RA OUTDOOR POOL - Summer 2022


CLOSED on Friday, July 1 - Happy Canada Day, Eh!


Swimming is a great way for families to get moving and have fun together.  Whether you want to swim laps, join an AquaFIT class, enroll the kids in swimming lessons, take a leadership program or simply cool off, the RA’s Outdoor Pool is the place to be!

This outdoor facility offers 2 pools. The large pool is a heated L-shaped pool with a diving section (25m in length, 3.5ft at shallow end and 16.5ft at the deep end) and the small pool is a teaching pool (14m in length with a constant depth of 3.5 feet). 
The spacious pool deck is equipped with shady awnings, lounge chairs and picnic tables. An outstanding team of aquatics professionals lead programs and oversee the operations. All of this makes the RA outdoor pool the best place in Ottawa to spend a sunny afternoon.


OPEN SWIM SCHEDULE   |   OPEN SWIM Schedule (PDF)   |  AquaFIT CLASSES   


Red Cross Instructional Programs:   PRE-SCHOOL LESSONS  |  SWIM KIDS LESSONS    |  PRIVATE LESSONS 


Lifesaving Society Programs:  BRONZE MEDALLION   |   BRONZE CROSS 


 

OPEN SWIM & LANE SWIM SCHEDULE

2022 Season
Monday, June 27 to Sunday, August 28, 2022

Holiday Hours
Canada Day:   Friday, July 1, 2022  |  CLOSED

Civic Holiday:  Monday, August 1, 2022   |  REDUCED HOURS - TBA

Please note: Payment is accepted by debit or credit cards only (Mastercard & Visa). No cash.

LARGE Pool Schedule

CLOSED on Friday, July 1 - Happy Canada Day, Eh!


MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY


Lane Swim
12pm to 1pm


Lane Swim
12pm to 1pm


Lane Swim
12pm to 1pm


Lane Swim
12pm to 1pm


Lane Swim
12pm to 1pm


AquaFIT
12pm to 1pm


Lane Swim
12pm to 1pm


OPEN SWIM
1pm to 5pm


OPEN SWIM
1pm to 5pm


OPEN SWIM
1pm to 5pm


OPEN SWIM
1pm to 5pm


OPEN SWIM
1pm to 5pm


OPEN SWIM

1pm to 5pm


OPEN SWIM

1pm to 5pm


OPEN SWIM
5pm to 6pm

AquaFIT
5pm to 6pm
(1-2 Lanes)


OPEN SWIM
5pm to 7pm

Lane Swim
5pm to 7pm
(1-2 Lanes)


OPEN SWIM
5pm to 6pm

AquaFIT
5pm to 6pm
(1-2 Lanes)


OPEN SWIM
5pm to 7pm

Lane Swim
5pm to 7pm
(1-2 Lanes)


OPEN SWIM
5pm to 7pm

Lane Swim
5pm to 7pm
(1-2 Lanes)

 
   


OPEN SWIM
6pm to 7pm


OPEN SWIM
6pm to 7pm

*Pool schedule is subject to adjustments based on usage patterns

SMALL Pool Schedule


Monday

Tuesday
Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Open Swim
1pm-6pm

Open Swim
1pm-7pm

Open Swim
1pm-6pm
Open Swim
1pm-7pm
Open Swim
1pm-7pm
Open Swim
1pm-5pm
Open Swim
1pm-5pm
   

*Pool schedule is subject to adjustments based on usage patterns

Open Swim
: An unstructured swim time open to all ages. All children 11 years and under must be accompanied by a parent/guardian or responsible adult. Swim safety & admission requirements apply.

Lane Swim: Minimum 8 years of age. Continuous lap swimming (must demonstrate their ability to swim 25M uninterrupted).

AquaFIT: Included with all LifeFIT and Pool Memberships. All others (RA members and non-members) must register or pay a drop in rate to participate. Read more...



FEES –
DAY PASSES

Pre-booking is not required this year. Day passes may be purchased at the pool gate.

Please note: Payment is accepted by debit or credit cards only (Mastercard & Visa). No cash.
  RA Member/Non-Member
Tot* (2 yrs & under with paying adult) Free
Child/Teen (3-17 Yrs)   $3.50
Senior (60+) $5.00
Adult (18-59 Yrs) $6.00
Family (3 People) $9.00
Family (4 People) $12.00
Family (5 People) $15.00
RA LifeFIT Member Included in Membership



FEES –
SEASON PASSES/MEMBERSHIP

Season memberships to the RA Outdoor Pool are on sale now at the RA's Members Services East Wing desk.
NOTE: Pool admission is included in all RA LifeFIT memberships.

  RA Pool Season Membership
RA Member Non-RA
Tot* (2 yrs & under with paying adult) Free Free
Child/Teen (3-17 Yrs)   $50.00 $70.00
Senior (60+) $70.00 $90.00
Adult (18-59 Yrs) $80.00 $100.00
Family (2 Adults & Children under 18yrs) $170.00 $190.00
Camp Family Special
(Families with a child enrolled in a camp week)
$120.00 $140.00
RA LifeFIT Member Included in Membership

 

GENERAL POOL RULES

  • Proper swim attire is required.
  • Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages are permitted as RA Food Services are currently not available. 
  • Glass or breakable items are NOT permitted.
  • Alcohol is prohibited.
  • Anyone not toilet trained must wear water resistant swimwear to prevent contamination of the pool. Cloth or disposable diapers are not accepted.
  • Persons with open cuts, sores, bandages, are NOT permitted in the pool.
  • Animals are not allowed in pool area, with the exception of guide dogs.
  • Due to limited numbers of loungers, they are available on a first come first serve basis. If you’re not using a lounger, please leave it free for someone else to use.

SUPERVISION RATIOS

The ratios below outline the number of children that one person over the age of 14 is able to supervise at one time.

Age Admission Requirement Supervision Parent/Guardian : Child Ratio Bracelet
7 & Under Always accompanied by a guardian aged 14 or older Parent/guardian must be actively participating in water & within arms reach at all times 1:2 Orange

8 -10 Years
(Did not pass facility swim test)

Always accompanied by a guardian aged 14 or older Parent/guardian must be actively participating in water & within arms reach at all times 1:4 Orange
8 -10 Years (Passed facility swim test) No supervision required, but recommended It is recommended that parent/guardian be in close proximity in order to ensure safest environment possible Recommended 1:8 Green
11 & Older No supervision required No supervision required N/A Green

SWIM SAFETY & ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Swim Test: A swim test may be administered by the Lifeguards when swimming ability is in question. In order to access the large pool unaccompanied, the candidate must swim 25m of the pool without touching the bottom or sides of the pool and must be comfortable putting their face in the water. Lifeguards have the discretion to revoke access to the large pool if results of the swim test pose a safety risk.


High Risk Participants:  High risk participants are defined as those who have medical conditions or illness that may put them at risk in an aquatic environment and those who are unable to control behaviour and impulses require direct supervision at the aquatic facility. High risk participants require a parent/ guardian ratio of 1:1

 

Serious Medical Conditions: Any person with a serious medical condition should be accompanied by a person who is knowledgeable of their condition and responsible for their direct supervision.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • No cancellations. No refunds, credits or raincheck will be issued.
  • All fees apply to RA members and non-members.
  • Pool time is shared with Instructional programs. Unless otherwise indicated, both the Large and Small pools are available.

HOW TO ACCESS THE RA OUTDOOR POOL

Park in the RA's WEST parking lot (Closest to Bronson Avenue) and use the main entrance at the West Wing. Enter through the sliding glass doors (in front of the temporary white structure), walk straight ahead, directly through the lobby (towards the stairwell) and down the hall to the left. Continue around the corner to the right and up the steps at your left out to the pool enclosure.

NOTE ABOUT POOL ACCESSIBILITY: The RA makes every reasonable effort to ensure that its policies, practices and procedures are consistent with the principles of dignity, independence, integration and equal opportunity. However, due to the limitations of the RA’s outdoor pool facility, accessibility issues may arise. Please contact the pool staff at (613) 733-5100 prior to booking should to confirm whether we can meet your expectations.

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