Due to construction of the new Sports and Recreation Center, the Montreal West pool is now closed until its planned re-opening in 2025.
In order to accommodate residents with memberships to our pool, the Town has finalized an agreement with Côte Saint-Luc to use their facilities.
Outdoor pool: Montreal West residents with memberships to our pool can access Côte Saint-Luc’s Parkhaven Pool free of charge until September 4th (Residents will be asked for a piece of ID to be checked against a membership list provided to them). Montreal West residents without a membership must pay the daily fee.
Indoor pool: Montreal West residents pay the Côte Saint-Luc resident fee.
Instructional courses for children 4 years old and over to develop their water safety and skills.
Level 1: Jellyfish
Swimmers focus on becoming comfortable in the water without their parents, and play fun games to start enjoying swimming.
Key Objectives: submerge face and blow bubbles, front/back float with assistance (3 secs), front/back swim with assistance (5 m)
Level 2: Starfish
Swimmers transition from assisted skills to unassisted skills. They also learn how to flutter kick, and become comfortable with their face completely underwater.
Key Objectives: Retrieve object with a bob, front/back float unassisted (3 secs), front/back swim unassisted (5 m)
Equivalent Levels: Red Cross-Aquaquest 1,2, YMCA-Otter
Level 3: Pufferfish
Swimmers become comfortable swimming and supporting themselves in deeper water. They are introduced to side breathing, and learn sitting and kneeling dives with assistance.
Key Objectives: Surface support in deep water (20 secs), sitting/kneeling dives with assistance, introduction to side breathing, front/back swim (10 m)
Equivalent Levels: Red Cross-Aquaquest 3, YMCA-Seal
Level 4: Guppy
Swimmers learn how to tread water, and transition to unassisted kneeling dives. They are introduced to front crawl, and learn how to perform forwards and backwards somersaults.
Key Objectives: tread water (45 secs), front/back somersaults, intro to front crawl, endurance swim (25 m)
Equivalent Levels: Red Cross-Aquaquest 4, YMCA-con’t Seal
Level 5: Seahorse
Swimmers continue to build their endurance treading water and swimming, and are introduced to back crawl and sculling.
Key Objectives: tread water (1 min), standing dive, intro to back crawl, endurance swim (50 m)
Equivalent Levels: Red Cross-Aquaquest 5, YMCA – Dolphin
Level 6: Manta Ray
Swimmers learn basic skills for breaststroke and butterfly, and continue to refine their front crawl and back crawl skills.
Key Objectives: tread water (2 mins), tumble turn, whip-kick, dolphin kick, front crawl/back crawl (25 m), endurance swim (75 m)
Equivalent Levels: Red Cross-Aquaquest 6, YMCA – Swimmer
Level 7: Sea turtle
Swimmers learn how to perform a stride jump. They also continue to improve front and back crawl through increasingly complex drills and activities.
Key Objectives: tread water (3 mins), stride jump, intro to breaststroke, endurance swim (100 m)
Equivalent Levels: Red Cross-Aquaquest 7, YMCA- Star 1, beginning of Star 2
Level 8: Swordfish
Swimmers are introduced to an important lifesaving skill: eggbeater kick. They are introduced to the arm movements for butterfly, and continue to build their aquatic endurance.
Key Objectives: intro to eggbeater kick, one arm butterfly (50 m), shallow dive with streamline, endurance swim (175 m)
Equivalent Levels: Red Cross-Aquaquest 8, YMCA-con’t Star 2, RLSS-Lifesaving 1
Level 9: Shark
Swimmers refine their technique in all four strokes, and make leaps in their endurance swim. They also continue learning about basic lifesaving skills.
Key Objectives: tread water (4 mins), reverse and ready, backstroke turn, endurance swim (300 m)
Equivalent Levels: Red Cross-Aquaquest 9, 10, YMCA-Star 3, RLSS-Lifesaving 2
Level 10: Orca
Swimmers learn how to perform butterfly and breaststroke touch-turns. They also learn how to perform a basic turnover and tow with aid, preparing them for future lifesaving courses.
Key Objectives: tread water (5 min), turnover with aid and tow, butterfly/breaststroke turn, endurance swim (500 m)
Equivalent Levels: Red Cross-Aquaquest 11, 12, YMCA-Star 5, 6, RLSS- Lifesaving 3
Guppies Swim Team (6 and under)
An intro to swim team for those who still need a little work! We encourage all children who are able to swim at least 12 m (1 width) to join. Our goal is to prepare young swimmers for the higher levels of swim team by practicing relays and swim techniques!
Swim Team (6 years old and over)
Get immersed in the world of summer competitive swimming in a fun and conﬁdence building team setting.
A half hour lesson providing a warm and playful introduction to the swimming pool while emphasizing safety. Parent and child will be introduced to basic water skills, a variety of carries, teaching aids such as flutter boards, noodles, swimming bubbles and more. Children must be 5 months old before the start of the session.
The goal of the diving program is to learn these skills in a safe and friendly environment. Diving is open to kids of all ages and levels but it is recommended that the participants be able to swim unaided across a 25 metre pool and be comfortable in deep water.
Lessons will teach beginners basic diving techniques, diving safety and increase participants strength and confidence. More experienced divers will further strengths and be challenged with more complicated and technical dives.
Participants may also compete in the Diving Meets on Sunday mornings starting June 27th. Schedule to follow.
* The course is free due to a grant from the lifesaving society
Courses aimed at teaching lifeguarding skills. An exam will be held on the Friday following the course. 20 hr course.
Beginner swimming lessons for adults.
Two week sessions with classes twice weekly (Tuesday and Thursday evenings)
Master swimming provides adults an opportunity to increase physical fitness and improve stroke and swimming techniques.
Get fit and stay cool under the summer sun in our deep water aqua fitness regimen.
There are 4 different memberships: family, individual, senior and senior couple. Resident rates apply to Montreal West residents only. A pool membership is necessary to sign up to our activities.
Registration for pool memberships and all programs are accepted on a first come, first served basis and are subject to the following conditions:
Only signed and dated written requests will be considered for refunds. All refunds are subject to a $35 administration charge. Any refund requested after the start of the program, but only up to the completion of one third of said program, will be prorated. No refund will be issued after completion of one third of said program.
Development 1 & 2
The diving program will teach beginners basic diving skills, diving safety and will increase participant strength and conﬁdence. Diving competitions are on Sunday mornings throughout the summer.
Bronze Medallion (13 years and over)
The ﬁrst step in becoming a certiﬁed lifeguard, this course teaches lifeguarding skills and is a prerequisite to the Bronze Cross course.
Bronze Cross (14 years and over)
Second step in becoming a certiﬁed lifeguard, this course aims at teaching more advanced lifeguarding skills.
Prerequisite: Bronze Medallion
Get ﬁt through aerobic and strength training exercises in deep water.
Work out and stay cool under the summer sun in our deep water aqua ﬁtness regimen.
Master swimming provides adults with an opportunity to train with a coach and improve their stroke and swimming techniques.
Guppies Swim Team (5-7 years old)
An intro to swim team for those who still need a little work! We encourage all children who are able to swim at least 12 m (1 width) to join.
Registration to swimming lessons and regular swim team began on:
Registration to Guppies swim team and all other programming begins on