The Pool

Université Sainte-Anne has a semi-Olympic-sized pool with three diving boards, respectively 1, 3 and 5 meters high.

Several activities are available to students and the community at large: public swims, adult swims and parent-child swims.

Moreover, we offer the following courses, as needed and as requested:

  • Red Cross Instructor
  • Bronze Medallion
  • Bronze Cross
  • Lifesaving Instructor
  • National Lifeguard

The pool is available for rent and gift cards are also available.

Pool Admission Policy New

The Pool admission policy is applicable to all recreational swims and pool rentals.

To ensure swimmers have a pleasant and safe experience, the Centre Sportif de l’Université Sainte-Anne has now in place the following policy:

  • Children under 54" (137 cm) must be accompanied in the water by a responsible adult. (A responsible adult is defined as a person of at least 15 years of age who stays within arm's reach of the child for whom they assume responsibility).
  • An adult may assume responsibility for a maximum of 5 children.

Special swimmer test

Swimmers shorter than 54" (137 cm), but are at least 8 years old may be designated special swimmers by passing a swim test. This designation allows them to swim unaccompanied by an adult.

To be designated as a special swimmer, the child must show:

  • That he or she can swim 50 m meters continuously (2 lengths of this pool) ;
  • That heor she can tread water, keeping airway above water, for 1 minute;
  • That heor she knows and can apply the pool rules.

The special swimmer swim test may only be administered by staff of la piscine de l’Université Sainte-Anne. Other swim tests completed in other circumstances do not guarantee a status of special swimmer.

Though we allow special swimmers to swim unaccompanied, the staff and institution would like to stress that it is always advised to swim with a buddy.

We appreciate your collaboration in this matter and wish you a good swim!

Swimming Lessons Red Cross

Registration for Fall swimming lessons will be from September 24th to 28th from 10:00 to 4:00, in person or by telephone at 902-769-2114, ext. 7172. Classes will be held from October 2nd to November 28th (no classes on October 31st). The complete schedule will be ext.d on this page soon!

Did you know we offer a free swimming-level evaluation? Whether it’s your first time, or you haven’t taken a lesson in a long time, contact us before you register to get a free evaluation and ensure you’re registered in the level that’s right for you.

Private Lessons

Private lessons are available for anyone at any swim level who would like to reap the benefits of personalized one-on-one instruction. Please contact the Centre Sportif for more information.

Available times: Saturdays at 9:00 am or 9:30 am
Cost: $162 (8 classes of 30 minutes)

Lifesaving Training

  • Bronze Star

    Candidates will learn to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation and develop self-rescue skills that will help save their own life. Minimum age: 10.

    Tuesdays, April 17 to June 19 | 6:30pm to 7:30pm | Cost : $75

  • Bronze Medallion

    In this course, you will gain an understanding of the key principles of rescue training. Prerequisite: Bronze Star or minimum 13 years old on or before June 21.

    Thursdays, April 19 to June 21 | 7:00pm to 9:00pm | Cost :$100

  • Bronze Cross

    This is a required course for the National Lifeguard Certificate. Prerequisite: Bronze Medallion.

    Thursdays, April 19 to June 21 | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Cost : $100

Swimming 50+

July and August 2018

Tuesdays and Thursdays
10:30 to 11:15
Canceled August 13 to 17
Members : free
Passes : $45.00
Daily: $6.00