Swimming Pool

Vue de la piscine à partir d'un angle de plongée.

Due to the new restrictions announced by the Ontario government on December 21, 2020, our sports facilities will be closed until further notice as of December 24, 2020.  This closure includes all recreational facilities in Montpetit Hall (fitness centre, gyms, dance studios, pool), the Minto Sports Complex (access to the medical clinic currently remains available) and the Lees Dome. The programming that was previously scheduled in these facilities will also be suspended.

We recognize this is disappointing and hope to welcome you back into our facilities once conditions allow. 

The Aquatic Centre contains a 50 metres by 18 metres Olympic size swimming pool. During most activities, a mobile wall divides the pool in two equal sections of 25 meters by 18 meters. The shallow end varies from 1.4 to 1.6 meters in depth and the deep end varies from 2 to 5 meters in depth. There is a diving tower with platforms at 3 and 5 metres.

You can borrow kick boards, and lifejackets free of charge.


Sports Services is proud to provide accessible services and facilities to persons with disabilities

Shower Policy

Each bather must take a shower using warm water and soap and thoroughly rinse off all soap before entering the pool area. Regulation 565, s.19 (5)

Serious Medical Conditions

Users of our facilities must ensure they are fit to participate in physical activities. Those with a condition affecting their ability to participate must take appropriate safety precautions for their own safety. Any person with a serious medical condition should be accompanied by an adult knowledgeable of their condition and responsible for their direct supervision.

Patrons using this facility do so at their own risk. The University of Ottawa does not accept responsibility for related risks or injuries.

Read the Admission Policy

Interested in visiting the pool?

Admission Costs:

  • Free for Sports Services members and full-time staff.
  • $5 for non-members

Visit our swimming activities page for more information.

Interested in renting the pool?

Contact Sports Services Reservations

Fill out this form

See below for our rental rates. There are fees to rent the aquatic facility and fees for our lifeguard staff to supervise your group.

Facility Non-Prime Time (Monday to Friday 6:00 - 16:00 and 7 days/week 23:00 - 24:00) + applicable taxes Prime Time (Monday to Friday 5:30 -8:30,  16:00-23:00, Saturday and Sunday 5:30-23:00) + applicable taxes
Pool (25m) N/A $89.91
Pool (50m) $137.29 $175.30
Swim Meet (50m only) $350.57 $350.57

* Swim Meet rental rate Includes 3 lifeguards, pool set-up and take down, refurbishing and a class room for officials depending on availability

Staff Hourly Rental Rates

Staff Price
Lifeguard $21.78
Specialized Instructor (Subject to availability) Based on Specialized Instructor
Sports Facilities Supervisor $35.65

Effective from September 1st, 2019 to August 31st, 2020.


Montpetit Hall
125, University Private, Suite 039
Ottawa ON
K1N 6N5

Contact us

For question please contact the Reservation and Administration officer at sportres@uottawa.ca, by fax at 613-562-5496 or by phone at 613-562-5948.