Beechwood North Pool
The Beechwood North Recreation Centre offers a heated outdoor pool with two trained lifeguards on duty. The pool is open from May to September, including 7 days a week starting in June.
Dedicated Adult Swim time is available at scheduled times throughout the summer.
Swimming Lessons are provided by certified instructors for all levels of the Canadian Red Cross Swim Program.
2022 Pool Schedule
Swimming Lesson Information
In July and August BNHA offers two types of Swimming Lessons: Group Swimming Lessons and Private/Semi-Private Swimming Lessons.
Lessons are provided by certified instructors. Lessons range from "Parent and Tot" (4-24 months) up to Level 10. Swim levels:
Parent & Tot Lessons: 4-24 months
Children under 2 years old must be accompanied by an adult in the pool.
Parent & Tot lessons are only available during morning sessions.
Swim Preschool: 2 - 4 years
Swim Kids: 5+ years
Swimming Lesson Payment Details
Lesson registration must be received the Thursday before session start date.
Any questions about lessons? Please complete our 'Contact Us' form.
Swimming Lesson Weather Policy
Lessons will not be in the pool when the air temperature is below 18 degrees or during heavy rain, thunder, or lightning. Staff will instead run fun activities on deck or on the patio. No make up lessons will be provided.
Beechwood North Pool Policies
Our priority is to maintain a safe and fun environment at the pool at all times. Please be sure to adhere to the Pool Rules posted on our website and at the facilities, as well as our Pool Guest Policy:
All members and their guests must comply with the following rules at all times, which are posted at the pool (‘Pool Rules’):
Non-swimmers must stay in the shallow end under direct supervision of a parent or guardian (over the age of 12) and must be within arms reach of a parent or guardian OR wearing an approved life saving device.
Instructions from the BNHA lifeguard staff must be complied with to ensure the safety of swimmers at the pool. One long whistle blast means ‘emergency’ and in these cases, individuals must clear the pool area in an orderly fashion.
All persons using the swimming pool must take a shower before entering the pool. (As required by the Ontario Public Health Act for public pools)
Any person having an infectious or communicative disease is prohibited from using a public pool.
Footwear must be removed before entering the pool area. (Shoe racks are provided)
No person may bring a glass container onto the deck or in the pool.
No food is allowed inside the pool enclosure. (Food can be consumed in the picnic table area) Please note the Beechwood North facilities are a NUT FREE space.
No Diving head first into the pool. (Pool depth does not meet minimum requirements)
No Running on the pool deck.
Spitting, spouting water, blowing the nose or discharging bodily wastes in the pool is strictly prohibited.
Maximum of 50 people can be admitted to the pool area.
The emergency telephone is located in the office.
Dogs and other animals are not allowed in the pool area. (Only approved service animals)
Thank you for your help in maintaining a safe and fun environment at the pool!
Public Health Admission Standards
Region of Waterloo Public Health provides Admissions Standards for public pools. These standards require parents or guardians (at least 12 years of age) to assist staff in the supervision of young children, with the following supervision requirements:
Children aged 0-5: Two children to one guardian (2:1).
Children aged 6-9 who are non-swimmers: Four children to one guardian (4:1), or eight children with life jackets to one guardian (8:1).
Children aged 8+ who have either passed Swim Kids 4 or who have passed the Deep End Swim Test are permitted to swim at Beechwood North Pool without a parent or guardian.
Beechwood North Pool Deep End Swim Test: Children must be able to swim 2 widths of front crawl (face in) and be able to tread water for 45 seconds (head above water).
Pool Guest Policy
BNHA members are welcome to bring guests to the pool and tennis courts. Please adhere to the following guest policy for the pool:
We kindly ask that all members introduce guests using the pool to the guards and sign-in guests using the sign-in form that will be available from the lifeguards.
Guests must be accompanied by a BNHA member throughout the visit.
In rare instances when the pool area is at full capacity (maximum of 50 in the pool area), guests may be asked to return at a later time. We expect this would only happen in rare circumstances. Guests already admitted to the pool before it reached capacity would not be asked until at least one hour of using the pool facilities.
The intent of this policy is to allow our members and their guests to have the best possible experience at the pool, while maintaining the opportunity for paid members to use the pool facilities during busy periods.
Local Non-Members Policy
As noted in the BNHA Bylaws: A member shall not be allowed to admit to the facilities as a guest a resident of the Beechwood North Residential Area.
Pool ‘Preview Days’ for Local Non-Members
For Beechwood North area residents who are not currently BNHA members, we offer ‘Pool Preview Days’ throughout the summer when you can be admitted to the pool as a guest of a current BNHA member.
Future dates for 2023 to be announced
Local neighbours: Come check out the pool and see what everyone is talking about!