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 the winter session is from January 13th to 17th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in person or by telephone at 902-769-2114 ext. 7172. Classes are from January 20th to March 16th. We reserve the right to cancel any course which does not meet the minumum number of registrations.

Red Cross Preschool ($68, 8 classes of 30 minutes)
Child must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver
Starfish 4 to 12 months (with parent)
must be able to hold their head up
Saturdays from 9:30 to 10:00
Duck 12 to 24 months (with parent) Saturdays from 9:30 to 10:00
Sea Turtle 24 to 36 months (with parent) Saturdays from 10:05 to 10:35
Without parent or caregiver participation
Sea Otter 3 to 5 years Saturdays from 9:00 to 9:30 or from 11:50 to 12:20
or Mondays from 5:15 to 5:45
Salamander 3 to 5 years Saturdays from 10:40 to 11:10 or from 12:25 to 12:55
or Mondays from 4:30 to 5:00
Sun Fish / Crocodile 3 to 5 years Saturdays from 10:40 to 11:10
or Wednesdays from 5:15 to 5:45
Whale 3 to 5 years Saturdays from 10:05 to 10:35
Red Cross Junior (6 to 14 years, 8 classes)
Level 1 30 minutes $68 Saturdays from 9:00 to 9:30 or 12:25 to 12:55
or Mondays from 5:30 to 6:00
Level 2 30 minutes $68 Saturdays from 11:15 to 11:45
or Wednesdays from 4:45 to 5:15
Level 3 30 minutes $68

Saturdays from 12:25 to 12:55
or Wednesdays from 4:15 to 4:45

Level 4 30 minutes $68 Saturdays from 10:40 to 11:10
or Mondays from 5:00 to 5:30
Levels 5 and 6 45 minutes $79 Saturdays from 11:15 to 12:00
or Mondays from 4:30 to 5:15
Levels 7 and 8 45 minutes $79 Wednesdays from 4:30 to 5:15
Levels 9 and 10 45 minutes $79

Saturdays from 11:15 to 12:00
or Wednesdays from 5:15 to 6:00

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 from 9:30 to 10:00
or Mondays from 4:00 to 4:30
or Wednesdays from 4:00 to 4:30
Cost: $162 (8 classes of 30 minutes)
$243 semi private (+/- 1 level)

Lifesaving Training

Bronze Cross
In this course, you will continue your rescue training. Prerequisite: Bronze medallion

Date and time to be determined Cost:$100

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.


Aquaform in shallow water

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:50 to 11:20
November 5th to April 30th
$125 / Free for members

Aquaform in deep water

Wednesdays from 10:30 to 11:30
November 6th to April 29th
$65 / Free for members

Aquaforme with Réanne Titus

Tuesdays from 7h30 à 8h30 PM
From January 7th to February 25th
$30 for the session (8 weeks) / $5 per session
Free for members