City of North Battleford - Saskatchewan

Battlefords CO-OP Aquatic Centre

InnovationPlex Battlefords CO-OP Aquatic Centre

4-623 Carlton Trail

Battlefords CO-OP Aquatic Centre

Wave machine

Our wave machine currently out of service. During this time, you can still swim in the wave pool, use the lazy river and all spray features. As soon as the waves feature is working again, we will post an update. Thank you for your understanding.

Rates

View the Facility Rental & Membership Rates

Please be advised: All children under 8 years old MUST be accompanied by a person of at least 14 years old. The person 14 years old or older must also be in the water with the child and within an arm's reach of the child. The maximum number of children under 8 years old for one parent/guardian is 3.

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Wintertainment is back February 20 to 25, 2023.
See what fun we have planned for you.

Annual Maintenance

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The Battlefords CO-OP Aquatic Centre will be closed Monday, August 28 to Friday, September 8, 2023 for annual maintenance.

Public swim times

Effective Monday, January 9, 2023. These hours are subject to change based on bookings of the facility.

Please note that the last half hour of public swim, the features are always off.

The features on are all water features - waves, water slides and spray features.

Features off are all features off - waves, water slides and spray features.

Monday

Public swim

  • 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. features off

Tuesday

Public swim

  • 6:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. features off

  • 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. features on

Wednesday

Public swim

  • 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. no features

Thursday

Public swim

  • 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. no features

Friday

Public swim

  • 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. features off

  • 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. features on

Saturday and Sunday

Lane swim

  • 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Lane swim times

Effective Monday, January 9, 2023. These hours are subject to change based on bookings of the facility.

Monday

Lane swim

  • All lanes 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

  • One lane 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday

Lane swim

  • All lanes 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

  • One lane 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday

Lane swim

  • All lanes 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Thursday

Lane swim

  • All lanes 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • All lanes 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Friday

Lane swim

  • All lanes 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday

Lane swim

  • 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Swimming lessons and programs

We offer swim lessons for all ages and skill levels. Private lessons are available if you would like to improve your swimming skills or try something new. Fitness classes are also available like aquafit.
Also, we host a variety of special events throughout the year. Some of the events include pool parties and diving clinics.

Facility 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. The person 14 years old or older must also be in the water with the child and within an arm's reach of the child. The maximum number of children under 8 years old for one parent/ guardian will be 3.

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding mothers need the communities 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 the 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.

Pool safety rules

Battleford’s 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

Respect

  • Everyone deserves it. Verbal and physical abuse-aggressive, offensive, intimidatory or disrespectful behaviour will not be tolerated

Pool supervision

  • Children under 8 years old MUST be accompanied by a person at least 14 years old. The person 14 years old or older must also be in the water with the child and within an arm’s reach of the child.

  • 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

  • Potential choking hazard and maintenance issue

Lazy river/wave pool

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

Ropes

  • 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

Diving

  • NO DIVING IN SHALLOW END - Our shallow end is quite deep, but a head injury is still possible

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 possible

Rough housing

  • DO NOT PUSH others in the pool. One (1) warning only. If the activity 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

Become a lifeguard or swim instructor

Become a lifeguard or swim instructor

Are you interested in becoming a lifeguard or swim instructor? Call us today at 306-445-1745 to get your training started.

  1. Bronze Star course (recommended start)

  2. Bronze Medallion course. To complete this, you must complete the Bronze Star course or be at least 13 years old.

  3. Bronze Cross course. To do this course, you must have completed the Bronze Medallion course.

Instructor training stream

Join the "Swim for Life" instructor course. You must be at least 15 years old and completed the Bronze Cross course.

Lifeguard training stream

You can become a National Lifeguard. Requirements are completion of the Bronze Cross course and Standard First Aid/CPR "C" and AED course, and you are at least 15 years old.

Notice

The City of North Battleford Parks and Recreation has a new online booking system called xplor recreation. Old MaxGalaxy accounts are no longer available. Accounts were unable to be migrated, a new account must be created with xplor recreation before registering for a class.
Create a new account online, then click  "signup" under the City logo to create a new account.

Interested in becoming a daytime lifeguard?

The City of North Battleford is looking for individuals interested in becoming a lifeguard and /or instructing during weekdays. We offer flexible hours around your family! Looking to fulfill the time slots between 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. We are willing to train! Please call 306 445-1746 for more information or apply now.

BCAC Jobs AvailableInnovationPlex Battlefords CO-OP Aquatic Centre

The Battlefords CO-OP Aquatic Centre opened in 2012 and is one of the components of the InnovationPlex. It has a 6 lane lap pool, a wave pool, two waterslides, a lazy river, a whirlpool, and a steam room. Our goal is to provide fun as well as programming of different types for all ages at affordable rates.

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Contact us

InnovationPlex General Manager

Michelle Horncastle
Email or call 306-445-1746

Battlefords CO-OP Aquatic Centre Aquatics Manager

Kris Wisner
Email or call 30-445-1791

Battlefords CO-OP Aquatic Centre general line

Email or call 306-445-1745