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
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Opening Hours (Pool & Gym)

Mon-Fri |  6am-7pm

Sat | 10am-5pm

Sun | 12pm-4pm

CONTACT

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

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?
Check back in the fall.

Cost?
Free

Junior Lifeguard Club (8+ yrs)

When?
Monday | July 4 – August 22 | 7 sessions | 1:00-2:00 PM

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?
Tuesdays & Thursdays | 12:30PM-2:30PM

Cost?
$12.75|session

(Aquatic) Fitness Programs

Aqua Board

Check back later!

Stretch & Stability

Monday & Wednesday & Friday | 10:00AM-10:45AM

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

Monday, Wednesday & Friday | 11:00AM-11:45AM

Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday | 5:45PM-6:30PM

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

Starfish 🌟 (4-12 Months)

Parent participation is required and progression is based on age

Duck 🦆 (13-24 Months)

Parent participation is required and progression is based on age

Sea Turtle 🐢 (2-3 Years)

Parent participation is required and progression is based on age

Sea Otter 🦦 (3-6 years)

Front & back floats & glides & 1 metre swim with help

Salamander 🦎 (3-6 years)

Front & back floats & swims, rollover swims & 2 metre swim

Sunfish 🐠 (3-6 years)

Front, back, roll-over & side swims, deep water activities & 5 metre swim

Crocodile 🐊 (3-6 years)

Front, back & side swim & basic front crawl, deep water swimming & 10 metre swim

Whale 🐳 (3-6 years)

10 metre front, back & side swim & basic front crawl, deep water swimming & 15 metre swim

Red Cross Swim Kids | 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

Private Lessons

Interested in private lessons? Enjoy some one on one instruction! Our private lessons offer flexibility and personalized attention.

Semi-private lessons are available by request, and swimmers must be in similar level or have similar swimming abilities.

Fridays|July 8-29 and August 5-26

9:00AM-9:30AM|9:30AM-10:00AM|10:00AM-10:30AM|10:30AM-11:00AM

Birthday Parties at NVAC

Fun Leader Party 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

Bronze Medallion

Cost: $205

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

Bronze Cross

Cost: $165

100% attendance is required.

National Lifeguard

Cost $395

Water Safety Instructor

Cost $550

Standard First Aid (OFA 1)

Cost $145