Swimming

Daily Schedules

Leisure & Lengths - Mar 17 & 24 ONLY
Parent & Tot (Begins September 9)
9:00am - 10:00am
Deep Water Aquafit with Lynn
1:30pm - 3:00pm
50 & Better
3:00pm - 5:00pm
No Pool Access - Sauna & Steamroon Only
3:00pm - 5:00pm
No Pool Access - Sauna & Steamroon Only
6:15pm - 7:15pm
Single Lane & Water Running Bookings
6:30pm - 8:00pm
No Pool Access - Sauna/Steam Room Only
8:30pm - 9:30pm
Leisure & Lengths - Mar 17 & 24 ONLY
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 - 4:15pm
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 - 1:20pm
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
Family Bubble Fun Swims
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 - 9:45pm
Family Bubble Fun Swims
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 - 9:45pm
Registered Family Fun Swim

The above shedule 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. 

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.

Please visit oakbay.ca/parks-recreation/programs-registration/aquatics for the schedule and more detailed information on the available options.


All schedules subject to change.

The Pool at Oak Bay Recreation Centre is your destination for a variety of drop-in swimming sessions. Fit in a swim after a workout in the Fitness Studio, come for a relaxing dip after work, or join family and friends for public swimming… the choice is yours!

Session descriptions below.


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 Leah.

  • 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).

How to Register for Aquafit

  • These are registered courses that run weekly for a set number of weeks. See the next page for course class information and dates. 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.

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.

When to Register

  • Sessions can be booked online, through reception or by phone at 250-595-7946.

  • 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.

  • Four hour cancellation policy.

Family Registered Swim

Come swim, splash, and use the waterslide! This swim session offers families 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

This 1 hour lane booking offers individuals, and up to 2 other lane swimmers, or up to 1 other water runner, to rent their own designated pool space. Swimmers booking a swim lane must be able to swim 50m continuously as all single swim lanes will have a designated stop & start end to ensure physical distance can be maintained when resting and changing equipment. Water runners will have a choice between booking a deep end or shallow end half lane. Each booking will be provided with a place for personal belongings and a basket so desired pool equipment can be selected.

When to Register

  • NEW! 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).

  • $14.75 per Single Swim Lane.

  • $7.50 per Water Walking Lane.

  • Lanes can only be booked over the phone.

  • Four hour cancellation policy.

Registration

For *online registration please Click Here.

Winter Guide

Registration opens December 1.

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