Swimming & Aquatics

Click here or on the image above to find a program and register. For the best online registration experience, please use Google Chrome. 

COVID-19 Update: Step 3 BC's Restart

Over the coming months we will be gradually increasing capacity in our recreation programs in line with provincial guidance. For updates please visit the COVID-19 web page.

Indoor Pools

Outdoor Pools

View more information, including current COVID procedures, on our Outdoor Pools and Spray Parks page.

Aqua Fit Schedule

Click here to view the most up-to-date Aqua Fit schedule.

Swimming Lessons Update

Adult participation (16 yrs +) is required in the following levels for swimming lessons

  • Adult and Child 1-3
  • Preschool 1-5
  • Swim Kids 1-3

One Set at a Time

Swimming lesson participants can only be registered for one set of lessons at a time. You may register your child for the next set of lessons on the last day of the current set. 

Please note, your child will be withdrawn from a program(s) if registered in more than one lesson set, or if they are registered in future lesson sets prior to completing the set they are currently registered in.

Program Evaluation

Please share your feedback and comments about our programs and tell us how we’re doing by filling out our online Program Evaluation Form.

  1. Drop-In Programming

    Regular drop-in rates are now in-effect for all drop-in and pre-registered drop-in activities. For more information about drop-in programs, click here

    Note: Capacity restrictions will be enforced for both pool and arena drop-in programs.

    To view all the drop-in and pre-registered drop-in opportunities, click here. 

  1. City Centre Aquatic Complex

    Physical Address
    1210 Pinetree Way
    Coquitlam, BC V3B 7T8


    Directions

    Phone: 604-927-6999

  1. Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex

    Physical Address
    633 Poirier Street
    Coquitlam, BC V3J 6A9


    Directions

    Phone: 604-927-6027

BC Vaccine Card Requirements for Recreation Activities

  1. As of Sept. 13, proof of vaccination will be required for entry to certain places and programs, as outlined by the provincial government. 

     Visitors 12 years and older will be required to show their BC Vaccine Card prior to entry at a City facility include:

    • Events, including recreational programs, with more than 50 people
    • Arenas when being used for adult sport (22 years and older)
    • Weight rooms, gymnasiums, fitness/dance studios (12-21 years exempt if a youth-specific program)
    • Adult (22 years and older) sports, exercise, fitness or dance activities of any size
    • Indoor ticketed sporting events

    Proof of vaccination, must show name and vaccination status. Adults 19 years and older will also be required to show a piece of government ID. 

    Proof of vaccine will not be required at the following: 

    • Recreational activities and programs with less than 50 participants other than those which are considered adult sport, exercise, fitness or dance activities. 
    • Swimming pools (Poirier Sports and Leisure Complex, City Centre Aquatic Complex, Eagle Ridge Outdoor Pool, Spani Outdoor Pool)
    • Arenas when not being used for an event or adult sport (22 years and older) (Poirier Sports and Leisure Complex, Poirier Forum)
    • Child and youth sport and recreational programs for those under the age of 22 years
    • Before and after school programs
    • Teachers/instructors providing education activities with their students in City facilities
    • Rehab or exercise therapy programs
    • For parents, attendants and support people acting in a service capacity

    For the most up-to-date covid-19 updates go to www.coquitlam.ca/covid19

Lifeguard Certification

If you are interested in becoming a lifeguard, view the steps (PDF) required.

Bronze Star

  • Basic lifesaving
  • Excellent preparations for success in Bronze Medallion
  • Requirements: Ages 8 to 12 years

Bronze Medallion

  • Learn basic water rescue, first aid and resuscitation techniques.
  • Prerequisites: 13 years or older, or Bronze Star

Bronze Cross

  • Learn advanced lifesaving rescues and basic aquatic leadership skills.
  • Prerequisites: All ages, Bronze Medallion

Standard First Aid with CPR Level C

  • Learn primary and secondary assessment skills, personal protective equipment, rescue breathing, one and two rescuer Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and more
  • Prerequisites: Ages 14 years and older

National Lifeguard - Pool

  • Gain an understanding of the principles, good judgment, communication skills and a mature and responsible attitude toward the role of a lifeguard
  • Prerequisites: Bronze Cross, Standard First Aid with CPR Level C, 15 years and older

National Lifeguard - Water Park

  • Trains and prepares lifeguards in safety supervision and rescue in a waterpark environment.
  • Prerequisites: National Lifeguard Core and Pool Option issued within 2 years, recommend CPR Level C issued within a year, 15 years and older

Volunteering Opportunities

  1. Learn more about volunteering in recreation with the City.