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Swimming lessons

COVID-19 Restart: indoor pools

Most indoor pools are open. Kensington Pool will not reopen during the pandemic.

The safety of patrons is still our number one priority. Swimming lessons for children, youth, and adults are not being offered at this time.

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Masks are mandatory in our facilities at all times, even if you are vaccinated, with the exception of those under the age of 12. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided at the front desk.


No-show guidelines

May 7, 2021: Due to the limited number of available recreation sessions and to allow more community members to enjoy our facilities, no-show guidelines apply to all registered fitness, pool, and rink sessions.

Effective May 8, 2021, customers will be able to withdraw online at vanrec.ca from all Park Board fitness, pool, and rink sessions with a scheduled start date of May 11 and onward.

Learn more about the no-show guidelines

We offer a large selection of swimming lessons at 9 pools across Vancouver. All swimming lessons offered follow the Red Cross Swim program and was designed to offer age-appropriate learning, focus on safety and comfort, and skills that help you and your child to develop a healthy lifestyle through swimming. 

Unsure about what level to register in?  All indoor pools provide a complimentary swim assessment service during public swim times. Assessments take between 5 to 10 minutes and children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian in the water.

Swimming lessons are grouped into four age groups:

Register online or in person at any Park Board recreation facility, including facilities without a pool.