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 July & August Lane Swimming 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.

The best part about working out in the water is that the intensity is always your choice; you get to choose how fast or slow you move, the range of motion you use and how much focus you put into each movement. The instructor is there to guide your movements, give you cues for intensity, help keep you safe and encourage you to have fun. Water fitness is great for any body type, any fitness level and you don’t have to be a good swimmer. Working out in the water is always low impact, alleviates stress on joints, increases flexibility due to water pressure, builds endurance, increases muscle strength, burns calories and is cooling and fun!

Monday - Power 30
Tuesday - Aqua Dance
Wednesday - Shallow Water

Power 30
Thirty different movements done for one minute each and then repeated. In this workout you will have the opportunity to challenge your body’s fluency of movement, build your movement vocabulary and build muscle memory for everyday tasks. With each movement done for a concentrated amount of time you can work on perfecting the motion and fitting it to your body. The second round gives you the chance to speed up for greater intensity or make the movement more mindful to build muscle memory. Themovements are chosen for range of motion, relation to daily tasks and fun!

Aqua Dance
Warm up, build up muscle stamina and dance your heart out! In this moving and grooving aqua fitness class there will be rhythmic movements and patterns done as a group. We will build up skills and movement combos turning them into little choreographies. We get to splash and giggle as we move to the music and get our sweat on.

Shallow water Aqua Fit
This is a low impact total
body workout designed to increase the heart rate. We will move in different directions and use a variety of water props to keep it interesting and keep the mind alert and the body moving. Water resistance makes your whole body work for each movement even though it feels like you are just having fun!


For the July & August Aquafit Schedule, click here.


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
.

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.