Aquatic Centre

5303 46 Avenue, Olds

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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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Budget considerations impacting Aquatic Centre Programming

The Aquatic Centre was tasked by Town Council to reduce operational costs by $80,000. To do so, changes were needed to the facility's hours of operation. A reduction in hours of operation results in a reduction in program delivery. When deciding what programming to remove from the schedule, management took into consideration usage numbers during the swim times while maintaining core programming of swim lessons, swim club, school programming, and higher utilization programming (family and public swims). A combination of reducing hours of operation during week days, a closure for all stat holidays, and a closure between Christmas and New Year will result in approximately $80,000 in annual savings.  Adding to the situation, there is a nationwide shortage in lifeguards which also impacts programming. 

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Current Schedule 

Spring Weekly Schedule effective April 16 - June 30


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.

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

Special Events

Holiday Hours & Closure Dates

June 7 - Lane and Tot Swim (noon - 1 pm) cancelled due to staff meeting

Schedule Change June 10 - 11
Olds Aquatic Centre is open, but with a limited schedule as the facility is hosting a WaterArt training event.

Saturday June 10:         9 am - Noon,  Lessons    
                                                 Noon - 1 pm,  Lane & Tot Swim

Sunday June 11:            Noon - 1 pm,  Lane & Tot Swim     
                                                1 - 3 pm,  Public Swim

July 1 – Open regular hours

July 3 - Facility Closed (Canada Day stat)