OUTDOOR POOL

Staying in town this summer?
Consider a Family Pool Membership!

Swimming is a great way for families to get moving and have fun together.  Whether you want to swim laps, join an AquaFIT class, enroll the kids in swimming lessons or simply cool off, the RA’s Outdoor Pool is the place to be!

This outdoor facility offers a large, heated L-shaped pool with a diving section and a smaller teaching pool with a constant depth of 3.5 feet.  
The spacious pool deck is equipped with shady awnings, lounge chairs and picnic tables, and toys such as flutter boards and pool noodles.  
An outstanding team of aquatics professionals lead programs and oversee the operations.  All of this makes the RA outdoor pool the best place in Ottawa to spend a sunny afternoon.

Phone: 613-736-6244
 

RED CROSS INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM

 


RA OUTDOOR POOL SCHEDULE

2019 Season: Saturday, June 22 to Friday, August 30

Holiday Hours
Canada Day:   Monday, July 1, 2019   |   12:00pm to 4:00pm
Civic Holiday:  Monday, August 5, 2019   |   12:00pm to 4:00pm

LARGE POOL:  heated L-shaped pool

Time

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

12:00pm - 1:00pm

 

Adult
Leisure Swim

(1/4 pool)

 

Adult
Leisure Swim
(1/4 pool)

Lane Swim

Adult
Leisure Swim

(1/4 pool)

 

Adult
Leisure Swim
(1/4 pool)

Lane Swim

Adult
Leisure Swim

(1/4 pool)

 

Adult
Leisure Swim
(1/4 pool)

Lane Swim

Adult
Leisure Swim
(1/4 pool)

Lane Swim

12:15pm - 1:00pm AquaFIT   AquaFIT   AquaFIT    
1:00pm - 5:00pm Leisure Swim Leisure Swim Leisure Swim Leisure Swim Leisure Swim Leisure Swim Leisure Swim

5:00pm - 6:00pm

 

 

Leisure Swim

 

 

Adult
Leisure Swim
(1/4 pool)

 

Leisure Swim

 

 

Adult
Leisure Swim
(1/4 pool)

 

Leisure Swim

 

 

Adult
Leisure Swim
(1/4 pool)

Lane Swim

Adult
Leisure Swim
(1/4 pool)

Lane Swim

5:15pm - 6:00pm   AquaFIT   AquaFIT      

6:00pm - 7:00pm

 

 

Adult
Leisure Swim
(1/4 pool)

Lane Swim

Adult
Leisure Swim
(1/4 pool)

Lane Swim

Adult
Leisure Swim
(1/4 pool)

Lane Swim

Adult
Leisure Swim
(1/4 pool)

Lane Swim

Adult
Leisure Swim
(1/4 pool)

Lane Swim

Adult
Leisure Swim
(1/4 pool)

Lane Swim

Adult
Leisure Swim
(1/4 pool)

Lane Swim

 

SMALL POOL:  heated constant depth of 3.5 feet

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Camp Swim

Camp Swim Camp Swim Camp Swim Camp Swim

Leisure Swim

Leisure Swim

1:00pm - 4:00pm Camp Swim Camp Swim Camp Swim Camp Swim Camp Swim Leisure Swim Leisure Swim
4:00pm - 6:00pm Leisure Swim Leisure Swim Leisure Swim Leisure Swim Leisure Swim Leisure Swim Leisure Swim
6:00pm - 7:00pm Leisure Swim Leisure Swim Leisure Swim Leisure Swim Leisure Swim Leisure Swim Leisure Swim

 

Pool Schedule
Click here to download the
OUTDOOR POOL SCHEDULE (PDF)

 

Pool Fees DAY PASS
       SEASON PASS - Mid-season pricing
  RA Member
non-RA RA Member non-RA
Tots* (0-2 yrs) Free Free Free Free
Child/Teen (3-18 yrs) $  2.00 $  3.00 $ 25.00 $ 35.00
Seniors (65+)  $  3.00   $  4.00 $ 35.00 $ 45.00
Adults $  5.00  $  6.00  $ 40.00 $50.00
Family** $ 12.00 $ 15.00 $ 85.00 $ 95.00


All LifeFIT membership include a seasonal pool pass.  Please contact Member Services at 613-733-5100 for details.

*Tots must be accompanied by paying adult.
** Family include maximum of 2 adults and their dependent children/youth (ages 3 to 18).


AquaFIT - July 2 to August 30, 2019 (no class Monday, August 5)

Enjoy our fitness classes in the pool! Strengthen your muscles and improve your cardio fitness without the additional wear and tear while you workout in the water.

AquaFIT Fees - per class

RA non-RA LifeFIT member
$ 5.00/class $ 6.00/class FREE*

*AquaFIT Classes are included with all LifeFIT memberships.

Safety and Supervisory Standards

In order to ensure a safe and enjoyable 
experience for all our patrons we have based our admission criteria 
upon the City of Ottawa standards.

Ages 8 to 10

Children 8 to10 may be admitted to the pool unsupervised only if they can pass the facility swim test (can comfortably swim one (1) uninterrupted length of the large pool).  Swimming with a buddy is strongly recommended.

Children 8 to 10 who are non-swimmers or who cannot pass the facility swim test will receive a red wristband.  Non-swimmers must be directly supervised (close proximity and able to render assistance) by a responsible person 14 years of age or older.  Maximum of 2 children per guardian.

Ages 7 & under
Children 7 years of age and under must be directly supervised (within arms’ reach at 
all times), regardless of swimming ability or whether they are wearing a lifejacket, by 
a guarding 14 years of age or older and must remain in shallow water.  Maximum of 
2 children per guardian.

Please Note
Thunder and Lightening
The RA outdoor pools will be cleared upon signs of thunder or lightening.  The pools will remain closed for a minimum of 20 minutes after the last sound of thunder.

Rainchecks and Refunds

Rainchecks or refunds will not be issued in the event of inclement weather.

Swim Descriptions

Camp Swim:  Reserved for RA Camp.


Lane Swim: 
Minimum 8 years old.  Continuous lap swimming.
Must demonstrate their ability to swim 25M uninterrupted.


Leisure Swim:
All ages. Unstructured swim time.
(Swim safety & admission requirements apply.)


Adult Leisure Swim:
Swim time for adults 18 years old. 


AquaFIT: 
Minimum 12 years.  Drop In ($)   *No fee for LifeFIT Full members
Added benefits of the water’s resistance and extra support for your muscles and joints while working out.

Pool Rental

Ask about our special rental rates for birthday parties, club get-togethers, camp groups and other special events.

General Pool Rules

  • Proper swim attire is required. 
  • All patrons MUST shower with soap in change room before entering the pool.
  • Glass or breakable items are NOT permitted.
  • Anyone not toilet trained must wear water resistant swimwear to prevent contamination of the pool. Cloth or disposable diapers are not accepted.
  • Persons with open cuts, sores, bandages, are NOT permitted in the pool.
  • Animals are not allowed in pool area, with the exception of guide dogs.

Accessibility - RA Outdoor Pool

At the RA, we strive to promote an inclusive environment where all members and guests can enjoy their experience to the fullest.  However, due to the age and physical location of some of our facilities we have varying degrees of accessibility. Members and guests are encouraged to contact us prior to their arrival to see if their accessibility needs can be met.


RA OUTDOOR POOL - ACCESSIBILITY
Wheelchairs, motorized wheeled mobility devices and strollers are permitted on the pool deck. However members and guests with limited mobility may require assistance in order to access the pool area. Please contact the RA Outdoor Pool staff or Member Services staff and it will be our pleasure to assist you. 

Pool staff may be reached at 613-736-6244 or by dialling 244 from the house phone located in the West Lobby. 

Member Services staff may be reached at 613-733-5100, by dialling 361 from the house phone located in the West Lobby or in person at the East Wing reception desk.

Thank you in advance for your understanding.