Information regarding The University of Ottawa’s Olympic size swimming pool.

The Aquatic Centre contains a 50 metres by 18 metres Olympic size swimming pool. During most activities, a mobile wall divides the pool in two equal sections of 25 meters by 18 meters. The shallow end varies from 1.4 to 1.6 meters in depth and the deep end varies from 2 to 5 meters in depth. There is a diving tower with platforms at 3 and 5 metres. 

You can borrow kick boards, and lifejackets free of charge. 

Sports Services is proud to provide accessible services and facilities to persons with disabilities 

Shower Policy

Each bather must take a shower using warm water and soap and thoroughly rinse off all soap before entering the pool area. Regulation 565, s.19 (5) 

Serious Medical Conditions

Users of our facilities must ensure they are fit to participate in physical activities. Those with a condition affecting their ability to participate must take appropriate safety precautions for their own safety. Any person with a serious medical condition should be accompanied by an adult knowledgeable of their condition and responsible for their direct supervision. 

Patrons using this facility do so at their own risk. The University of Ottawa does not accept responsibility for related risks or injuries. 

Read the Admission Policy 

Interested in renting the pool?

Contact Sports Services Reservations 

[email protected]

 See below for our rental rates. There are fees to rent the aquatic facility and fees for our lifeguard staff to supervise your group. 

Facility Non-Prime Time (Monday to Friday 6:00 - 16:00 and 7 days/week 23:00 - 24:00) + applicable taxes Prime Time (Monday to Friday 5:30 -8:30,  16:00-23:00, Saturday and Sunday 5:30-23:00) + applicable taxes 
Pool (25m) N/A $89.91 
Pool (50m) $137.29 $175.30 
Swim Meet (50m only) $350.57 $350.57 

* Swim Meet rental rate Includes 3 lifeguards, pool set-up and take down, refurbishing and a class room for officials depending on availability 

Staff Hourly Rental Rates 

Staff Price 
Lifeguard $21.78 
Specialized Instructor (Subject to availability) Based on Specialized Instructor 
Sports Facilities Supervisor $35.65 

Effective from September 1st, 2021 to August 31st, 2022. 

Contact us


Montpetit Hall 
125, University Private, Suite 039 
Ottawa ON 
K1N 6N5 

For question please contact the Reservation and Administration officer at [email protected], by fax at 613-562-5496 or by phone at 613-562-5948.