Free Public Swim

Free Public Swim

Enjoy one free swim each week as part of our Feel Free to Feel Fit program! After each free swim, speak to front desk staff about free return transportation aboard Greater Sudbury Transit.

Registration is not required. Children age 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult age 16 or over and must remain within arm’s reach of that adult. Regular diapers are not permitted in the water; babies must wear swim diapers. Please see Pool Admission Policy, Rules and Guidelines. 

Gatchell Pool

Schedule: January 11, 2020 to June 14, 2020

  • Saturdays: 2:30 to 3:55 p.m.

Howard Armstrong Recreation Centre

Schedule: January 10, 2020 to June 14, 2020

  • Fridays: 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Nickel District Pool

Schedule: January 10, 2020 to June 14, 2020

  • Fridays: 6:30 to 7:55 p.m.

Onaping Pool

Schedule:  January 11, 2020 to May 17, 2020

  • Saturdays: 1 to 2:55 p.m.

R.G. Dow Pool

Schedule: January 12, 2020 to June 14, 2020

  • Sundays: 2:30 to 3:55 p.m.

Refunds available for City of Greater Sudbury recreational programs, lessons and facility rentals.

There’s a new way to register for leisure programs or book a facility. It’s easy to create an account! If you need help getting started, click here for our Frequently Asked Questions.



The French interface of our new registration system is still under development, however it is important that the City goes live with the new system as the existing registration and facility booking system is no longer supported by the vendor. Residents can still receive this service in French by calling 311 to have a French-speaking operator process bookings or registrations. The French interface will be launched in time for the fall/winter registration period.