The following hours of operation will apply for the Canada Games Aquatic Centre. View a details schedule below for specific details.
- December 24–Closed at 5 pm
- December 25 and 26–Closed
- December 27 to 30–Open with regular business hours
- December 31–Close at 5:00 pm
- January 1–Closed
All schedules are subject to change without notice.
Pre-Registered Weekend Swim Requirement
Due to upcoming events and swim lesson programming, lap and leisure swims on weekends are limited. Pre-registration on Saturdays and Sundays is currently required. Swim registration will be open at 10:30 am, one week prior. Register now.
The Canada Games Aquatics Centre (CGAC) is a competition ready facility located within the Tournament Capital Centre geared towards providing an accessible, fun, and advanced facility for residents, visitors, and competitive athletes. All users of this facility are required to have a Recreation Account, register now.
Pool features include:
- 50 metre indoor pool
- Eight swim lanes
- 1 and 3 meter diving boards and a 5 meter diving tower
- Leisure pool
- Steam room
- Hot tub with accessible lift to provide direct access for wheelchairs
- Three fully accessible change rooms with adjustable beds, overhead lifts, and wheelchair-accessible showers and sinks
- Secure and inclusive change rooms and common areas
- Accessible entrances
Click on the schedule below to view the current swim schedule. Schedules are subject to change without notice. Facility closed on statutory holidays, unless otherwise indicated.
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(1 punch per person)
- Rates include free access to the indoor track, when available.
- Children aged 2 years and under and TRU Students with a valid U-Pass can swim for free.
- 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 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.
Canada Games Aquatic Centre
Do I need to have a online account to register for swimming?
Yes, an online account is needed for lessons, programs, and drop-in swimming. All users of the Tournament Capital Centre and Canada Games Aquatic Centre are required to have an account. An account can be created for free at Kamloops.ca/Register.
Do I need to register in advance to swim?
Pre-registration is not required for leisure swims and public swims.
However, on occasion, pre-registration may be required due to special events or tournaments. Our webpage will have a notice if pre-registration is required in these instances.
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.
What do the different swims include?
Each scheduled swim determines what pool space is available depending on which swim you choose. Please ensure when you register that you have selected the correct swim you desire.
Lap Swim (50 m) - This is for long course lap swim only, no water running is available at this time.
Lap Swim (25 m) – Water running may be available depending on the number of lanes open.
Laps and Leisure Swim – Includes the lap lanes, leisure pool and the hot tub.
Public Swim – Includes the lap lanes, leisure pool, hot tub, deep end and diving boards.
Where can I find information on swim lessons?
Is there an age limit for the diving boards?
The Lifesaving Society Canada has recommended to change the age limit for 3 m and higher diving boards. On November 1, 2022, the City adopted the recommendations and change the age limit for City of Kamloops 3 m and 5 m diving boards to individuals 12 years of age and older. This change will affect all recreational use during public swim times. The 1 m diving boards will still be available for children under the age of 12.
There will be no changes to diving activity which is booked through a facility permit and is under the direct supervision of a qualified or certified diving instructor or coach.
I am a TRU Student; how do I access my free semester swim pass?
TRU Students must visit the TCC in person and present their U-Pass to activate a free semester swim pass.
What age can children swim without parent supervision?
All children 6 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult within arms reach in the water. Children 7 years and older that are confident swimmers may swim without direct adult supervision.
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.
What is the event entrance for?
The event 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 entrance provides direct access to swim clubs and reduces lobby congestion during practice times. Regular pool users will access the pool through the TCC main entrance and will not use this entrance.