The Bruce-Ritchie Pool

There are a lot of aquatic activities in New Richmond! The Bruce-Ritchie Pool is a fun place for the entire family.

The Bruce-Ritchie Pool is…

  • Courses and activities for the whole family
  • A capacity of 100 swimmers
  • Water temperature of 83°F
  • A  basin of 25 m
  • A wading pool
  • 4 swimming corridors
  • Bleachers
  • A pool lift (for persons with reduced mobility)

To learn more about our program, refer to the Recreation program.

Open swimming Schedule – June 24 to September 4, 2016

Morning swim (16 and over) Tuesday
Friday
8:00 to 9:30
9:00 to 10:30
Swim parent-child Tuesday 9:30 to 10:30
Family swim Friday 16:30 to 18:00
Adults (16 and over)

Tuesday, Thursday

Thursday

19:00 to 20:30

9:00 to 10:30

For all Saturday, Sunday 14:00 to 15:30
Lengths Friday 19:00 to 20:00

Notes:

  • Installation of a mini platform on Saturday and Sunday afternoons
  • A slide is also available
  • Swimming cap obligatory
  • Children 8 years of age or younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Rates for various swimming sessions

Residents

Children (1 to 18 years of age) 3 $
1 year old and under Free
Adult rate (18 years of age and +) 4 $

Non-residents

Children (1 to 18 years of age) 9 $
1 year old and under Free
Adult rate (18 years of age and +)  12 $

Membership Cards

You may purchase a swimming card that gives you a reduction on admission costs. You must come to the pool to purchase a card.

Residents Non-residents
Children (1 to 15 years old) 55 $ (20 sessions) 165 $ (20 sessions)
Adults (16 years of age and +) 75 $ (20 sessions) 225 $ (20 sessions)
Family 75 $ (10 sessions, max. 4 persons) 225 $ (10 sessions, max. 4 persons)

Rental – Shallow area

60 $ / hour

  • Swimming courses

    Children’s courses

    Pre-school swimming program (children 5 years of age and under)

    Level Duration of the course Number of courses Cost for residents Cost for non-residents
    Aqua babies (18 to 36 months) 45 minutes 5 50 $ 150 $
    Salamander (3 to 5 years old) 45 minutes 10 65 $ 195 $
    Moonfish (3 to 5 years old) 45 minutes 10 65 $ 195 $
    Crocodile (3 to 5 years old) 45 minutes 10 65 $ 195 $
    Whale (3 to 5 years old) 45 minutes 10 65 $ 195 $

    Junior swimming program (6 years of age and over)

    Level Duration of the course Number of courses Cost for residents Cost for non-residents
    Junior 1 45 minutes 10 65 $ 195 $
    Junior 2 to 10 55 minutes 10 65 $ 195 $

    Swimming courses for adults

    Swimming courses adapted to your needs (initiation to swimming, swimming techniques or advanced).

    Duration of the course Number of courses Cost for residents Cost for non-residents
    Aquadulte (swim basics for beginners)  55 minutes 10 65 $ / 60 $ (55 +) 195 $ / 180 $ (55 +) $
    Aquadulte (strokes)  55 minutes 10 65 $ / 60 $ (55 +) 195 $ / 180 $ (55 +) $
    Prenatal course  55 minutes 10 65 $ / 60 $ (55 +) 195 $ / 180 $ (55 +) $
    Aquaforme (swim sports once / week)  55 minutes 10 65 $ / 60 $ (55 +) 195 $ / 180 $ (55 +) $
    Aquaforme (swim sports twice / week)  55 minutes 20 105 $ / 100 $ (55 +) 315 $ / 300 $ (55 +) $

    Registration period for swimming courses

    Location The Bruce-Ritchie Swimming Pool
    Time 13:00 to 16:00 and 19:00 to 20:30 (On registration days)

    Payment upon registration. Monitors will be present to explain courses.

  • Aqua Party

    An extraordinary birthday party!

    Give your child an unforgettable birthday party accompanied by his/her friends. There is a room available for the group for a period of 90 minutes before or after the swimming period. The party is for a period of two and one-half hours.

    Rate for residents: 125 $
    Rate for non-residents: 375 $

    For information or reservations, call 418 392-7000, extension 9-230.

  • Pool rental

    Resident rate  Non-resident rate
    1 lifeguard (supervised group) 80 $ / hour  240 $ / hour
    2 lifeguards 125 $ / hour  375 $ / hour

    For information or reservations, call 418 392-7000, extension 9-230.

  • Lifesaving Society courses

    We offer courses approved by the Lifesaving Society (lifeguard) and the Canadian Red Cross (swimming instructor). Here are the requirements and a list of upcoming courses.

    Registration: 418 392-7000, extension 221

    Lifeguard

    Bronze medal(13 years of age and over) Date to be determined
    Bronze cross (14 years of age and over) Date to be determined
    General first aid (14 years of age and over) Date to be determined
    National lifeguard (16 years of age and over) Date to be determined

    Swimming Monitor

    Aqualeader (14 years of age and over) Date to be determined
    Monitor (16 years of age and over) Date to be determined

    These courses vary from 30 to 50 hours. If one of the courses interests you, give your name immediately at the Bruce-Ritchie Pool and when courses are scheduled to begin, we will call you.

  • Adapted aquaforme course

    Exercise program in the pool for persons with particular needs (physical limitations) It combines muscular activities, aerobics, flexibility and relaxation exercises.

    Schedule:  Wednesdays from 13:00 to 14:00

    Cost:   25 $/10 courses * Payable at the first session

    Registration and information: 418 392-7037

    *Upon registration questions will be asked concerning your state of health and physical limitations in order to adapt the course to each individual’s needs.

  • « Les Saumoneaux » Swimming Club

    • For youngsters who enjoy swimming
    • Development of the techniques of 4 swimming styles
    • Initiation to competition
    • Develops self discipline and ability to meet challenges
    • Encourages youth to excel, meet objectives and develop team spirit

    Register your children now for a unique experience. Our trainers are certified by the  Fédération de natation du Québec.

    Beginners (ages 6 and over)

    Schedule: A minimum of 2 sessions per week is required to progress.

    Time: 17:00 to 18:30 throughout the week  (Schedule to be confirmed in September)

    Advanced

    Intensive group training, competition optional

    Schedule:  3 to 5 times per week from 17:00 to 19:00, possibility of additional sessions

    Duration:  September to June

    Cost:  Determined according to the number of hours per week. There will be a free trial    period of two weeks to give new swimmers an opportunity to discover this sport.

    Registration: At the end of the 2 week trail period

    Information

    Véronique Henry, President of the Club des Saumoneaux of New Richmond
    418 392-5888

  • « Les Vagueurs de la Baie » Swimming Club

    This club is for adults who wish to get in shape by swimming.

    Clients: 16 years of age and over (must be able to easily swim 2 pool lengths)

    Days Time Duration
    Monday, Wednesday & Friday From 7:30 to 9:00 To be determined
    Monday, Wednesday From 8:00 to 9:00
  • Underwater diving courses

    Level 1 underwater diving training, WUF certified

    Clients Day and time Cost
    16 years of age and over To be determined 425 $

    Registration: 418 364-7668

     

     

Information

119, 5th Street
New Richmond (Quebec) G0C 2B0

Information 418 392-7037

Program 418 392-7033