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 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

We are pleased to welcome Ailidh MacKellar as pool manager this summer. Ailidh has been on staff at UB1 for a couple of years, most recently as assistant manager in 2023. Please see below for a message from Ailidh:

Hi everyone! Summer is fast approaching and we are super excited to see everyone again! This year I have an amazing team working to make the summer great; Aaron is our assistant manager this year and Justyna is our head guard. We have a lot of new faces on the team this year so make sure to introduce yourself! Let’s make this summer a great one, the guard team will see you soon! – Ailidh

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

2024 Lifeguards:

  • Ailidh MacKellar – Manager
  • Aaron Jaim – Assistant Manager
  • Justyna Geidlinger – Head Guard
  • Jamie Neufeld – Activities Coordinator
  • Ben Taylor – Guard
  • Isabella Aylsworth – Guard
  • Summer Geidlinger – Guard
  • Alex Markovic – Guard
  • Max Rutherford – Guard
  • Norah Tatsis – Guard

The 2024 summer lesson schedule is as follows (may change slightly). Note that most classes will run Monday-Friday. This will be specified at signup and on the lesson schedule:

Session 1 – Tuesday, July 2nd to Friday, July 12th.

Session 2 – Monday, July 15th to Friday, July 25th.

Session 3 – Monday, July 29th to Friday, August 9th (No lessons on Civic Holiday August 5th).

Session 4 – Monday, August 12th to Friday, August 23rd.

July & August free swim hours are tentatively as follows but may change:

Mon-Fri: 1-6, 7-9pm

Sat, Sun: 12pm-9pm

Please note that starting from the August holiday (Monday, August 5th, 2024), the pool will close at 8:30pm.

July & August adult swim (18+ members only) hours are tentatively as follows but may change:

Mon-Fri: 6-7pm

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 2015 or before to come to the pool on their own. Otherwise they must be supervised by a person 13 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.

Book a Pool Party at UB1!

Private pool rentals are available on the weekends during June-August on the weekends from 10am-12pm. The cost is $180 and includes rental and lifeguard fees for up to 35 swimmers. Please contact our pool director to inquire about availability.