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Swimming pools

COVID-19 restart: indoor pools

July 9, 2021: Effective July 12, updated guidelines include:

  • Swim capacities increased across public swim sessions, length swims, and Aquafit
  • A limited number of drop-in sessions will be available in-person, on a first come, first served basis 
  • Drop-in sales will start 30 minutes before swim start time for all sessions
  • Registered spots will not be sold to drop-in customers 
  • Late entries will be accepted at any time during the session but all swimmers must leave at the designated end time
  • Swim types (length, public, older adults, Aquafit) will remain the same. Participants will be limited to the swim type that they were admitted for. 
  • Swimming lessons for preschoolers, children, and youths are available with limited capacities. Register for lessons.

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Masks are recommended in our facilities, and can be provided at the front desk.


Outdoor pools

Kitsilano, Second Beach, and New Brighton pools have increased capacities. Effective July 12, drop-in sessions at all outdoor pools will be available in-person, on a first come, first-served basis.

Advance online registration is highly recommended to secure a spot.

Plan a safe visit and learn about admission updates


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

All of our pools are maintained in accordance with established health guidelines and standards, and are chlorinated to maintain safe and hygienic environments.

Find a swimming pool in your neighbourhood

icon please note Click on the pin to get the facility's address and phone number. To see their public swim times, follow the link to their website and check their "view drop-in schedule" section.

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