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Victoria Park Pool

Victoria Park Pool is part of the larger Victoria Park. Parking for the pool is located at 2 Adams Street.

This outdoor pool is open throughout the summer and includes a toddler pool, water spray features, a double water slide, lane swimming, and a diving board. The facility is wheelchair accessible (with beach-sloped entry) and has recently undergone a full renovation.

 

Please stay tuned for more 2024 information!

 



2024 Pricing and Schedule

  • Daily Drop-in Family (up to 5 people) - TBA
  • Daily Drop-in Individual - TBA
  • 10 Visit Daily Drop-in Pass Individual - TBA
  • 10 Visit Daily Drop-in Pass Family (up to 5 people within the same household) - TBA
  • Season Pass Family (up to 5 people within the same household) - TBA
  • Season Pass Individual - TBA
  • Day Camps - TBA
  • Children under 3 are free.
TIME MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN
9:00-10:00am Lane Swim Lane Swim Lane Swim Lane Swim Lane Swim Closed Closed
10:00-11:00a Swim Lessons Swim Lessons Swim Lessons Swim Lessons Swim Lessons Closed Closed
11:00am-12:00pm Parent & Tot  Programming Parent & Tot Programming Rentals Rentals Rentals
12:00-1:00pm Lane Swim Lane Swim Lane Swim Lane Swim Lane Swim Rentals Rentals
1:00-4:00pm Public Swim Public Swim Public Swim Public Swim Public Swim Public Swim Public Swim
4:30-5:30pm Lane Swim Lane Swim Lane Swim Lane Swim Lane Swim Rentals
(4:30-5:30pm)
Rentals
(4:30-5:30pm)
5:30-6:00pm Programming Programming Programming Programming Programming
6:00-8:00pm Public Swim Public Swim Public Swim Public Swim Public Swim Public Swim Public Swim
 



Memberships and Punch Passes

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Swimming Lessons

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Swim Level Descriptions

Preschool
Ages 3–5 years | 10 lessons | 30 minutes per lesson | $80.00 per session
*Note: if your child has not yet finished their preschool levels but has turned five, please contact us for the correct Swimmer level to enroll them in.

  • Preschool 1 - Preschoolers in this level will learn how to get in and out of shallow water safely. They’ll also learn how to move safely in shallow water while using a lifejacket (as needed) to become comfortable with their floats and glides.
  • Preschool 2 - Preschoolers in this level explore submerging and exhaling underwater and jumping into chest deep water. Children also discover how to roll from their front to their back using an aid.
  • Preschool 3 - These preschoolers will master their floats, glides, and short swims (2-3m) on their front and back. They’ll be able to pick up objects from waist deep water and use their lifejackets to jump and roll into the deep end.
  • Preschool 4 - These capable preschoolers will strengthen their flutter kicks and try swimming front crawl. They’ll start to learn how to support themselves in deep water and by the end perform jumps and side rolls on their own. Their lifejacket will support them while they learn to tread water and swim to safety (5-10m) in the deep end.
  • Preschool 5 - These skilled and independent preschoolers will master short swims doing front crawl (5-10m) and back crawl (3-5m). They are ready to take on a forward roll into deep water with their lifejacket on and to tread water without the extra support. Here they will get their first chance to try whip kick and fitness training.

Swimmer Levels 1 – 4
Ages 5+ years | 10 lessons | 3 minutes | $80.00 per session

  • Swimmer 1B (Beginner) - These beginner swimmers will work on safe entries, exits and moving through the water. When ready, they’ll do floats, glides and kicking on their front and back with assistance. They’ll even explore jumping into deep water and treading water with their lifejackets on.
  • Swimmer 1A (Advanced) - These swimmers will be able to float, glide and kick on their front and back without assistance. They will also learn the basics of front crawl and back crawl using an aid. They’ll even explore jumping into deep water.
  • Swimmer 2 - These children will be able to jump or side roll into deep water, tread water and swim (10-15m) using either front or back crawl. They’ll try ‘vertical’ whip kick and begin to work on their endurance with interval training.
  • Swimmer 3 - These swimmers will dive and do forward rolls into deep water. They’ll work on their front crawl, back crawl and whip kick over short distances and develop their Swim to Survive skills: roll into deep water, tread water (30 sec), and swim (25m).
  • Swimmer 4 - These swimmers will get introduced to breaststroke arms drills, underwater swims and front crawl sprints. Interval training will add to their fitness level. By the end of lessons, they’ll be able meet the swim to survive standard: roll into deep water, tread water (1min), swim (50 meters).
Swimmer Levels 5 – 9
Ages 5+ years | 10 lessons | 60 minutes | $100.00 per session
  • Swimmer 5 - These swimmers will try eggbeater kick, head up front crawl and shallow dives. Just for fun, they’ll try ‘tuck’ jumps and underwater back somersaults. They’ll easily go the distance with a strong front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke.
  • Swimmer 6 - These swimmers will master eggbeater and scissor kicks, front crawl, breaststroke and back crawl. With interval training and sprint racing drills, they’ll be ready to complete a 300m endurance workout. As an introduction to rescue skills, they’ll try stride jumps and compact jumps.
  • Swimmer 7 (Rookie) - Features a timed 100m swim, 350m workouts and swims with clothing. With a balance of hard work and fun, swimmers will develop swimming strength and efficiency with emphasis on personal responsibility for Water Smart® behavior.
  • Swimmer 8 (Ranger) - Features a timed 200m swim, 100m fitness medley and the support/carrying of a 5lb weight. Content is challenging but achievable. Skill drills enhance capability in the water including a noncontact rescue.
  • Swimmer 9 (Star) - Features a timed 300m swim, 3x600m workouts, swimming with clothing, defense methods, and support & carry of a 10lb weight. Scene assessment and towing rescue are introduced.

 

Group Session 1: July 8-19, 2024 (Mon–Fri)
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Group Session 2: Jul 22-Aug 2, 2024 (Mon–Fri)
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Group Session 3: Aug 12-23, 2024 (Mon–Fri)
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Junior Guard

This program is for youth, ages 10-15, who have prior experience in swimming and want to learn more technique and beginner lifesaving skills. There is even the opportunity to shadow lifeguards during open swim.

  • Dates: 
    • Session 1: July 15th-21st.
    • Session 2: July 29th - August 2nd.
    • Session 3: August 19th-23rd.

 




Aqua Yoga

Aqua Yoga: Breathe, stretch and move as you are guided through various yoga poses. No experience is needed. The instructor will provide instructions and demonstrations in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.

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AquaFit

Aqua Fitness is a fantastic way to engage in a low-impact workout while enjoying the benefits of water resistance. The buoyancy of water reduces the stress on your joints, making it an ideal exercise option for individuals with joint issues or those looking for a gentle yet effective workout.

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Free Community Swims

Thanks to some generous donations, the Victoria Park Pool is able to offer free, all ages, community swims (up to max capacity).

- No pre-registration.
- Children 8 and under must be within arms reach of a guardian.
- Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

 




Rentals

  • In order to request a booking, you must first be current on previous booking payments..
  • Payment must be made at time of booking. Bookings are confirmed once payment is made and the rental agreement has been signed.
  • Payment can be made via cash, credit card, debit, or cheque (for businesses and organizations only, NO personal cheques). Payments can be made online, or during business hours at at the Victoria Park Pool.
  • User cancellations must be reported to Parks, Recreation & Culture (Victoria Park Pool) as soon as possible, with a minimum 48 hours’ notice or they will be charged a $25.00 cancellation fee.
  • Parks, Recreation & Culture (Victoria Park Pool) reserves the right to cancel a User’s booking for any reason with 5 working days' notice.
  • Parks, Recreation & Culture (Victoria Park Pool) reserves the right to cancel a User’s booking due to unsafe conditions.
  • Facility user is to arrive no more than 5 minutes before scheduled booking and must exit the building no later than 5 minutes after the scheduled booking.
  • The Town of Truro will not provide bookings for any group or organization that endorses views or ideas that promote discrimination, contempt or hatred. The purposes, practices and event proposals of the Organizer must be consistent with the Nova Scotia Human Rights Act.
 




FAQ

  • Alchol consumption is not permitted anywhere in the facility or on the property.
  • Smoking/vaping is not permitted anywhere in the facility or on the property.
  • Food is not permitted on the pool deck.
  • Lifesaving devices are available for day use at no charge, they are located in front of the lifeguard office, on deck.
  • Day Camps will have to complete swim testing, with aquatics staff, if they wish to swim in the pool without a lifesaving device.
  • The waterslide does not have a height requirement.
  • The depth at the end of the waterslide is 4 feet, lifesaving devices are not permitted on the slide.
  • All personal belongings must be taken on deck, we are not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • In the case on unsafe conditions (thunder, water quality, etc.), pool staff may ask patrons to leave the facility. If staff have to close the pool, those in attendace will receive a token for a free swim of their choosing.
  • Inflatable toys, buoyant objects, mermaid tails, or diving equipment are not permitted in the pool unless specific authority is provided by the Aquatics Director.
  • Lifeguards Have Complete Authority. The onsite supervisor has the right to allow or prevent access to any part of the pool or the pool in its entirety should there be any safety concerns regarding the patron’s use of the facility.
 

Contact Information

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VP Pool Phone: 902-895-7078