Swimming & Aquatics

Whether you are looking for swimming lessons, want to become a lifeguard, or just looking for some space to swim lengths, we’ve got the program and facility for you. 

Jump in for a swim at any one of our indoor pools or cool off during the summer in our outdoor pools.

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Our Pools

Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex

City Centre Aquatic Complex 

ONE Pass CardDrop-In Schedules & Fees

ONE PASS

ONE PASS provides access to all of our facilities and drop-in fitness programs, such as drop-in basketball, swimming and ice skating. 

Pool Schedules

These schedules are subject to change without notice. Please check for updates with the facility:​

Swimming Lessons

Swimming LessonAll our swimming lessons are listed in the Aquatic Grids (see below). Other aquatic programs are listed in the aquatics section of our Program Guide.

City Centre Aquatic Complex

Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex

Swim Lessons for Home Learners

Take swim lessons during the day when the pool is quiet! We're offering swim lessons during the day at times ideal for home school students/home learners. Register online, over the phone (604-927-4386) or visit one of our recreation facilities to register in person

Date: Fridays, Oct. 19 – Dec. 21
Location: City Centre Aquatic Complex

Swim Kids 1 | 11 – 11:30 a.m. | $44.40 | 632855 | Register Now

Swim Kids 2 | 11 – 11:30 a.m. | $44.40 | 632898 | Register Now

Swim Kids 3 | 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. | $44.40 | 632939 | Register Now

Swim Kids 4 | 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. | $44.40 | 632981 | Register Now

Swim Kids 5 | 12 – 12:45 p.m. | $55.05 | 633012 | Register Now

Swim Kids 6 | 12 – 12:45 p.m. | $55.05 | 633142 | Register Now

Swim Kids 7 | 12 – 12:45 p.m. | $55.05 | 633162 | Register Now

Swim Kids 8 | 12 – 12:45 p.m. | $55.05 | 633183 | Register Now

Swim Kids 9 | 12 – 12:45 p.m. | $55.05 | 633193 | Register Now

Swim Kids 10 | 12 – 12:45 p.m. | $55.05 | 633205 | Register Now

Swim Instructor Courses

Water Safety Instructor (WSI)

Prepares the candidate to teach the Red Cross Swim Kids. Prerequisites: AWSI, 15+ years | Register Now!

Lifesaving Instructor (LSI)

Get the training you need to teach and evaluate the Canadian Swim Patrol program, Bronze programs, Fitness and Excellent programs. Includes practical teaching experience.16+ years | Register Now!

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 | Register Now

Bronze Medallion

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

Bronze Cross

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

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 | Register Now!

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 | Register Now

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 |​ Register Now

Program Guide

Fall + Winter 2018 PG Cover2018 Fall/Winter Program Guide

Register now now for fall and winter programs (September to December). View available programs in our Fall/Winter 2018 Program Guide (download). You can also pick up a printed copy of the guide from our recreation facilities.

2019 Program Guide - Winter + Spring - WEB Cover2019 Winter/Spring Program Guide

Coquitlam's 2019 Winter/Spring Program Guide will be available online by Wednesday, Oct. 31. You can pick up a printed copy of the guide from our recreation facilities starting Monday, Nov. 5. 

Registration for winter and spring programs (January to April) begins Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 12 a.m. for online registration and 6 a.m. for in person or phone registration. 

In person registration is available at the following locations: