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Programs Open for Registration

There are several convenient ways to register for the lessons or programs that you are interested in taking.  

COVID-19 Program Regulations

Safety protocols suggested by the Red Cross has been adopted at the Ruth Inch Memorial Pool.  Any classes up to Red Cross Swim Kids 4 will be parented and require an adult in the water with the child, this will aid the instructors and swimmers in keeping a safe distance from one another.  The instructors will only physically interact with the swimmer in an emergency situation.

There will be no spectators for the swimming lessons, only those entering the water will be allowed entry.

Due to the number of patrons allowed in the hot tub at one time there will be no hot tub after lessons at this time.

What to Expect
  • Please stay at home if you are experiencing any COVID symptoms.
  • Masks are mandatory for all patrons over the age of 2 years anytime they are not in the water.
  • Come dressed in your swim wear.
  • Come no earlier than 10 minutes before your event.
  • There will be no showers available to patrons following their swims.
  • You will have 10 minutes to exit the building following your event.
  • Fill out a COVID Contact Tracing Form prior to entering the building.  This can be found at
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.

Children attending lessons should only enter the water during their class time.

If a Lesson is Cancelled

Students registered in swim programs will be contacted as soon as possible if there is an unforseen need to cancel lessons. Any lesson cancelled by the City of Yellowknife will be refunded to the Participant's Client Account. There will be no make up lessons offered as they would conflict with other programming.

Hot Tub Use During Instructional Periods

There will be no hot tub allowed at this time.

When the class is over students are required to exit the pool as the instructors are moving on to the next lesson.

Patrons wishing to use the hot tub during this period of time must pay regular admission.

You can register over the phone at (867) 920-5683 or by using eConnect.
 Pathway to Certification
 Pathway to Certification

Please check out the pathway to certification for pool jobs.


Pool Assistant (14 yrs old) Instructor (15 yrs old) Lifeguard (16 yrs old)

Bronze Star

(Not mandatory)

Bronze Cross (Prerequisite - Bronze Medallion)


Red Cross Assistant Lifeguard

Bronze Star

(Not mandatory)

Bronze Medallion

(Prerequisite -13 years or a Bronze Star)

Red Cross Water Safety Instructor

Bronze Medallion

(Prerequisite -13 years or a Bronze Star)

Bronze Cross

(Prerequisite - Bronze Medallion)


Bronze Cross

(Prerequisite - Bronze Medallion)


Standard First Aid w/ CPR C and AED


  Standard First Aid w/ CPR C and AED

LSS National Lifeguard

(Prerequisite - 16 years old. Bronze Cross and Standard First Aid w/ CPR C and AED)



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