Swimming & Aquatics

Have fun in the pool and learn how to swim at University Settlement. We offer swimming & aquatics programs for adults, children, youth, and families. Explore leisure swims, swim lessons, aquafit, lane swim, leadership training courses, and more.

Explore Programs and Classes

Fall Registration is Now Open

Fall swim lessons begin September 11th. Learn to swim or improve your technique. We offer a range of group classes and private instruction taught by Lifesaving Society certified instructors.

Pool Policies

Admittance Policy

Child(ren) that are 9 years and under must be accompanied by a guardian that is 14 years and older. The guardian must remain within arms reach of the child(ren) at all times.

Deep End Swim Test

If you are 13 years old and under, you must take a deep end test to swim in the deep end. These are the deep end test must-sees:

  • Swim 2 continuous widths of the pool
  • Face in the water and ability to take breaths
  • No stopping or touching the pool bottom
  • Comfort in water
  • Recognizable front swim (front crawl or breastroke)

General Pool Rules

  • Supervise and remain within arms reach of children
  • Shower before entering pool
  • Swim in bathing suit
  • Do not run on pool deck
  • Do not wear outdoor shoes on pool deck
  • No food or drinks or glass on pool deck
  • No playing rough

Summer Swim Cancellation Policy

If you wish to withdraw from the term, a refund of the total cost of the remaining lessons, minus a 25% cancellation fee, will be provided. Withdraw requests made at least five (5) business days before the first lesson will be refunded in full. Withdraws after the second lesson will not be eligible for a refund.

Due to the intensive nature of our Summer programming, in addition to limited availability, no make-up lesson or refund will be provided for missed classes.

Note: After the initial registration, there will be a 6% fee for any transaction in addition to any other fees.

Credit: Credits will only be issued in exceptional circumstances and will be provided minus the cost of classes taken to that point. Credits can be used towards future Aquatic programming and will expire if not used within six (6) months of being added to the student’s account.

Health & Safety Steps for Swimmers

Your health and safety, and that of our staff is our top priority. It is everyone’s responsibility. Please familiarize yourself with the health and safety measures at University Settlement.

Wear a Mask

Mask wearing is not required but it is encouraged. Please wear a mask in all indoor spaces (including locker rooms), except the pool.

Bring Your Own Gear and Drinking Water

Bring any gear you need, including your own water bottle (filled).