In accordance with the University of Ottawa's guidelines, capacity has been reduced in our sports facilities to ensure physical distancing and other safety measures are maintained. For this reason, sports facilities including fitness centres, gyms and the pool will only be available to students until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to welcoming you back into 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, free of charge, kick boards, pull buoys, lifejackets, balls, and more.
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