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Pooch Pool School is located in Nanaimo, BC and is Vancouver Island's only official sized, NADD sanctioned Dock Diving facility with a 40ft Dock and 50ft Pool.

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We are Temporarily Closed For Most Of June Due To An Unexpected Need To Relocate The Facility 

Kim is diligently, actively working day and night to secure a new location as soon as possible

Open For The 2024 Season April 19-Nov 3

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May Daze May 24-26


Summer Sizzler QUALIFIER July 25-28

Facility Finals Aug 15-18

Western Regionals Sept 1, 2

September Event TBD 



The Nanaimo Dog Pool is available for fitness, aqua therapy, swim lessons, learn to dock dive and dock diving practice. By appointment. Hourly or half day rentals available for dog professionals. 

Swimming is not only fun but offers many physical therapy benefits to aging dogs and dogs that suffer from joint pain, arthritis, muscle, soft tissue pain and obesity.  Hydrostatic pressure from the pool has been known to reduce pain and inflammation. It helps to build and maintain muscle mass, increase range of motion, improve circulation, relieve pain, stiffness and swelling, weight loss and provides mental stimulation. And of course, it is fun!

Pooch Pool School is available by appointment.  Book in 30, 45, 60, 90 min sessions or half day rental.  

The Nanaimo Dog Pool will host several weekend NADD sanctioned competitions!

Diving dogs is a canine sport in which dogs are enticed to run the length of a dock and leap as far out into the water as possible to compete for the distance they land in the water. They’re motivated to fly with a prized toy, which is thrown just out of reach in order to help them keep their momentum and get the best launch angle possible. 

Dock Diving is one of the fastest growing sports for your dog. North America Diving Dogs is an organi-zation that has enhanced the sport by working with dock diving facilities & competitors across North America.

North America Diving Dogs titles are recognized by the Canadian & American Kennel Club.  Your dog DOES NOT have to be an CKC/AKC registered dog to participate in a North America Diving Dogs trial. 

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New? Get Started with North America Diving Dogs Today. Visit one our Training Facilities for lessons, or stop by an Event and sign up your dog for a Try-It. Any breed, any mix, and any size of dog may participate.

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about kim

Kim has been in the pet industry for over 20 years with the most recent being 11 years owning and operating Pooch Pack Adventures since 2011, an off-leash, dog hiking adventures business. Her passion for developing confidence in dogs, whether it is in water, real world or social skills continues to drive Kim to new opportunities to facilitate this.  

Kim has dabbled in dog sports and classes with her previous Golden Retriever Abby and her Australian Shepherd Dio.  Kim and Abby fell in love with the dock diving sport and competed in every mobile dock competition that came to Vancouver Island since 2014.  Gracie came into the picture in 2018 as a confident little fluffball of gold. Kim and Gracie spent a lot of time swimming at the river and lakes and working on water confidence and retrieving. Gracie was taking to jumping and she was entered into her first dock diving competition at age 15 months in Comox. 


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Pool Address:
By Appointment Only:


Nanaimo, BC

Mailing Address :

3312 Hammond Bay Rd.

Nanaimo, BC V9T 1E6




Monday - Closed
Tusday to Friday - 10 am to 7 pm

Saturday/Sunday - 9 am to 6 pm

Closed Statutory Holidays

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