UCalgary Aquatic Centre

Public Welcome

The UCalgary Aquatic Centre is a competition pool that can transform into various lengths with a moveable bulkhead. Most often, the pool is set up in 25m format, which creates 16, 25m lanes (eight in the shallow end and eight in the deep end). The pool can also be set up in 50m format, which creates eight 50m lanes.

The shallow end of the pool ranges from 1.0m to 1.5m in depth, and the deep end of the pool ranges from 1.5m to 5.0m deep.

The pool temperature is normally set at 80.6 to 82 degrees Fahrenheit. It is increased to 84 F for Saturday swimming lessons in fall, winter and spring.

The pool is open for public swim during certain scheduled times. 

Two young women swimming with flutter boards


Swimmers can either purchase a yearly Active Living membership or pay a drop-in pass rate.

Current UCalgary students can access the pool for free with their Unicard by checking in at Active Living Client Services (KNA 104). 

The pool is accessed via the change rooms located across from Client Services. Day-use lockers are available for 25¢, and longterm locker rentals are available from Client Services on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Modesty swimwear burkini available at UCalgary Active Living Client Services desk


Active Living Client Services (KNA 104) has a selection of swim gear available for purchase:

  • Swim suits
  • Swim caps
  • Modesty swimwear
  • Goggles
  • Fins
  • Hand paddles
  • Infant wetsuits
  • Reusable or disposable swim diapers

PFDs and water running belts can be rented at Client Services.

Call for availability.
T: 403-220-5029

Women at UCalgary Aquatic Centre swimming in lane

Pool Schedules

Public swim times can vary from week to week. Check the schedule before you visit.

Aerial shot of University of Calgary campus and sport fields

Where to park

Find the best parking lot to access the Aquatic Centre.

 Aquatic Certifications

Become a lifeguard, assistant lifeguard or water safety instructor with classes at UCalgary.

Call our Client Services desk for answers to all your questions: 403.220.5029

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