Swimming Pool & Splash Pad

Centennial Park is home to our outdoor swimming pool and Splash Pad. 

Plan for a quick visit, or stay for the day!  Kelly's Beach, the Splash Pad and the Pool are all located at Centennial Park and offer a beautiful view of the St. Lawrence River. 

Centennial Pool

The information contained below will prepare you for participating in our future summer programming in partnership with the YMCA of Eastern Ontario. Please take the time to read through prior to registering for programs and visiting our facility. Questions can be directed to the Manager of Community Services at sjoudoinmiller@prescott.ca. For registration specific questions, please contact the YMCA at 613-342-7961, ext 75. To contact the pool building directly, call 613-925-0762.

View the 2024 swimming lesson program guide here. 

Check back here for the 2024 Pool Schedule.

Registration for all aquatics programs will begin online at 8 a.m. on April 23, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration is available through the YMCA website at https://eo.ymca.ca/onlineregistration. Registrants do not need to be a member of the YMCA to register for pool programming in Prescott. If you have questions during the registration process, please call the YMCA at 613-342-7961, ext 75.

 A limited number of PFDs are available to borrow for those who do not have their own. We will not be loaning goggles or water toys this season.
We are pleased to offer limited Aquafit classes again this season. Our Aquafit instructors are YMCA-certified and are excited to be back on deck with you. There is no charge for Aquafit.
In the event of a clap of thunder or lightning there are no lessons for 30 minutes after the last clap of thunder and 30 minutes after lightning. In the event of a thunderstorm, you are welcome to call the pool to ask about the situation. In the event of pouring rain, the pool will be closed if we are unable to see the bottom of the pool. We are unable to make up group lessons missed due to thunderstorms, mechanical problems or necessary maintenance procedures (such as for pool fouling).

This year, the Prescott Swim Team will be continuing with one senior (A Team) and one junior (B Team) group, each group practicing daily Monday through Friday. A swim meet will be scheduled in Prescott in July, with other optional meets whose dates will be circulated when received.

A Team: Swimmers aged 11-16, who can swim at least 200 meters continuously (eight
lengths of the pool) of a core stroke (front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke) are
welcome.

B Team: Swimmers aged 6-10, able to swim at least 200 metres continuously (eight
lengths of the pool) of a core stroke (front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke) are
welcome.

  • Children 0-7 years of age
    • Children between the ages of 0 and 7 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is at least 16 years of age and responsible for their direct supervision and must be within arm’s reach with a maximum of two children for each parent or guardian (2:1). These children must remain in the leisure pool or the shallow end of the main pool.
  • Children 8-13 years of age
    • Unsuccessful or Non-Attempted Swim Test (8/9) - Must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is at least 16 years of age and responsible for their direct supervision and must be within arm’s reach. The ratio of non-swimmers to parent or guardian may be a maximum of two bathers for each parent or guardian (2:1) for children ages 8 and 9. These children must remain in the leisure pool or the shallow end of the main pool.
    • Unsuccessful or Non-Attempted Swim Test (10+) - shallow water or deep end with a life jacket
    • Successfully Complete Swim Test – Are permitted to swim unaccompanied. However, the parent or guardian must remain in the pool area/on deck and be responsible for the child(ren)’s under 10s supervision.
  • Ages 13+
    • Anyone 13 years of age or older is permitted to swim unaccompanied. Weak or non-swimmers must either stay in the leisure pool, the shallow end of the main pool, or wear a PFD if going in deep water. Aquatic Staff reserves the right to swim test anyone at any age or ability.

 

 

 

  • YMCA of Eastern Ontario Swim Test
    • Jump into the deep end from the side of the pool. While jumping into deep water, they must
      • Jump away from the wall with comfort
      • Face/airway should fully submerge
      • Easily and comfortably surface to the top of the water
    • Surface from the jump and tread water for 30 seconds without touching the wall. While treading water, they must:
      • Keep their head out of the water the entire time
      • Appear comfortable
      • Do not touch the wall the entire time
      • When completed, be able to comfortably swim to the side
    • Swim 25 meters from deep end to shallow end without stopping or touching the wall/bottom. While swimming, they must:
      • Complete the entire distance.
      • Swim continuously.
      • Swim with face in at least twice.
      • Show ability to take breaths.
      • Not touch the wall/bottom.
      • Not stop and rest.

Splash Pad

The Splash Pad is opening for the 2024 season on Friday May 17. 

The Splash Pad is a great way to cool off during those hot summer days and experience a wonderful view of the St. Lawrence River at the same time!  Located in Centennial Park along with Kelly's Beach, Centennial Pool, and Playground of Angels, the Splash Pad is fun for the whole family.  Public washrooms are on-site, located next to the Splash Pad.

Centennial Park - located at 30 Mary Street, south of King Street West (located behind Prescott Family Medical Centre, between Centennial Public Pool and Playground of Angels play structure)

Open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM.

 

  • Municipal parking lot located at 525 Water Street West, west of Mary Street (between Walker House Adult Recreation Centre and the tennis courts)
  • King Street West, south side (between Katarina's Coffee Shop and Canadian Coast Guard)
  • No parking available at the bottom of St Lawrence Street 
We'd like to remind our residents to use common sense when enjoying the splash pad and to consider the following rules:
• Vacate the splash pad area during thunderstorms
• Children aged 10 years and under must be accompanied by an adult
• Parents/guardians must supervise their child(ren) at all times
• Profanity, improper behavior, and intoxication are not permitted
• No running, rough play or climbing on components
• No glass, food or beverages allowed in the splash pad area
• No smoking in the splash pad area
• No animals are permitted in the splash pad area
• Swim diapers must be worn by infants and others depending upon continence ability
• Do not change diapers in the splash pad area
• Persons with open sores or rashes are not permitted
• Persons experiencing nausea, vomiting or diarrhea are not permitted
• Do not drink splash pad water
• Do not sit on the geysers or drains
• Do not put your eye in contact with any water spray device
• Water shoes, bare feet, or CLEAN gym shoes only
• No equipment of any type permitted (accessibility devices exempt)
• Vehicles of any type, bicycles, skateboards, scooters, and roller blades are not permitted
• Do not carry mud onto the splash pad
Please report any problems or safety concerns to (613) 925-2812 ext. 6200
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