City of Belleville, 265 Cannifton Road, Belleville ON K8N 4V8 Tel: 613-966-4632 TTY: 613-771-9781 Fax: 613-967-3207

Aquatic Programs & Recreational Swimming (recreational swimming, swimming lessons, aquafit)

NOW AVAILABLE: Inclusion Services for Children wanting to participate in Swimming Lessons – The City of Belleville will partner your child with a volunteer so they can participate in regular swimming lessons. Contact the Aquatics Coordinator for more information at 613-967-3200 x 3823

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Download: Spring & Summer Playbook – Aquatics Pages or click to the right of this page for a complete listing of all of our spring & summer programs.

Click here for the Recreational Swim Schedule

Public Swims: Everyone is welcome to come out and have fun at the pool! Lanes may be available for lap swimming, if space allows.

Family Swims (not all pools open): Come swimming with the whole family! All children under the age 16 must be accompanied by an adult who remains in the pool with them.

Therapy Open Swims: Come enjoy the warmth of the therapy pool, sit by the jets or take a swim in the lanes. Fully wheelchair accessible and is great for relaxing! Please be mindful of swimmers doing therapy. No balls, tubes or boisterous play.

Lane Swims: Come and do some laps in the slow, medium or fast lanes. The number of lanes available vary depending on othe programs in the pool.

Senior’s Swims: Enjoy a swim in our Therapy pool while you chat with friends! 1/2 of main pool may be used for other programs or school groups.

Pool Admissions Policy

  • • All NON-SWIMMERS must remain in the shallow end. Floatation devices are not allowed in the deep end.
    • Any child under 7 years must have a parent/guardian within arms reach at ALL times.
    • Children between the ages of 7-9 years must pass the facility swim test otherwise they are required to have
    a parent/guardian within arms reach.
    • Children between the ages of 7-9 years who can pass the facility swim test, require a parent/guardian to
    remain in the aquatic facility at all times. All rental groups are responsible for having Emergency contact
    information for all participants (forms provided)
    • Any child swimming alone in the facility must be a minimum of 10 years of age.
    • All swimmers will be required to wear a coloured wristband (red, yellow, green) while swimming, as outlined
    in diagrams above.

Serious Medical Conditions: Those with serious medical conditions should be accompanied by an individual
knowledgeable of their condition and responsible for their direct supervision.

What to wear? Proper bathing attire means bathing attire only. Sorry, no street clothes, shoes or undergarments. No
bare feet outside of the pool deck or changerooms. All children not toilet trained must wear an article of clothing
(with elastic legs) and/or a swim diaper that will keep fecal matter contained in the event of a fouling. These can be
purchased at our customer service desk for $2.00. No disposable diapers are permitted. We ask that people please
tie back long hair while swimming.

Pool Foulings: In the event of a pool fouling, we must close the pool to properly sanitize the water. Unfortunately
these events are unpredictable and the pool can be closed anywhere from 1 hour to 13 hours. Health Department Regulations: These regulations are posted on the entrance to the pool deck and on the pool deck and must be followed. Showers are mandatory prior to entry and re-entry to the pool by all bathers.

Lane Swimming Etiquette: Swim in an empty lane if there is one available and if you need to share a lane, let the
swimmer/swimmers already in the lane know you’re getting in by standing on the edge of the pool or by dangling your
foot in the pool.
• Choose a lane with swimmers who are swimming at your pace and always swim in a counter-clockwise circle.
• To pass someone, tap their feet and when it is safe to do so, swim past them. Do not pass if there is the
possibility of meeting a swimmer travelling in the opposite direction.
• Do not speed up if someone tries to pass you and do not swim directly behind the swimmer ahead of you, as this
may result in injuries.
• Do not use another swimmer’s equipment unless they give you permission to do so.
• Swim using strokes that are appropriate for the number of swimmers in your lane. (For example, do not use fly if
there are other people in your lane.)
• Be polite. Explain lane swimming etiquette to other swimmers in a courteous manner and if you have any questions, please feel free to ask a lifeguard.

Pool Admissions Policy

Pool Closure Dates Due To Holidays, Maintenance and Swim Meets: 

March 30, May 21st all day, June 23rd from 8:00am – 4:00pm, July 1st all day
August 25-September 16 – Annual Pool Maintenance

Holiday Pool Schedule
March 31, April 1 & 2, May 19 & 20th, July 2

10:30am – 12:00pm – Public Swim & Lane Swim
12:30pm – 2:00pm – Public Swim & Lane Swim
2:30pm – 3:55pm – Public Swim & Lane Swim
Swimmers are required to pay for each individual swim if wanting to attend more than

PA Day Extra Swims
April 13th, May 18th, June 29th

1:00 – 2:00pm & 3:00 – 4:00pm
Only Main Pool & Preschool Pool are Open

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Changeroom Closures for  Cleaning

The following changerooms will be closed for cleaning and maintenance:
Men’s: 5:00-9:00am 1st Tuesday of each month (you can use the family changeroom – there is no public nudity)
Women’s: 5:00-9:00am 2nd Tuesday of each month (you can use the family changeroom – there is no public nudity)
Family: 5:00-9:00am 3rd Tuesday of each month (you can use the men’s or women’s)

General Swimming Lesson InformationKids in Pool

  • Please note that where age is a prerequisite for a program, participants must be the correct age by the first day of the program.
  • We ask that your child not eat within one hour prior to their lesson.
  • If your child is ill, please do not bring them to their lesson.
  • All un-toilet trained children MUST wear a rubber pant under their bathing suit. Protection MUST be worn to prevent fouling of the pool and disposable diapers are not allowed.
  • Should someone vomit or defecate in the pool, we are required to close the pool.
  • PLEASE DO NOT bring any NUT products.
  • All food, beverages and outdoor footwear are not allowed on the pool deck.
  • Make up lessons will only be done for private lessons or if we have to close the pool due to unforeseen circumstances.
  • Classes may be cancelled one week prior to their start date due to low registration. If your class is cancelled, you will receive a phone call.
  • Everyone must take a shower before entering the pool.
  • Your child may need to repeat a level to ensure they have mastered all the required skills.
  • Save time and obtain your FREE Wellness Passport for access into the pool area.
  • Thank you for helping us keep the pool area clean.

We hope that you enjoy your lessons with Belleville Recreation, Culture & Community Services. If you have any questions, you can reach us at 613-966-4632.

Red Cross Swimming Lesson Information 

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Download: Spring & Summer Playbook – Aquatics Section – Click Here 


Aqua Fitness Programs! Parkinson’s & Movement Disorder Therapy Fitness: This therapeutic class is for anyone with neuromuscular movement disorders such as MS, Stroke, Huntington’s
Disease or Parkinson’s. This class will work on slow movements, increasing balance and will utilize a variety of equipment to assist you during the class. We suggest participants bring
someone who can assist them in the pool, free of charge.

Dance – The Aquatic Way – Learn new skills from ballet, ballroom, latin and jazz, exiting for all ages and it can be a great way to burn calories and stay fit. Great for function, balance, posture, flexibility and cardio training! No partner needed.

Men’s Therapy Fitness: This class is for all the guys who want to benefit from our therapy fitness classes which is taught in the therapy pool. The class focuses on range of motion, flexibility and gentle exercises for muscle tone. Don’t forget you can still attend any of our other classes too!

Aqua Fitness & Senior’s Aqua Fitness: This class is taught in our Main Pool and offers a full body workout. Equipment such as pool noodles and dumbbells may be used as well as a variety of intensity levels for all fitness levels. Get ready to dance, jump and splash your way to a healthy lifestyle.

Therapy Fitness: This class is taught in our Therapy Pool
where the water temperature is kept at 90 degrees. The class focuses on range of motion, flexibility and gentle exercises for muscle tone.

Deep Aqua Fitness
: This class is taught in the deep end of the Main Pool and is the best class for getting into shape. Stay afloat by using an aqua belt or noodle and feel your muscles burn!

Aqua Mind & Body: This class taught in the Therapy Pool will explore movements taken from the disciplines of Tai Chi, Yoga or Pilates to help control breathing, increase flexibility, core
stability, coordination, and muscular endurance. Enhance your posture using the relaxing and healing properties of water.

Aqua Cross Training: This class is taught in the main pool and you will use steps, gloves, fins and receive a full body workout including increasing balance, strength and flexibility.
Crunch your Lunch: Come at lunch time and workout your full body by using your core muscles.

Crunch your Lunch: Come at lunch time and workout your full body by using your core muscles.

If you are unsure whether your program is running, if you are dropping into a program or during inclement weather, please check for cancellations.

Click here for the Recreational Swim Schedule & Aqua Fitness Schedule