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!

    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.

    Please note that due to COVID-19 all activities must be booked ahead of time to secure your spot, space is limited.

    REGISTER FOR AQUATICS PROGRAMS

     

     

    Current as of October 26, 2020.

    LANE SWIMS

    The number of lanes is indicated in brackets. Two people are permitted in each lane.

     

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

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

     

    8 - 9 a.m. (8)

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

    2 - 3 p.m. (8)

    6 - 7 a.m. (4)

     

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

     

    9 - 10 a.m. (8)

     

    10:30 - 11:30 a.m. (6)

     

    12 - 1 p.m. (8)

     

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

     

    3 - 4 p.m. (8)

     

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

    6 - 7 a.m. (4)

     

    8 - 9 a.m. (8)

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

    2 - 3 p.m. (8)

     

    6 - 7 a.m. (4)

     

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

     

    9 - 10 a.m. (8)

     

    10:30 - 11:30 a.m. (8)

     

    12 - 1 p.m. (8)

     

    3 - 4 p.m. (8)

     

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

    6 - 7 a.m. (4)

     

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

     

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

     

    3 - 4 p.m. (8)

     

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

     

    1 - 2 p.m. (8)

     

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

     

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

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

    OPEN SWIM

    There is a maximum of 30 spaces allowed for an open swim. Anyone 9 and younger must have someone in the pool with them. The slides, rope, and splash pad are open. The rock-wall remains closed.

    Sunday

    12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

     

    2:15 - 3:15 p.m.

     

    4 - 5 p.m.

     

    LEISURE SWIM

    The leisure swim is in the small pool only,  When the full pool is available, there are 30 available spots. When 1/2 the pool is available, there are 15 spots.

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

    3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

     

    5 - 6 p.m.

     

    6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

    3 - 4 p.m. 

     

    3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

     

    5 - 6 p.m. 

     

    6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

     

    3 - 4 p.m. 

    3 - 4 p.m. 

     

    7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

    3:45 - 4:45 p.m.

     

    6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

    5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

    PARENT & TOT SWIM

    Parent & Tot swims are in the leisure pool. When the full pool is available, a total of 6 families can book. When 1/2 the pool is available, 3 families can book.

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

    9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

     

    11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

     

    2 - 3 p.m.

     

    9 - 10 a.m.

     

    10:30 - 11 a.m.

    9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

     

    11 am - 12 p.m.

     

    2 - 3 p.m.

    9 - 10 a.m.

     

    10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

     

    12 - 1 p.m.

    1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

     

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    INDIVIDUAL FITNESS TIME

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

    6:30 - 7:30 a.m.

     

    8 - 9 a.m.

     

    12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

    6 - 7 a.m.

     

    7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

     

    12 - 1 p.m.

     

    1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

    6:30 - 7:30 a.m.

     

    8 - 9 a.m.

     

    12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

    6 - 7 a.m.

     

    7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

    6 - 7 a.m.

     

    7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

     

    -- 7 - 8 p.m.

     

    CLASSES

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

    7:30 - 7:30 p.m.

    Deep Water Aquafit

     

    7:30 - 8:45 p.m.

    Tri-Fit

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    5:15 - 6:15 p.m.

    Jr. Guard

     

    7:30 - 7:30 p.m.

    Deep Water Aquafit

     

    7:30 - 8:45 p.m.

    Tri-Fit

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    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

     

     

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