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Guide to Swimming in Kingston


Artillery Park, 382 Bagot Street, 613-546-4291, ext. 1700

Artillery Park has two pools; the leisure pool: 15 metres, warmer water temperatures, bubble bench, spray features, ramped access, salt water treatment and the Vicki Keith pool: 25 metres, 6 lanes, diving board, starting blocks, ramped access, salt water treatment.

Toonie Swims on May 12-June 30 from 7:00pm to 8:25pm. Leisure swim times vary.

Tomlinson Aqua Park , 303 York Street

One of the advantages that the Memorial Centre’s pool facilities have over Artillery Park is that they’re fully outside, meaning you can swim while soaking up sun. It also means, though, that the pool closes for inclement weather such as thunderstorms. When it’s open, though, swimmers have access to a lap pool and leisure pool, as well as a shallow toddler area, diving board, and an impressive ten-metre water slide.

Price: An adult day pass is $7.75,

Open on the weekends in June only and everyday from June 27-September 5.

The ARC at Queen’s, 284 Earl Street, 613-533-2500: If swimming for you is all about getting fit, the pool at the ARC has you covered. At 25 by 38 metres, the pool is plenty spacious for laps. The facility also offers recreational swimming alongside classes and camps. The downside? The timing is tight: recreational swimming is only open for two hours in the morning and two and a half in the evening. Swimming and lifeguarding classes are offered.

Price: Adults can drop in for $10.00 or FREE with your ActivPass

Check out the ARC website for full schedule details.

Remember! Grade 5 and 9’s can use their ActivPass to swim for free!

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