Émilie-Heymans indoor pool
Reopening of the indoor pool
As of Tuesday, September 7, 2021, the indoor pool will be reopened.
The vaccination passport will now be required for people aged 13 and up to take part in all recreational, physical and cultural activities and to attend shows. Due to this measure, we ask that participants show up at least 15 minutes in advance and have their vaccine passport and photo ID on hand.
Children aged 12 years and under may have to show ID (health insurance card or student card) to validate their age.
COVID-19 | Instructions for pool users
To comply with the hygiene and distancing measures imposed by the public health authorities, users who come to the pool will have to:
• arrive at the pool wearing their swimsuit underneath their street clothes;
• bring a bag in which to keep their personal effects during their activity;
• wear a mask on the pool deck and in the changing rooms;
• use the changing room only to change out of their swimsuit at the end of their activity;
• leave the changing room quickly in order to make way for other users, as there are only a limited number of places;
• reserve their time slot beforehand to access public swim times.
The Émilie-Heymans indoor pool in the recreation centre is open from September to June. In summer, aquatic activities are offered in the outdoor pools and are free for residents.
Due to COVID-19, the indoor pool is currently reserved for residents.
Please note that only cash is accepted for single admissions.
|Cost||Admission resident||Pre-paid card resident*||Admission non-resident||Pre-paid card non-resident**||Annual membership resident||Annual membsership non-resident**|
|Toddler (- 2 years old)||Free||----||Free||----||Free||Free|
|Child (2 to 17 years old)||$2.00||$17.50||$3.00||$26.25||$70||$135|
|Senior (60 years old +)||$3.50||$30||$5.00||$45||$77||$148|
|*The pre-paid card gives you 10 admissions to the public swims at any time, except for the morning slots. The cards are on sale now at the recreation centre (600 Oak Avenue).|
|** Includes the membership to the Seaway Park swimming pool during summer.|
Taking out a membership
You can sign up for or renew your memberships and those of your family on the B-CITI citizen portal. For instructions on how to create an account, see B-CITI citizen portal.
You will have to reserve a swimming time slot beforehand via the leisure activity registration module before going to one of the pool. A valid resident’s card must be presented for each person who comes to swim. You must also have a Loisirs membership in your B-CITI account. Consult the online reservation procedure.
WHEN TO RESERVE?
Reservations can be made between 9 a.m. the day before up until one hour before the desired time slot, except for Mondays, for which time slots must be reserved between 9 a.m. on Sunday and 9 a.m. on Monday.
Cancelling a reservation
If you are unable to come to the pool after you have reserved a spot, we encourage you to cancel your reservation to free up the spot for someone else. To cancel a reservation, call 450 466-3890.
*Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult in the water.
**Because members of the swim team are not able to practice with their team at this time, youth 14 years and older who wish to swim laps are accepted during the adult swim times.
(18 years and older)**
Monday to Friday (MEMBERS)
Information : 450 466-3889, ext. 3131
Everyone must obey the rules to ensure users’ full and safe enjoyment of the services offered.
When you arrive
- Show your proof of residence or your annual pool membership pass.
- Remove your footwear before entering the corridor leading to the changing rooms.
- It is prohibited at all times to photograph or film swimmers or the pool.
- Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult in the water at all times.
- Bathing caps are strongly recommended. Hair longer than the nape of the neck must be tied back.
- Sandals may be worn on the pool deck, but they must not be sandals that are worn outdoors.
- Swim suits are required. The fabric must be designed for pool use. Lycra-style rashguard T-shirts are acceptable.
- It is strictly prohibited to wear undergarments under your swim suit.
- You must take a 30-second shower, making sure you rinse off from head to toe. Showers must also be taken after using the sauna before entering the pool.
- Read the swimming pool rules. They are posted beside the pool.
Swimming lane etiquette
- Swimming lanes are like roads: you have to swim on the right side of the lane.
- You must therefore keep right in your lane and swim close to the lane divider because swimmers pass in the centre of the lane. When you want to pass another swimmer, let the person know by gently tapping him or her twice on the foot so that he or she can slow down a bit and move as far right as possible to prevent a collision.
- To prevent collisions, it is prohibited to pass another swimmer at the ends of the pool (between the flags).
- Please choose the right speed lane so that all swimmers feel comfortable.
- If you accidentally collide with another swimmer during one of your swims, take a moment to apologize. This can help prevent unnecessary conflicts.
- Flippers may not be used when four or more swimmers are in the same lane. Flippers are also prohibited during the 12 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. swim time (very busy).
- A fourth swimming lane may be added during adult swim times at the lifeguards’ discretion if 15 or more swimmers are using the lanes.
- The end zones of the lanes must remain free to allow swimmers to turn.
- Keep your eye on the swimmers around you to compare your speed to theirs and make sure you are in the right lane.
- Signs are in place to indicate the lane speeds:
Slow: For slow swimming and doing full lengths, but with frequent stops at the ends of the lanes.
Medium: For continuous swimming of more than one length at a time, with occasional stops at the end of a length.
Fast: For continuous, fast swimming with few or no stops.
If you have any other questions, be sure to ask the pool staff. Enjoy your swim!