Pools and Aquatics

The City of Niagara Falls strives to offer affordable and safe aquatic programs for the entire community. Public swimming is FREE of charge.

Scroll down for more information on the City’s aquatic opportunities for exercise, relaxation, learning and most of all—fun! 

ProgramsE.E. Mitchelson Park
3800 Springdale Avenue
Prince Charles Pool
6320 Arad Street
F.H. Leslie Pool
5250 Valley Way
Niagara Falls Lions Club
4981 Drummond Road
Buck Hinsperger Pool
3970 Welland Street
2020 Opening Dates

Friday
June 26

Friday
June 26

Saturday, June 20 
(12 pm - 6:00 pm)

Sunday, June 21 
(12 pm - 6:00 pm)

 

Friday
June 26

 

Friday
June 26

Public Swimming

1pm - 4:45pm

1 pm - 4:45 pm
6 pm - 7:50 pm

August 31 to September 6:
1 pm - 6 pm

1 pm - 4:45 pm
6 pm - 7:50 pm

August 31 to September 6:
1 pm - 6 pm

1 pm - 4:45 pm

6 - 7:50 pm

 

1 pm - 5 pm
6 pm - 7:50 pm

August 31 to September 6:
1 pm - 6 pm

Adult Swimming

12 pm - 1 pm

 

12 pm - 1 pm

  
Splash Pad

9 am - 8 pm
Opening June 1

9 am - 8 pm
Opening June 1

9 am - 8 pm
Opening June 1

9 am - 8 pm
Opening June 1

 

Group Swimming Lessons

9 am - 12 pm

6pm - 8pm 

Monday - Friday

No classes

9 am - 12 pm
Monday - Friday

SWIM TEAM ONLY -

5pm - 6pm

No classes

Private Swimming Lessons

5pm - 8:15pm

Monday - Friday

No classes

5pm - 6pm

No Classes

 
Closing Date

Sunday August 30

Saturday Septmeber 6thSunday September 6thSunday August 30Sunday September 6 

Red Cross Swim Lessons

The City of Niagara Falls is now offering Red Cross swim lessons for the 2020 summer season. Visit the links below for more program information:

Splash Pads

Kids playing in the Splash Pad at the MacBain Centre

Splash pads are located at MacBain Community Centre, Niagara Falls Lions Park, FH Leslie Park, Patrick Cummings Memorial Sports Complex, EE Mitchelson, Prince Charles and Chippawa Lions Parks. Splash pads will open by June 1, weather permitting (subject to change).

Pool Admission and Supervision Standards

Four young students sit poolside with their instructor

As recommended by the Lifesaving Society and the Coroner's Office the City of Niagara Falls enforces Admission and Supervision Standards. Please review the Admission and Supervision Standards before visiting our outdoor pools.

The City of Niagara Falls defines parent or guardian direct supervision as, in the water within arms reach and able to render immediate assistance. 

Swim Test

Swim a minimum of 3 widths of the pool of front crawl (or 2 widths at FH Leslie).

RED

Children under 9 years of age who DO NOT PASS the facility swim test MUST be accompanied in the water by a parent or guardian who is at least 16 years of age. Must remain in the shallow end of the pool.

Direct Supervision Ratios:

  • 0 to 6 years of age, 2:1
  • 7 to 9 years of age, 4:1

YELLOW

Children 0-6 years of age who PASS the facility swim test MUST be accompanied in the water by a parent or guardian who is at least 16 years of age.

Children age 10+ who DO NOT PASS the facility swim test MUST remain in shallow end of the pool.

Direct Supervision Ratios:

  • 0 to 6 years of age, 2:1
  • 7 to 9 years of age, 4:1

GREEN

Children 7, 8, 9 years of age and over who PASS the facility swim test may be admitted unaccompanied. Permitted in the deep end.

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RZone Policy and Incident Reports

The City of Niagara Falls has a policy in place for all of our facilities regarding the enforcement of vandalism, abuse, harassment and more. You can view the policy, brochure and incident report on the Niagara Falls RZone page.