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.

Summer Registration is Now Closed

Summer swim programs began July 2nd. Registration is now closed for the following summer programs. If you wish to sign up for private or semi-private lessons, please email aquatics@universitysettlement.ca.

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

Booking Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to use the reservation you have made for the Pool, please cancel it right away. Reservations will be held for 15 minutes. If you arrive later than 15 minutes, you will lose your priority and your spot will be given to another member.

With our new limited capacity, the Pool may be totally booked up on PickTime but in reality there are often spaces available when people don’t show up. Please be considerate of your fellow members and cancel your reservation if you are unable to attend. Thank you.

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.

Pre-Book Your Swim Online

All swims must be pre-booked. No drop-ins. Pre-book your swim session online using our new online portal: PickTime.

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.

Maintain Physical Distance

Everyone must maintain a physical distance of 6 feet at all times (including when inside the Locker Rooms).

Bring Your Own Gear and Drinking Water

Bring any gear you need, including your own water bottle (filled). Water fountains are not available at this time.

Limited Access to Locker Rooms

We are limiting the number of people who have access to the Locker Rooms. Locker Rooms are only available to people using the pool or the Grange Fitness Centre.