Swimming at The Derrick Club

Enjoy the Derrick Club's saltwater Aquatics Centre with plenty of natural lighting, a 25-meter lane pool with a climbing wall, rope swing, and slide, a spacious hot tub, and a warm teach pool with a slide and spray feature. On the sides we have tables and chairs to use while your kids are using the aquatic facilities. Nearby there are three different locker room areas: a family change room for families with younger children, locker rooms for all ages six and up, and locker rooms for adults only.
 
We offer a variety of programs, including fitness classes, swimming lessons for all ages, and open pool time for lane swimmers and recreational use.

Private Lesson Brochure

Main Pool 28.5 °C
Teach Pool 32.5 °C
Whirlpool 40 °C

Please check hours carefully as they change with each new session.



We make every effort to balance programming, splash time and lane swimming.
 
The Derrick Club Standard of Water Safety

  • An adult or designated caregiver 16 years of age or older must provide active supervision.
  • Children 6 years of age or younger MUST have an adult in the water within arm’s reach at all times.
  • All swimmers between the ages of 7 and 12 must be able to complete the swim test to the lifeguard’s standard in order to swim beyond the shallow end backstroke flags. Swimmers between the ages of seven and ten do not require active supervision in the pool but must have a responsible adult in the club at all times.

 
The swim test consists of a 25 meter horizontal front crawl with face in the water continuously, full arm circles, and breathing to the side. The swimmer then exits the pool immediately, jumps back into the deep end, and treads water for 30 seconds with their ears out. A parent and a lifeguard must supervise the swim test. The swim test is designed to keep our members safe when they are at the pool; therefore, it is crucial that it is completed with ease and comfort.
 
Children unable to complete the swim test have the option of staying in the teach pool, or completing the swim test with a lifejacket on. When the swim test is being done with a lifejacket, the swimmer must be able to complete it to the same standards. However, full are circles and breathing to the side is encouraged not mandatory, as they will be required to always wear a lifejacket when in the main pool.
 
Regardless of age, lifeguards can ask anyone weak or unfamiliar to complete the swim test before entering the deep end.
 
A single adult may actively supervise a maximum of three children at one time.
 
Before and After Lessons
During lessons, both the teach pool and main pool are busy, so the lifeguard might ask you to wait until a class is over before entering the water. Children 6 and under are not allowed in either the teach pool or whirlpool without parents in the water and within arm’s reach at all times.
 
Infants and Toddlers
Infants and toddlers are required to wear approved swimwear before entering any pool (no diapers). Swimwear on preschoolers should be snug around the legs so the possibility of a fecal matter incident is decreased. Please take your children to the bathroom and warm shower located on the pool deck prior to entering the pool.
 
Juniors
Junior members 6 years and under are required to wear a wristband at all times when swimming; this includes all programs.
 
Staff Emergency Doors
Please do not use the doors to the main lobby as they are intended for staff or emergency access only. Should you need to speak to someone on deck, please use the Sunroom Café Entrance or the locker room stairs.
 
Hot Tub
The recommended maximum time for the hot tub is approximately ten minutes. A cool down for an equal amount of time is recommended before going back in the water. If you are pregnant or have a medical condition, please consult your doctor before using the hot tub.
 
The Aquatic Facility is a Shared Water Space
Showering is Important! Everyone must take a cleansing shower before entering the swimming pools to avoid carrying dirt, bodily secretions, bacteria, and/or residue from hygiene products into the pool. Ideally you wet and scrub yourself from head to toe to ensure the swimming pools remain clean and sanitary.