The pool will be opened as of June 26, 2021!

Public Swim

The 2021 Pool Schedule is available in the Summer Program Guide.

A reservation is required for the public swim and the lane swim to respect the maximum capacity of the pool in times of the pandemic.

Reserve your public swim time slot for July!

Reserve your public swim time slot for August!

Reserve your lane swim time slot! 

Public Swim Fees
CategoriesFeeRecreation Complex SurchargeTotal

Daily individual swimming pass (children 14 years of age or younger)

$3.50

$0.70

$4.20

Daily individual swimming pass (children 14 years of age or older, adults)

$4

$0.80

$4.80

Individual monthly pass (adult)

$60

$11.30

$71.30

Individual season pass (adult)

$70

$13.10

$83.10

Family monthly pass

$85

$15.90

$100.90

Family season pass

$138

$25.90

$163.90

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Swimming Lessons

The Township of Russell offers various swimming programs during the months of July and August:

  • Regular programs
  • Semi-private lessons
  • Private lessons
  • Bronze Star (not offered in 2021 due to COVID-19)
  • Bronze Medallion (not offered in 2021 due to COVID-19)
  • Bronze Cross (not offered in 2021 due to COVID-19)

Look at the Summer Program Guide for the 2021 Swimming Lessons Schedule.

What Swimming Lessons Should My Child Take?

Refer to the conversion chart to determine the level of swimming lessons according to the Lifesaving Society Program.

Swimming Lesson Conversion Chart

Swimming Lessons Registrations

In-Person Registrations

June 9, 2021, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Town Hall, 717 Notre Dame, Embrun

Online Registrations

Register online using our Book King system! Online registrations are open from May 3 to June 4 and will reopened from June 16 to June 24.

Phone Registrations

Starting June 26, registrations will only be available by calling the pool directly.

Register Online for Swimming Lessons

Please note that private and semi-private lessons registration are not available online and can only be done in-person at the in-person registration night or at the pool once it is open (starting June 26).

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Barracudas Swim Team

The Barracuda Swim Team is a fun, competitive swim team that strives to enhance the swimmers' sportsmanship. They will be able to perfect their endurance, strength and swimming ability. We hope the swimmers enjoy friendly competition during the swim meets and camaraderie during the summer months.

What is My Child's Barracuda Level?

Headstart

What is Headstart?

Headstart is our beginning level swim team. It is a terrific way for kids who love water to come together and learn about the sport of swimming. The swim team provides your little fish the opportunity to learn the basics of the four racing strokes:

  • Freestyle
  • Backstroke
  • Breaststroke
  • Butterfly.

Our Headstart swimmers will also become race-ready by working on the dives, learning about relays, building endurance, and much more! Optional swim meets throughout the summer provide a fun and welcoming environment for our swimmers to try racing.

Is my swimmer ready for Headstart?

The approximate age range is 8 years old & under. Lifesaving Swimmer 2 or Red Cross Swimmer 3 is recommended. To ensure the safety of all swimmers, our Headstarts should not only love the water, but already:

  • Be comfortable putting their face in the water;
  • Jump into deep water unassisted;
  • Float and glide on front and back;
  • Swim 15 m in the pool unassisted.

Junior

What is Junior?

Junior is our mid-level swim team. At this level, swim team practices are centered on stroke development, endurance, and proper racing techniques for start and finishes. Swimmers will work to improve all four racing strokes. Relay races are our swimmers' favourite, since they provide a chance for friendly competition and team building. Junior swimmers are highly encouraged to participate in our optional swim meets throughout the summer.

Is my swimmer ready for the Junior Swim Team?

The approximate age range is 9-12 years old. To ensure that each swimmer feels both comfortable and challenged during practice, incoming swimmers should:

  • Swim basic freestyle and backstroke (some knowledge of breaststroke is an asset);
  • Complete a kneeling or standing dive;
  • Swim a minimum of 8-12 continuous laps (200-300 m).

Senior

What is Senior?

Senior is our most advanced level of swim team. Throughout the summer, our Senior swimmers work towards refining techniques for all four racing strokes, starts, turns and finishes. This level of swim team is highly focused on improving swimmers' endurance and overall fitness. Coaches will also help swimmers to set personal goals throughout the summer.

Is my swimmer ready for the Senior Swim Team?

The approximate age range is 12-15 years old. However, this team is open to swimmers who can:

  • Complete a proper standing five or racing dive;
  • Swim freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke (some knowledge of butterfly is an asset);
  • Swim for 45 minutes with only a short rest between sets.

Barracudas Swim Team Registrations

Note: The Barracuda Swim Team is not a substitute for swimming lessons, but rather a program to introduce children to competitive swimming. Acceptance on the swim team is at the discretion of the coaches.

In-Person Registrations

June 9, 2021, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Town Hall, 717 Notre Dame, Embrun

Online Registrations

Register online using our Book King system! Online registrations are open from May 3 to June 4 and will reopened from June 16 to June 24.

Phone Registrations

Starting June 26, registrations will only be available by calling the pool directly.

Register Online for the Swim Team