Aquatic Centre

5303 46 Avenue, Olds

Olds Aquatic Centre is a bright and spacious facility that is home to an 8-metre-tall waterslide, a five-lane 25-metre lap pool, a 16-person hot tub, and a tot pool with a beach-style entry allowing for easy access for children or for people using walkers or wheel chairs.   It also has a  multi-purpose room that seats 40 people comfortably.  The facility  is wheelchair accessible.

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Current Schedule 

Fall Schedule Effective Sept. 17

Swim Descriptions

Swim Descriptions 2022

Shallow Aquafit:  In waist to chest deep water you will be lead through a variety of exercises that will work your cardiovascular fitness as well as your muscular strength and endurance.  This class is a 45 minute instructor led fitness class with 15 minutes alloted for hot tub at the end of the class.

Deep Aquafit:  Participants must be comfortable in deep water to participate.  With the use of an aquatic floatation belt, our instructor will lead you through a variety of exercises that will work core strength, muscular strength and endurance.  This class is a 45 minute instrutor led fitness class with 15 minutes alloted for hot tub at the end of the class.

Tot Swim:  The tot pool is open for babies and tots to come play with their parents.  

Open Fitness Swim:  This swim provides time for patrons to perform a variety of exercise activities.  Aquatic fitness equipment will be available for use.  This is also a time for our diverse patrons and aids to come enjoy the pool.  

Public Swim:    Toys, mats and lifejackets will be available for use during this swim.  The slide, diving board, basketball net and hot tub will be open.  All children under the age of 9 must be accompanied in the water by a responsible person ages 13 or older.  That person must stay within arms-reach of that child at all times.  The child to adult ratio is 3:1.

Lane Swim:  All swimmers must be able to swim 25 meters unassisted.  

Family Swim:  For families to come out and enjoy the pool.  All children of any age must be accompanied by an adult  over the age of 18.  Adults must be accompanied by children. 

Schedules & Fees

​Public Swim

The main pool, tot pool, hot tub and waterslide are open to the general public.  All children under the age of 9 must be accompanied in the water by a responsible person who is 13 years old or older. The ratio for the responsible person to children is 1:3.

 

 

Private Lessons

For those looking to learn to swim in a private, individually tailored environment, to fine tune current skills or learn new ones.  

Private Lessons $25 / half hour
Semi-Private Lessons $15 / half hour

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Programs & Courses

Pool Rentals

Saturday 1 pm-2 pm
Saturday 4 pm-5 pm
Sunday 10:45 am-11:45 pm
Please contact the pool at 403-556-7665 to book a pool rental.

Fees:     
Local (Olds only) $90 / hour
Non-Local $130 / hour
Party Room $30 / hour

Special Events

Holiday Hours & Closure Dates

October 10, Thanksgiving

  • Reduced hours: Noon - 1 pm Lane Swim & 1 - 4 pm Public Swim

Transition to Lifesaving Society from Red Cross Programs

Red Cross has announced that it is winding down swim and lifeguard programming by the end of 2022 to direct more attention to surging humanitarian demands in other areas – such as disaster and pandemic response, opioid harm reduction and caregiving for seniors.

The Red Cross is encouraging its water safety training partners to transition to the Swim for Life program through the Lifesaving Society.
The Red Cross and Lifesaving Society have partnered and have developed special pathways to assist with the transition.  

The Olds Aquatic Centre, lifeguards are all Lifesaving Society Lifeguards, however, swimming lesson instructors are Red Cross Water Safety Instructors. Transitioning Red Cross personnel over to Lifesaving Society’s Swim for Life program instructors will likely happen in the March/April time frame.  This will require additional training for all instructors and familiarizing staff with the Swim for Life program.

A date for the official transition to offering Lifesaving’s Swim for Life programming for lessons has not yet been set. It’s  dependant on when all staff can complete the training. Current Red Cross programming will continue for the spring session (April – June).

The following chart will be helpful for parents to compare level equivalencies between the Red Cross and Lifesaving Society programs.

The Lifesaving Society Website show parents what the content of Swim for Life lessons will look like. The differences are minimal and the transition should not be difficult.