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Public swimming is offered at 2 pools in Pickering:

Pickering Recreation Complex

1867 Valley Farm Road [location map]
8 lane, 25 metre pool with a diving well and shallow pool

Note:  Public swimming will be cancelled from January 20-22, 2017 for a swim meet.

Dunbarton Indoor Pool

655 Sheppard Avenue East [location map]
6 lane, 25 metre pool with a diving board.

  • The Dunbarton Indoor Pool is closed for renovations until further notice.


Below is a description of the many types of swimming opportunities at our pools.  View the aquatics pages in the Leisure Guide for more information. 

Lane Swim:
A minimum of 4 lanes are available for this popular swim time.  Circle swim is enforced to accommodate more swimmers.  Children must be able to swim lengths confidently.

Open or Public Swim:
This is a great time for the whole family to come and enjoy our pools. Children 7 years of age and younger will not be admitted to the pool unless they are directly supervised in the pool by a responsible parent or guardian, 16 years of age and older. Direct supervision is defined as "within arm's reach". There is a maximum of 2 children to 1 guardian required. Children between the ages of 8 and 9 years, who cannot pass a swim test to the lifeguard's satisfaction, must be directly supervised by a responsible parent or guardian, 16 years of age and older. There is a maximum of 4 children to 1 guardian.

Females Only:
This swim is available for female swimmers only.  Only female spectators will be permitted in the viewing gallery during Females Only Swim.  Please check with staff for cancellations.

Parents & Preschool Swim:
The training pool is available for pre-schoolers and their guardians. The training pool is open during open swim times.

Senior & Special Needs Swim:
Four lanes are available for this weekly swim period where seniors over 65 and participants with a physical, mental or behavioural disability can enjoy the pool.  Support workers are admitted free.

Admission Rates & Swim Memberships

Admission Rates:

Swim Admissions Individual Swim
(plus HST)
10 Passes
(plus HST)
Youth $2.43 $19.47
Senior $2.43 $19.47
Person with disability $2.43 $19.47
Adult $3.76 $31.86
Family $7.30 $63.14

Swim Memberships:

Includes unlimited swimming during Public Swim Times. Memberships are valid at the Pickering Recreation Complex and Dunbarton Indoor Pool.

Age Group 3 Month Membership
(plus HST)
Annual Membership
(plus HST)
Youth (4 -17 years)
Seniors (65 and older)
Person with a disability
$49.56 $116.81
Adults (18-64 years) $77.88 $175.22
Family: 2 adults and immediate family (4-17 years) living in the same household. Cousins and grandparents are not considered immediate family for this membership. $111.61 $297.63

Check out our Aquatics page for information on booking swimming lessons with us.