Recreational Swimming

Looking for a fun and relaxing way to spend a couple of hours? Enjoy casual swimming with your family in our warm leisure pool. What a great family activity! We offer open, adult/ lap swims, as well as disabled swims. 

Please note: you must meet our in-pool parent-to-child ratios in order to attend a recreational swim.

To avoid disappointment, please consult our swim ratio poster (pdf) for details on parent: child ratio for various ages and abilities before attending a rec swim.

New! Swim Saturdays

Following “Play Free”, a new initiative from the City of Ottawa to allow more opportunities for children and youth to be active, Dovercourt will offer free Saturday swims for ages 0 – 17yrs from June 3 to December 30, 2023.

Please continue to book your swims up to 7 days in advance. The fees for kids/ youth for those swims have been adjusted accordingly.


  • Swimmers must pre-book their spots in all swims.
  • Change rooms and showers are available to participants before & after swimming.
  • Lifejackets are be available to use.

Rec Swim schedule – Sep. 16 – Dec. 22, 2023

Please book your swims ahead, up to 7 days in advance.

Please note that we are cashless. If you don’t have a pool pass, you can pay for your swims using a credit card or debit card.

Book a swim

Book online up to one week in advance.

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