Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I rent the pool? What is the cost?

The pool is available for rent. Private pool rentals can have up to 70 swimmers. Swimmers have access to all the pools in the facility. The Pool Admission Policy regarding parent to child ratios and swim tests still apply. For pricing and availability please contact staff at: 705-759-5419.

Are rooms available to rent at the John Rhodes Community Centre?

Yes, two rooms are available upstairs overlooking the pool and rink. For pricing and availability please contact staff at: 705-759-5419.

Is there a water exercise class?

Yes. Water exercise classes are listed as aquabics on the pool schedule. A swim reservation is not required to attend and payment is taken upon arrival.

What does my child wear for the pool if he/she is not potty trained?

Little Swimmers diapers/pants are required. They are available at most drugstores and grocery stores.

What age do you consider a senior?

An individual is considered a senior if they are 55 years of age and older.

Where can we view the swimmers?

Bleachers overlooking the pool are located on the upstairs level. No spectators are allowed on the pool deck.

What are the temperatures of the pools?

The small pool is 94ºF or 34ºC; the lap pool is 88ºF or 30ºC; and the big pool is 84ºF or 28ºC.

Do I need to wear a bathing cap?

A bathing cap is not required - just a bathing suit.

Are there lockers in the change room?

Lockers are available in the mens, ladies and family change rooms. You must supply your own lock.

Do you have lifeguards scheduled during the swims?

Yes, qualified, on-duty lifeguards hold both National Lifeguard, Standard First Aid and CPR-C certifications.

What swim lesson program do you offer?

The Lifesaving Society’s Swim for Life Program is offered for all ages.

When are lessons offered?

Daily and weekly lessons are offered year round with fall, winter, spring and summer sessions.

How large is the competition pool?

The competition pool (big pool) is 25 metres long x 22 metres wide.

When can I swim laps?

Lane swimming is offered daily in the morning, afternoon and evening.

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260 Elizabeth Street
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
P6A 6J3

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