Recreational Swims - YMCA of Three Rivers Waterloo Region

Recreational Swims

Enjoy a wide variety of recreational swim activities in our 25 metre lane pool, or leisure pool.


See our Program Schedule for swim days and times.

Family Swim

A great opportunity for families to be active and have fun together.  Children under 16 years old must be accompanied in the pool by a parent/caregiver 16 yrs or older, regardless of the children's ability to complete the swim test. Maximum 1:4 parent to child ratio for children over 6 years old. Children under 6 must be directly supervised at a 1:2 parent to child ratio.

Open Swim

Open to members and day pass users.  Children 5 and under must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times.  Children 6-9 must be accompanied in the water by a parent/guardian unless they have successfully completed a swim test administered by the lifeguard on the pool deck. Parents must remain on deck to ensure their child has passed the swim test. Once the swim test has been passed, parents must remain in the pool enclosure. Please see Aquatic Admission Standards for more details.

Lane Swim

Participants must be 13 yrs or older. Pool is set up with lane markers and speed indicators (fast, medium, slow, & leisure swim). Swimmers swim in circuits staying to the right hand side. Bubble pool is available.

Leisure Swim

For members, their guests and daypass users who are 13 yrs and older in the leisure pool.

Parent/Caregiver & Tot Swim

This recreational swim is open to parents/caregivers and their preschoolers under the age of 5. Maximum 1:2 parent to child ratio. Non-toilet trained children must wear a swim diaper.