July Opening Hours

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

Please note that in August the pool will close at 8:30pm.

We are pleased to welcome Lia Heard back as pool manager this summer. Lia brings years of experience as a UB1 pool manager and staff member to this key leadership role. Please see below for a message from Lia:

Hi everyone! The guard team and I are looking forward to another great pool season ahead! I am excited to be managing the pool again this year. The entire guard team is excited to see all the familiar and new smiling faces at the pool this summer! We will see you soon! – Lia

The pool staff will be updating the UB1 website calendar over the next several weeks with summer pool activities. Stay tuned!

2023 Lifeguards:

  • Lia Heard – Manager
  • Ailidh – Assistant Manager
  • Aaron – Head Guard
  • Jamie – Guard/Activity Guard
  • Ben – Guard
  • Aidan – Guard
  • Justyna – Guard
  • Tyler – Guard
  • Emma – Guard
  • Cooper – Guard

The 2023 summer lesson schedule is as follows (may change slightly):

Session 1 – Monday, July 3rd to Friday, July 14th. Note that most classes will run Monday-Thursday. This will be specified at signup and on the lesson schedule.

Session 2 – Monday, July 17th to Friday, July 28th. Note that most classes will run Monday-Thursday. This will be specified at signup and on the lesson schedule.

Session 3 – Monday, July 31st to Friday, August 11th (No lessons on Civic Holiday August 7th). Note that most classes will run Monday-Thursday. This will be specified at signup and on the lesson schedule.

Session 4 – Monday, August 14th to Friday, August 25th. Note that most classes will run Monday-Thursday. This will be specified at signup and on the lesson schedule.

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.

Swimming Lessons

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

Pool Rules

  1. All children wearing flotation devices must be within arm’s reach of their adult caregiver.
  2. 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.
  3. 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).
  4. 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.
  5. Children must be born in 2014 or before to come to the pool on their own. Otherwise they must be supervised by a person 12 years or older.
  6. No one who has been infected with the following may enter the pool: open sores, diarrhea, athlete’s foot, or any contagious disease.
  7. 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.
  8. If a whistle is blown to clear the pool (a long whistle blast), patrons should move quickly and quietly to the grass area.
  9. 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.
  10. NO DIVING!
  11. No standing or sitting on the pool covers.
  12. No standing or sitting on the flutter boards.
  13. No shoulder rides.
  14. NO alcohol is permitted on the pool grounds.
  15. No chewing gum.
  16. Nut or nut products are not permitted on the pool grounds, basketball court or tennis courts.
  17. Please keep food on the grass area and take all garbage home with you.
  18. Please shower completely before entering the pool to help the guards keep the facilities clean and safe.
  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.

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.

Whistle Signals

2 short blasts: A guard is signalling another guard.
Patrons may continue swimming,
1 long blast: Please clear the pool quickly and quietly and wait on the
grass area for further instructions from the guards.

Party Policy

The pool can be booked for pool parties this summer. Please contact our pool manager to enquire about the times, and pool and extra guard fees. The minimum number of guards needed for a private party is 2, and dependant on the number of guests, more guards may be required for safety reasons. Please note that if the party is approved to take place during pool hours, a maximum of 15 guests can attend a designated party. A maximum of two hours is allotted for parties during opening hours.