Strait Area Pool

The Strait Area Pool opened in 1977. It consists of a 6 lane 25 metre salt water pool and a wading pool, both of which are used for Learn to Swim programming, Water Exercises, and Recreational Swimming. It is also a home to the PHAST Swim team.   Information for Public Swimming, Pool Rentals, & Swim Class Registration can be found below.

Our facilities include: 

•a seating area on the deck or in the bleachers for parents and friends to watch lessons or other activities

•full changing rooms with showers and lockers

•fully qualified lifeguards on duty at all times

•access to changing areas, the pool and recreation room for patrons with limited mobility

To contact the Pool, please call (902)625-2594

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Pool Schedule: Registration begins September 25, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. Details  below.

Swim Schedule    
Sunday 1:00-2:30 Public
  3:30-5:00 Public
Monday 12:00-1:00 Noon Swim
  6:00-7:00 Lane Swim
  7:00-8:00 Mens Swim
Tuesday 12:00-1:00 Noon Swim
  6:00-7:00 Lane Swim
  7:00-8:00 Ladies Swim
Wednesday 12:00-1:00 Noon Swim
  6:00-7:00 Lane Swim
Thursday 9:00-10:00 Senior Swim
  12:00-1:00 Noon Swm
  6:00-7:00 Lane Swim
  7:00-8:30 Pubic Swim
Friday 12:00-1:00 Noon Swim
  3:00-4:00 Toonie Swim
  7:00-8:30 Public Swim
Saturday 10:00-11:00 Lane Swim
  1:00-2:30 Public Swim
  3:30- 5:00 Public Swim
Children under 12 years old must be 
accompanied by  an adult. Children 5 years 
and younger must have an adult in the water
at all times.    
Public Swim Fees    
5 years and under Free  
Student- 6-17 $6.00  
Seniors $6.00  
Adult $7.00  
Parent and Tot $7.00  
Family $20.00  


Programming & Registration

The Strait Area Pool offers swim lessons for all ages and abilities with once a week options. When you choose Red Cross swim programs, you are getting a program based on research, proven excellence in teaching, age-appropriate learning through games and songs, a focus on your child's safety, comfort and love of aquatic environments.

The Strait Area Pool also offers a variety of Leadership and Water Wellness programs, including: Water Exercises, Water Walking, and Water Fitness, which is geared for those suffering from Arthritis, Fibromyalgia or back ailments.


STRAIT AREA POOL                          
Swimming Lessons                          
Fall 2017 Schedule   Registration begins 9:00a.m. September 25                  
PROGRAM- once a week for 10 weeks TUESDAY
Oct 3 - Dec 12
Oct 4 - Dec 6
Oct 6 - Dec 8
Sept 30 - Dec 9
STARFISH & DUCK - Preschool & Adult 4:30-5:00  5:30-6:00  4:00-4:30  10:00-10:30                   
SEA TURTLE - Preschool & Adult 5:00-5:30    6:00-6:30  9:00-9:30                   
SEA OTTER - Preschool & Adult   4:30-5:00  5:30-6:00  10:30-11:00                   
SALAMANDER - Preschool 5:30-6:00   4:30-5:00  4:30-5:00  9:30-10:00                   
SUNFISH- Preschool   6:00-6:30  6:30-7:00  10:30-11:00                   
CROCODILE & WHALE- Preschool   6:30-7:00  6:30-7:00  9:00-9:30                   
LEVEL 1 6:30-7:00  5:00-5:30  4:00-4:30  9:30-10:00                   
LEVEL 2 4:30-5:00  5:30-6:00  5:00-5:30  10:00-10:30                   
LEVEL 3 5:00-6:00  6:00-7:00  4:30-5:30  10:30-11:30                   
LEVEL 4 6:00-7:00  4:30-5:30  6:00-7:00  9:30-10:30                   
LEVEL 5/6 6:00-7:00  5:00-6:00  4:00-5:00  11:00-12:00                   
LEVEL 7/8 4:30-5:30  6:00-7:00  5:30-6:30  10:30-11:30                   
LEVEL 9/10 5:30-6:30    5:00-6:00  11:00-12:00                   
Adult Lessons   7:00-8:00                      
Junior Lifeguard   7:00-8:00                      
Starfish & Duck and Sea Turtle $60.00 Classes will not run with less than 3 registered participants.                   
Sea Otter, Salamander, Sunfish, Crocodile & Whale, Level 1 and Level 2 $76.00                        
Levels 3 to 10 $90.00 All programs and schedules are weather permitting and are subject to change.              
Adult Lessons $90.00 Please check our website at www.townofporthawkesbury.ca,                   
Private Lessons $32.00 https://www.facebook.com/TownOfPortHawkesbury, or call our reception desk at              
10 Private lessons or more $28.00 902-625-2594 for schedule confirmation.                    

 Advanced Leadership Life Saving

Junior Lifeguard Training: Spend some time with the pool lifeguards and learn advanced swim skills, rescues, first aid and much more. Must be level 6 or higher or can swim the front crawl more than 25m. Time 7-8pm Wed. Oct. 4 to Dec. 6, 2017.
Fee $35.00

Bronze Medallion:  Offered to those 13yrs and older. This program will teach you the understanding of the lifesaving principles Exam will follow the completion of the course. Proof of age must be provided. Fee $101.00 Course date: To be announced (please notify office if interested.)                                                                                                                                 

Bronze Cross: offered to those 14yrs and older and completed bronze medallion. The course is designed for those who want the challenge of more advanced lifesaving training. After completion you will be qualified to work as a second guard.  Proof of age must be provided. Fee $115.00 Course date: To be announced (please notify office if interested.)

Healthy lifestyle Program

Tone & Swim: Add toning to your regular swim to get strong, lean muscles.  Followed by a dip in the pool. 
Monday & Friday beginning Oct. 2nd.  Time: 11:00 – 11:45 am; followed by 12:00 – 1:00 pm swim.
Instructor: Jennifer MacDonnell                                   

Water Walking: Gentle walking and stretching movements in the water.  
Open to both male and female.                                           
Mondays beginning Oct. 16th Time 11:00-11:45am
Fee: Senior (55 and older) $54.00 Adults $62.00
Instructor: Charlene MacIntyre

Water Exercise: Exercise against the resistant of the water. This workout is refreshing and enjoyable. Class is open to both male and female.                                                                                                                              
Oct. 4, 2017 for 10 weeks.  Time 1-2pm on Mon, Wed, and Fri (Instructor: Charlene MacIntyre)
Oct. 2, 2017 for 10 weeks. Time: 6-7pm on Mon & Thurs (Instructor: Debbie Farrell)
Adult fees: 1 day per week $62.00     2 days per week $110.00      3 days per week $119.00                                   
Senior fees: 1 day per week $52.00    2 days per week $85.00       3 days per week $93.00   

Water Fitness:   This program is designed for those who have arthritis and back ailments.
Class is open to both male and female. October 3, 2017 for ten weeks.
Times: 1:00-2:00 on Tuesday and Thursday
Adult fees: 1 day per week $62.00     2 days per week $110.00      3 days per week $119.00                                   
Senior fees: 1 day per week $52.00    2 days per week $85.00       3 days per week $93.00Same as water exercise                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Instructor: Charlene MacIntyre

Pool Memberships    























Interested in joining the Port Hawkesbury Swim Team? The PHAST season runs from Sept. to May. All interested swimmers must be able to swim 25 meters confidently. Each team member must register with the group and also pay the Nova Scotia insurance fee.  For more information on fees and times please call Kim MacIver at 902-625-5665.


Book your birthday pool party and special group party at the pool.  This rate includes lifeguards and a room for your party for one hour. When you book your pool party you will receive a Dairy Queen  voucher valued at $5.00.                                                                                                                                                                                

Pool rates for birthday parties  1 hour in the pool followed by 1 hour in party room.                                                                                  
Up to 20 swimmers $110.00.                                                                                                                                                 
20 or more swimmers $144.00                                                                                                                                          
Group or team Rate $154.00                      


Stop in on your way home after work, and enjoy a swim.
Monday – Friday:                     6:00 – 7:00 pm          
Saturday:                                 10:00 – 11:00 am                                                                      

Private Rentals

Want to have a year end celebration? Looking for some bonding activities for your colleagues? For any occasion look at the Strait Area Pool for your next booking. We offer private and public swim times. With a party room, slide, toys and much more we are the perfect place to come for your next swimming celebration!

Rental Rates:

1 Hour: $110.00 (max 20 people)
1 Hour: $144.00 (20-45 people in pool, 30 in party room)
1 Hour: $154.00 (Group or Team Rate)

This rate includes lifeguards and a room for a party for 1 hour. Maximum room capacity is 30 people.
Pool rental contracts must be completed and signed to confirm booking. For more information, please call (902)625-2594.



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