Winkler Aquatic Centre

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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.

2021 opening date is Friday, July 2nd!

To read the Aquatic Centre opening plan click here.


SWIM LESSONS POLICIES & PROTOCOLS

Click here to read the Winkler Aquatic Centre's New Swim Lesson Policies & Protocols. 

LESSONS REGISTRATION DATES

June 29 at 12pm for Winkler & RM of Stanley residents

June 30 at 12pm for everyone

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Staff will be available to answer phones between 12pm and 7pm. Please call 204-325-8212 ext.1 or 204-325-8333 ext. 1.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW PRIOR TO REGISTRATION

  • Your MaxGalaxy account username and password. 
  • To log in click here.
    • If you forget your password, do not make another account. Contact us at 204-325-8212 or email brookelynn.wolfe@cityofwinkler.ca and we will reset it for you.
    • If you do not have an existing account, click here to create one.
    • For each member of your family, add an additional user to your account
  • What levels your children need to be registered in. 
  • If your child passed lessons at another facility, please contact us ahead of the swimming lessons registration day at 204-325-8212 or email brookelynn.wolfe@cityofwinkler.ca with your children's name(s) and level(s) they have passed and we will manually update the system so you don’t have an error message on registration day.

ON REGISTRATION DAY

Have the following ready:

  • Your computer or laptop.  The online registration system will not work from a cell phone.  
  • Your Credit Card (MasterCard or Visa only)
  • Your preferred classes with an additional options if the classes you want are full. 

Due to the high volume of phone calls, social media messages and emails, we would encourage everyone to call if you require assistance.  If you do not reach one of our staff, please leave a message and try again later.  We will not be answering Facebook and Instagram messages on registration day. 

COVID-19 MEASURES

Due to Covid-19 and the protocols outlined by the Province of Manitoba, as well as to ensure the safety of all our patrons and staff, there will be a number of modifications to the operations of the Winkler Aquatic Centre for the 2021 season.  Here are some of the measures we are taking specific to swimming lessons include:

  • The cancellation of all preschool lessons
  • Smaller classes for all levels
  • Registration online or over the phone only
  • One spectator per participant
  • Additional cleaning and sanitation
  • Limiting capacity to ensure physical distancing requirements can be met
  • Daily Contract Tracing
  • Proper mask usage required at all times in the Winkler Aquatic Centre unless in the water

LESSONS OFFERED IN 2021

Click here for the Swim Lessons Schedule. Schedule subject to change.

Red Cross Swim Kids – Levels 1-10
We will be offering a combination of small group classes and 1 on 1 lessons.

To register your child in level 1, they must be 5 years of age by the last day of the class. For example, if the class runs from May 31st - June 11th and the child’s birthday is on June 13, they cannot enroll in the class. No exceptions will be made. 

In Red Cross swim kids, children must pass one level to move onto the next. One can retake a level as many times as needed. Instructors must see each skill performed correctly by the swimmer 3 times throughout the course of the session to pass the level. 

  • Lessons will be 30 minutes in length, with the exception of Level 9/10 for 45 minutes.
  • Class sizes will be reduced.
  • Cost: Levels 1-10, Jellyfish & Dolphin - $77
  • Cost: 1 on 1 - $102

Placement Classes:
Jellyfish: this is for kids age 7-10 who have never taken lessons before. At the end of the session, the child will pass the level for which their swimming skills reflects.
Dolphin: this is for kids age 10-14 who have never taken lessons before. At the end of the session, the child will pass the level for which their swimming skills reflects.

Bronze Medallion: a course to teach lifesaving and CPR-A. 25 hours in length including the exam. This course is the prerequisite to Bronze Cross. 

Please Note: For the 2021 season, we require that participants bring their own partner to act as a victim for rescues in this course. The partner is not required to pay any fees. Partner must be able to swim their lengths in the deep end.

Prerequisites: 

  • Must be 13 years of age by the last day of the course
  • Red cross swim kids levels are recommended but not required
  • Cost: $140.45

Bronze Cross: this builds on Bronze Medallion, teaching lifesaving and CPR-C. We teach this along with standard first aid to fulfill the prerequisite requirements for NL. 35 hours in length for bronze cross and standard first aid, including exams.

Please Note: For the 2021 season, we require that participants bring their own partner to act as a victim for rescues in this course. The partner is not required to pay any fees. Partner must be able to swim their lengths in the deep end.

Prerequisites:

  • Must have bronze medallion by first day of course 
  • Cost: $244.49

**We will not be offering preschool or adult lessons this year.**

More information regarding leadership courses, including WSI and NL will be shared at a later date.

Programs Overview

Starting Friday, July 2nd until Monday, September 6th the Aquatic Centre will be offering pre-registration timeslots for all programs including public swim. 

  • Online or over the phone registration.
  • Payment is due at time of booking. 
  • No refunds or time slot switches will be permitted under any circumstances.
  • Public swim timeslots are 1hr 45 min.
  • Early bird, English Channel & AquaFit timeslots are 1hr.
  • $3/person per timeslot.
  • Each person attending must be registered regardless of age.
  • Registration will open at 12pm the Thursday prior for the next week (Monday-Sunday)

**No parent and tot for the 2021 season

**No Season Passes for the 2021 season

** All scheduling & programs subject to change

If you have questions/concerns or please e-mail aquatics@cityofwinkler.ca or call 204-325-8212 for more information.

Public Swim

Capacity: 150 people

  • July 2nd - September 3rd
  • Mondays & Thursdays
    • 1:00-2:45 PM, 3:00-4:45 PM
  • Tuesday & Wednesday
    • 1:00-2:45 PM, 3:00-4:45 PM, 7:00-8:45 PM
  • Friday, Saturday and Sunday
    • 1:00-2:45 PM, 3:00-4:45 PM, 5:00-6:45 PM, 7:00-8:45 PM

Early Bird (Lane)

Capacity: 30 people

  • July 5th - September 3rd (Monday - Friday) 
    • 7:00 - 8:00am

English Channel (Lane)

Capacity: 30 people

  • July 5th - September 2nd (Monday - Thursday) 
    • 5:00 - 6:00pm

AquaFit

Capacity: 30 people

  • July 5th - August 30th (Mondays) 
    • 6:00 - 7:00pm

Program Registration

All Programs require pre-registration and payment is due at time of booking. Click here for detailed information on how to register.

To register online click below, to register over the phone call 204-325-8212.

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Registration is now open!

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NL Course May/June - $375

  • May 31, 6-9pm online on Zoom
  • June 2, 6-9pm online on Zoom
  • June 5, 9am-6pm in pool
  • June 6, 9am-6pm in pool
  • June 7, 6-9pm online on Zoom
  • June 9, 6-9pm online on Zoom
  • June 12, 9am-6pm in pool
  • June 13, 9am-6pm in pool

**Required materials: Candidates must bring a bathing suit, towels, and face mask to the course. Whistles and barrier devices are included in the cost and will be provided.

NL Course August - $375

  • August 9, 8am-5pm
  • August 10, 8am-5pm
  • August 11, 8am-5pm
  • August 12, 8am-5pm
  • August 13, 8am-5pm
  • August 14, 1-5:30pm

**Required materials: Candidates must bring a bathing suit, towels, and face mask to the course. Whistles and barrier devices are included in the cost and will be provided.

NL Recertification - $75

  • June 4, 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

**Required materials: Candidates must bring a bathing suit, towels, and face mask to the course.

WSI Course - $375

  • Week 1: July 11 - 17 - Classroom on Tuesday, July 13, 9am-3pm and Saturday, July 17, 8am-2pm
  • Week 2: July 18 - July 24 - Co-teach day 1-5, Class on Tuesday, July 20, 9am-3pm
  • Week 3: July 25 - July 31 - Co-teach day 6-10
  • Week 4: August 1 - August 7 - Class Tuesday, August 3, 9am-3pm and Saturday, August 7, 8am-2pm

**Required materials: Candidates must bring a bathing suit, towels, and face mask to the course.

WSI Recertification - $75

  • June 12, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

**Required materials: Candidates must bring a bathing suit, towel, and face mask to the course.

Swim Lessons

Levels 1-10, Jellyfish & Dolphin$77
1 on 1 Private Lessons$102
Bronze Medallion$140.45
Bronze Cross w/ First Aid$244.49


Rentals - 1 hour

0 - 75 people (4 guards)$208.08
76 - 150 people (5 guards)$312.12
151 - 250 people (6 guards)$442.17
251 - 350 people (7 guards)$572.22
351 + people (8 guards)$728.28


*$100 non-refundable booking deposit required for all private rentals
*After the first hour rates are 50% off

Pool rental bookings will open on Thursday, April 8th. Rentals will be available on Thursday evenings in June and Monday & Thursday evenings in July & August. You can contact Brookelynn at brookelynn.wolfe@cityofwinkler.ca for all private pool rentals.