Cool Off this Summer at Free Saturday Swims

There will be ample opportunity to cool off this summer as free swimming will be offered Saturday afternoons at the Comox Valley Regional District’s (CVRD) aquatic centre, thanks to the continued sponsorship of Canadian Western Bank.

The free swims will begin on Saturday, July 9 and run consecutive Saturdays until July 30, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome on a first-come, first-served basis, restricted only by pool load capacity. The wave pool, slides, sauna and hot tub will be open, as well as the fitness centre.

Jean-Marc Jaquier of Canadian Western Bank,  presents funds in support of this summer’s free Saturday swim program to the CVRD’s acting senior manager of recreation facilities as a swimming family looks on.

“We’re very appreciative of our continued partnership with Canadian Western Bank to bring members of the community to our pool facility that may not have had the chance, and to also thank our regular patrons,” said Jennifer Zbinden, CVRD’s acting senior manager of recreation facilities. . “This is a great opportunity to engage in the benefits of health, wellness and community spirit.”

For more information on this free swim program, or for information on the Comox Valley sports and aquatic centres’ programs and schedules, visit

The Comox Valley Regional District is a federation of three electoral areas and three municipalities providing sustainable services for residents and visitors to the area. The members of the regional district work collaboratively on services for the benefit of the diverse urban and rural areas of the Comox Valley.
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Media Contact:
Jennifer Zbinden
Acting Senior Manager of Recreation Facilities
250-334-9622, ext. 242