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2020 Guide to Swimming

Here is everything you need to know about swimming in the city this summer.

Swimming Lessons

The eGuide for the COVID-modified swimming lessons is now online, with weekly sessions begining on Monday, July 20. To register, visit: Ottawa.ca/recreation and click on spring and summer 2020 recreation programs.

Splash Pads

All city Splash pads were activated in mid-June. Click here to find the splash pad closest to you.

Wading Pools

All 53 city wading pools were opened as of July 13, 2020. However, due to capacity restrictions, pool attendants will assign 30-minute time slots on a first come, first serve, basis. If demand is low, swimmers may be able to extend for an additional 30-minutes. Click here to find the wading pool closest to you.

Beaches

Lifeguards and water-testing resumed at city-run beaches on June 27, with daily service from noon to 7 pm. Burgers and ice cream are also available at Mooney’s Bay. Click here for information on the city-run beaches.

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