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The Ruth Inch Memorial Pool offers a variety of aquatic fitness options for adults and teens.

Drop In Fitness


  • Lane Swim
  • Aquajog
Lane Swim Etiquette
  • Several swimmers (as many as 8 or more) can fit in a single lane if proper etiquette is observed and swimmers of like speed are together.Be respectful of others who are sharing the lane with you.
  • Choose the correct lane for your swimming speed. Signs are posted to assist swimmers in choosing an appropriate lane if necessary.
  • Be sure to notify other swimmers when you are entering a lane. This is done by sitting at the edge of the pool, waving a kickboard underwater or standing in the corner of the lane.
  • Swimmers must share lanes and are expected to swim in a counter-clockwise circle if there are more than 2 swimmers in the lane. If the lane only has 2 swimmers then you can split the lane in half and swim on one side of the lane.
  • Lifeguards may help make lane adjustments to accommodate everyone.
  • Be courteous and responsive if you are asked to move lanes or change strokes (butterfly for example, may not always be possible if lanes are shared) by the lifeguards.
  • The lifeguard on duty will have the final say in the arrangement of lanes.
  • When passing, wait and pass at the wall. Gently tap the foot of the swimmer ahead of you indicating you wish to pass. Do not attempt to swim around a slower swimmer as this may collisions with swimmers coming in the opposite direction.
  • A lead swimmer, who feels a touch on the feet from an overtaking, should continue to the next wall, then stop in the corner of the lane to let the faster swimmer pass.
  • When resting on the wall, please move the outward corners of the lane to allow swimmers room to easily turn at the wall.

These programs require no registration and can be accessed for a drop-in fee or by using your City of Yellowknife Flexi-Pass.

Registered Fitness

Aquafit is now a registered class please look for it under programs.

Register for a Fitness Class


  • Aquafit
  • Adult/Teen Lessons

These programs require advance registration and have a limited class size.

Hours of Operation

Winter Hours effective following the Labour Day Weekend
until prior to the Victoria Day Weekend (September to May)
Monday to Friday: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Summer Hours effective following the Victoria Day Weekend
until prior to the Labour Day Weekend (May to September)
Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Mailing Address & Phone Numbers

Yellowknife City Hall
4807 - 52 Street, P.O. Box 580, Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N4

Switchboard - (867) 920-5600
Mayor/City Administrator - (867) 920-5634
Booking Clerk - (867) 669-3457
Municipal Enforcement (MED) - (867) 920-5630
After Hours (MED) - (867) 920-2737
After Hours (Public Works) - (867) 920-5699