited number of walk-in spots will be available for public, family, and parent and tot swimming sessions; however, pre-booking is recommended. Walk-in spots are not available for aqua fitness and lane swimming. If you do not arrive within 15 minutes from the start of your booked session time, your spot will be given to someone waiting in line. You may only book one session per day, but you can join the walk-in line as often as you wish.

Protect yourself and others from COVID-19 while at the outdoor pools by following these guidelines:

  • Do not come to the facility if you are sick. Anyone displaying COVID-19 symptoms will not be permitted to visit the outdoor pool.

  • Non-medical face masks are required when accessing the washrooms and change rooms. Masks are not required on the pool deck and must be removed before participating in aquatics activities.

  • You must be 14 years of age to attend without parents or guardians.

  • Wash or sanitize your hands regularly, especially after touching shared surfaces.

  • Always stay 2 metres apart from those not in your group.

  • Please follow the posted signage, floor decals and arrows, and directions from staff.

  • A cleansing shower is mandatory before entering the pool.

  • Bring a water bottle as water fountains are not available.

  • Most of the seating has been removed. Bring your own chair or blanket to sit on.

  • Stay within the designated concession area when eating. Concessions are open at Riversdale Pool and Lathey Pool.

  • A limited number of lockers are available. Patrons are encouraged to leave valuables at home.




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