Aquatics

COVID-19 Update

All City pools, arenas, and other recreation facilities are closed to the public until further notice. Visit our COVID-19 page for updates.

COVID-19 Update 03/16/2020
Upcoming Closures

Westsyde Pool

  • March 23–May 11, 2020: Retrofit Project will close the pool area. The gym and changerooms will remain open.
  • More information is available here.

Canada Games Aquatic Centre 

  • June 25–28, 2020: Pool will be closed to host the Swim BC Provincials. 
  • June 25, 2020–January 2, 2021: Infrastructure Improvement Project will close the pool, wet changerooms, and dry changerooms/washrooms near the reception desk. Follow the project at Let's Talk Kamloops.
2020 Swimming Lessons

To accommodate the Canada Games Aquatic Centre Infrastructure Improvement Project, summer and fall lesson programs will be limited by availability; however, the City will try to minimize impacts by extending the hours at Brock Pool and Westsyde Pool. Summer lesson schedules will be available online in April 2020. Fall lesson schedules will be published in the Fall Activity Guide in August 2020. Learn more at Let's Talk.

Drop-in Aquafit Programs
Deep Water Aquafit

Canada Games Aquatic Centre

  • January 6–March 13, 2020 (schedule is subject to change without notice)
  • Monday-Friday, 9:00 am–10:00 am
  • Moderate to high intensity workout
  • Class is offered in the main pool, lanes 6, 7, and 8
  • Certified instructor
  • Fees are admission to the pool by age or included with your membership (see admission rates)
Shallow Water Aquafit

Canada Games Aquatic Centre

  • January 6–March 13, 2020 (schedule is subject to change without notice)
  • Tuesday/Thursday, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
  • Moderate- to high-intensity workout
  • Class is offered in the shallow end of the pool
  • Certified instructor
  • Fees are admission to the pool by age or included with your membership (see admission rates)

Westsyde Pool and Fitness Centre

  • January 6–March 13, 2020 (schedule is subject to change without notice)
  • Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 8:00–9:00 am
  • Monday–Thursday (Video Instructor), 8:00–9:00 pm
  • Moderate- to high-intensity workout
  • Class is offered in the shallow end of the pool
  • Certified instructor (video instructor for evening classes)
  • Fees are admission to the pool by age or included with your membership (see admission rates)
General Information
Code of Conduct
  • Be respectful of others and their beliefs, opinions, belongings, and feelings.
  • Be respectful of directions given by staff or volunteers.
  • Be respectful of the facility and equipment inside and outside.
  • Ensure your conversation, behaviour, and language are appropriate for a public facility that caters to all cultures, diversities, and age groups.
  • Drugs, alcohol, and items that would be deemed as weapons are prohibited on site.
  • Please report any witnessed misconduct or suspicious activity to facility staff.
Health and Safety Rules

Before entering the pool:

  • Ensure that you are not ill, including diarrhea, vomiting, open sores, bandages, head colds, discharging ears or noses, or infected eyes.
  • Secure all personal items.
  • Take a cleansing shower.
  • Wear clean and appropriate bathing clothes.
  • Remove outdoor footwear.
  • Ensure those not toilet-trained wear a swim diaper.

When in the pool, please:

  • Respect all posted rules and instructions given by lifeguards and staff.
  • Adhere to our Code of Conduct.
  • Do not run, fight, or engage in activities that may cause injury.
  • Do not dive into shallow water—safely dive in designated areas only.
  • Do not do flips or back dives from the pool deck.
  • Do not eat, chew gum, or bring glass into the pool area.
  • Do not use or be under the influence of alcohol or other intoxicants.

Supervision of children:

  • All children less than 7 years of age must be accompanied in the water and closely supervised (within arm’s reach at all times) by a responsible person who is at least 16 years of age.
  • A maximum of 3 children less than 7 years of age can be supervised by one responsible person who is at least 16 years of age.

Report to the lifeguard or pool management:

  • Any injury suffered while in the pool enclosure
  • Any contamination or fouling (e.g. urination or defecation) of the pool
  • Any witnessed misconduct or suspicious activity