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! 

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.

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

Wednesday
July 1

Wednesday
July 1

Wednesday
July 1 

Wednesday
July 1

 

Wednesday
July 1

Public Swimming

12:00pm-1:00pm - Older Adult Swim

1:00pm-2:30pm - Public Swim

2:30pm-2:45pm - Closed Clean/Sanitize

2:45pm-4:15pm - Public Swim

4:15pm-4:30pm - Closed Clean/Sanitize

4:30pm-6:00pm - Public Swim

 

12:00pm-1:00pm - Older Adult Swim

1:00pm-2:30pm - Public Swim

2:30pm-2:45pm - Closed Clean/Sanitize

2:45pm-4:15pm - Public Swim

4:15pm-4:30pm - Clean/Sanitize

4:30pm-6:00pm - Public Swim

12:00pm-1:00pm - Older Adult Swim

1:00p-2:30pm - Public Swim

2:30pm-2:45pm - Closed Clean/Sanitize

2:45pm-4:15pm - Public Swim

4:15pm-4:30pm - Clean/Sanitize

4:30pm-6:00pm - Public Swim

12:00pm-1:00pm - Older Adult Swim

1:00pm-2:30pm - Public Swim

2:30pm-2:45pm - Closed Clean/Sanitize

2:45pm-4:15pm - Public Swim

4:15pm-4:30pm - Closed Clean/Sanitize

4:30pm-6:00pm - Public Swim

12:00pm-1:00pm - Senior Swim (50+)

2:30pm-2:45pm - Closed Clean/Sanitize

2:45pm-4:15pm - Public Swim

4:15pm-4:30pm - Closed Clean/Sanitize

4:30pm-6:00pm - Public Swim

Adult Swimming

12 pm - 1 pm

 12pm - 1pm

12 pm - 1 pm

 12pm - 1pm 
Splash Pad

9 am - 5 pm
Opening June 20

9 am - 5 pm
Opening June 20

9 am - 5 pm
Opening June 20

9 am - 5 pm
Opening June 20

 

Group Swimming Lessons

 

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Private Swimming Lessons

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Closing Date

Sunday August 30

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


Pool Admission and Supervision Standards

Four young students sit poolside with their instructor

Older Adult Swim (20+yrs)

Older Adult Lane Swim Schedule:

Adult Lane Swim will take place daily from 12:00 to 1:00 pm at the following pools:

 Mitchelson Park Pool, 3800 Springdale Avenue, 905-358-9850

Prince Charles Pool, 6320 Arad Street, 905-354-8104

H. Leslie Pool, 5250 Valley Way, 905-356-6217

Niagara Falls Lions Club Pool, 4981 Drummond Road, 905-358-5385

Reserve your spot

  • Swimmers must make reservations in order to participate in the lane swim.
  • Please call your preferred pool, phone numbers are listed above, the day before to reserve your lane for Adult Lane Swim.
  • Reservations will be for a 30-minute block of time for each person.
  • No reservations will be accepted after 5:00 pm

Older Adult Swim 50+ Open Swim Hour at  Buck Hinsperger Pool

The City of Niagara Falls is now offering an older adult (50+) open swim hour at Buck Hinsperger Pool from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Reserve your spot

  • Swimmers must make reservations the day before in order to participate in the open swim time. No reservations will be accepted after 5:00 pm.
  • Please call the pool at 905-295-7063 to participate in the swim.
  • Reservations will be for a 1-hour open swim (maximum of 20 people)

Public Swimming 2020

Patrons will enter and exit the pools through the side gates. Signage will direct you at each pool

Upon accessing the pool deck patrons are required to answer some screening questions as well as use hand sanitizer which will be provided

Access to the change rooms will be limited. Patrons will arrive in their bathing suits having showered at home

There will be a reduced amount of bather loads at each pool to establish a Social Distance Capacity

Patrons will walk through the changeroom areas and have access to the washrooms and hand sinks only

Personal belongings will be stored on the pool deck

Benches on the pool deck will be decommissioned 

All diving boards as per Niagara Regional Health will be decommissioned for the summer

Patrons are to bring their own goggles if required

Signage will be prominently placed on the pool deck as well as in the washrooms reminding people to keep a 2m distance from others

Staff will evacuate the pool every hour and a half to sanitize high touch areas including door handles, handrails, countertops, restroom doors, faucets, sinks, toilets, light switches and pool ladders

 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 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

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.