- Pool Features
- What to Expect On Your Visit
- Swim For Life Swimming Lessons
- Pool Schedule and Fees
- Swim Clubs at the Pool
- Pro Shop
- Job Opportunities
Pictou Fisheries Training Pool (Our Pool Will be Re-Opening September 5, 2023)
73 Harbour Drive, Pictou, NS B0K 1H0
The Fisheries Training Pool was officially opened in May 1980 as a joint effort between the Department of Fisheries and the Town of Pictou. The Department of Recreation and Parks currently manages the pool and aquatic programs. The pool is 25 meters long and 15 meters wide with water depth varying from 1 meter to 3.8 meters. Many popular original programs continue today. For example, the Mariners Swim Team, which started in 1980, still train at the pool 5 days a week. There are many programs for kids, adults, and seniors. Visit us for open swims or rent the pool.
For more information on recreational opportunities go to Ways to Stay Active at Home.
- 1 & 3-meter diving boards
- Tarzan rope
- Shallow water slide
- Water Basketball Nets
- Lifesaving Society National Lifeguards on deck
- Accessible Chair Lift & Aqua Wheelchair and adaptable life vests available
New accessible universal changeroom onsite.
Pictou Recreation Aquatics offers Swim for Life Swimming Lessons.
The safety of visitors and staff is a priority. The operations follow guidelines set forth by the Lifesaving Society for aquatic facilities. Many measures are being taken to ensure your safety:
- Phased programming
- Enhanced cleaning schedule including sanitation measures between programs
- Sanitizer stations and plexiglass protection
- Enhanced staff training program
FALL SWIM LESSONS
|Fall session of Swimming Lessons, running on Wednesday and Thursday Evenings and Saturday Mornings||5:30pm-7:30pm|
|Fall session of Swimming Lessons, running on Thursday Evenings||5:30pm-7:30pm|
|Fall session of Swimming Lessons, running on Saturday Mornings||9:30am-12pm|
Please note, there are no swim lessons on Friday nights. Open Swims are on Trial Friday and Saturday Evenings 7:30 pm-9:00 pm
Deck space is limited during these times.
ADULT SWIM LESSONS
Tuesdays, these lessons are from 7:30-8:30 pm and the fee is $75 for 8 weeks or $10 pay as you go. Pre-Registration is required
SWIM LESSON FEES
Pre-school, Level 1 & 2: $65.00 for 8 weeks Each weekly session is 1/2 hour
Level 3 and up: $80.00 for 8 weeks Each weekly session is 1 hour
Discounts are available for additional family members.
PRIVATE LESSONS REGISTRATION NECESSARY
Wednesday Evenings: Fall Session Begins September 6, 2023 to October 25, 2023
8 weeks of private lessons, starting at 5:30 and on the half hour. (Last class begins at 7). Fee is $20 /half hour or $160.00
Thursday Evenings: Fall Session Begins September 7, 2023 to October 26, 2023
8 weeks of private lessons, starting at 5:30 and on the half hour. (Last class begins at 7), Fee is $20 /half hour or $160.00
Saturday Mornings: Fall Session Begins September 9, 2023 to October 28, 2023
8 weeks of private lessons, starting at 9:30am on the half hour. (Last class begins at 11:30am), Fee is $20 /half hour or $160.00
UPDATED August 31, 2023
YOU CAN ACCESS THE DAILY SCHEDULE BY CALLING 902-485-5301
PLEASE NOTE: POOL WILL BE RE-OPENING SEPTEMBER 5, 2023
|Senior / Student||$4.25|
THE 100KM CLUB & 50KM CHALLENGE
Challenge yourself! Adult lane swimmers can track their lengths and become a member of the “100 km Club”. Fun prizes to be awarded along the way. For youth try the “50km track your distance, challenge your buddy!"
ADULE SWIM LESONS
Whether you are scared stiff or wish to improve your strokes, this swim instruction session is designed to meet the individual needs of each participant. The program runs for 8 weeks. The fee is $10 pay as you go, or $75.
FIT 4 TWO (Parent and Tot)
A fun time for Moms, Dads and Caregivers. Tuesdays & Thursdays 11:00-11:45 am. Cost: drop-in $6.25 or $50/8-weeks
A high-intensity class! It focuses on building cardiovascular strength and endurance through challenging routines of intervals and higher intensity options. You will keep your heart rate and pace up throughout the class and learn to train in both aerobic and anaerobic zones. Provides a definite challenge for veterans and avid participants.
Fun, Fitness and Friendship. Come and join us in the water. Work at your own pace. Structured to meet your fitness needs. Classes suitable for anyone who may have arthritis. Bring a friend, or come and meet a new one. Have fun and get fit. Check our pool schedule. We’d love to see you. Also available Youth Aquafit (14 yrs+).
FOOD AND BEVERAGE WILL BE ALLOWED, EASY CLEAN UP ITEMS LIKE CUPCAKES, ABSOLUTELY NO GLASS ITEMS ARE PERMITTED ON OUR POOL DECK.
Birthday Parties & Pool Rentals
GIVE US A CALL FOR DETAILS.....WE WILL LOOK AFTER EVERYTHING...ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS SHOW UP AND HAVE FUN! POOL RENTALS WILL BE AVAILABLE DURING WEEKEND HOURS. CONTACT THE ‘POOL’ FOR DETAILS. RENTALS ARE NOT CONFIRMED UNTIL PAYMENT HAS BEEN MADE.
INTERMEDIATE FIRST AID & BASIC FIRST AID: Register Now
The course can be offered off-site at your location.
- Minimum of 6 participants required to run this course.
- Pre-registration required.
- The course can be offered off-site at your location.
For more information or to register, please contact the pool at 902-485-5301 or email email@example.com.
RED CROSS BABYSITTERS COURSE
Check, Call, Care (includes phoning EMS/911), glove removal, recovery position, conscious choking (adult/child/baby/alone), CPR (baby/child), illness, asthma (includes the use of inhaler and spacer), anaphylaxis (includes the use of EpiPen), poisoning, insect stings, wound care (i.e. minor cuts and scrapes, splinters, nosebleeds, bumps and bruises, life-threatening bleeding, burns), head, neck and back injuries, broken bones, seizures and LEADERSHIP SKILLS. For youth 11-15 years old. Pre-registration is required, the course fee is $55.
Next Course Date: Registering Now
Begins the transition from lifesaving to lifeguarding and prepares candidates for responsibilities as assistant lifeguards. Candidates must be at least 14 and hold a Bronze Medallion. 100% attendance is required. Preregistration is required, the course fee is $195 including book and exam fee.
Next Course Dates: Registering Now
Four components of water rescue are judgement, knowledge, skill and fitness. Candidates acquire the assessment and program-solving skills needed to make good decisions in, on and around water. Candidates must be at least 13 years or hold a Bronze Star. Pre-registration is required, the course fee is $190 including book and exam fee.
Next Course Date: Registering Now
Develops swimming proficiency, lifesaving skills and personal fitness. Excellent preparation for success in Bronze Medallion. Candidates must be at least 11 years and swim to an Swimmer 6. Preregistration is required, the course fee is $85.
Next Course Date: Registering Now
LIFE SAVING SOCIETY SWIM FOR LIFE INSTRUCTOR COURSES
This course will prepare you to teach the Swim for Life swim lessons and provide you with valuable leadership skills. Candidates should be 15 years and hold a Bronze Cross. This course includes skill screening; theory and practical, and blended learning ( Pool and Deck)
Participants should be 15 years of age and hold a Bronze Cross certification. Preregistration is required, the course fee is $250, including books. PREREQUISITS:Must have Br. Cross (need not be current). Must have a current Intermediate First Aid Must be 15 yrears old. This is an intense 40-hour course , 48-hour if you require Intermediate First Aid will prepare you for the job of a lifeguard.
Next Course: Registering Now
NLS RERTIFICATION COURSE: Upon request requires 6 participants
HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT
Notice to Grade 10, 11 and 12 students. The Department of Education had added Leadership Training through the Nova Scotia Lifesaving Society as an elective for earning .5 credit. The Leadership Training consists of 110 hours of leadership course in Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross, National Lifeguard, Learn to Swim Instructor and Lifesaving Instructor. Contact your Guidance Counsellor or Pictou Aquatics for further information.
For further information or to register for any of the programs above, please call the Pool at 485-5301 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
PICTOU COUNTY MARINERS SWIM CLUB
- For youth ages 7 years and up
- Monday to Friday 4:00 - 5:30 pm
- Contact Adeline Hewey or Lisa Bezanson at email@example.com
- website: Pictou County Mariners Swim Club
- All public swims (family & open) and lane swims,
- 10% discount on Pro Shop merchandise
- 25% discount on Instructional Programs
|Membership Type||3 Month||Yearly|
Bundle it and SAVE..........15% discount if you purchase both an aquafit and swim membership.
|10 Punch Pass|
|Pool Rental - 1 hr pool up to 60 swimmers||$120.00|
|Pool Rental - 1 hr pool over 60 swimmers||$140.00|
|Standard Party Rental 1.5 hr up to 60 swimmers||$160.00|
|Standard Party Rental 1.5 hr over 60 swimmers||$175.00|
|Standard 1 hr Pool + 1 hr Deck up to 60 swimmers||$230.00|
|Standard 1 hr Pool - 1 hr Deck over 60 swimmers||$255.00|
The Pro Shop at the pool carries swim goggles and swim caps for the pool or beach, we have it here; drop by and check it out.
ARE YOU 15 YEARS OLD AND LOOKING FOR A PART-TIME JOB: LOVE THE WATER AND WOULD LIKE TO BE A SWIM INSTRUCTOR AND/OR LIFEGUARD? CALL US AT 902-485-5301 FOR MORE INFORMATION.