We are excited to be re-opening many of our facilities as of November 16, 2020. We have updated a number of our procedures to ensure the safety of all visitors. Please be sure to read these safety procedures before visiting our facilities. The pool will now be open to both students and employees, while other sports facilities such as fitness centres and gyms will continue to be available only to students until further notice. This is due to the fact that sports facility capacity still remains reduced to ensure that physical distancing and other safety measures are maintained. We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to welcoming employees back to all of our facilities soon.
The Aquatic Centre contains a 50 metres by 18 metres Olympic size swimming pool. During most activities, a mobile wall divides the pool in two equal sections of 25 meters by 18 meters. The shallow end varies from 1.4 to 1.6 meters in depth and the deep end varies from 2 to 5 meters in depth. There is a diving tower with platforms at 3 and 5 metres.
You can borrow kick boards, and lifejackets free of charge.
Sports Services is proud to provide accessible services and facilities to persons with disabilities
Each bather must take a shower using warm water and soap and thoroughly rinse off all soap before entering the pool area. Regulation 565, s.19 (5)
Serious Medical Conditions
Users of our facilities must ensure they are fit to participate in physical activities. Those with a condition affecting their ability to participate must take appropriate safety precautions for their own safety. Any person with a serious medical condition should be accompanied by an adult knowledgeable of their condition and responsible for their direct supervision.
Patrons using this facility do so at their own risk. The University of Ottawa does not accept responsibility for related risks or injuries.
Interested in visiting the pool?
- Free for Sports Services members and full-time staff.
- $5 for non-members
Visit our swimming activities page for more information.
Interested in renting the pool?
Contact Sports Services Reservations
See below for our rental rates. There are fees to rent the aquatic facility and fees for our lifeguard staff to supervise your group.
|Facility||Non-Prime Time (Monday to Friday 6:00 - 16:00 and 7 days/week 23:00 - 24:00) + applicable taxes||Prime Time (Monday to Friday 5:30 -8:30, 16:00-23:00, Saturday and Sunday 5:30-23:00) + applicable taxes|
|Swim Meet (50m only)||$350.57||$350.57|
* Swim Meet rental rate Includes 3 lifeguards, pool set-up and take down, refurbishing and a class room for officials depending on availability
Staff Hourly Rental Rates
|Specialized Instructor (Subject to availability)||Based on Specialized Instructor|
|Sports Facilities Supervisor||$35.65|
Effective from September 1st, 2019 to August 31st, 2020.
125, University Private, Suite 039