Nicola Valley Aquatic Centre

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

General Info

The Nicola Valley Aquatic Centre is located next to the Merritt Memorial Arena and a few minutes walk from the Merritt Civic Centre. Our Facility is also fully accessible for the disabled.

Features

  • 6 lanes 25 metre Main Pool
  • Lazy River & Vortex
  • Leisure Pool
  • Tot’s Pool & Water Sprays
  • 2 x Hot Tubs
  • Sauna
  • Viewing Deck
  • Fully Equipped Fitness Room
  • Themed Parties

Opening Hours (Pool & Gym)

Mon-Fri |  6am-8:00pm
Sat-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

Summer Schedule

Admission Fees

Category Drop In 10 Punch Card Monthly 6 Months Annual
Tot (0-2 years) Free n/a n/a n/a n/a
Child (3-12 years) $2.40 $21.60 $25.90 $142.50 $259.20
Youth (13-18 years) $3.00 $27.00 $32.40 $178.20 $324.00
Adult (19-59 years) $4.00 $36.00 $43.20 $237.60 $432.00
Senior (60+) $3.00 $27.00 $32.40 $178.20 $324.00
Student $3.20 $28.80 $34.60 $190.10 $345.00
Lions Den Fitness Room $3.00 $27.00 $32.40 $178.20 $324.00
Family First Person $3.00 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Family Additional $2.20 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Family Pass n/a n/a $140.00 $570.00 $900.00

Aquatic Programs

Senior Free Swim

Jan 8 – May 27
Wednesdays | 9:00-10:00 am

This program is intended for seniors to come for a fun and free swim at the Aquatic Centre.

Sponsored by Seniors Society

Junior Lifeguard Club (7-14 yrs)

Jan 8 – Mar 11
Wednesdays | 3:30-4:30 pm

Prerequisites: Swim Kids 4 or equivalent

Cost: $50

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

Intro to Synchro (7+ yrs)

Jan 9 – Mar 12 (10 weeks)
Thursdays | 3:30-4:30 pm

Required: ability to swim 25 meters

Cost: $50

Learn the basics of synchronized swimming. Improve your swimming skills, surface supports, sculling and endurance.

Craft & Splash Tots (3-6 yrs)

Jan 10 – Mar 13 (10 weeks)
Fridays | 10:30am – 12:30 pm

Cost: $12.75/day

NOTE: There will be no day of registration

Mar 17 – Mar 26 (2 weeks)
Tuesday to Thursday | 10:30am – 12:30 pm

Cost: $12.75/day or $35/week

Please note: There will be no day of registration

Drop off your child for some creative fun! Your child will make a craft and have a splash in the pool with one of energetic aquuatic leaders. Please send your child with a snack, water bottle, and towel; dressed ready to go in their swimsuit. Sign up early as spaces are limited.

Spring Break Camp (7-12 yrs)

Mar 16 – Mar 20 (5 days)
Mon – Fri | 08:30am – 4:00 pm

Cost: $30/day or $125/week

NOTE: Please register in advance.

During this week-long camp, your child will be participating in various dry land sports, aquatic sports, free play and field trips. This flexible camp allows you to register for 1 day, or up to all 5 days. Sign in early as spaces are limited.

(Aquatic) Fitness Programs

Aqua Board Boot Camp

Jan 6 – Mar 9 (9 weeks)
Mondays | 6:00-6:45 am

Cost: $90 Adult | $67.50 Senior/Youth

Intermediate class level.

Challenge your balance to the core focusing on your strenght and cardio on an anchored floatation mat.

NOTE: This is a registered class.
Minumum 4, maximum 6 registrants

Circuit Strength

Jan 8 – Mar 11 (9 weeks)
Wednesdays | 5:45-6:30 pm

Cost: $75 Adult | $50 Senior/Youth

16+ years or Fitness Room Orientation

A full body strenth class. Beginners welcome.

NOTE: This is a registered class
Minimum 4, maximum 8 registrants

Adult Fitness Room Orientation

Jan 7
Tuesday | 6:00-8:00 pm

Cost: $30

Want to get started working out, but not sure where to start? Sign up for the adult fitness room orientation.

NOTE: This is a registered class
Minimum 2, maximum 4 registrants

Teen Fitness Room Orientation

Jan 14
Tuesday | 5:00-7:00 pm

Cost: $25

Under the age of 16 and you would like to find a workout for you?

Sign up for this teen fitness orientation. Once completed, teens can work out in the fitness area with a supervising adult.

NOTE: This is a registered class
Minimum 2, maximum 4 registrants

Stretch & Stability

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

Noon Hour Aqua Fit

Ongoing
Monday – Friday | 12:00-12:45 pm

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.

Evening Aqua Fit

Ongoing
Tuesday & Thursday| 6:45-7:30 pm

Cost: regular admission

16+ years

This ‘Aqua Boot Camp’ style pushes people to work at a higher intensity than they would exercising alone. Explore explosive powerful movement combinations, experience moves designed to increase muscular strength and endurance, while also learning how to effectively incorporate short intervals of propulsion and power to build a boot camp class.

Aqua Joggers

Ongoing
Monday | 6:45-7:30 pm
Wednesday | 6:15-7:00 am

Cost: regular admission

16+ years

Need a change in your routine? Tired of running on a treadmill? Your joints sore from too much impact? Aqua jogging is a great cardio workout and the water provides extra resistance with no impact. This is an excellent program for triathlon athletes.

Pre-school Lessons

Prices

5 lessons: $20.25 | 7 lessons: $28.65 | 8 lessons: $32.60 | 9 lessons: $36.55 | 10 lessons: $40.55

Starfish 🌟 (4-12 Months)

Parent participation is required and progression is based on age

Tuesday/Thursday

Jan 7 – Feb 6 | 10 lessons
10:00-10:30 am

Feb 11 – Mar 12 | 10 lessons
10:00-10:30 am

Duck 🦆 (13-24 Months)

Parent participation is required and progression is based on age

Tuesday/Thursday

Jan 7 – Feb 6 | 10 lessons
10:00-10:30 am

Feb 11 – Mar 12 | 10 lessons
10:00-10:30 am

Sea Turtle 🐢 (25-36 Months)

Parent participation is required and progression is based on age

Tuesday/Thursday

Jan 7 – Feb 6 | 10 lessons
10:00-10:30 am

Feb 11 – Mar 12 | 10 lessons
10:00-10:30 am

Sea Otter 🦦 (3-6 years)

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

Tuesday/Thursday

Jan 7 – Feb 6 | 10 lessons
10:30-11:00 am or 3:30-4:00 pm

Feb 11 – Mar 12 | 10 lessons
10:30-11:00 am or 3:30-4:00 pm

Saturday

Jan 11  – Mar 14 | 9 lessons
10:00-10:30 am

Monday-Friday (1 week)

Mar 16  – Mar 20 | 5 lessons
10:00-10:30 am

Mar 23  – Mar 27 | 5 lessons
10:00-10:30 am

Salamander 🦎 (3-6 years)

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

Monday/Wednesday

Jan 6 – Feb 5 | 10 lessons
4:00-4:30 pm

Feb 10 – Mar 11 | 10 lessons
4:00-4:30 pm

Tuesday/Thursday

Jan 7 – Feb 6 | 10 lessons
11:00-11:30 am

Feb 11 – Mar 12 | 10 lessons
11:00-11:30 am

Saturday

Jan 11  – Mar 14 | 9 lessons
11:30-12:00 am

Monday-Friday (1 week)

Mar 16  – Mar 20 | 5 lessons
9:30-10:00 am

Mar 23  – Mar 27 | 5 lessons
9:30-10:00 am

Sunfish 🐠 (3-6 years)

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

Monday/Wednesday

Jan 6 – Feb 5 | 10 lessons
4:00-4:30 pm

Feb 10 – Mar 11 | 10 lessons
4:00-4:30 pm

Tuesday/Thursday

Jan 7 – Feb 6 | 10 lessons
11:00-11:30 am

Feb 11 – Mar 12 | 10 lessons
11:00-11:30 am

Saturday

Jan 11  – Mar 14 | 9 lessons
11:30-12:00 am

Monday-Friday (1 week)

Mar 16  – Mar 20 | 5 lessons
9:30-10:00 am

Mar 23  – Mar 27 | 5 lessons
9:30-10:00 am

Crocodile 🐊 (3-6 years)

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

Tuesday/Thursday

Jan 7 – Feb 6 | 10 lessons
4:30-5:00 pm

Monday/Wednesday

Feb 10 – Mar 11 | 10 lessons
4:30-5:00 pm

Monday-Friday (1 week)

Mar 16  – Mar 20 | 5 lessons
9:00-9:30 am

Mar 23  – Mar 27 | 5 lessons
9:00-9:30 am

Whale 🐳 (3-6 years)

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

Tuesday/Thursday

Jan 7 – Feb 6 | 10 lessons
4:30-5:00 pm

Monday/Wednesday

Feb 10 – Mar 11 | 10 lessons
4:30-5:00 pm

Monday-Friday (1 week)

Mar 16  – Mar 20 | 5 lessons
9:00-9:30 am

Mar 23  – Mar 27 | 5 lessons
9:00-9:30 am

School Age Lessons | Age: 5-14 years

Prices | Level 1-5

5 lessons: $20.25 | 7 lessons: $28.65 | 8 lessons: $32.60 | 9 lessons: $36.55 | 10 lessons: $40.55

Prices | Level 6-7

5 lessons: $22.75 | 7 lessons: $32.15 | 8 lessons: $36.50 | 9 lessons: $41.15 | 10 lessons: $45.50

Prices | Level 8-10

5 lessons: $30.15 | 7 lessons: $42.50 | 8 lessons: $48.40 | 9 lessons: $54.40 | 10 lessons: $60.30

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

Front & back floats, swims, roll-over swims, basic back crawl & 5 metre swim

Monday/Wednesday

Jan 6 – Feb 5 | 10 lessons
3:30-4:00 pm

Saturday

Jan 11 – Mar 14 | 9 lessons
10:30-11:00 am

Tuesday/Thursday

Feb 11 – Mar 12 | 10 lessons
4:00-4:30 pm

Monday-Friday (1 week)

Mar 16  – Mar 20 | 5 lessons
10:30-11:00 am or 11:00-11:30 am

Mar 23  – Mar 27 | 5 lessons
10:30-11:00 am or 11:00-11:30 am

Level 2

Side swim & basic front crawl, deep water activities & 10 metre swim

Monday/Wednesday

Jan 6 – Feb 5 | 10 lessons
4:30-5:00 pm

Saturday

Jan 11 – Mar 14 | 9 lessons
11:00-11:30 am

Tuesday/Thursday

Feb 11 – Mar 12 | 10 lessons
3:30-4:00 pm

Monday-Friday (1 week)

Mar 16  – Mar 20 | 5 lessons
10:30-11:00 am

Mar 23  – Mar 27 | 5 lessons
10:30-11:00 am

Level 3

Fron & back floats, swims, roll-over swims, basic front crawl & 15 metre swim

Monday/Wednesday

Jan 6 – Feb 5 | 10 lessons
4:30-5:00 pm

Saturday

Jan 11 – Mar 14 | 9 lessons
11:00-11:30 am

Tuesday/Thursday

Feb 11 – Mar 12 | 10 lessons
3:30-4:00 pm

Monday-Friday (1 week)

Mar 16  – Mar 20 | 5 lessons
10:30-11:00 am

Mar 23  – Mar 27 | 5 lessons
10:30-11:00 am

Level 4

15 metre back swim, 10 metre front swim & 25 metre swim

Tuesday/Thursday

Jan 7 – Feb 6 | 10 lessons
4:00-4:30 pm

Saturday

Jan 11  – Mar 14 | 9 lessons
12:00-12:30 am

Monday/Wednesday

Feb 10 – Mar 11 | 10 lessons
3:30-4:00 pm

Monday-Friday (1 week)

Mar 16  – Mar 20 | 5 lessons
10:00-10:30 am

Mar 23  – Mar 27 | 5 lessons
10:00-10:30 am

Level 5

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

Tuesday/Thursday

Jan 7 – Feb 6 | 10 lessons
4:00-4:30 pm

Saturday

Jan 11  – Mar 14 | 9 lessons
12:00-12:30 am

Monday/Wednesday

Feb 10 – Mar 11 | 10 lessons
3:30-4:00 pm

Monday-Friday (1 week)

Mar 16  – Mar 20 | 5 lessons
10:00-10:30 am

Mar 23  – Mar 27 | 5 lessons
10:00-10:30 am

Level 6

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

Monday/Wednesday

Jan 6 – Feb 5 | 10 lessons
5:00-5:45 pm

Tuesday/Thursday

Feb 11 – Mar 12 | 10 lessons
5:00-5:45 pm

Monday-Friday (1 week)

Mar 16  – Mar 20 | 5 lessons
11:00-11:30 am

Mar 23  – Mar 27 | 5 lessons
11:00-11:30 am

Level 7

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

Monday/Wednesday

Jan 6 – Feb 5 | 10 lessons
5:00-5:45 pm

Tuesday/Thursday

Feb 11 – Mar 12 | 10 lessons
5:00-5:45 pm

Monday-Friday (1 week)

Mar 16  – Mar 20 | 5 lessons
11:00-11:30 am

Mar 23  – Mar 27 | 5 lessons
11:00-11:30 am

Level 8

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

Tuesday/Thursday

Jan 7 – Feb 6 | 10 lessons
5:00-6:00 pm

Monday/Wednesday

Feb 10 – Mar 11 | 10 lessons
5:00-6:00 pm

Monday-Friday (1 week)

Mar 16  – Mar 20 | 5 lessons
09:00-10:00 am

Mar 23  – Mar 27 | 5 lessons
09:00-10:00 am

Level 9

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

Tuesday/Thursday

Jan 7 – Feb 6 | 10 lessons
5:00-6:00 pm

Monday/Wednesday

Feb 10 – Mar 11 | 10 lessons
5:00-6:00 pm

Monday-Friday (1 week)

Mar 16  – Mar 20 | 5 lessons
09:00-10:00 am

Mar 23  – Mar 27 | 5 lessons
09:00-10:00 am

Level 10

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

Tuesday/Thursday

Jan 7 – Feb 6 | 10 lessons
5:00-6:00 pm

Monday/Wednesday

Feb 10 – Mar 11 | 10 lessons
5:00-6:00 pm

Monday-Friday (1 week)

Mar 16  – Mar 20 | 5 lessons
09:00-10:00 am

Mar 23  – Mar 27 | 5 lessons
09:00-10:00 am

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
1 lesson (30 min.): $18
4 lessons (30 min.): $60

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

Adult
1 lesson (30 min.): $18.90
4 lessons (30 min.): $63.00

Birthday Parties at NVAC

Themed pool party: $175 (<10 children*)

The party includes:

  • 2 hours with an energetic Aquatic Leader
  • Games
  • Pizza & beverages
  • Pinãta
  • Goodie bags
  • Theme decorations of your choice

Theme options:

  • Hawaiian, Disco, Frozen or Pirate

Book your party at least 1 week in advance to save your spot.

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

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.