Pool Schedule

View the most up-to-date pool schedules below. Schedules vary week to week. 


Aquatic Centre Hours

OPEN SWIM TIMES VARY DAILY

The UCalgary Aquatic Centre is open most days from 5:00 am - 11:00 pm, with many times reserved for specific user groups. Active Living members or visitors who purchase a drop-in pass are welcome to the following pool sessions: 

  • Adult Lane Swim
  • Family, Diving and Lane Swim
  • Inflatable Swim

Scroll down for swim session descriptions. 

UCalgary Aquatic Centre pool overview

University of Calgary Aquatic Centre pool

Adult Lane Swim

  • Times and assigned pool space are indicated on the weekly schedule
    • Typically three sessions a day, Monday through Friday: a morning session, a lunch hour session and an evening session
    • Days and times will vary based on user groups and special events
  • This is a quiet lane swimming session with at minimum four 25m lanes or two 50m lanes
  • Flutter boards and pull buoys are freely available to use
  • Swim test completion may be required in order to access the deep end
Posted lane swim sign at UCalgary Aquatic Centre

Age Restriction

Lane swimmers must be 14 years or older.

No Diving Boards

Diving boards will be closed. 

Slow, Medium, Fast

Please select the most appropriate lane based on posted signs.

Circle Swim

Swimmers are expected to circle swim, as posted on lane signs.


Family, Diving and Lane Swimming

  • Times and assigned pool space are indicated on the weekly schedule
    • Typically one session a day on Saturdays and Sundays
    • Days and times will vary, based on user groups and special events
  • Defined family swim space available in both the shallow and the deep ends
  • Four 25m defined lanes for lane swimming in the shallow end
  • Floating mats, foam logs and preschool slide are available
  • The 1m diving board is available
  • Flutter boards and pull buoys are freely available to use
  • Swim test completion may be required in order to access the deep end
Pool party at UCalgary Aquatic Centre

Stay Alert

Children under 7 must be within arm's reach of a parent/guardian at all times.

Adult-Child Ratios

One parent or guardian must be present for every two children 0-7 years old.

Slow, Medium, Fast

Lane swimmers: please select the most appropriate lane based on posted signs.

Circle Swim

Lane swimmers are expected to circle swim, as posted on lane signs.


Inflatable Swim

  • The pool is set up in a 50m format
  • A series of large inflatable toys are linked together, creating a floating obstacle course
  • Dates and times are as indicated on the weekly schedule
    • Typically one session a day on a Saturday or Sunday of a long weekend
    • Days and times will vary, based on user groups and special events
Swimmer runs across inflatable obstacle at University of Calgary pool

Age Restriction

Children must be at least 5 years old for Inflatable Swim.

Test Required

Swim test completion is required to access the inflatables.

Adult-Child Ratios

One parent or guardian must be present for every two children 0-7 years old. Children must be within arm's reach at all times.

Please Remember

  • No diving
  • No lane swimming
  • No family swimming