Aquatics

COVID-19 Operational Adjustments

Aquatic facilities, programs, and activities are impacted by COVID-19 restrictions and public health guidelines. View the COVID-19 Operational Adjustments to learn more on the impacts.

Facility Rates & Schedules

         

Proof of Vaccination

Proof of full vaccination is now required for everyone aged 12 and over accessing the pools, including aquatic programs, AquaFit, and lessons.

Swimming Lessons

Swimming lesson programs are available at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre, Westsyde Pool, and Brock Outdoor Pool.

January 19 Update—We are looking forward to a new year of swimming lessons and water safety instruction. We feel that it is important to maintain our swimming lesson services, and we want to let you know about recent adjustments that we have made out of an abundance of precaution due increases in COVID-19 cases. In-water lifeguard instruction will be delayed for the remainder of the lesson series. Our instructors will continue to teach from the pool deck, and a caregiver will be required for preschool swim lessons (Sea Otter–Whale) and Swim Kids 1–3.

Proof of vaccination is a requirement before entering pools, as directed by the Public Health Order updates distributed by the Province on December 24. All caregivers are required to show proof of vaccination at the front desk before entering the pool area. Children and youth under the age of 22 who are attending programs are not required to show proof of vaccination.

Delaying in-water instruction and implementing proof of vaccination will minimize contacts for our staff and help us to ensure that we can continue to provide lessons.

If you need to cancel your swimming lesson or if you are unable to due to the change of instruction, please contact us at swim@kamloops.ca. We will provide refunds to account credit and waive all withdraw fees.

Find lesson schedules at Kamloops.ca/PerfectMind.

Swim Lesson Evaluations

Not sure what level to register your child in? Swim evaluations are available during any of our leisure or public swim times.

To request an evaluation, visit the front desk and a lifeguard/swim instructor will help you find the appropriate level. Remember to bring your swimming attire because this will be an in-water assessment. Children under the age of 7 are required to have an adult in the water with them for the evaluation.

Aquafit in 2022

Please note that beginning January 4, Aquafit will revert back to drop-in only. Proof of full vaccination is required.

TCC Aquafit 

TCC will offer 15 spots for Aqualite in the Leisure pool Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 am until noon.  The Deep Water Aquafit program will offer 25 spots Monday to Friday from 8:30 am until 9:30 am.

Westsyde Pool Aquafit 

Westsyde Pool will offer 30 spots for Aquafit Monday to Friday from 8:30 am until 9:30 am.
The evening Aquafit program will offer 30 spots on Mondays and Thursdays from 7:30 pm until 8:30 pm.

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:

  • 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.

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