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About our facility

Volunteer Pool, located at 180 Martha St, offers swimming, fitness classes, lessons, birthday parties and group rentals. Come for a swim and check out our facilities. 

Volunteer Pool Information 
 Volunteer pool has:
  • 25-metre salt water pool
  • Diving board
  • Accessible family change room
  • Whirlpool
  • Sauna
  • Accessible lift
  • Stair entry in to pool
  • 2 meeting rooms

 

Recreational swim schedule

 Sunday
  • 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Public Swim
 Monday
  • 6:00 am - 10:00 am - Length Swim
  • 10:00 am - 11:30 am - Family Swim
  • 11:45 am - 1:00 pm - Length Swim
  • 7:45pm - 8:30pm -  Aquabics
 Tuesday
  • 6:00 am - 10:00 am - Length Swim
  • 10:00 am - 10:45 am - Aquabics 
  • 10:45 am - 11:30 am - Aquabics 
  • 11:45 am - 1:00 pm - Length Swim
  • 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm - Length Swim
 Wednesday
  • 6:00 am - 10:00 am - Length Swim
  • 10:00 am - 10:45 am - Aquabics 
  • 10:45 am - 11:30 am - Aquabics 
  • 11:45 am - 1:00 pm - Length Swim
  • 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm - Length Swim
 Thursday
  • 6:00 am - 10:00 am - Length Swim
  • 10:00 am - 10:45 am - Aquabics 
  • 10:45 am - 11:30 am - Aquabics 
  • 11:45 am - 1:00 pm - Length Swim
  • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm - Public Swim 
  • 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm - Length Swim
 Friday (CLOSED Good Friday March 29th)
  • 6:00 am - 10:00 am - Length Swim
  • 10:00 am - 11:30 am - Family Swim
  • 11:45 am - 1:00 pm - Length Swim 
  • 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Public Swim
 Saturday
  • 8:00 am - 10:00 am - Length Swim 
  • 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Public Swim

Pool admission standards

View our required pool admission standards 

Children 6 years & under:

Must be accompanied, regardless of swimming ability, by a guardian (12+) who is in the pool within arm’s reach and in proper swimming attire. Maximum of 2 children to 1 guardian.

Children 7-9 years:

Children who are able to pass the facility swim test, may swim unaccompanied.

Children unable to pass the facility swim test, must be accompanied by a guardian (12+) who is in the pool within arm’s reach and in proper swimming attire. Maximum of 4 children to 1 guardian. The ratio may be increased to 8 children to 1 guardian if all non-swimmers are wearing lifejackets

Children 10 years & older: May swim unaccompanied. Must be able to swim comfortably to enter the deep end, they may be required to perform a swim test if the lifeguard sees fit. It is not recommended that those 10+, who are week swimmers, swim unaccompanied. 

 

Facility Swim Test:

Swimmers must be able to swim 25 metres (1 length), non-stop, comfortably on their front with face in the water for a portion of the time.

 

Parents and guardians are responsible for the children in their care while in the facility and must directly supervise the children at all times.

 Swim Type Descriptions

 LENGTHS
During a lengths swim the pool is divided into three sections for: continuous swimming,  leisure swimming (stopping permitted at each end), and a multi-use lane for water walk/jog
The hot tub and sauna are both available for use during this swim.
 PUBLIC SWIM 
Everyone is welcome to enjoy all facility features, including the pool, hot tub, sauna, and diving board. During this swim, there is one lane devoted to length swimming. Lifejackets and pool toys are available for use.
Please see our admission standards above to ensure you have the required number of guardians.
 FAMILY SWIM
A great way for the whole family to stay active and spend time together. Enjoy all facility features, including the pool, hot tub, sauna, and diving board. During this swim there is one lane devoted to length swimming. Lifejackets and pool toys are available for use.

 

Please see our admission standards above to ensure you have the required number of guardians.

 

Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a guardian, 18+ who is in the pool in proper swim attire. 
 AQUABICS
Enjoy the guidance of an Aquabics instructor and resistance of the water to stretch and strengthen your muscles and improve your cardiovascular endurance. During Aquabics classes the pool, hot tub and sauna is only available for use by those participating in the Aquabics class. 
 Private RENTAL
Volunteer Pool offers private pool rentals. During a private rental, your group will have access to all pool features, including the hot tub, sauna, and diving board. Lifejackets and pool toys are available for use. For more information, please call 807-345-5143.
 SWIMMING LESSONS
Volunteer Pool offers a variety of swimming lessons, including group and private lessons. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram to stay in the loop on registration dates or give us a call at 807-345-5143! During swimming lessons the pool, hot tub, and sauna is only available for use by those registered in a program. 

Rate information (effective April 1, 2024 - March 31, 2025)

Swimming rates (includes HST)
AgeSingle Visit Swipe Pass - 10
Children (0-2) No charge No charge
Child (3-14 yrs) $3.50 $29.30
Student (15+ in school full time) $5.00 $39.92
Adult (18+) $8.00 $66.11
Senior (60+) $6.00 $52.86
Family (up to 5 people) $12.50 Book of 5 - $56.23
Aquabics $8.00

Book of 10 - $73.27

Book of 15 - $107.97

 

Membership rates (includes HST)
- Includes all swims and fitness classes. Also valid at Churchill Pool.
Membership type1 Month3 months6 months12 months
Student (15+) $42.94 $113.00 $184.19 $282.50
Adult (18+) $71.19 $188.71 $306.23 $471.21
Senior (60+) $56.50 $151.42 $245.21 $376.29

Family (Max 2 adults and immediate family.)

$120.91 $319.79 $519.80

$800.04

 

Locker rates (includes HST)
Rental lengthFee
3 Month $28.25
6 Month $56.50
12 Month $113.00

 

Learn to swim programs

Registration for the Spring session of swimming lessons will begin Monday, February 26th at 8:30am. You may register online or call the pool at 807-345-5143.

Spring lessons will begin the week of April 7th and run for 10 weeks.

 

Lifesaving programs (Bronze Medallion & Bronze Cross)

100% attendance is mandatory for the courses listed below (continuous evaluation). All programs are subject to cancellation based on registration. Cancellations, if necessary will take place the week prior to the start date. If cancelled you will be contacted.

 Bronze Medallion & Bronze Cross

Bronze courses run Sunday mornings from 10:30am-1:00pm at Volunteer Pool. Please view course dates and availability on Perfectmind

 

 

Rentals and Birthday Parties

Please call 345-5143 for private pool rental and birthday party inquiries. 

Book your next Birthday with us!!

Volunteer Pool offers private and public birthday parties.

         Public parties (swim for 1 hr during our public swim) $148.00+HST

         Private parties (only your group in the pool) $185.00+HST

Both parties include, 1 hour in the pool with lifeguard supervision, use of the hot tub/sauna, 1 hour in our private birthday party room, 2 large pizzas from Golden Bakery, 12 pop or juice and 12 child admissions. 

 

Jobs and volunteering 

 

Community user groups

Community group contact information 
 

Thunder Bay Judo Dojo

Phone: (807)630-0435

 

Toshikai Karate Dojo

Phone/text (807)474-8886

 

Shotokan Martial Arts

Phone: (905)506-0940

 

Operational Protective Strategies Self Defence

Phone: 628-9669

 

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Academy 

Phone: 620-9632

 

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