Nicola Valley Aquatic Centre

ADMISSION FEES
AQUATIC & FITNESS PROGRAMS
RED CROSS SWIM LESSONS
BIRTHDAY PARTIES
FAMILY & PRIVATE LESSONS

General Info

The Nicola Valley Aquatic Centre is located next to the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena and a few minutes walk from the Merritt Civic Centre. The Facility is also fully accessible and staff welcome all to visit.

Features

  • 6 lanes 25 metre Main Pool
  • Lazy River & Vortex
  • Leisure Pool
  • Tot’s Pool & Water Sprays
  • Viewing Deck
  • Fully Equipped Fitness Room

Opening Hours (Pool & Gym)

Mon-Fri |  6am-6pm
Sat-Sun | 12pm-4pm

Both pools closed for cleaning Monday to Friday between 1:00-2:00 pm.

CONTACT

PO Box 189, 2040 Mamette Avenue
Merritt BC V1K 1B8
(250) 378-6662 Phone
(250) 378-3504 Fax
nvac@merritt.ca

Fall Schedule Coming Soon

Admission Fees

Category Drop-In 10 Punch Card Monthly
Tot (0-2 years) Free n/a n/a
Child (3-12 years) $2.40 $21.60 $25.90
Youth (13-18 years) $3.00 $27.00 $32.40
Adult (19-59 years) $4.00 $36.00 $43.20
Senior (60+) $3.00 $27.00 $32.40
Student $3.20 $28.80 $34.60
Lions Den Fitness Room $3.00 $27.00 $32.40
Family First Person $3.00 n/a n/a
Family Additional $2.20 n/a n/a
Family Pass n/a n/a $140.00

Please note punch cards expire 1 year after the date of purchase.

Aquatic Programs

Senior Free Swim

When?
Wednesday | 9:00 – 10:00 AM
Starting Sept 29 – ongoing

Cost?
Free

Junior Lifeguard Club (7-14 yrs)

When?
Monday | October 18 – December 13 | 9 sessions

Where?
NVAC Main Pool

Cost?
$45

Learn the basics of lifeguarding in a safe & fun atmosphere.
This is a program that continues to build on child’s abilities.

  • Lifesaving Skills
  • Stroke Improvement
  • Team Building
  • Endurance
  • Lifesaving Sports
  • First-Aid Skills

Craft & Splash Tots (3-6 yrs)

When?
Friday | 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM | Ongoing

Cost?
$12.75

Mermaid School

When?
Wednesday | October 20 | 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Where?
NVAC Main Pool

Cost?
$15

(Aquatic) Fitness Programs

Aqua Board

Challenge your balance to the core! Learn how to get on and off the anchored  aqua boards while focusing on strength and cardio!

This class is targeted for all levels of fitness, come have some fun and try it out!

Thursday | 6:15 – 6:45 am
October 7 – 28| 4 weeks
November 19 – December 9 | 4 weeks

Cost: $34.40

Stretch & Stability

Ongoing
Monday & Wednesday & Friday | 10:00-10:45 am and 12-12:45 pm

Tuesday & Thursday | 7:00-7:45 am

Cost: regular admission

16+ years

Want to increase your muscular strength, balance, stretch and flexibility? This class will build on maintaining proper form by keeping a well-aligned spine and stable core.

Aqua Fit

Ongoing
Monday, Wednesday & Friday | 11:00-11:45 am

Cost: regular admission

16+ years

This class combines running, interval training and a variety of exercises designed to decrease body fat, increase cardiovascular efficiency, improve strength, and help people get into a routine of regular exercise.

Pre-school Lessons

Prices:
6 lessons: $24.30 | 7 lessons: $28.65 | 8 lessons: $32.60

Available Time Periods:
Oct 4 – Nov 28 (8 lessons)
Nov 1 – Nov 25 (7/8 lessons)
Nov 29 – Dec 16 (6 lessons)

Starfish 🌟 (4-12 Months)

Parent participation is required and progression is based on age

Tuesday/Thursday | 10:00 – 10:30 AM

Duck 🦆 (13-24 Months)

Parent participation is required and progression is based on age

Tuesday/Thursday | 10:00 – 10:30 AM

Sea Turtle 🐢 (2-3 Years)

Parent participation is required and progression is based on age

Tuesday/Thursday | 10:00 – 10:30 AM

Sea Otter 🦦 (3-6 years)

Parent participation is required. Front & back floats & glides & 1 metre swim with help

Monday/Wednesday | 4:30 – 5:00 PM
Tuesday/Thursday |
9:30 – 10:00 AM or 3:30 – 4:00 PM

Salamander 🦎 (3-6 years)

Parent participation is required. Front & back floats & swims, rollover swims & 2 metre swim

Tuesday/Thursday | 10:30 – 11:00 AM

Sunfish 🐠 (3-6 years)

Parent participation is required. Front, back, roll-over & side swims, deep water activities & 5 metre swim

Tuesday/Thursday | 10:30 – 11:00 AM

Crocodile 🐊 (3-6 years)

Parent participation is required. Front, back & side swim & basic front crawl, deep water swimming & 10 metre swim

Tuesday/Thursday | 11:00 – 11:30 AM

Whale 🐳 (3-6 years)

Parent participation is required. 10 metre front, back & side swim & basic front crawl, deep water swimming & 15 metre swim

Tuesday/Thursday | 11:00 – 11:30 AM

School Age Lessons | Age: 5-14 years

Prices | Level 1-5

6 lessons: $24.30 | 7 lessons: $28.65 | 8 lessons: $32.60

Prices | Level 6-7

6 lessons: $27.40 | 7 lessons: $32.15 | 8 lessons: $36.50

Prices | Level 8-10

6 lessons: $36.30 | 7 lessons: $42.50 | 8 lessons: $48.40

Swim Lesson Transition for Pre-school to School Age

When completed:

  • Starfish, Duck, Sea Turtle, Sea Otter, Salamander
    ➜ Level 1
  • Sunfish
    ➜ Level 2
  • Crocodile
    ➜ Level 3
  • Whale
    ➜ Level 4

Level 1

Parent participation is required. Front & back floats, swims, roll-over swims, basic back crawl & 5 metre swim.

Monday/Wednesday | 3:30 – 4:00 PM
Tuesday/Thursday |
4:00 – 4:30 PM

Level 2

Parent participation required. Side swim & basic front crawl, deep water activities & 10 metre swim.

Monday/Wednesday | 3:30 – 4:00 PM
Tuesday/Thursday | 4:00 – 4:30 PM

Level 3

Parent participation required. Front & back floats, swims, roll-over swims, basic front crawl & 15 metre swim.

Monday/Wednesday | 4:00 – 4:30 PM
Tuesday/Thursday |
4:30 – 5:00 PM

Level 4

Parent participation required.15 metre back swim, 10 metre front swim & 25 metre swim.

Monday/Wednesday | 4:00 – 4:30 PM
Tuesday/Thursday |
4:30 – 5:00 PM

Level 5

15 metre front & back crawl whip kick on back & 50 metre swim

Tuesday/Thursday | 5:00 – 5:30 PM

Level 6

25 metre front & back crawl, 15 metre elementary backstroke & 75 metre swim

Tuesday/Thursday | 5:00 – 5:45 PM

Level 7

50 metre front & back crawl, 25 metre elementary backstroke, whip kick on front & 150 metre swim

Tuesday/Thursday | 5:00 – 5:45 PM

Level 8

75 metre front & back crawl, 15 metre breaststroke & 300 metre swim

Monday/Wednesday | 5:00 – 6:00 PM

Level 9

100 metre front & back crawl, 25 metre breaststroke & side stroke & 400 metre swim

Monday/Wednesday | 5:00 – 6:00 PM

Level 10

100 metre front & back crawl, 50 metre elementary backstroke,  breaststroke & side stroke & 500 metre swim

Monday/Wednesday | 5:00 – 6:00 PM

Family Lessons

Want to get your kids back into swimming and stay within your bubble?  Then family lessons are for you!  Are your kids at different swimming levels?  Don’t worry, our instructors are ready to create a lesson plan just for your family!

Prices

Child
4 lessons (30 min.): $60

Additional child
4 lessons (30 min.): $7.20

Adult
4 lessons (30 min.): $63.00

Private Lessons

Interested in private lessons? Please contact the front desk to request a private lessons set up. Options of 1 or multiple days per week are available if scheduling permits.

Prices

Child
4 lessons (30 min.): $60

Additional child
4 lessons (30 min.): $7.20

Adult
4 lessons (30 min.): $63.00

Birthday Parties at NVAC

Basic Party Package | $59

Fun Leader Parky Package | $80

Themed Pool Party | $175

All packages include admission for 10 children. Up to 1 adult per child under 7 years old.

*Please inquire regarding parties requesting 10 or more children as additional fees apply.

Becoming a Life Guard & Advanced Leadership Programs

For more information on becoming a lifeguard and the Advanced Leadership Programs, please consult the Merritt Activity Guide.

Bronze Medallion

When:
Thursday Oct 14 | 4:00 – 9:00 PM
Friday Oct 15 | 4:00 – 9:00 PM
Saturday Oct 16 | 11:00 -4:00 PM
Saturday Oct 17 | 11:00 -4:00 PM

Cost: $205

100% attendance is required.
13 years old or Bronze Star.

Bronze Cross

When:
Thursday Oct 21 | 4:00 – 9:00 PM
Friday Oct 22 | 4:00 – 9:00 PM
Saturday Oct 23 | 11:00 -4:00 PM
Saturday Oct 24 | 11:00 -4:00 PM

Cost: $165

100% attendance is required.

National Lifeguard Recert

When:
Saturday December 4| 12:00 – 4:00 PM

Cost: $125

Standard First Aid (OFA 1)

When:
Saturday Oct 16 | 9:00 -5:00 PM
Saturday Oct 17 | 9:00 -5:00 PM

Cost: $145

100% attendance is required.
Minimum 6 candidates required.