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Volunteer Pool

Location: 180 Martha Street

Telephone: 345-5143

Welcome to your community pool. Check out our site for swim times, rates and deals, pool bookings, birthday party information, aquafitness, our lesson schedule for children, youth and adults and our leadership schedule. Call us for more details or to register for classes.


As part of our commitment to providing safe and enjoyable aquatic programs for swimmers of all ages, we enforce the admission standards provided to us by the Ministry of Health. Please keep the following in mind when visiting our pools:

  • There must be one supervising caregiver for every two children under the age of six.
  • There must be one supervising caregiver for every four non-swimming children under the age of ten. In both cases, the supervising caregiver must be able to give immediate assistance.
  • If you have any questions please call Volunteer Pool at 345-5143.

For employment at Volunteer Pool, Churchill Pool or the Seasonal Outdoor Facilities please click on the following link: City of Thunder Bay Employment

Fall, winter and Spring Hours:

Public Swim Times

 Friday  7 - 8:30 pm
 Saturday  2 - 3:30 pm
Sunday  1:30 - 3:30 pm

Family and Adult Swims

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • One lane will be left in for length swimming
 Sunday  3:30 - 5 pm
 Wednesday  10:30 - 11:30 am
 Wednesday  1 - 2:30 pm
 Friday  6 - 7 pm
 Saturday  3:30 - 5 pm
 Saturday  6 - 8 pm

 Family and Community Swims

 Thursday  6:00 - 7:30 pm

Length Swimming

 Monday to Friday  6 - 10 am
 Monday to Friday  11:30 am - 1 pm
 Monday to Thursday  7:30 - 9 pm
 Saturday  8 - 10 am



 Monday, Tuesday and Thursday  10:05 - 11 am
 Monday (Aqua Extravaganza)  1:15 - 2 pm
 Tuesday and Thursday  8 - 8:45 pm



All Rates (recreational, instructional and rental swims) for Volunteer Pool are tax included.

Rates After April 1, 2018
  Single Swim Book Pass  3-Month Membership  6-Month Membership  1-Year Membership 
Children under 3 years  No Charge  No Charge   No Charge   No Charge   No Charge 
 Children (3-13)  $3.11 $24.75  N/A  N/A  N/A
 Student  $3.85 $32.76 $100.85 $151.87 $252.72
Adult  $6.26 $53.10 $167.81  $249.57  $414.79
Senior (60+)  $5.00 $42.00 $130.36 $197.45 $326.63
Family  $10.75 $48.01 $271.71      $672.75


SWIM BOOK PASSES (After April 1, 2018)

Volunteer Pool offers 10 - swim passes for seniors, adults, students and children. Save approximately the cost of two swims! Perfect gift idea for someone regularly attending adult lengths or our public and family swims. 5-swim passes are available for families.

  • Child (10 swims) $24.75
  • Student (10 swims) $32.76
  • Adult (10 swims) $53.10
  • Senior (60+) (10 swims) $42.00
  • Family (5 swims) $48.01

 Aquabic Rates (After april 1, 2018)

  • Drop In Rate $6.26
  • 10 Punch Pass $60.50
  • 15 Punch Pass $90.34

POOL BOOKINGS (after April 1, 2018)

Volunteer Pool is available for rent in the afternoon throughout the week and on weekends (before, between and after regular swims). Included with every rental is the use of our amenities (sauna, whirlpool etc.) and lifeguard supervision. Please contact staff at the pool for information on times available at 345-5143.

  • Regular Rental Rate:  $80.85
  • School Rental Rate:   $71.55

BIRTHDAY PARTIES (After April 1, 2018)

Book a party with us and enjoy exclusive use of pools and sauna for one hour followed by pizza (extra pizzas can be ordered) and refreshments in our birthday room.

Cost: $154.31 (up to 12 children)

Or, book during regular public swim times and get all of the above for a reduced rate. Cost: $119.88 (up to 12 children)

Fall, Winter and Spring SWIMMING LESSONS

Volunteer Pool offers 10 week sessions during each season.  Lessons are offered at the following times:

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 4 to 7:30 pm
Thursday and Friday from 4 to 6 pm
Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm

Please call the pool at 345-5143 or check the Fall, Winter or Spring issue of The KEY for more details.


Ten lessons, Parent and Tot, Preschool and Swimmer 1 classes are 30 minutes long. All other classes are 45 minutes unless otherwise stated.   


Five 30-minute lessons. Volunteer Pool runs two (2) sessions of private swimming lessons concurrently with the 10 week group lesson session. Participants have the option of renewing for an additional five lessons at the end of the first 5 week block for a total of 10 lessons.

To register call 625-8463. For specific program information call 345-5143.

Rates (After April 1, 2018):

Group lessons (ten 30- 45-minute lessons) $73.09    
Private lessons (five 30-minute lessons) $112.46
Semi-Private lessons (five 30-minute lessons) $82.14 per child

When registering for private or semi-private lessons please leave a phone number where you can be contacted on the Thursday or Friday prior to the start of the session. Private lessons cannot be rescheduled if missed.

All Programs are subject to change and/or cancellation. Lesson cancellation will take place prior to the start of lessons. You will be contacted by phone if there are any changes in your registration.

Volunteer Pool Leadership Swimming Lesson Schedule 

 Summer Leadership Schedule 
 Course Dates Time  Fee 
 Bronze Medallion and Emergency First Aid  Sunday  10 am - 12 pm  $102.80
 Bronze Cross  Sunday  10 am - 12 pm  $99.13
 4 Strokes 4 Fun - Level 1  Wednesday/Friday 6:30 - 7:30 / 5 - 6  $108.79
 4 Strokes 4 Fun - Level 2  Wednesday/Friday 6:30 - 7:30 / 5 - 6  $108.79