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Pictou Fisheries Training Pool

Pictou Recreation Aquatics

Record #: PIC0040
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2017
Last Full Update: 28 Apr 2017


Located In Pictou
Where To Find Us
Pictou Fisheries Training Pool
73 Harbour Dr
Pictou, NS B0K 1H0
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Areas Served Pictou County


Phone 902-485-5301
Contact Donna Weaver, Aquatic Manager; Email:
Mailing Address PO Box 640 
40 Water St 
Pictou, NS B0K 1H0

Description & Services

Information The Fisheries Training Pool was officially opened in May 1980 as a joint effort between the Department of Fisheries and the Town of Pictou. The Department of Recreation and Parks currently manages the pool and aquatic programs. The pool is 25 meters long and 15 meters wide with water depth varying from 1 meter to 3.8 meters. 
Other features include: 
• 1 & 3 meter diving boards 
• Tarzan Rope 
• Shallow water slides 
• Water Basketball Nets 
• Hydraulic Lift 
• Aqua Wheel Chair 
There are certified National Lifeguards on duty. 
One of the first programs to start upon opening of the facility was the Mariners Swim Club. This club continues to operate out of the Fisheries Pool, holding practises 5 days a week. 
The Pictou Fisheries Training Pool also has: 
• Adult and Senior Lane Swims 
• FamilySwims 
• Open Swims 
• Pool Birthday and Swim Rentals 
• Red Cross Swim Lessons 
• Red Cross Leadership Programs - AWSI, WSI 
• Lifesaving Leadership Programs - Bronze Star, Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross, National Lifeguard 
• Fitness/Wellness Programs - Arthritis Water Exercise, Aqua Zumba and Aquafit  
• Masters Swim Club 
• School Swim Programs 
The facility is open Sunday to Saturday unless otherwise noted on the Town web page 
The facility is accessible to everyone! 
Hours Daily (summer hours apply and vary).
Accessibility Partially Wheelchair Accessible - Hydraulic lift and aqua wheel chair

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