Programs & Services: Drop-ins

Recreational Swimming

Swimming is a fantastic fitness activity! For pool users who require additional change room privacy, we suggest using the the Alternative Change Room (in IWC) off the pool deck. Modesty swimwear (full or partial body covering) is welcome at McMaster. 

The McMaster pool is now open. Please note members no longer need to pre-book swim times. It is on drop in basis, with a capacity of 3 per lane, 18 people total

Sign up for cancellation notifications via e-mail at or download the McMaster Recreation App. Cancellations are also listed prior to the weekly schedule below.

Recreation Swim Times

Exam Schedule - Tuesday April 12 Until Friday April 29

  •  Monday to Thursday
    • 11:30am to 1:30pm
    • 4:30 to 5:30pm
    • 8:30 to 9:30pm
  •  Friday
    • 11:30am to 1:30pm
    • 4:30 to 5:30pm


Membership Information

For more information: 905-525-9140 x24464 or 24612

Recreational Swimming

Activities include: Swimming, Aquatics


Additional Information




Trans Friendly Swims


Everyone is welcome to join in an open social swim for students and friends. All sexual orientations, and all gender identities are welcome and supported. 

Fridays, 12:30-1:30pm

Nov 19 - Dec 10, 2021