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 24. We look forward to seeing you at the pool in the summer, 2018!

2018 Pool Schedule
For the Winkler Aquatic Schedule click here.
 
Special Programs
Parent & Tot - June - Monday & Wednesday, 11:00 am - noon
Parent & Tot - July & August - Friday, noon - 1:00 pm
Early Bird Swim - Monday to Friday, 7:00 am - 8:00 am
English Channel - Monday to Thursday, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Water Polo - Tuesdays, 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Adult Swim - Wednesdays, 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aquafit - June - Mondays, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Aquafit - July & August - Monday to Thursday, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm 
 
For the Lane Swimming Schedule click here
 
Aquafit
Aquafit runs Mondays in June and Monday - Thursday in July and August. Each weekday features a different style of water aerobics, including our most popular Zumba class on Thursdays. Anyone is welcome to drop-in for a class ($8), or buy a 12 or 6-day pass, good for any class.
  • Monday - 60 in 60 (60 exercises in 60 minutes)
  • Tuesday - Deep Water (deep end water aerobics)
  • Wednesday - Aqua Circuit (intensive water aerobics)
  • Thursday- Zumba (aerobics mixed with dance

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 movements you might never try on land like double leg kicks just for the fun of movement. Be ready to laugh and enjoy the water and get a workout that may surprise you!

Aquafit 60 in 60
60 moves in 60 minutes. Designed to keep you moving consistently to train cardiovascular health, muscular strength and core training. Simple moves. Fun music.

Aquacircuit
10 stations to test your cardiovascular endurance. Move from station to station based on time. Come together for strength and core training, followed by a speed round of those circuit stations. A workout that will have you moving around the shallow end of the pool. The time goes by fast when you’re having fun.

Join the Zumba® pool party and discover a challenging water-based workout that includes cardio conditioning and body toning suitable for ALL fitness levels, no dancing experience required!! Aqua Zumba is both energizing and a ton of fun! With the combination of feeling almost weightless in the water, while also working every muscle in your body—all while smiling from ear to ear. With the proven effectiveness of Land Zumba classes, Latin rhythms and top 40 hits will have you "ditching the workout and joining the POOL party."

For the Aquafit Schedule click here.


2018 Swimming Lessons
For the Swim Lesson Schedule, click here.

 
Swimming Lesson Reminders:
  • To Register for swimming lessons, all families will require a MaxGalaxy account. To create an account click here. If an account has already been created but you forget the password, please contact the Recreation Office at 204-325-8333.
  • 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 will 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 hours       $135.00
Bronze Cross & First Aid                 3 hours        $235.00

Leadership Courses
Water Safety Instructor (WSI)
  • Skills Evaluation 1 - Sunday, June 17, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Online Component - June 17 - July 27
  • Co-Teaching Component - June 17 - July 27
  • Class & Pool Component - July 27 - July 29, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
National Lifesaving (NL)
  • Friday July 13, 12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, July 14, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sunday, July 15, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday, July 20, 12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, July 21, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sunday, July 22, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
WSI Re-cert - Saturday, May 26, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

NL Re-cert - Wednesday, May 23, 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Standard First Aid w/ CPR-C 
  • Saturday, June 2, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sunday, June 3, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
If you would like more information about any of our Aquatic Centre Programs, please contact the Winkler Aquatic Centre at 204-325-8212.