Recreation

Winkler Aquatic Centre
The Winkler Aquatic Centre at 580 Park Street is a family-friendly public pool which features a twisty waterslide, speed slides, diving boards, climbing wall, hot tubs, zero-depth beach entry, spray park, kiddie pool, family change rooms, drink machines and a canteen. Set in the heart of the city right near the Campground, Park, Arts & Culture Gallery, and Grandeur's beautiful flower garden this place is sure to keep you coming back.

The Winkler Aquatic Centre is scheduled to open on Thursday, May 23. We look forward to seeing you at the pool in the summer, 2019!


Private Rentals

Rentals will be available on Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings throughout the summer. You can contact Taylor Reimer at 204-325-8212 ext 2 or aquatics@cityofwinkler.ca for all private pool rentals.

2019 Pool Schedule
For the Winkler Aquatic Centre Schedule, click here.

Special Programs
Parent & Tot - June - Monday & Wednesday, 11:05am - 11:50am
Parent & Tot - July & August - Friday, 12:05pm - 12:50pm
Early Bird Swim - June - Monday to Friday, 7:00am - 8:30am
Early Bird Swim - July & August - Monday to Friday, 6:30am - 8:00am
English Channel - June - Monday to Wednesday, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
English Channel - July & August - Monday to Thursday, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Water Polo - July 9 to August 27 - Tuesdays, 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Adult Swim - July & August - Wednesdays, 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Aquafit - June - Mondays, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Aquafit - July & August - Monday to Wednesday, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

For the Lane Swimming & Aquafit June Schedule, click here.

Aquafit
Aquafit runs Mondays in June and Monday - Wednesday in July & August. Anyone is welcome to drop-in for a class ($8), or buy a 12 or 6-day pass, good for any class.

Monday (June) - Deep Water
Monday - Power 30
Tuesday - Aqua Dance
Wednesday - Shallow Water

Deep water aquacise will challenge your balance and stamina while feeling almost weightless. Provides all the same benefits of land exercise while taking pressure off joints and spine, allowing some people a greater range of motion. A float belt is recommended, although not required if you are a strong swimmer, and is available to use at the pool. All fitness levels welcome - be prepared to get wet! We will even experiment with some movement you might never try on land like double leg kicks just for the fun of movement. Be ready to laugh and enjoy the water while getting a workout that may surprise you!

2019 Swimming Lessons

Swim lesson registration will take place on Tuesday, May 7th (for Winkler residents only) and Wednesday, May 8th for everyone.
Online registration will open at 12:00pm on both days. In person registration will be offered from 6:00pm - 8:00pm both days at the Winkler Arena.

For the Swim Lesson Schedule, click here
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Swimming Lesson Reminders:
  • To Register for swimming lessons, all families will require a MaxGalaxy account. If an account has already been created but you forget the password, please contact the Recreation Office at 204-325-8333. Do not create a second account.
    • To create an account click here.
    • To login click here.
  • Swimming Lessons will run Monday to Friday for two weeks, with the exception of Session 3 which is a one-week enhanced session, and Sessions 7 & 8 which are 1 on 1 lessons. Lessons will take place from May - August.
  • Day 1 of Swimming Lesson Registration is for Winkler Residents only. Anyone caught violating this rule will be removed from the Swimming Lesson with no refund.
  • A $5 administration fee may be applied to any class switch. All refunds are subject to a $25 administration fee. If a class is cancelled by the Winkler Aquatic Centre, participants will receive a full refund.

Swim Lesson fees:

Level                                        Length           Cost
Pre-School Lessons                   1/2 hour        $65.00
Jellyfish & Dolphin                     1/2 hour        $65.00
Levels 1-4                               1/2 hour        $65.00
Levels 5-8                               3/4 hour        $70.00
Levels 9-10                             1 hour           $75.00
Adult Lessons                          1 hour           $75.00
Private Lessons (1 on 1)            1/2 hour        $100.00
Bronze Medallion                       2.5 hours      $135.00
Bronze Cross & First Aid             3.5 hours      $235.00


Leadership Courses
Water Safety Instructor (WSI) - $325.00

  • Skills Evaluation 1 - Sunday, June 16, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Online Component - June 16 - July 26
  • Co-Teaching Component - June 16 - July 26
  • Class & Pool Component - July 26 - July 28, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

National Lifesaving (NL) - $375.00

  • Friday August 9, 12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, August 10, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sunday, August 11, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday, August 16, 12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, August 17, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sunday, August 18, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

WSI Re-cert - Saturday, May 25, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm - $90.00

NL Re-cert - Wednesday, May 22, 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm - $100.00

Standard First Aid Re-cert - Saturday, May 11, 8:00 am - 3:30pm - $75.00




For information regarding Aquatic Programs please call the Aquatic Centre at 204-325-8212.