Aquatics

Daily Schedules

10:30am - 1:00pm
Bubble Swim Lessons
3:15pm - 4:45pm
Registered Family Fun Swim
6:00am - 6:45am
Registered Lane Swim
7:00am - 7:45am
Registered Lane Swim
8:00am - 8:45am
Registered Lane Swim
9:00am - 10:00am
Deep Water Aquafit
10:30am - 11:15am
Registered Lane Swim
11:30am - 12:15pm
Registered Lane Swim
12:30pm - 1:15pm
Registered Lane Swim
1:45pm - 2:45pm
Shallow Water Energizer
3:15pm - 5:45pm
Registered Family Fun Swim
5:00pm - 5:45pm
Registered Lane Swim
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Single Lane & Water Running Bookings
6:00am - 6:45am
Registered Lane Swim
7:00am - 7:45am
Registered Lane Swim
8:00am - 8:45am
Registered Lane Swim
9:00am - 10:00am
Shallow Water Aquafit
10:30am - 11:15am
Registered Lane Swim & Bubble Swim Lessons
11:30am - 12:15pm
Registered Lane Swim
12:30pm - 1:15pm
Registered Lane Swim
1:45pm - 2:45pm
50 & Better Shallow Water Aquafit
3:15pm - 5:45pm
Bubble Swim Lessons
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Single Lane & Water Running Bookings
6:00am - 6:45am
Registered Lane Swim
7:00am - 7:45am
Registered Lane Swim
8:00am - 8:45am
Registered Lane Swim
9:00am - 10:00am
Water Works
10:30am - 11:15am
Registered Lane Swim & Bubble Swim Lessons
11:30am - 12:15pm
Registered Lane Swim
12:30pm - 1:15pm
Registered Lane Swim
1:45pm - 2:45pm
Shallow Water Energizer
3:15pm - 5:45pm
Bubble Swim Lessons
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Single Lane & Water Running Bookings
6:00am - 6:45am
Registered Lane Swim
7:00am - 7:45am
Registered Lane Swim
8:00am - 8:45am
Registered Lane Swim
9:00am - 10:00am
Shallow Water Aquafit
10:30am - 11:15am
Registered Lane Swim & Bubble Swim Lessons
11:30am - 12:15pm
Registered Lane Swim
12:30pm - 1:15pm
Registered Lane Swim
1:45pm - 2:45pm
50 & Better Shallow Water Aquafit
3:15pm - 5:45pm
Bubble Swim Lessons
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Single Lane & Water Running Bookings
6:00am - 6:45am
Registered Lane Swim
7:00am - 7:45am
Registered Lane Swim
8:00am - 8:45am
Registered Lane Swim
9:00am - 10:00am
Shallow Water Aquafit
10:30am - 11:15am
Registered Lane Swim
11:30am - 12:15pm
Registered Lane Swim
12:30pm - 1:15pm
Registered Lane Swim
1:45pm - 2:45pm
Shallow Water Energizer
3:15pm - 4:45pm
Registered Family Fun Swim
5:00pm - 5:45pm
Registered Lane Swim
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Single Lane & Water Running Bookings
7:15pm - 9:45pm
Registered Family Fun Swim
6:00am - 6:45am
Registered Lane Swim
7:00am - 7:45am
Registered Lane Swim
10:30am - 11:30am
Shallow Water Aquafit
12:00pm - 2:30pm
Bubble Swim Lessons
2:45pm - 5:00pm
Registered Family Fun Swim
5:15pm - 6:00pm
Registered Lane Swim
6:15pm - 7:15pm
Single Lane & Water Running Bookings
7:30pm - 8:30pm
Registered Family Fun Swim
8:45pm - 9:45pm
Registered Family Fun Swim
6:00am - 6:45am
Registered Lane Swim
7:00am - 7:45am
Registered Lane Swim
10:30am - 1:00pm
Bubble Swim Lessons
1:15pm - 2:30pm
Registered Family Fun Swim
5:15pm - 6:00pm
Registered Lane Swim
6:15pm - 7:15pm
Single Lane & Water Running Bookings
7:30pm - 8:30pm
Registered Family Fun Swim
8:45pm - 9:45pm
Registered Family Fun Swim

Schedule is for March 29-May 30.

April 20 Update

All adult group fitness classes are suspended until May 25, according to the Public Health Order. This includes Aquatfit. 

 

We are having a difficulty to load your requested events, please come back at a later time.

Please note: All programs listed are scheduled between January to June 2021 but are subject to change and/or cancellation with changing Public Health Orders. Oak Bay Parks, Recreation and Culture are working closely with Island Health to ensure programs and services meet the requirements of the Public Health Orders. Please call Reception at 250-595-7946.

Patron Information

Aquatic Swim options & Registration Notes

Welcome back to the water! We are pleased to welcome back swimmers to our pool however please recognize that in order to follow and adhere to the guidelines and recommendations of the Province, Island Health and other authorities your aquatics experiences will look and feel different. Please take some time to read through the overview of the safety protocols here and please note that all access to the pool is by registration only, there are no “drop in” times available during this Pandemic.

See below for specific registration dates relating to each Aquatic Swim Option below.

Pool Schedule

Please see the “Pool Schedule(PDF)” for times these sessions are offered:

COVID-19 Safety Protocols

  • Access to the pool will be through the side doors off the Recreation Centre's main entrance ramp.

  • The pool deck will be one way traffic as much as possible, so please come water ready as there will be no access to change rooms available upon arrival. Patrons will exit via the Pool Viewing area or via the changerooms.

  • Patrons will be screened for health concerns or symptoms of COVID-19 prior to entering any facility or program. If you have any symptoms, have been exposed to someone with symptoms or have travelled in the last 14 days, please stay home.

  • Swimmers will be required to maintain adequate physical distancing while moving about the deck and while swimming.

  • Please limit what you bring with you. There will be no lockers available, however, there will be designated on deck space and/or baskets to store your belongings.

  • Swimmers are encouraged to bring their own personal swim equipment, EXCEPT snorkels. Snorkels and general snorkeling is not permitted at this time. If you do require a snorkel for accessibility reasons, please contact the Aquatics Coordinator.  

  • Patrons will be encouraged to arrive at the pool ready to swim and to limit the amount of accessories they bring into the pool area. Lockers will not be available for use.

  • Changerooms and showers will be available for both incoming and outgoing swimmers, however, limited occupancy and time restrictions will be in place to support physical distancing and use by all patrons as needed. If you have any unique support needs please inform our staff and we will be happy to provide options for you.

  • A dry off area will be provided on the pool deck and patrons are encouraged to dry off and leave the pool deck as soon as possible, if comfortable to do so. This is NOT a changing area. This is an option for patrons that do not wish to wait for changeroom access and are comfortable to leave in their swimming attire.

  • The hot tub will be open, but will only have a capacity of 5 people with a 5 minute time limit. The sauna & steam room will remained closed until further notice.

  • Enhanced cleaning and sanitization procedures will be implemented with time built into the overall schedule to facilitate cleaning and sanitization procedures.

Aquatic Swim Options:

Family or “Bubble” Swim Lessons 

Recreation Oak Bay’s Aquatic department is excited to offer Bubble lessons. Lessons have a capacity of 6 participants per instructor and can only be shared by family members from the same household. Moving forward this will be an effective alternative to our traditional format of teaching swimming and water safety. Weaker swimmers and children under the age of 5 are to be accompanied by a caregiver to ensure safety and to provide appropriate physical distancing.

Registration notes:

Lessons are booked under 1 name with an option to add names and levels, if known, of other patrons coming to the lesson. 

  • Booker is responsible for coordinating who will be in their Bubble Lesson.

  • Up to 6 people in the lesson group.

  • Spectators are not permitted at this time.

  • Participants will not be evaluated, and report cards will not be provided at this time.

  • Full payment must be made at the time of booking. 

  • Lessons can be booked through reception and online. Call 250-595-7946 to register.

  • Cancellation policy: Prorated refunds or credits may be obtained if requested before the second class. Classes cannot be rescheduled. Makeup lessons are not provided.

Aquafit 

Join your favorite instructor for their signature aquafit class!  Teri, Nelly, Mary-Jane, Leah and Lynn are back and ready to deliver a variety of in water fitness classes, ranging from mild to intense workouts. 

Look for:

  • Shallow Water Aquafit with Nelly and Lynn.

  • Waterworks and 50 & Better Shallow Water with Teri.

  • Shallow Water Energizer Aquafit with Mary-Jane.

  • Deep Water Aquafit with Crissy.

Registration notes:

  • These are registered courses that run weekly for a certain amount of weeks. There is no single admission option. 

  • Registration will be ongoing until a class is full. Late registrants are welcome and will receive a pro-rated registration rate.

  • Aquafit classes can be booked through Reception and online.

  • Cancellation Policy:
    For courses that are four (4) classes or more, credits/refunds must be requested before the second class. After the second class, credits/refunds are granted only for cases of illness supported by a doctor’s note (other compassionate reasons may be considered).

Registered Lane Swim

This 45 minute swim session offers a double lane of continuous, fast, speedo & leisure swimming. Swimmers will be responsible for maintaining 2m of physical distance from other swimmers during this swim. Swimmers will be able to select their own pool equipment i.e. kickboard, pull-buoy, etc. Once they are done, they will put their used equipment in a “Used” area for cleaning.

Registration notes:
Registration for these sessions begins one week in advance of the day/time you would like to attend.

  • Registration will open at 10:00am Tuesdays for the following week’s sessions Tuesday-Monday.

  • These are pre-registered single sessions.

  • Regular admissions pricing or Punch Pass fees apply.

  • These bookings are not linked to a specific lane. On duty lifeguards will help individuals select an appropriate swim lane when they arrive.

  • 4 hour cancellation policy.

Family Registered Swim

Come swim, splash, and use the waterslide! This swim session offers families from the same household (up to 6) the opportunity to participate in a family fun-swim.Swimmers will be responsible for maintaining appropriate physical distance from other families during this swim.

  • This is not a private pool booking.
  • Registration will open online or by phone at 10:00am Tuesdays for the following week’s sessions Tuesday-Monday.
  • These are pre-registered family sessions.
  • The waterslides are available.
  • You may cancel your session up to 4 hours in advance.

Single Lane and Water Walking Bookings

Registration opens up four days in advance at 3:30pm Phone-in only. Please call 250-598-2665 (BOOK) to book a lane (i.e. Tuesday at 3:30pm phone in to book the 6:15pm lane on Saturday).

Registration notes:

Registration for these sessions begins 4 days in advance of the day/time you would like to attend.

  • $14.75 per Single Swim Lane.

  • $7.50 per Water Running Lane.

  • Lanes can be booked only over the phone.

  • Four (4) hour cancellation policy.

 

Registration

For *online registration please Click Here.

*See above for specific registration dates relating to each Aquatic Swim Option

 

 

Winter Guide

Registration opens December 1.

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