Aquatic Centre

5303 46 Avenue, Olds

NOTICE:  Covid-19 Update September 19, 2021

On Wednesday September 15, 2021 the Province introduced a State of Public Health Emergency and new restrictions to address the increasing health care crisis facing Albertans. 
Therefore, the Town of Olds will be implementing the Restriction Exemption Program in the Olds Aquatic Centre and the Sportsplex effective Monday, September 20th. 
Choosing the Restriction Exemption Program was determined with a lot of consideration from all angles.  For more information on the Restriction Exemption Program, visit www.alberta.ca/covid-19-public-health-actions.aspx.
We know this is a divisive topic.  We understand not everyone will agree.  We thank you in advance for your patience and your kindness to our staff who have not chosen to implement these restrictions, but who are asked to help implement them.
Adults (over 18), who are participating in sport, fitness, recreation and performance activities at the Olds Aquatic Centre and/or the Olds Sportsplex must provide one of the following:

  • proof of at least one dose of a vaccination 
  • a negative test result from a COVID-19 test completed within the past 72 hours
  • proof of medical exemption

Note: Spectators at either facility, do not require proof of vaccination, as the Town of Olds will adhere to Alberta Health Services’ business capacity and operating restrictions of 1/3 of fire code capacity, must be of a single household or 2 close contacts if living alone, must be masked, and maintain 2 metres of physical distancing.


Fall schedule effective September 1

Aquatic Centre COVID-19 restrictions

It is important to realize that our facility is operating differently and we appreciate your patience as we implement new processes with restricted program offerings during the COVID-19 disruption.
Please Note:

All schedules, bookings, and operations for the Sportsplex and Aquatic Centre are subject to change pending Alberta Health Services specific guidelines or Alberta Health regulation changes regarding the Public Health Orders.

The COVID-19 public health crisis is cause for frequent changes to operations of recreational facilities, we apologize in advance if the information on our webpage does not reflect the changes accurately. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Please do not attend our facilities if you or anyone in your household:

  • Is feeling unwell and experiencing any of the symptoms outlined on the COVID-19 Alberta Health Daily Checklist  
  • Has returned from travel outside of Canada in the previous 14 days.
  • Have attended a program or had close contact (face-to-face contact within two-meters) with someone who is ill with cough and/or fever.
  • Has been in close contact in the past 14 days with anyone who is being tested for or confirmed to have a case of COVID-19.

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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Swim Descriptions

Swim Descriptions 2021

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 $30 / half hour

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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

Halloween Swim Friday October 29th – details TBA

Holiday Hours & Closure Dates

July 1 2021- Closed for Canada Day.

August 2 - Open with reduced hours. Noon to 1 pm, Lane and Tot Swim. 1 - 4 pm, Public Swim.

August 20 - Closed at 4 pm for staff training.

September 6 - Open with reduced hours: Noon to 1 pm, Lane & tot Swim; 1 pm - 4 pm, Public Swim.

September 8 - Closed at 7 pm for private function.

Monday October 11th, Thanksgiving. Open with reduced hours:  Noon – 1 pm Lane & Tot Swim; 1 – 4 pm Public Swim
Thursday November 11th, Remembrance Day. Open with reduced hours:  Noon – 1 pm Lane & Tot Swim;  1 – 4 pm Public Swim
Saturday December 18th: Closed at noon for a swim meet.