NOTICE of SCHEDULE CHANGE – June 26th, 2022

The Centennial Outdoor Pool will be closed for unscheduled maintenance on June 26th and 27th, 2022. The City of Abbotsford Maintenance teams are working hard to ensure the pool is back up and running as quickly as possible. As Tuesdays public swim session has been cancelled, Recreation Excellence has modified the schedule for June 29th – July 2. Please make notes of the new hours and capacity restrictions.

Centennial Outdoor Pool

The current national Lifeguard and Swim Instructor shortage is affecting pools in and around our region and the situation is dire. Many facilities remain closed, or are offering reduced scheduling or limited capacity. Centennial Outdoor Pool hours of operation and programs will be impacted by the lack of availability.

We are working hard to recruit, train and schedule as many lifeguards and instructors as possible. Our community needs your help. If you are or were a lifeguard/swim instructor, we need you! Please contact us at

Public and lane swim pool times will be published here on the website once the schedule for that week is confirmed.

Lesson registration will be dependent on the availability of certified swimming instructors.

Lessons will be offered Monday through Thursday mornings on the following dates:

  • Session 1 – July 4-7 & 11-15, 2022
  • Session 2 – July 18-21 & 25-29, 2022
  • Session 3 – August 8-11 & 15-18, 2022
  • Session 4 – August 22-25 & Aug 29-Sept 1, 2022

Registration is likely to begin in June, once the staffing schedule is finalized.

Aquatic schedule

June 26 – July 2

Pool session descriptions

Aquatic centre hours

Guests will be allowed into the aquatic centre during the scheduled session times. Space is available on a first-come-first-serve basis and occupancy limits are based on a lifeguard to guest ratio. Changerooms, showers, and our new toonie lockers are now open. Guests are welcome to bring pool toys and equipment from home.

Public swim

If you’re looking for something fun for the whole family, this is the swim for you! All guests are welcome during this time. Pool toys are available upon request, or you can bring your own. We can’t wait to see you.

Parent and Tot swim

Bring your little ones (infants and preschoolers) for family play time.

Lane swim

Designated lanes available in our competition pool and specifically reserved for lane swimming. Lanes are reserved for lane swimmers and include a variety of lane speeds.

Swimming lessons

Swim for Life® by the Lifesaving Society

The Swim for Life® program is the Lifesaving Society’s learn-to-swim program that develops solid swimming strokes and skills.

Infants and toddlers 4 months to 3 years register into: Parent & Tot levels 1, 2, or 3 based on the child’s age at the time of the course.

Children 3 – 5 years register into: Preschool levels 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 based on the child’s swimming ability and previous swimming level.

Youth 5 – 15 years register into: Swimmer levels 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 based on the child’s swimming ability and previous swimming level.

16 + years register into: Adult 1

Check out our transition chart to learn what level will best suit your child.