Swimming & Aquatics

home-alertCOVID-19: Things are evolving daily and the page below may not be current, get the latest updates on City facilities, services and programs at coquitlam.ca/covid19.

Note also that many services are available online to continue to serve the community at this time.

Impact of COVID-19 on Programs

Limited access to City of Coquitlam recreation facilities will begin in mid-August. This includes registered access to two arenas at Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex (PSLC) arenas, the pool at City Centre Aquatic Centre, and the fitness studios and weight rooms at both locations, along with modified participation in parks volunteer programs. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Our Pools

Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex

City Centre Aquatic Complex 

ONE Pass CardDrop-in Swimming & Fees

ONE PASS Admission Fees

The ONE PASS provides access to all of our facilities and drop-in programs, including swimming, skating, drop-in fitness and sports.

Drop-in Swimming

View the Drop-in Activities page for drop-in swimming options. Schedules are subject to change without notice. Please check for updates with the facility. 

Swimming Lessons & Lifeguard Certification Courses

Lifeguard Flow ChartLifeguard Certification

Interested in becoming a lifeguard? Follow these steps  to become a certified lifeguard.

Bronze Star

Basic lifesaving. Excellent preparations for success in Bronze Medallion. 8 – 12 years

Bronze Medallion

Learn basic water rescue, first aid and resuscitation techniques. Prerequisites: 13+ Years or Bronze Star

Bronze Cross

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

Standard First Aid with CPR-C

Primary and secondary assessment skills, personal protective equipment, rescue breathing, one and two rescurer CPR and more! 14+ years

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 C, 16+ years

National Lifeguard: Water Park

Trains and prepares lifeguards in safety supervision and rescue in a waterpark environment. Prerequisites: NL Core & Pool Option issued within 2 years, recommend CPR C issued within a year, 16+ years