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Battlefords CO-OP Aquatic Centre rules and guidelines

Please review our rules and guidelines.

Locks for lockers

Tokens for lockers are no longer available. Patrons are encouraged to bring their own locks to secure personal belongings in lockers. Locks remaining on lockers after hours will be removed, and personal belongings will be placed in a lost and found at the reception desk. The facility is not responsible for items left behind after closing time. Be sure to remove all personal items and locks after each visit to the Aquatic Centre.

Swimming instructions

For the safety of all patrons, the City of North Battleford does not permit individuals or external groups to provide swim instruction in our facility. Swim instruction is restricted to City of North Battleford Parks and Recreation qualified and certified swimming instructors. Arrangements can be made for private instruction by contacting an on-site staff member. Individuals or external groups suspected of providing swim instruction or exhibiting the behaviours to individuals or groups listed below, will be asked to stop.

  • Writing or designing a lesson plan

  • Demonstrating or explaining specific skills in the water or on the deck

  • Providing feedback and corrections as it relates to a specific skill, including assisting a patron with technique

Pool supervision

All children under 8 years old MUST be accompanied by a person of at least 14 years old - that person must be in the water and within arm's reach of the child. The maximum number of children under 8 years old per one parent/ guardian is 3.


Breastfeeding mothers need the community's support, and the City of North Battleford supports mothers who wish to breastfeed at any of our facilities. Breastfeeding is an accepted practice at all City facilities.

Late to classes

We ask that all participants to arrive before their class begins and, if possible, to stay for the entire class. Our fitness classes are designed to include a warm-up, workout, and cool down. For your safety and well-being, please arrive on time.

Battlefords CO-OP Aquatic Centre thanks you for helping us to keep everyone safe.

Always follow the instructions of the lifeguard

  • Lifeguards have the authority to remove anyone who is not following the rules or displaying disruptive behaviour.

  • Listen for lifeguard WHISTLES/VOICES. If you hear one, they may be trying to get your attention.


  • Everyone deserves respect. Verbal and physical abuse, aggressive, offensive, intimidating, or disrespectful behaviour will not be tolerated by anyone attending City facilities.

Pool supervision

  • Children under 8 years old MUST be accompanied by a person at least 14 years old and this person must be in the water and within arm's reach of the child.

  • The maximum number of children under 8 years of age per parent/guardian is three (3), regardless of how well the child can swim.

No running on the deck

  • It is wet, and you could slip.

Swim test

  • MUST be in Swimmer 3 or higher to swim the lane pool without a life jacket.

  • MUST be able to swim 25 m (1 length of the Competition Pool), roll into deep water, and tread water for 1 minute.

  • Any questionable swimmers will be REQUIRED to wear a facility-provided life jacket (PFD) anywhere they cannot touch the bottom.

    • This is a drowning risk.

No food on deck

  • Food is only allowed in the viewing area.

No chewing gum

  • Gum is a potential choking hazard and maintenance issue.

Lazy river/wave pool

  • NO entering from the side. Use the stairs. Side entry is a safety hazard.


  • NO hanging on the ropes - they will break away and a fall may occur.

Lane swim only

  • Stay out of the "lane swim only" lane if you are not lane swimming. A swimmer doing laps may not see others and this may cause a hazard or a collision.


  • NO DIVING IN SHALLOW END - This can result in a head/neck/back injury.

Diving board

  • NO going backwards off the diving board (you need to watch where you’re going).

  • ONE AT A TIME on the diving board - it moves and could cause a fall.

Basketball nets

  • NO hanging on the basketball net. It will fall into the pool. Injury can occur.

Rough housing

  • DO NOT PUSH others in the pool. You will receive one (1) warning only. If the behaviour continues, all parties will be required to leave the facility.

  • If a Lifeguard is pushed into the pool, the swimmer will be required to leave the facility.

Swimwear guidelines

  • Child swimwear: all children 35 months of age and younger must wear a swim diaper

  • Approved non-traditional swimwear:

    • Long-sleeved pants and shirts, t-shirts and shorts with undergarments or swimsuit worn underneath

    • Traditional Ethnic Clothing (e.g. Saris, Hijabs) with a swimsuit or undergarments worn underneath. For safety reasons, patrons are asked to remain in the shallow end of the pool and to refrain from using the lane pool.

Personal inflatable toys

  • Personal Inflatable Toys are permitted in the facility if capacity permits and with lifeguard approval.

  • Baby water wings and tube rings on small children are permitted provided they are within arm’s reach of a responsible person.

Interested in becoming a daytime lifeguard?

We are looking for individuals interested in becoming a lifeguard and/or providing instruction during weekdays. We offer flexible hours to work around your family life!

Looking to fulfill the time slots between 9 am to 3 pm. We can train you! Please call 306-445-1746 for more information or apply now.


$18.21 per hour apply now.

Lifeguard/swim instructors

$18.65 per hour apply now.

Contact Information

Battlefords CO-OP Aquatic Centre general line:

Email or call 306-445-1745

Battlefords CO-OP Aquatic Centre Aquatics Manager - Kris Wisner

Email or call 306-445-1791

InnovationPlex General Manager - Michelle Horncastle
Email or call 306-445-1746

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