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Deborah Anne Kirwan Pool

Holiday hours may be in effect for Canada Day.

Deborah Anne Kirwan Pool is your tropical oasis in south Ottawa. With a leisure concept 25 metre main pool, wading pool with slide, whirl pool and sauna, there is something for everyone. Group swimming lessons for all ages, private lessons, March Break and summer camps are offered along with public swims. A variety of recreation programs are offered including swimming lessons for children, youth, adults and seniors.

1300 Kitchener Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1V 6W2

613-247-4820
DAK@ottawa.ca

Regular hours

  • Monday, 4:15 to 7:15 pm
  • Tuesday to Thursday, 4 to 9 pm
  • Friday, 4:15 to 7:15 pm
  • Saturday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Sunday, 8:30 am to 4:45 pm

Holiday hours

  • July 1, closed

  • On site parking

You are encouraged to reserve a space for drop-in programs online in advance. In-person walk-in reservations will be accepted when space allows. Please also see Drop-in activities.

Details:

  • Select the button below to reserve your spot. Available sessions for the next two days will be displayed in green.
  • Reserve your space as of 6 pm for up to two days in advance.
  • Please arrive on time for your program.
    • Instructional based programs: Late arrivals may not be permitted to join after the start of the class.
    • For all other drop-in activities: Your spot will be reserved up to 10 minutes after the session has started. If you arrive later than 10 minutes after your scheduled start time, your spot may be given to another individual or your visit may be cut short.
  • If you are unable to reserve a spot online, you can make a walk-in reservation on the day of, if there are spaces remaining. To avoid disappointment, we strongly encourage you to reserve your space online.
  • Payment can be made on-site. Please note our pin pads do not currently accept "tap".
  • You can book a maximum of:
    • 6 spaces at a time for public swims.

Helpful info:

The schedules listed in the charts below are subject to change.

Holiday hours and programs may vary. Changes will be reflected through the booking process.

Deborah Anne Kirwan Pool spring drop-in activity schedule
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Lane swim 4:15 - 5:15 pm 8 - 9 pm 8 - 9 pm 8 - 9 pm 4:15 - 5:15 pm 8:30 - 9:30 am 8:30 - 9:30 am
Public swim 5:15 - 6:15 pm,
6:15 - 7:15 pm
7 - 8 pm 6:45 - 7:45 pm 6:45 - 7:45 pm 5:15 - 6:15 pm,
6:15 - 7:15 pm
1:30 - 2:30 pm,
2:30 - 3:30 pm,
3:30 - 4:30 pm
1:45 - 2:45 pm,
2:45 - 3:45 pm,
3:45 - 4:45 pm

Starting June 26

Deborah Anne Kirwan Pool - summer drop-in activity schedule
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Lane swim Noon - 1 pm,
8:30 - 9:30 pm
8:30 - 9:30 pm Noon - 1 pm,
8:30 - 9:30 pm
8:30 - 9:30 pm Noon - 1 pm,
8:30 - 9:30 pm
4 - 5 pm 4 - 5 pm
Preschool swim n/a Noon - 1 pm n/a Noon - 1 pm n/a 8:45 - 9:45 am 8:45 - 9:45 am
Public swim 1 - 2 pm,
2 - 3 pm,
3 - 4 pm,
6:30 - 7:30 pm,
7:30 - 8:30 pm
1 - 2 pm,
2 - 3 pm,
3 - 4 pm,
6:30 - 7:30 pm,
7:30 - 8:30 pm
1 - 2 pm,
2 - 3 pm,
3 - 4 pm,
6:30 - 7:30 pm,
7:30 - 8:30 pm
1 - 2 pm,
2 - 3 pm,
3 - 4 pm,
6:30 - 7:30 pm,
7:30 - 8:30 pm
1 - 2 pm,
2 - 3 pm,
3 - 4 pm,
6:30 - 7:30 pm,
7:30 - 8:30 pm
1 - 2 pm,
2 - 3 pm,
3 - 4 pm
1 - 2 pm,
2 - 3 pm,
3 - 4 pm

For rental availability and information, please call the facility.

To browse registered programs available City-wide, visit our online Recreation Guide PDFs.

To search registered programs available at this facility, please visit JOINOttawa.

Accessibility features

The accessibility features of this facility are detailed below. While the City of Ottawa is constantly working to improve access, please note that not all parts of every facility are necessarily 'accessible for all' as facilities were built to meet accessibility standards of their time.

Parking

  • 4 designated accessible parking spaces
  • 30 metres from parking space to the door

Passenger loading zone

  • Access aisle
  • Cut curb

Entrance/Exit

  • 2 accessible entrances
  • Entrances marked with the International Symbol of Accessibility
  • Ramp
  • Wide door for wheelchair passage
  • Automatic door opener
  • Direct access to the main floor, lobby, elevator

Interior

  • Automatic door access to interior areas
  • All public spaces on accessible path of travel

Reception desks

  • Accessible counters
  • Floor area for manoeuvring a wheelchair
  • Swipe access from seated position

Floor surfaces

  • Slip resistant surfaces

Signage

  • Directional signs
  • Tactile signage
  • High contrast signage

Washrooms

  • Accessible washrooms
  • Automatic door opener
  • Lowered sink counters
  • Lowered soap dispensers
  • Lowered towel dispensers
  • Lowered hand dryers
  • Lowered drinking fountains
  • Large stalls to allow transfers

Pool

  • 3 Pools, 88 to 102°F, 31°C to 39°C temperature
  • Therapeutic (or warm water) pool. 102°F temperature 
  • Ramp access
  • Zero entry access point
  • Water wheelchair available
  • Depth of pool 0 to 3 meters
  • Colour contrast edging around the pool
  • Accessible equipment for the pool (specialized life jackets)
  • Lowered water fountain

Pool change room

  • Toilet/shower grab bars
  • Lowered sink counters
  • Lowered soap dispensers
  • Lowered hand dryers
  • Roll-in shower access
  • Seat in the shower
  • Adult change tables
  • Hand-held shower head
  • Grab bars in the accessible stall
  • Automatic door opener 

Learn more about Inclusive Recreation and accessible services.