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The Golden Swimming Pool will remain closed for the 2020 season due to impacts of COVID-19. Read the news release here to learn more. 

The Golden Municipal Swimming Pool is a staple for Golden-Swimming-Pool-Rates-May-2018-(1).jpgsummer 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.

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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

Private swim lessons & adult lessons for all ages
Visit the Red Cross Swim Lessons page for more information on group lessons. For private lessons, ask at the front desk during your next visit to the pool, phone 250-344-2118 or e-mail pool@golden.ca.


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.


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 information.

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.

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 2019 in order to work for the 2019 summer season. Find out more.