Fall 2020 Pool Schedule Announced

September 2, 2020

We are excited to be welcoming you back to the pool with our soft-reopening on September 15th and an expanded schedule beginning September 21st. Please carefully review our pool operating guidelines before reserving your space. Keep in mind: Our programming will continue to evolve throughout the months ahead. All information will be kept in real-time through the online catalog

September 15, 16 & 17 Pool Schedule

Registration for these sessions opens on September 8th at 8:00 a.m.

 

Tue, Sep 15

Wed, Sep 16Thu, Sep 17
5:30a-7:00aLap Swim & Adult Leisure
9:30a-11:00aWaterFit & Adult LeisureWaterFit, Adult Leisure, Parent and Tot
5:30p-7:00pLap Swim & Adult LeisureLap Swim & Family Swim 

September 18, 19 & 20 POOL CLOSED as adjustments are made.

Pool Schedule Beginning September 21st 

 MTUWTHF
5:30a-7aLap Swim & Adult Leisure 
7:30a-9aLap Swim, Adult & Parent and Tot
9:30a-11aWaterFit & Adult
11:30a-1pLap Swim & Adult
1:30p-3p

Lap Swim & Adult 

Lap Swim, Adult & Parent and Tot
 
Lap Swim & Adult
 
Lap Swim, Adult & Parent and Tot
 
Lap Swim & Adult
 
3:30p-5pCLOSED IN PREPARATION FOR CLUB RENTALS & LESSONS (No date determined yet to resume lessons, info.)Lap & 
Family Swim
5:30p-7pLap & Family SwimWaterFit & Family SwimLap & Family SwimWaterFit & Family SwimLap & Family Swim
 SATURDAY
8:30a-10aWaterFit & Parent and Tot
11a-12:30pLap & Adult Swim
1p-2:30pLap & Family Swim
3:00pAvailable for "Bubble Swim" pool bookings

Important Information for:

Lap Swimmers 

Upon booking for lap swimming, you will reserve a space as fast (double lane in centre of pool - 4 spaces per lap swim session), moderate (double lane in centre of pool - 4 spaces per lap swim session), slow (wall lane - 2 spaces per lap swim session), water walking (wall lane with stairs to access - 2 spaces per lap swim session). For those interested in booking lane space during lap swimming, please take a moment to look at the online schedule in advance of our soft launch registration opening on Tuesday. 

The website schedule will be kept in real-time.  We will continue to monitor spaces and demands for various lane/speed allocations. If you do not get a lane, please add your name to the waitlist. This helps us understand the demands for pool spaces so that we can adjust accordingly. 

Parent and Tot 

Please register the guardian for this swim, you do not need need to register the "tots". Upon registration you will be asked how many persons are in your group. There is a maximum of 3 persons total per group: 1 guardian and up to 2 children 5 and under.  

Family 

During identified Family Swims, one member of the household is required to register. Upon registration you will be asked how many persons are in your group. There is a maximum of 5 persons total per group. Family Swims will take place in the lifestyle pool. At this phase of our gradual re-opening, there is a limit of 4 families per swim and a flat rate for admission of $11.50/family. 

WaterFit 

Shallow WaterFit will be offered Monday-Saturday mornings and Tuesday/Thursday Evenings. Facility reservations will be booked for:

  • morning classes from 9:30am-11:00am with the class taking place 9:45am-10:35am
  • evening classes from 5:30pm-7:00pm with the class taking place 5:45pm-6:35pm

For the month of September, a single admission reservation system will be in place.

On September 18th, month-to-month registration will be available for October, November and December. Participants will be able to register for their desired class, e.g. Monday morning, for the month. Monthly class registration can be completed online 24 hours per day, seven days a week. Registration by phone at 250.412.8500 is available during reception hours.

Persons looking to register for a single class will be able to do so, if space permits, no more than 7 days in advance of the desired class. Please call 250.412.8500 to process your single class admission. 


Swim Descriptions

Lap Swimming & Adult Leisure  

Reserved for: Adult 16+; Lap swimming; water walking; rehabilitation and/or therapy.

Description: Adults will have the option of booking a lane, shared with one other patron, OR space in the Lifestyle Pool. Lanes will be booked as “deep end start” or “shallow end start” and will fall into one of four categories: Fast, Moderate, Slow and water-walking. Lane bookings do not include access to the Lifestyle Pool. Training equipment (flutter boards, pull buoys, dumbbells and noodles) will be available upon arrival and will be sanitized between swims/users. Snorkels are prohibited at this time.

Those booking in the Lifestyle pool will have access to said pool including the river/vortex. There is a maximum occupancy of four patrons in the river/vortex; patrons are asked to limit their time using this feature to ensure everyone has access. Pool toys and mats are available upon request and will be sanitized between swims/users. The spray features, including waterfall, are unavailable at this time. Patrons booking the Lifestyle pool will not have access to the lap pool during their booking.

Lap Swimming & Family Swim 

Reserved for: Adults 16+, Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied, in the water at all times, by an adult 16+.

Description: Adults will have the option of booking a lane, shared with one other patron, OR space in the Lifestyle Pool. Lanes will be booked as “deep end start” or “shallow end start” and will fall into one of four categories: Fast, Moderate, Slow and water-walking. Lane bookings do not include access to the Lifestyle Pool. Training equipment (flutter boards, pull buoys, dumbbells and noodles) will be available upon arrival and will be sanitized between swims/users. Snorkels are prohibited at this time.

Families/bubbles will have access to the Lifestyle Pool. To book a family/bubble into this swim: one adult will book a space and indicate how many additional patrons they will be bringing with them.  A family/bubble can consist up to a maximum of five patrons (2 adults and 3 children or 1 adult and 4 children). One adult can bring up to 3 children under the age of 7. Adults are required to be in the water with children at all times and must keep all children under 7 within arm’s reach. Pool toys and mats are available upon request and will be sanitized between swims/users. All spray features are unavailable at this time.

Lap Swimming, Adult & Parent and Tot 

Reserved for: Adults 16+, Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied, in the water at all times, by an adult 16+.

Description: Adults will have the option of booking a lane, shared with one other patron, OR space in the Lifestyle Pool. Lanes will be booked as “deep end start” or “shallow end start” and will fall into one of four categories: Fast, Moderate, Slow and water-walking. Lane bookings do not include access to the Lifestyle Pool. Training equipment (flutter boards, pull buoys, dumbbells and noodles) will be available upon arrival and will be sanitized between swims/users. Snorkels are prohibited at this time.

Adults booking in the Lifestyle pool will have access to said pool including the river/vortex. Patrons can book space for themselves and their baby/tot (child under the age of 5) in the Lifestyle Pool during this swim. There is a maximum occupancy of four patrons in the river/vortex; patrons are asked to limit their time using this feature to ensure everyone has access. Pool toys, dolphin seats and mats are available upon request and will be sanitized between swims/users. The spray features, including waterfall, are unavailable at this time. Patrons booking the Lifestyle pool will not have access to the lap pool during their booking.

Waterfit & Family Swim 

Reserved for: Adults 16+, Children under the age of 5 must be accompanied, in the water at all times, by an adult 16+.

Description: Waterfit will be booked in one month (4 session) pre-registered sets. As space permits, single class admission will also be available. Waterfit participants will have access to the main pool and change room for the 90 minute session including their 50 minute class. All Waterfit sessions, at this time, are Shallow Fit Classes: Moderate to high intensity, moderate impact (Beginner to Advanced). This class features interval training, power exercises and movement through the water to challenge participants. A mixture of cardio, strength, abdominal work and stretching is provided and instructors use a variety of exercises and equipment to keep the classes new and exciting.

Families/bubbles will have access to the Lifestyle Pool. To book a family/bubble into this swim: one adult will book a space and indicate how many additional patrons they will be bringing with them.  A family/bubble can consist up to a maximum of five patrons (2 adults and 3 children or 1 adult and 4 children). One adult can bring up to 3 children under the age of 7. Adults are required to be in the water with children at all times and must keep all children under 7 within arm’s reach. Pool toys and mats are available upon request and will be sanitized between swims/users. All spray features are unavailable at this time.

Waterfit & Adult Swim 

Reserved for: Adult 16+; Lap swimming; water walking; rehabilitation and/or therapy.

Description: Waterfit will be booked in one month (4 session) pre-registered sets. As space permits, single class admission will also be available. Waterfit participants will have access to the main pool and change room for the 90 minute session including their 50 minute class. All Waterfit sessions, at this time, are Shallow Fit Classes: Moderate to high intensity, moderate impact (Beginner to Advanced). This class features interval training, power exercises and movement through the water to challenge participants. A mixture of cardio, strength, abdominal work and stretching is provided and instructors use a variety of exercises and equipment to keep the classes new and exciting.

During this time, adults can also book deep end space in the Lap Pool for self-guided water exercise. Adults booking in the Lifestyle pool will have access to said pool including the river/vortex. There is a maximum occupancy of four patrons in the river/vortex; patrons are asked to limit their time using this feature to ensure everyone has access. Pool toys and mats are available upon request and will be sanitized between swims/users. The spray features, including waterfall, are unavailable at this time. Patrons booking the Lifestyle pool will not have access to the lap pool during their booking.

WaterFit, Adult & Parent and Tot 

Reserved for: Adults 16+, Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied, in the water at all times, by an adult 16+.

Description: Waterfit will be booked in one month (4 session) pre-registered sets. As space permits, single class admission will also be available. Waterfit participants will have access to the main pool and change room for the 90 minute session including their 50 minute class. All Waterfit sessions, at this time, are Shallow Fit Classes: Moderate to high intensity, moderate impact (Beginner to Advanced). This class features interval training, power exercises and movement through the water to challenge participants. A mixture of cardio, strength, abdominal work and stretching is provided and instructors use a variety of exercises and equipment to keep the classes new and exciting.

Adults booking in the Lifestyle pool will have access to said pool including the river/vortex. Patrons can book space for themselves and their baby/tot (child under the age of 5) in the Lifestyle Pool during this swim. There is a maximum occupancy of four patrons in the river/vortex; patrons are asked to limit their time using this feature to ensure everyone has access. Pool toys, dolphin seats and mats are available upon request and will be sanitized between swims/users. The spray features, including waterfall, are unavailable at this time. Patrons booking the Lifestyle pool will not have access to the lap pool during their booking.

Bubble Swim 

Starting October - Esquimalt Recreation will allow families/bubbles to rent the lap and lifestyle pools for a “Bubble Swim” at an hourly rate ($125/hour) on Saturday afternoons. Call 250.412.8505 or email [email protected] to book.