Drop-In Trans Pool Hours

Trans Pool Hours

 Introducing Trans Pool Hours!

Starting May 4, 2023 we are excited to bring more fun into our inclusive swim time for trans, gender-non-conforming, gender-exploring, nonbinary and two-spirit students, members and their friends. Trans-Pool Hours run each Thursday from 5:35 - 6:50pm. All participants will need to follow our facility's health and safety protocols while in attendance.  If you have any questions, please contact us at edib.sportandrec@utoronto.ca

In a continuous effort to make trans swim time more inclusive and reduce barriers that may prevent the transgender community from participating in swimming,  Trans-Positive Swim has now evolved to Trans Pool Hours, which also features an updated program format!   

The Trans Pool Hours program now offers opportunities for lane swimming as well as Open swim, which provides a chance to have fun and enjoy the water in a more open and unstructured way. Grab one of our cool new floaties and hang out at the Benson pool during these welcoming and dedicated pool hours for transgender communities! 

Registration needed, please sign up for your next swim HERE


Why offer Trans Pool programming:

Trans pool program time is to reduce barriers that may prevent the transgender community from participating in swimming by offering dedicated pool time with privacy measures in place. Change rooms and pools can present a barrier for some trans people who might not feel welcome or comfortable in these spaces. This program is intended to create a welcoming environment for these participants.


Interested in learning how to swim or advancing your basic swimming and water safety skills in a dedicated learn-to-swim program for the trans community? Register for our new Trans Swim Lessons for beginners