Monday 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

2020 Pool News

2020 Lifeguards:

  • Abby Saunders – Manager
  • Katie McLay – Assistant Manager
  • Lia Heard
  • Taylor Malcolm
  • Ruth Meyer
  • Marly Verhoeve
  • Sophia Aslanidis
  • Ben Lemon
  • Daniel Boyle
  • Emma Roy
  • Vanessa Goodman

Swimming Lessons

UB1 offers lessons for all ages and swimming abilities including Bronze Medallion and Cross preparation courses.

Session 1 of swimming lessons begins Monday, July 6th. Sign up for session 1 will begin on Thursday July 3rd at 4pm. Sign up can be done in person at the pool or by phone at 519-725-5385. Please DO NOT email us to sign up for lessons. Email will no longer be accepted for lesson registration.

The 2020 summer lesson schedule is as follows:

Session 1 – Monday, July 6th to Friday, July 17th

Session 2 – Monday, July 20th to Friday, July 31st

Session 3 – Tuesday August 4th to Friday August 14th (No lessons on civic holiday August 3rd)

Session 4 – Monday August 17th to Friday August 28th

July & August free swim hours are as follows:

Mon-Fri: 1-9pm

Sat, Sun: 11am-9pm

Please note that in the last two weeks of August, the pool will close at 8:30pm.

Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross

UB1 will be offering both Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross from Monday August 31st to Friday September 4th. Registration will open to UB1 members only on May 1st, 2020. Registration for non-members will open on June 1st, 2020. Sign up will be done on a first come first serve basis after June 1st whether you are a UB1 member or not. Please email ub1guards@gmail.com to register.

Inclement Weather

The pool is closed immediately if thunder is heard or lightning is seen and remains closed for 30 minutes after the last rumble or lightning sighting.

The pool will be closed in excessive downpours of rain, or if the temperature is less than 17 degrees Celsius. This will be re-evaluated in four-hour increments (8am-12, 12-4pm, 4-8pm).

These temperature conditions will be following the University of Waterloo weather station.

Members may check these conditions on the UW website themselves, check the UB1 website, Facebook page, or call the pool to find out if the pool is open.

Pool Rules

  1. Please shower completely before entering the pool to help the guards keep the facilities clean and safe.
  2. All children wearing flotation devices must be within arm’s reach of their adult caregiver.
  3. All patrons swimming in the pool must have on proper swim attire. All infants/toddlers that require a diaper must wear swimmer diapers and proper swimwear.
  4. Supervision requirements for children are as follows:
    • Children aged 0-5: two children to one guardian (2:1),
    • Children aged 6-9 who are non-swimmers: four children to one guardian (4:1), or eight children with life jackets to one guardian (8:1).
  5. All children must perform a swim test (2 widths of the pool without stopping or touching) before being allowed in the deep end without a parent.
  6. Children must be born in 2012 or before to come to the pool on their own. Otherwise they must be supervised by a person 12 years or older.
  7. No one who has been infected with the following may enter the pool: open sores, diarrhea, athlete’s foot, or any contagious disease.
  8. If the patrolling lifeguard witnesses thunder or lightning, all patrons must remain out of the water for 30 minutes past the last sign of thunder or lightning.
  9. If a whistle is blown to clear the pool (a long whistle blast), patrons should move quickly and quietly to the grass area.
  10. If a member wishes to bring guests they are asked to please inform a lifeguard on duty.  All children will be asked to do a swim test.
  11. NO DIVING!
  12. No standing or sitting on the pool covers.
  13. No standing or sitting on the flutter boards.
  14. No shoulder rides.
  16. NO alcohol is permitted on the pool grounds.
  17. No chewing gum.
  18. Please take all garbage home with you.
  19. All patrons must adhere to all pool rules, policies, and procedures or risk being asked to leave the premises by a lifeguard on duty.

Swim Test

When a child feels ready to swim in the deep end, he or she must show a lifeguard on duty that he or she is able to swim two widths of the pool without stopping or touching the bottom. It is up to the lifeguard’s discretion whether or not the child is capable of swimming in the deep end safely.

Party Policy

At UB1, we welcome parties to be booked and offer the following options:

A. Outside of regular pool hours (WEEKENDS ONLY: 9am – 11 am in July and August, 9am-12pm in June), for a fee of $100, plus $20 per hour, per guard, paid directly to the guards on duty in cash. The minimum number of guards needed for a private party is 2, and dependent on the number of guests, more guards (arranged by the pool manager) may be required for safety reasons. *Flexible number of guests during these times

B. During pool hours, a maximum of 15 guests can attend a designated party and require an extra guard hired (arranged by the pool manager) and paid directly in cash at a rate of $20 per hour, plus a pool fee of $100. A maximum of two hours is allotted for parties during opening hours. A table will be reserved for your party guests to use.

Visiting UB1 is a privilege; the Member must register their guests with the attending guard or the privately hired guard and complete a swim test as required.

Guests will be provided with a colour coded bracelet by the attending guard to indicate that they are part of the event, have passed the swim test, or need to stay in the shallow end.

Members must accompany their guests for the entirety of the event and take responsibility for the conduct of their guests while at the pool. Guests are unable to stay at the pool after the member leaves. Party guests must exit the pool after the allotted time. The hired private lifeguard will announce that the party has ended and assist in gathering the guests.

Water toys and flotation devices may be used at the discretion of the guards on duty and members/guests may be asked to remove a toy or flotation device for a variety of reasons, including, but not limited to behaviour, safety, swimmer count, etc.

All parties will be provided with a recycling bin and a garbage bag that will need to be taken home with the member after the event. All members and guests are responsible for cleaning up any garbage resulting from food, gift wrap, or decorations that they have brought to the pool. We can accommodate any recycling or compost, but all trash will need to be taken home to be thrown out.

Parties will not be booked on long weekends.

If you are interested in booking a party, please contact the pool manager at ub1guards@gmail.com.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Pool Director at upperbeechwood1pooldirector@gmail.com.