SWIMMING & AQUATICS

Swimming lessons, open swims, and pool parties are a big part of many Dartmouth kids' childhood memories, with tons of people telling us the first waterslide they ever used was at the Sportsplex. Offering youth programs, Aquafit classes, private swimming lessons, and more, our Aquatics Centre is fun for all ages!

Please note that due to COVID-19 all activities must be booked ahead of time to secure your spot, space is limited. Every person participating in swims, other than Parent & Tot Swims, must have an account and book a spot, including children. This means children will need an email set up for their account. For Parent & Tot swims, only one adult has to book for the whole family.

    Click the sections below to learn more about our pool area and what we offer. Any questions about our pools or swimming lessons? Contact Ryan Kemp, Aquatics Coordinator at 902.490.3018 or kempr@halifax.ca.

     

    REGISTER FOR AQUATICS PROGRAMS

     

    Current as of December 21, 2020.

    LANE SWIMS

    The number of lanes is indicated in brackets. Two people per lane max.

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

    6:30 - 7:30 a.m. (6)

     

    8 - 9 a.m. (8)

     

    9 - 10 a.m. (8)

     

    10 - 11 a.m. (8)

     

    11 a.m. - 12 p.m. (8)

     

    12 - 1 p.m. (8)

     

    1 - 2 p.m. (8)

     

    2 - 3 p.m. (8)

     

    3 - 4 p.m. (8)

    6 - 7 a.m. (4)

     

    7:30 - 8:30 a.m. (8)

     

    8:30 - 9 :30 a.m. (6)

     

    9:30 - 10:30 a.m. (6)

     

    11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (8)

     

    12:30 - 1 :30 p.m. (8)

     

    1:30 - 2:30 p.m. (8)

     

    2:30 - 3:30 p.m. (8)

     

    6:45 - 7:45 p.m. (2)

    6 - 7 a.m. (4)

     

    7:30 - 8:30 a.m. (8)

     

    8:30 - 9 :30 a.m. (8)

     

    9:30 - 10:30 a.m. (8)

     

    11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (8)

     

    12:30 - 1 :30 p.m. (8)

     

    1:30 - 2:30 p.m. (8)

     

    2:30 - 3:30 p.m. (8)

    6 - 7 a.m. (4)

     

    7:30 - 8:30 a.m. (8)

     

    8:30 - 9 :30 a.m. (8)

     

    9:30 - 10:30 a.m. (8)

     

    11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (8)

     

    12:30 - 1 :30 p.m. (8)

     

    1:30 - 2:30 p.m. (8)

     

    2:30 - 3:30 p.m. (8)

     

    6:45 - 7:45 p.m. (2)

    6 - 7 a.m. (4)

     

    7:30 - 8:30 a.m. (8)

     

    1 - 2 p.m. (8)

     

    2 - 3 p.m. (8)

     

    3 - 4 p.m. (8)

     

    7:30 - 8:30 p.m. (8)

    1:15 - 2:15 p.m. (8)

     

    3:45 - 4:45 p.m. (6)

     

    6:30 - 7:30 p.m. (8)

    5:30 - 6:30 p.m. (8)

    PARENT & TOT

    * indicates half the pool only

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

    9 - 10 a.m.

     

    10 -11 a.m.

     

    11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

     

    2 - 3 p.m.

    8:30 - 9:30 a.m. *

     

    9:30 - 10:30 a.m. *

     

    10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

     

    1:30 - 2:30 p.m. 

    9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

     

    11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

     

    1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

    9:30 - 10:30 a.m. 

     

    10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

     

    11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

     

    1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

    1 - 2 p.m.

     

    2 - 3 p.m.

     

    1:15 - 2:15 p.m. 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

     

    INDIVIDUAL FITNESS TIME 

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

    6:30 - 7:30 a.m.

     

    8 - 9 a.m.

     

    6 - 7 a.m.

     

    7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

     

    11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

     

    12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

    6 - 7 a.m.

     

    7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

     

    8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

     

    12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

    6 - 7 a.m.

     

    7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

     

    8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

     

    12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

    6 - 7 a.m.

     

    7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

     

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    LEISURE SWIM

    * indicates half the pool only

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

    3 - 4 p.m.

     

    2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

    10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

     

    2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

     

    6:30 - 7:30 p.m.*

    2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

    3 - 4 p.m.

     

    7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

     

    3:45 - 4:45 p.m.

     

    6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

    7 - 8 p.m.

     

    OPEN SWIMS

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

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    5 - 6 p.m.

    12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

     

    2:15 - 3:15 p.m.

     

    4 - 5 p.m.

    CLASSES

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

    12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

    Aqua Fit

     

    7:30 - 7:30 p.m.

    Deep Water Aquafit

     

    7:30 - 8:45 p.m.

    Tri-Fit

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    7:30 - 7:30 p.m.

    Deep Water Aquafit

     

    7:30 - 8:45 p.m.

    Tri-Fit

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    9 - 10 a.m.

    (ages 8 - 11)

    10 - 11 a.m.

    (ages 12 - 15)

    Jr. Guard

     

     

    ADULT SWIMMING LESSONS

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

    L1 6:30 - 7:15 p.m.

     

    L2 6:30 - 7:15 p.m.

     

    L3 6:30 - 7:15 p.m.

    L1 9:15 - 10 a.m.

     

    L2 10 - 10:45 a.m.

     

    L3 10:45 - 11:30 a.m.

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    Our Aquatics Centre features:

    • A brand new waterslide, built by Aquatics by Westwind. This waterslide lands in a shallow flume area, which is perfect for young kids or those who aren't yet strong swimmers (min. 38" to ride).
    • Our classic green waterslide open on certain weekend swims (min. 48" to ride and times available are marked with a star on the calendar).
    • A splash pad (perfect for kids who are waiting for their siblings to finish swimming lessons).
    • A new therapy pool (hot tub).
    • Two pools (large, deep pool, and small training pool).
    • A brand new Tarzan rope, built by Jeremy Delaney, one of the contractors who worked on the Sportsplex renovation project. 
    • Family swims require ALL children and youth (15 and under) to have a parent or guardian in the pool.
    • Open swims require all children (9 and under) to have a parent or guardian in the pool swimming with them.
    • Parent & tot swims are for children ages 5 and under and one or both parents / guardian(s) in the pool with them. The cost is $7 for one or both parents / guardian(s) and tot.
    • Adults are defined by our Aquatics Centre as 16+ (this is different from our facility/membership youth age, which is 19+).

    We have three locker rooms off the pool deck—one male, one female, and a large universal changing room.

    Each locker room has both coin-operated and bring-your-own-lock lockers. Coin-operated lockers accept loonies.

    Looking to book the pool for a large group / day camp? Please contact Ryan Kemp at kempr@halifax.ca for availability. Group rates are available by purchasing 10-use punch cards for your whole group (each card will be valid for 10 kids / youth). Camp counselors and support workers get free admission. 

    We offer swimming lessons for toddlers, kids, and youth ages three months and up. Check out our program guide for prices, days, times, and levels, then register online through HRM MyRec! Swimming lesson schedule is found in our program guide.

    REGISTER FOR LESSONS

     

    BRONZE LEVEL CLASSES

    Bronze Star

    Registration Code: 00035919

    Dates: Mondays, April 5 - June 7

    Time: 4:15 - 5:15 p.m.

    Bronze Medallion

    Registration Code: 00035918

    Dates: Mondays, April 5 - June 7

    Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

    Bronze Cross

    Registration Code: 00037109

    Dates/Times: April 16, 5 - 9 p.m.

                             JApril 17 & 18, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    SWIM FOR LIFE INSTRUCTOR

    Registration Code: 00037111

    Dates/Times: April 23, 5 - 9 p.m.

                             April 24 & 25, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    NATIONAL LIFEGUARD

    Registration code: 00037112

    Dates: May 1 & 2, 8 & 9, 15 & 16

    Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    NL RECERTIFICATION

    April 10, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. (00037003)

    May 30, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. (00037114)

    June 13, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. (00037115)

    TRI-FIT

    Tri-Fit is designed to help anyone who is training for a triathlon, or just anyone who is interested in the health benefits of swimming! This program will help you with drafting your starts and finishes and will shave time off of your swim.  Swimmers must be 16+ and be able to swim 1000m

    Monday & Wednesday

    7:30 - 8:45 p.m.

     

    JUNIOR GUARD

    The sport of Lifeguards! Junior Guards will work toward developing their lifeguard skills. Swimmers must be 8 - 15 years old and be able to swim 300m

    Sundays

    9 - 10 a.m. (AGES 8 - 11)

    10 - 11 a.m. ( AGES 12 - 15)

     

     

     

    Check out our new waterslide, Aqua Climbing Walls, and more in this video!