Staying in town this summer?
Consider a Family Pool Membership!

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 or simply cool off, the RA’s Outdoor Pool is the place to be!

This outdoor facility offers a large, heated L-shaped pool with a diving section and a smaller teaching pool with a constant depth of 3.5 feet.  
The spacious pool deck is equipped with shady awnings, lounge chairs and picnic tables, and toys such as flutter boards and pool noodles.  
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.

2018 Season: Saturday, June 23 to Friday, August 31

Please note:  The RA outdoor pools are accessed by using the RA's main entrances and walking through the building.  There is no parking or access to the pool at the back of the building.


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Pool DAY PASS Fees

  RA non-RA
Tots* (0-2 yrs) Free Free
Child/Teen (3-18 yrs) $  2.00 $  3.00
Seniors (65+)  $  3.00   $  4.00
Adults $  5.00  $  6.00 
Family** $ 12.00 $ 15.00


Mid-season: as of August 1, 2018

  RA non-RA
Tots* (0-2 yrs) Free Free
Child/Teen (3-18 yrs) $ 25.00 $ 35.00
Seniors (65+)  $ 35.00   $ 45.00
Adults $ 40.00  $50.00 
Family** $85.00 $95.00

All LifeFIT membership include a seasonal pool pass.  Please contact Member Services at 613-733-5100 for details.

*Tots must be accompanied by paying adult.
** Family include maximum of 2 adults and their dependent children/youth (ages 3 to 18).

Enjoy our fitness classes in the pool! Strengthen your muscles and improve your cardio fitness without the additional wear and tear while you workout in the water. 

July 4 to August 26, 2018 (no class Monday, August 6)

AquaFIT Fees - per class

RA non-RA LifeFIT member
$ 5.00/class $ 6.00/class FREE*

*AquaFIT Classes are included with all LifeFIT memberships.

Safety and Supervisory Standards

In order to ensure a safe and enjoyable 
experience for all our patrons we have based our admission criteria 
upon the City of Ottawa standards.

Ages 8 to 10

Children 8 to10 may be admitted to the pool unsupervised only if they can pass the facility swim test (can comfortably swim one (1) uninterrupted length of the large pool).  Swimming with a buddy is strongly recommended.

Children 8 to 10 who are non-swimmers or who cannot pass the facility swim test will receive a red wristband.  Non-swimmers must be directly supervised (close proximity and able to render assistance) by a responsible person 14 years of age or older.  Maximum of 2 children per guardian.

Ages 7 & under
Children 7 years of age and under must be directly supervised (within arms’ reach at 
all times), regardless of swimming ability or whether they are wearing a lifejacket, by 
a guarding 14 years of age or older and must remain in shallow water.  Maximum of 
2 children per guardian.

Please Note
Thunder and Lightening
The RA outdoor pools will be cleared upon signs of thunder or lightening.  The pools will remain closed for a minimum of 20 minutes after the last sound of thunder.

Rainchecks and Refunds

Rainchecks or refunds will not be issued in the event of inclement weather.

Swim Descriptions

Camp Swim:  Reserved for RA Camp.

Lane Swim: 
Minimum 8 years old.  Continuous lap swimming.
Must demonstrate their ability to swim 25M uninterrupted.

Leisure Swim:
All ages. Unstructured swim time.
(Swim safety & admission requirements apply.)

Adult Leisure Swim:
Swim time for adults 18 years old. 

Minimum 12 years.  Drop In ($)   *No fee for LifeFIT Full members
Added benefits of the water’s resistance and extra support for your muscles and joints while working out.

Pool Rental

Ask about our special rental rates for birthday parties, club get-togethers, camp groups and other special events.

General Pool Rules

  • Proper swim attire is required. 
  • All patrons MUST shower with soap in change room before entering the pool.
  • Glass or breakable items are NOT permitted.
  • 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.