Where can I swim in Halifax?
Looking to take swimming lessons, swim a few laps, or enjoy a family swim? Then the Needham, Captain Spry Wave Pool and Sackville Sports Stadium (SSS) pools are just the place for you. Or consider getting outside and swimming in Halifax’s supervised beaches, outdoor pools and spray pads during the summer months.
Swim schedules and beach status are updated daily. Check the calendar for a program that might interest you, or see how much it costs to go swimming at one of these pools.
Children must be accompanied by an adult in the water if under the age of eight. Family swims must have adults in the water regardless of age.
1 adult for every 3 children under 6 years old
1 adult for every 6 children aged 6–7 years old
Swimming programs and activities at Halifax pools
Pools in Halifax offer many levels of swimming lessons and activities, for all ages and abilities. Check the swimming calendar for schedules for the following activities:
- adult lessons (including private and semi-private lessons)
- aquacise/aquafit arthritis therapy
- instructor and lifeguard training programs
- preschool swim classes
- Red Cross Swim Kids (for children aged six and up)
- youth swim
- specialty courses, including:
- synchronized swimming
- first aid training
- junior lifeguard
Browse the various programs at RecConnect which include complete descriptions, levels, and availability.
Don’t know what level you are? Call the Aquatics team at 902.420.7946 for help.
3372 Devonshire Avenue
Needham pool features:
- a 20-yard, 5-lane pool
- cozy atmosphere with music
- tarzan rope
- viewing areas on and off pool deck
Birthday party packages are available.
Wave Pool at Captain William Spry Community Centre
16 Sussex Street
The Spryfield Wave Pool features:
- a 25-metre, 4-lane lap area
- a 15-metre diameter graduated beach area
- waves, waves, waves: from 1/2 to 1 1/2 metres (only on during wave swims)
- 5 in-pool therapeutic water jets
- Rock climbing wall
- 2-yard ape pool slides
- a deck-side patio area
Group discounts and passes are available. This facility is wheelchair accessible.
Sackville Sports Stadium (SSS)
409 Glendale Drive
The Sackville Sports Stadium pool feature:
- a 25-metre, 6-lane lap area
- a separate leisure/tots pools
- rope swing
- diving board
- spray features
- small slide
Halifax Commons Outdoor Pool
5824 Cogswell Street, Halifax
The pool features:
Bedford Outdoor Pool
Shore Drive, Bedford
The pool features:
- a 25- meter pool
- Small leisure pool with spray features