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Lane Swim

Lane Swim COVID-19 Policies

Pool Access

  • All pool users must sign in at the front desk prior to accessing the pool.
  • Lane swim is only available for certain hours of the day, according to the schedule below,
  • All swimmers must online prior to arriving to the pool at
    • Instructions are available below.
  • Pool users must follow the instructions and guidance from lifeguard staff at all times, and are expected to conduct themselves in a safe manner when on the pool deck and in the water.
  • The cabanas (2) on the pool deck are available for changing.
  • There are no day use lockers available – please bring your swim bag onto the pool deck
  • To allow for 2m distance at all times, the pool will be set up in double lanes.
    • Please see diagram below for lane swim pattern.
  • Patrons are asked to choose their double lane based on slow, medium or fast pace. Double lanes 1-2 is slow pace. Lanes 3-4 is medium pace. Lanes 5-6 and 7-8 is fast pace.
  • There shall be no more than 5 patrons per double lane.

Rules & Regulations

  • To maintain physical distancing guidelines, please do not arrive at the pool deck earlier than 10 minutes before your scheduled swim time.
  • Maintain your 2m physical distance from other patrons at all times.
  • Pool users are asked to shower at home before and after swimming.
  • Pool users are asked to use the gender neutral washrooms on the pool deck if necessary at any time during their swim.
  • Please remove your outdoor footwear before entering the pool deck and carry them with you to where you choose to place your swim bag.
  • Please wear your mask onto the deck, place your mask into your bag while swimming and put mask on when exiting the pool.
  • There will be no swimming aid equipment provided by the pool – if you wish to use these please bring your own to and from the pool at the time of your booking.


How to Book

The following steps are intended for those with online user accounts already set up and linked to their membership. If you have not yet contacted us to set up your online user account, please email so we can do so prior to your booking

  1. Login to your account at
    1. Be sure to select the correct login option. “Community User” is for all non-LU members, and “Lakehead User Login” is for current students, faculty, and staff only
  2. Click “Book Workout “
  3. Click “Lane Swim”
  4. Select the date you want to swim (Note that it will only allow for bookings up to 7 days in advance of swim)
  5. Select the desired lane (you will have to use the scroll bar to see all lanes)
    1. Note that not all lanes are available for all times, so if you do not see your desired time, try selecting another lane.
  6. Click “Book Now” next to your desired time

You should receive a confirmation email if done correctly

How to Cancel Your Online Booking

Option 1 – Cancelling Immediately After Booking

  1. Hit the 3 dots next to the word “Booked”, and select “Cancel Booking”

Option 2 – Cancelling after you’ve left the booking page

    1. Login to your account
    2. Click your username, and then click “Profile”
    3. Select bookings on the lefthand side
    4. Select “cancel”

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