COVID-modified winter aquatics registration Dec. 1

OTTAWA – Get ready to make a splash in the New Year by joining one of the city’s COVID-modified winter aquatics programs with select offerings at hub locations to learn swimming and lifesaving skills or get fit.

The aquatics eGuide goes online Monday, Nov. 16 and registration starts on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 9 p.m.

“The city’s winter aquatics programs provide select offerings of COVID-modified water activities for you and your family – including swimming lessons, one-on-one private swimming lessons, lifesaving and leadership certifications and pre-competitive power swimming,” city staff released in a statement (Nov. 10). “Swimming programs start the week of Jan. 4, 2021 for most locations.”

All city aquatics programs and facilities have implemented COVID-wise safety-protocols for “a safe and fun environment to keep you and your family active.”

This includes no hands-on instruction, parental accompaniment for younger swimmers, mask requirements outside of the pool, and low-ratio programs that support physical-distancing measures. Visit for more details on city safety protocols.

“Physical activity is important to you and your family’s physical fitness and mental well-being,” staff said. “Visit to explore the city’s aquatics programs.”

For more information on city programs and services, visit or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401).