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Swimming Programs & Clubs

City of Yellowknife - Ruth Inch Memorial Pool

The Ruth Inch Memorial Pool is a bright, warm and welcoming place to exercise, learn (Red Cross and Lifesaving Society programs available), and play. The main pool beach access and hot tub lift allow accessibility for all abilities and ages. The steam room and whirlpool are the perfect place to relax after your workout or long day. The facility also has a large outdoor deck with a BBQ and picnic tables that overlooks Frame Lake, providing a premier rental opportunity for private functions!

Programs Open for Registration

There are several convenient ways to register for the lessons or programs that you are interested in taking.  You may also be eligible for a child tax credit

Programs Offered

Check out these handy links that explain the programs offered at the Ruth Inch Memorial Pool. Please note that the Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Program has changed and the new information is provided below. You can register with the City of Yellowknife over the phone at (867) 920-5683 or by using eConnect.

YellowKnife Polar Bear Swim Club

The Yellowknife Polar Bear Swim Club has been providing competitive swimming opportunities to Yellowknife youth since 1970. 

Swimmers join the club as young as 5 years old, as Tadpoles or Dolphins, and work their way up through the different group levels, with guidance from qualified enthusiastic coaches until they reach Gold Squad in their final years of High School. 

The Club trains in the City's 5 lane Ruth InchMemorial Pool and host regular time trials and competitions where they compete against other clubs in the Northwest Territories. Get more information.