** Wibit Swim is in place of Open Swim one Saturday out of each month, beginning at 2pm on those days.
About Public Swimming
- Adult Lane Swims marked with an asterisk (*) indicate that only lanes 1 to 3 are available, while other programs will take place in lane 4 to 5 and/or in the wading pool at that time.
- Portage Pool cancels all regular public swims and programs on statutory holidays. Instead, there is an open swim from 1 to 4 pm.
Types of Public Swims
- Open Swim
All pools and amenities are available for use. The main pool is divided width-wise by a buoy line indicating the deep end and shallow end.
- Toonie Swim
An open swim at the reduced cost of $2 per person.
- Family Friday Open Swim
On Family Fridays (following the Northern Lights Public Schools’ schedule), an additional open swim is added to the schedule. For dates and times, visit our Facebook page or consult the Community Activity Guide.
- Safety Drill Swims
Low-cost swims offered throughout the year designed to help pool staff practice their emergency response skills. All guests swimming will be asked to participate in a mock emergency scenario. Check Facebook for scheduled Safety Drill Swims.
- Wibit Swim
The Wibit Aquatrack is set up in the main pool. No other swimming is permitted in the main pool at this time. The wading pool, hot tub, and steam room are available as usual. Please see the Aquatrack Info page for rules and admission. For a list of Wibit Swim dates, visit our Facebook page or consult the Community Activity Guide.
- Women-Only Lane Swim
Women of all ages plus children of any gender ages 6 and younger are welcome at this time. The swim is supervised by female lifeguards only. Blinds are pulled down and a barrier is placed across the viewing area for privacy.
- Adult Lane Swim
The main pool is divided into lanes by speed for directional lane swimming. The hot tub and steam room are available. However, the wading pool is closed. Youth and teens are permitted as long as they participate in directional swimming and follow all rules.
- Lane Swim
The pool is set up the same as for Adult Lane Swim. However, the wading pool is also available for families with toddlers.
To see details about types of memberships, restrictions, and where to use them, click here. Please refer to Admission and Supervision standards for children at Portage Pool.
|Toddlers (0-3)||Child/Youth (4-17)||Adult (18-59)||Student/ Senior (60+)||Family|