FAQ

Can I use my City of Calgary Indoor Swimming Pool annual, monthly or multi-admission pass at any of the COSPA outdoor pools?

COSPA outdoor pools do not accept any City of Calgary annual, monthly or multi-admission passes from any Department.

Do I have to wear a mask in the water?

Masks are not required to be worn in the pool; a wet cloth mask may make it difficult to breathe and likely will not work correctly. This means it is particularly important to maintain physical distancing when in the water.

How long is the outdoor pool season?

COSPA’s outdoor pool season usually runs approximately 80 days. Outdoor pools usually open onSaturday of Father’s Day weekend and close on Labour Day. Some outdoor pools may open earlier and stay open longer. Consult the pool’s profile page on the COSPA website for detailed schedule information.

What time can I go swimming?

All schedules at the eight COSPA outdoor pools are subject to change based on the time of year, rentals, programs, special events and weather conditions. For the most up-to-date information, please phone the outdoor pool of your choice to confirm swimming schedules.

Do outdoor swimming pools offer swimming lessons?

Swimming lessons are offered at some of the COSPA outdoor pools. Please register online for swimming lessons at the outdoor pool of your choice.

Is the water heated at the outdoor pools?

Yes, all COSPA pools and wading pools are heated at a water temperature of approximately 27 degrees Celsius.