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Deborah Anne Kirwan Pool

With the announcement of new provincial restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19, the City has announced the closure of fitness centres and the suspension of fitness classes and aquafitness. In addition, skating, kindergym, squash, racquetball and volleyball programs have been suspended. These restrictions take effect October 10 and will remain for 28 days.

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


City facilities have begun a phased-in approach of reopening. Please visit Ottawa’s Reopening Plan webpage for current information on services being offered.

  • On site parking

You can now reserve a spot for swimming or fitness online by clicking on the facility name in the charts below.

Please note: The schedules listed in the charts below are a general overview of the schedules. When you click on the facility name to reserve your space, the only schedules that will display are for sessions that have spaces available for reservation.

Before reserving your space, please review:

  Program name Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Swimming Lane swim 4 - 5 pm 8 - 9 pm 4 - 5 pm 8 - 9 pm 4 - 5 pm 4:45 - 5:45 pm 8:30 - 9:30 am
Public swim 7:30 - 8:30 pm,
8:45 - 9:45 pm
6:45 - 7:45 pm 7:30 - 8:30 pm 6:45 - 7:45 pm 5:15 - 6:15 pm,
6:30 - 7:30 pm
1 - 2 pm,
2:15 - 3:15 pm,
3:30 - 4:30 pm
1 - 2 pm,
2:15 - 3:15 pm,
3:30 - 4:30 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.


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

Passenger loading zone

  • Access aisle
  • Cut curb


  • 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


  • 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


  • Directional signs
  • Tactile signage
  • High contrast signage


  • 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


  • 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.