Canada Games Aquatic Centre

Swim Time Registration

Swim registration is now available for the Canada Games Aquatic Centre. Swimmers are able to register online at Kamloops.ca/PerfectMind or by calling 250-828-3655. Registration for the subsequent week will open every Saturday at noon. Pre-registration is required for all swims at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre until further notice.

The first public swim is scheduled on Friday, January 15 from 7:30–9:30 pm. Registration is required.

If you do not have a PerfectMind account already with the City, please register online at Kamloops.ca/PerfectMind

Welcome Back!

The Canada Games Aquatic Centre will reopen to the general public on Friday, January 15, provided there are no new restrictions from Public Health Officials. COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place for the protection of residents and staff.

The first public swim is scheduled on Friday, January 15, 7:30–9:30 pm, and registration is required. Swimmers will be able to register online at Kamloops.ca/PerfectMind as of noon on January 9 and one week in advance of each subsequent public swim.

Hours of Operation - Swim Schedules

Separate programs cannot be scheduled concurrently. Following COVID-19 protocols, the public will not be able to use the facility at the same time as lesson programming or aquatic bookings. Please ensure you have reviewed the schedule below.

COVID-19 Updates

Barring any new restrictions from Public Health Officials, the general public will be welcomed to the CGAC starting on Friday, January 15. Due to COVID-19, residents can expect protocols to be in place that are designed to keep public and staff as safe as possible and minimize transmission.

  • Masks are required within the TCC and in all dry areas of the pool building up to when you are entering the pool (we recommend you leave your mask with your towel on the pool deck).
  • The traffic flow within the change rooms has been delineated for one-way traffic flow. Please maintain a minimum of 2 m/6 ft. distance from other people.
  • All swimmers in lessons up to and including Swim Kids 3 (programs in the leisure pool) must be accompanied by a responsible person who is at least 16 years of age.
  • The waterslide, sauna and steam room will remain closed until permitted by Public Health Officials.
  • The whirlpool has a maximum capacity of 3.
  • Leisure and public swims are limited to 50 people or less.
  • Lap swims will be limited depending on the availability of lanes. The maximum capacity for lap swims is 6 people per double lane up to a total of 48 patrons when the whole main pool is open.
  • Separate programs will not be scheduled concurrently. For example, there will be no public swim scheduled during swim lessons.
  • Leisure and public swimmers must register in advance through Kamloops.ca/PerfectMind—or by phone at 250-828-3655.

We ask that you do not enter the Tournament Capital Centre if you’re feeling ill, if you’ve been exposed to the COVID-19 virus, or if you’ve recently travelled outside of the country. Please practise physical distancing and good hygiene. Please be patient, be respectful to staff and other patrons, and abide by set time limits on equipment.

Regular Rates - Effective January 1, 2021

 Single
Admission
Punch Card
(10 Admissions)
Monthly
Pass
Annual
Pass
Child (4-13)$4.35$35.80$39.40$400.50
Youth (14-18)$5.80$51.80$41.00$410.00
Adult (19-59)$7.80$69.45$41.00$410.00
Senior (60+)$5.80$35.80$41.00$410.00
Family$4.15 each
(max. $17.65)
$34.10
(1 punch per person)
$78.00$780.00
  • Includes free access to the indoor track, when available.
  • Children aged 3 years and under and TRU Students with a valid U-Pass scan swim for free.

Admission Information

  • Children aged 6 years or under must always be accompanied in the water and be within arm's reach of a parent or other person aged 16 years or older. The ratio of children aged 6 years or under to parent/guardian must be no greater than three to one.
  • A family is a maximum of two adults and all the children under 18 years of age who live in the same residence. A legally dependent person with a disability will qualify regardless of age. 
  • The family punch card can only be used for adult admission when swimming with an eligible child or a legally dependent person with a disability.
  • Patrons with a disability pay the age rate and their care aide is admitted for free.

Frequent Asked Questions

How do I access the pool?

All regular pool users will access the pool through the TCC main entrance. All users, including swim lesson participants, must check-in at the registration desk and will then proceed to the change rooms through the glass doors to the right.

Do I need to register in advance to swim?

Pre-registration is required for all leisure swims and public swims. Swimmers will be able to pre-register as of 12:00 pm (Noon) one week prior to each public or leisure swim time. Pre-registration is available online through PerfectMind—Kamloops.ca/PerfectMind—or by phone at 250-828-3655. The schedules for the Canada Games Aquatic Centre and Westsyde Pool are available at Kamloops.ca/Swim and are subject to change based on Public Health orders.

What is a Universal Change Room?

The Universal Change Room provides all pool users with their own private space to change and shower. Resembling the former family change rooms, each individual use change room has a shower stall and dry change area with a bench. Stalls have full height solid walls and doors for maximum privacy. There are 20 individual rooms, 11 family rooms (larger), 1 special needs room, plus 3 full accessible change rooms with adjustable beds, overhead lifts, and wheelchair-accessible showers and sinks. 

Within the change room area, there are now individual use bathrooms as well. The space outside of these rooms is shared space for facility users of any gender. Clothing or swimsuits are required in all areas outside of these stalls. 

Why do we now have individual use change rooms?

Individual use change rooms provide improved privacy and accessibility for many users, including those who have personal health requirements or mobility challenges, those who are transgender or non-binary, and those who may require assistance from someone of a different gender—including children and the elderly. 

In addition, this model provides increased safety and security for users, reduced wait times during peak traffic times or high-volume events, and separation of pool and fitness users.

An unintended benefit of the individual use change rooms is the increased separation of pool users in the change room during COVID-19. This decreases interactions and provides a reduced risk of transmission. 

What is the maximum occupancy of the pool?
  • The sauna and steam room will remain closed until permitted by the public health. 
  • The whirlpool has a maximum capacity of 3.
  • Leisure and Public swims have a maximum capacity of 50.
  • Lap swims will be limited depending on availability of lanes. Maximum capacity of 6 people per double lane up to a total of 48 patrons when the whole Main Pool is open. 
  • Separate programs will not be scheduled concurrently. For example, there will be no public swim scheduled during swim lessons. 
What is the new entrance for?

The new entrance (next to Sage Sport) provides direct access to the spectator area, which has been redesigned for improved accessibility and functionality. Event spectators no longer need to enter the TCC lobby, cross the pool deck, or climb stairs. In addition, the new entrance provides direct access for swim clubs and reduces lobby congestion. Regular pool users will access the pool through the TCC main entrance and will not use the new entrance.

If you have questions about the CGAC Infrastructure Improvement Project, the reopening, or COVID-19 protocols, please visit LetsTalk.Kamloops.ca/CGAC.