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Canada Games Pool

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All community and recreation centres are closed to the public until further notice. All organized and permitted events in parks and sport fields that have potential to exceed 50 people have been cancelled, including closure of field houses and change rooms.

Parks remain open. Park washroom facilities remain open and cleaned with increased frequency.

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Lesson Registration Information

Please note that swim lesson participants may only register for one lesson set at a time.If you are currently registered in a swim lesson set, that you must wait until grades for that set are posted before registering into another lesson set. This is done to ensure participants meet all level prerequisites and enjoy the best possible lesson experience.

If you are not sure what level to register into, you can conveniently check grades online in “Logs” in your online client record. This grade determines what level is next. Grades are viewable on the morning of Registration Day. Registration opens at 8:30 am.

  • About

    Location & Contact Information

    Canada Games Pool
    65 East Sixth Avenue
    New Westminster, BC, V3L 4G6

    T 604.526.4281

    Weekdays, 5:30 am - 9:30 pm
    Saturday, 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Sunday, 8:00 am - 9:30 pm

    , Facility Manager

    , Assistant Facility Manager

    , Program Coordinator

    , Program Coordinator

    , Fitness Programmer


  • Aquafit

    Shallow and deep water aerobic classes

    See our Drop-in Schedules for our seasonal offerings of shallow and deep water Aquafit.

    Classes are included in the price of admission!

  • Diving

    Offering diving boards and platforms

    Canada Games has a 1m & 3m spring diving board as well as a 5m, 7.5m and 10m diving platforms to practice your twists, turns and courage!

    See our seasonal Public Swim Drop-in Schedule for diving opportunities!

  • Green Thunder Waterslide

    BC's longest Indoor Water Slide

    Experience the longest indoor water slide in BC! It is certain to toss, turn and spit you out with a smile on your face. Click here for our seasonal schedule.

  • Fitness Centre

    A destination fitness centre


    Canada Games Pool has weight room areas that offer a range of options no matter what your fitness experience is! After a stress-relieving workout, you can enjoy a whirlpool and sauna session, or all day access to lane swimming.

    Downstairs Fitness Area

    • 3,000 square foot space provides the best machines and equipment to add variety to any fitness routine!
    • A 20 station exercise circuit are that includes In Flight fitness equipment for a total body workout; a great option if you have limited time.
    • 22 meters of turf that is great for sled workouts, sprints, and some rehabilitation specific movements.
    • A 12- piece Hammer Strength section for all abilities allowing you to increase strength and improve your body composition.
    • Soft Plyometric boxes, Precor stretcher, reverse lower back machine, AirFit bikes, agility ladder, battle ropes, two stretching areas and slam balls 

    Main Fitness Area

    • 5,000 square feet, filled with weights, equipment used for rehab and sport specific training and cable machines make this a destination fitness centre.
    • Cardiovascular - 35-piece section of: climb mills, steppers, self-propelled and traditional treadmills, elliptical trainers, recumbent and upright bikes will give your heart and legs a great workout.
    • Stretching - benefit from a dedicated space to improve your flexibility and for core stability and training.


  • Swimming Lessons

    Lessons for all ages and abilities

    Welcome to the Making Waves Swim Program! Did you know that our swimming lesson curriculum is unique? In our over 45 years we have taught thousands of people to swim with ease.

    The Making Waves Swim Program was specifically created for our customers to teach children to progressively and successfully learn to swim.  We included customer feedback, years of staff experience, and current information around the science of swimming into our program.

    About Making Waves:

    The goal of our program is to allow students to experience success through progressive skill development in a positive and supportive learning environment.  To do this we:

    • Assess our program's completion rates.  We develop our program to continuously to respond to any issues.
    • Createa beneficial learning environment. Our lessons run at times with limited competing programs.
    • Invest in our instructors.  Knowing that a program is only as strong as the deliver, our instructor's receive professional development throughout their career with us.

    About our Curriculum:

    What makes us unique?  Our teaching techniques are based on step by step progressions that have been proven to work.  We teach:

    • Strong rotational skill to learn to get in and out of breathing position.
    • How to find balance in the water to produce less struggle.
    • Perfect practice to create strong muscle memory.

    About our Instructional Supervisors:

    There is always an Instructional Supervisor available to assist parents or students in any way needed.  Their job is to provide:

    • Customer Service
    • Develop staff skills and knowledge
    • Ensure program consistency.

    Registration Information

    Please be aware of the following guidelines:

    • Swim lesson participants can only register for one lesson set at a time.  This is to ensure customers meet all level prerequisites and have the best possible experience.
    • Not sure what level to register into next? You can conveniently check grades onlin in "Logs" in your client record. This grade determines what level is next. Grades are viewable the morning of Registration Day.  Registration opens at 8:30 am.
    • Late registrations: Participants must be registered by the third class.

    First time registering or unsure of swim level?

    Parents, if you are unsure of the level of your child or registering with us for the first time, we offer free swim evaluations during any of our Public Swim times. One of our lifeguards will be happy to do an assessment of your child which takes approximately 5 minutes.

    Upon completion of the assessment you will receive a piece of paper with the assessed level which you must bring to the front desk to register.

    Do you know we also offer private lessons?  Private lessons are a great way for students to get extra assistance on a specific skill.

    Check out our seasonal Active Living Guide or Swim Lesson Brochures for a complete listing of our offerings!

    Ready to register? Give us a call, 604.526.4281, or Register Online.

  • Videos

    See our services in action

    Check out our videos to see what Canada Games Pool can offer you!