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The Pool is open! Click HERE to view the schedule and visit our Recreation Programs page to learn more about our pool programs.

**Important message for the month of August:

Due to a staffing shortage, the Golden Pool will offer limited hours on a few dates this month.

Saturday, Aug. 5th, we will be open from 2-5 pm for Public Swim, with a maximum capacity of about 40 swimmers. There will be 1-2 lanes for lap swimming.

Our final Wibit Swim will be held on Friday, Aug. 11. Sponsored by Overwaitea, admission will be by donation with proceeds going to the BC Children's Hospital. All other Wibit Swims have been cancelled.

On Sunday, Aug. 13th we will open from 12-5 pm. Lane swim will run from 12-2 pm and Public Swim will run from 2-5 pm.

From Monday August 21st to Friday August 25th, we are running on limited hours and have a new schedule! Many programs have changed, but we are still offering plenty of private lessons. Please click
HERE to see the schedule. We will hold our Bonus Days from August 28-30, with lane swim from 12 pm - 1 pm and Public Swim from 1 pm - 4 pm. The pool closes for the season on August 31st.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and remind residents that with more lifeguards we can host more swim times. Residents can take the training right here at home. We offer lifeguard training throughout the pool's operating season so it is easy to get certified. Visit our Programs page for more information.

TPublic-Rates-(2).jpghe Golden Municipal Swimming Pool is a staple for summer in Golden. The pool is open daily from May long weekend to late August. With a great variety of programs, the pool has something for everyone.

The Golden Municipal Swimming Pool opened in the summer of 1978. It is a twenty-five metre (25m) six lane heated outdoor swimming pool, with depth ranging from 1.2m at the shallow end to 3.4m at the deep end. There is a wide set of stairs with hand rails at each corner of the pool to allow for easy access in and out of the water. The temperature is kept at 82 degrees Fahrenheit and is the perfect temperature to go for a dip; not too cold and not too hot. Just refreshing!

The pool also has plenty of deck space for sitting out in the sun. Looking to stay in the shade? Grab a spot at one of the picnic tables and watch the afternoon go by. Come practice your cannon balls off our one metre (1m) diving board during public swims.

The wading pool is adjacent to the swimming pool and is a great spot to get small children introduced to the water. The pool is 0.7m. deep and is six (6m) by two metres (2m). Wading pool is open during all public and lane swim times.

The staff are trained aquatic experts. Our goal is to make your visit as pleasant and enjoyable as possible. Just ask the guards, and they can pull out some of the many pool toys or point you in the right direction for a program that works for you.

Pool Programs

Red Cross Swim Lessons  for all ages.

Private swim lessons & adult lessons are available. Phone 250-344-2118 , e-mail pool@golden.ca or ask at front desk during your next visit to the pool.


Lane swim the pool has a large pace clock you can request so that you can set your pace and time yourself. Backstroke flags 5m from each wall are always up. Remember to bring your water bottle and fill it up at the fountain so you stay hydrated. Each member of the aquatic team has specialized stroke training, and can give you some quick pointers on improving your stoke.


Aquafit is offered three times a week. It is a group exercise class done in the water. Mature youth, adults, and seniors are always welcome to drop-in or purchase an Aquafit punch pass.

Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross, and National Lifeguard are some of the courses offered to those seeking a job as a lifeguard, developing leadership and teamwork skills, or interested in saving lives! See the programs page for more info.


Public Swim Sponsorship
Looking for ways to get your business or group engaged in the community? Give back to the community of Golden... sponsor a Public Swim!

Recreation Services has a fantastic  opportunity designed to increase your community exposure and provide some active affordable fun for everyone with the Public Swim Sponsorship Program. Individual Public Swims can now be sponsored for $150 plus taxes. Sponsor can choose if the event is by donation/proceeds go to charity or free to the public. Organization name will be associated with the swim. Social media and web postings on the Town website included.

To sponsor a Public Swim or for more information contact Recreation Services by  
Phone:  250-344-2271 Ext 225
Email:  rec.booking@golden.ca

Work At the Golden Swimming Pool

Aquatic staff must have up-to-date certifications before May 2017 in order to work for the 2017 summer season. Find out more.