Recreational Swimming

Recreational swimming is ideal for pets who are looking for some off season aquatic exercise.  It is perfect for pets when the weather is too hot or too cold for a long walk, and is also ideal for owners with an injury or seniors who are struggling to exercise an active pet.

Swimming is a great front leg and chest workout for dogs but is inappropriate as a sole source of rehabilitation for injured pets.

Sessions are 30 minutes long and are generally self-serve once your pet is comfortable in the water.  Initial sessions are guided by a staff member to ensure safe and happy introduction to the pool.  Please bring your own towels and for new swimmers, come prepared to get splashed!

Our Swimming Facility


All prices plus HST.

Single swim session

No referral required, but must have been seen by a veterinarian within the last year

  • 30 minutes/session, up to 2 dogs
  • Additional dog + $7
  • Must bring own towels

For your first swim, come prepared to get wet!

  • Dogs must wear life jackets for first swim (provided by clinic or bring your own)
  • A GRVS staff member will assist you for your initial visit
  • Initial swim visits are billed at $45

Swim Packages

5 swim sessions (including your initial visit)
5 swim sessions (= $29/session)
10 swim sessions (= $28/swim)

Some Avid Swimmers