Swimming & Aquatics

Virtual Facility Tours

Visitors can now explore the accessibility features of our aquatic facilities from the comfort of home with our new virtual facility tours. They can be found on the menu options on the right hand side of this page. 

Keep our Pools Clean

All of our pools are maintained in accordance with established health guidelines and standards, and are chlorinated to maintain safe and hygienic environments.

Do your part in keeping our pools safe and clean – take a shower before using our pools.

Aquatic activities help contribute to healthy and active citizens by providing exercise and social interactions. Whether you want to swim laps, participate in an Aqua Fit class, or simply relax in the hot tub or sauna, Coquitlam’s aquatic facilities have something for everyone.

Coquitlam’s aquatic services include two indoor facilities: City Centre Aquatic Complex and Poirier Sports and Leisure Complex. In the summer, you can visit our  outdoor pools, too.

Indoor Pools

Outdoor Pools

  1. Click here or on the image above to find a program and register. To look up specific programs, search by the course ID# or program name under “keyword” in the registration system. For the best online registration experience, please use Google Chrome. 

Lifeguard Certification

If you are interested in becoming a lifeguard or swim instructor, view the How to Become a Lifeguard or Swim Instructor (PDF) to see the steps required.  Go to the online registration system to see program availability.

Bronze Star

  • Basic lifesaving
  • Excellent preparations for success in Bronze Medallion
  • Requirements: Ages 8 to 12 years

Bronze Medallion

  • Learn basic water rescue, first aid and resuscitation techniques.
  • Prerequisites: 13 years or older, or Bronze Star

Bronze Cross

  • Learn advanced lifesaving rescues and basic aquatic leadership skills.
  • Prerequisites: All ages, Bronze Medallion

Standard First Aid with CPR Level C

  • Learn primary and secondary assessment skills, personal protective equipment, rescue breathing, one and two rescuer Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and more
  • Prerequisites: Ages 14 years and older

National Lifeguard – Pool

  • Gain an understanding of the principles, good judgment, communication skills and a mature and responsible attitude toward the role of a lifeguard
  • Prerequisites: Bronze Cross, Standard First Aid with CPR Level C, 15 years and older

Swim and Lifesaving Instructor Combo

  • Trains candidates to teach both the Swim for Life and Bronze Medallion programs. 
  • Successful completion will result in both a Swim Instructor (SI) and a Lifesaving Instructor (LSI) certification.
  • Prerequisites: Bronze Cross, Standard First Aid with CPR Level C, 15 years and older