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Our seasonal outdoor pool is the place to be in the summer! Our pool is closed for the season as of Monday, September 5, 2022.

No membership is required.

There are plenty of ways to swim at RSC, click below to learn more:

1. Open Swim2. Adult Master Swim3. Adult Beginner & Intermediate Swim Programs4. Junior Swim Lessons5. Private and Semi-Private Swim 6. AquaFit

Open Swim

Cool off this summer with a swim! Drop-in or buy a Swim Pass for unlimited use throughout the season.

Day Time
Monday – Thursday

11:00am – 12:30pm

3:30pm – 8:00pm

*Note: Between 12:30pm-3:30pm the pool is reserved for camp swim.

Friday

8:00am – 9:00am

11:00am – 12:30pm

3:30pm – 8:00pm

*Note: Between 12:30pm-3:30pm the pool is reserved for camp swim.

Saturday & Sunday

10:00am – 4:00pm

Cost
Drop-in Adult – $10 per person

Children (12 & younger) – $5 per person

Children Under 3 years – Free

Adult Pass $230
Family Pass (2 adults & 1 or more child living at the same address) $560
Student/Child Pass $115

** Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent.

Masters Swim Program

We are thrilled to announce that RSC will be returning with another Master’s Morning Swim Program in our Outdoor Pool this Summer, under the amazing coaching of Pierre Lafontaine. We are fortunate to have Pierre as RSC’s Swim Coach as his enthusiasm, experience and skills are a perfect fit for our beautiful location!

Learn and improve your strokes, lane swim techniques, and more. Our Masters Swim Program is suitable for all levels.

Cost: $100 + hst

Session Days Times
July 4 – July 29 Monday – Friday 6:00am – 7:00am

7:00am – 8:00am

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July 4 – July 29 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:00am – 9:00am
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August 2 – September 2 (no classes August 1) Monday – Thursday 6:00am – 7:00am

7:00am – 8:00am

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August 2 – September 2 (No Classes August 1) Monday, Wednesday 8:00am – 9:00am
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  1. To register for programs, visit www.rideausportscentre.com and complete the online registration. Payment must accompany registration.
  2. Cancellation Policy: Requests for cancellation must be submitted in at least 21 days before the start of the registered program. Refunds/credits will not be possible if the request is submitted less than 21 days before the start of the registered program.
  3. The Rideau Sports Centre may cancel a program due to low enrolment. In the event of a program cancellation, participants will be offered alternate program dates/times or a full refund.

Adult Swim Programs

Beginner and Immediate Adult Swim Programs are now available at RSC. You will be taught proper form, learn new strokes, and breathing techniques based on your skill level.

Beginner: This course is designed to help adult swimmers begin to develop comfort in the water through basic flotation, movement, and breathing skills. This course aims to improve knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to stay safe in, on, and around the water.

Intermediate: This course aims to increase adult swimmers’ comfort in the water and focuses on developing front and back crawl strokes. This course will help establish comfort in deep water and aims to increase swimming distances.

Cost: $75 + hst

Session Days Times
Beginner Swim

July 30 – August 27

Saturday 9:00am –  9:30am

9:30am-10:00am

10:00am -10:30am

10:30am -11:00am

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Intermediate Swim

July 30 – August 27

Saturday 9:00am – 9:30am

9:30am – 10:00am

10:00am – 10:30am

10:30am – 11:00am

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  1. To register for programs, visit www.rideausportscentre.com and complete the online registration. Payment must accompany registration.
  2. Cancellation Policy: Requests for cancellation must be submitted in at least 21 days before the start of the registered program. Refunds/credits will not be possible if the request is submitted less than 21 days before the start of the registered program.
  3. The Rideau Sports Centre may cancel a program due to low enrolment. In the event of a program cancellation, participants will be offered alternate program dates/times or a full refund.

Junior Swim Lessons

We encourage your children every step of the way in their swimming. A lot of swimming success comes from confidence and practice. Our focus is on building each skill, rather than passing levels. It may take a couple tries to pass a level which is completely normal. We will celebrate all the little successes along the way!

Sessions are weekly and run from July 4 – September 2.

Cost: $99 plus HST per a child

Days Times Levels
Monday – Friday 9:00am – 9:30am

9:30am – 10:00am

10:00am – 10:30am

10:30am – 11:00am

White with Parent (U4)

White 5+ (Independent)

Yellow 5+ (Independent)

Yellow/Green 5+ (Independent)

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Program Descriptions

Ratio 1:4

This is an intro to swimming class good for children up to approximately 7 years old.  Four year old’s may be unaccompanied but must be 4 on the first day of lessons.

Any child who is under 4 years old are welcome to take this class but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 16 in the water.

5:1 ratio
Best suited for children 8-10 years old or who have successfully completed the white level or who have been assessed by a lifeguard or instructor.

5:1 ratio
This level is best suited for children 11+ or who have successfully completed yellow and are ready for more focus on endurance and fine tuning their front stroke.  Must be able to swim 12m unassisted and without stopping.

We reserve the right to move children to different groups for safety reasons or to benefit the swimmer if they are in a level not suitable.  We want everyone to be successful! For unaccompanied 4 year old’s, the instructor reserves the right to request a parents assistance in water should they feel it in the best interest of your child.  Often this helps bridge a little gap to help them feel comfortable and find confidence in the water.

  1. To register for programs, visit www.rideausportscentre.com and complete the online registration. Payment must accompany registration.
  2. Cancellation Policy: Requests for cancellation must be submitted in at least 21 days before the start of the registered program. Refunds/credits will not be possible if the request is submitted less than 21 days before the start of the registered program.
  3. The Rideau Sports Centre may cancel a program due to low enrolment. In the event of a program cancellation, participants will be offered alternate program dates/times or a full refund.

Private and Semi-Private Swim Lessons

We are thrilled to be able to announce that Private and Semi-Private Swim Lessons are now available at RSC. Check the RSC Mobile App or RSC Club Automation page regularly for private and semi-private swim opportunities.

Semi-Private: $160 + hst

Private: $130 + hst

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Aquafit

Get fit while enjoying the sunshine this summer with Aquafit classes!

Aquafit classes run from July 5 to September 1.

Cost
Day Time
Tuesday 8:15am – 9:00am
Thursday 8:15am – 9:00am

Class Description

Aqua Fitness is an all levels low-impact class that is performed in shallow water and is designed to improve joint stability, coordination, heart health, and strength. The class will incorporate cardio and strength along fun uplifting music.

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  1. To register for programs, visit www.rideausportscentre.com and complete the online registration. Payment must accompany registration.
  2. Cancellation Policy: Requests for cancellation must be submitted in at least 21 days before the start of the registered program. Refunds/credits will not be possible if the request is submitted less than 21 days before the start of the registered program.
  3. The Rideau Sports Centre may cancel a program due to low enrolment. In the event of a program cancellation, participants will be offered alternate program dates/times or a full refund.