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
  • Viewing Deck
  • Fully Equipped Fitness Room

Opening Hours (Pool & Gym)

Mon-Fri |  6am-8:00pm
Sat-Sun | 12pm-4pm

Both pools closed for cleaning between 1:00-200 pm.

CONTACT

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

September 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.  Reservation is required.

Sponsored by Seniors Society

Junior Lifeguard Club (7-14 yrs)

Program not available until spring 2021.

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)

Program currently cancelled.

Craft & Splash Tots (3-6 yrs)

Currently cancelled.

(Aquatic) Fitness Programs

Aqua Board Boot Camp

Currently cancelled.

Circuit Strength

Currently cancelled.

Adult Fitness Room Orientation

Currently cancelled.

Teen Fitness Room Orientation

Currently cancelled.

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, Wednesday & 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

Currently cancelled.

Aqua Joggers

Currently cancelled.

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

Sep 15 – Oct 15 | 10 lessons
10:00-10:30 am

Oct 20 – Nov 19 | 10 lessons
10:00-10:30 am

Nov 24 – Dec 17 | 8 lessons
10:00-10:30 am

Duck 🦆 (13-24 Months)

Parent participation is required and progression is based on age

Tuesday/Thursday

Sep 15 – Oct 15 | 10 lessons
10:00-10:30 am

Oct 20 – Nov 19 | 10 lessons
10:00-10:30 am

Nov 24 – Dec 17 | 8 lessons
10:00-10:30 am

Sea Turtle 🐢 (25-36 Months)

Parent participation is required and progression is based on age

Tuesday/Thursday

Sep 15 – Oct 15 | 10 lessons
10:00-10:30 am

Oct 20 – Nov 19 | 10 lessons
10:00-10:30 am

Nov 24 – Dec 17 | 8 lessons
10:00-10:30 am

Sea Otter 🦦 (3-6 years)

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

Tuesday/Thursday

Sep 15 – Oct 15 | 10 lessons
9:30-10:00 am

Oct. 20 – Nov 19 | 10 lessons
9:30-10:00 am

Nov 24 – Dec 17 | 8 lessons
9:30-10:00 am

Monday/Wednesday

Sep 14 – Oct 14 | 10 lessons
3:30-4:00 pm and 4:00-4:30 pm

Oct.19 – Nov. 18 |  10 lessons
3:30-4:00 pm and 4:00-4:30 pm

Nov 23 -Dec 16 |  8 lessons
3:30-4:00 pm and 4:00-4:30 pm

Salamander 🦎 (3-6 years)

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

Monday/Wednesday

Sep 14 – Oct 14 | 10 lessons
4:30-5:00 pm

Oct 19 – Nov 18 | 10 lessons
4:30-5:00 pm

Nov.23 – Dec 16 | 8 lessons
4:30-5:00 pm

Tuesday/Thursday

Sep 15 – Oct 15 | 10 lessons
10:30-11:00 am

Oct 20-Nov 19 | 10 lessons
10:30-11:00 am

Nov 24 – Dec 17 | 8 lessons
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

Monday/Wednesday

Sep 14 – Oct 14 | 10 lessons
4:30-5:00 pm

Oct 19 – Nov 18 | 10 lessons
4:30-5:00 pm

Nov 23 – Dec 16 | 8 lessons
4:30-5:00 pm

Tuesday/Thursday

Sep 15 – Oct 15 | 10 lessons
10:30-11:00 am

Oct 20 – Nov 18 | 10 lessons
10:30-11:00 am

Nov 24 – Dec 17 | 8 lessons
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

Sep 15 – Oct 15 | 10 lessons
9:00-9:30 am

Oct 20 – Nov 19 | 10 lessons
9:00-9:30 am

Nov 24 – Dec 17 | 8 lessons
9:00-9:30 am

Monday/Wednesday

Sep 14 – Oct 14 | 10 lessons
4:30-5:00 pm

Oct 19 – Nov 18 | 10 lessons
4:30-5:00 pm

Nov 23 – Dec 16 | 8 lessons
4:30-5:00 pm

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

Sep 15 – Oct 15 | 10 lessons
9:00-9:30 am

Oct 20 – Nov 19 | 10 lessons
9:00-9:30 am

Nov 24 – Dec 17 | 8 lessons
9:00-9:30 am

Monday/Wednesday

Sep 14 – Oct 14 | 10 lessons
4:30-5:00 pm

Oct 19 – Nov 18 | 10 lessons
4:30-5:00 pm

Nov 23 – Dec 16 | 8 lessons
4:30-5:00 pm

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

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

Monday/Wednesday

Sep 14 – Oct 14 | 10 lessons
3:30-4:00 pm and 5:00-5:30pm

Oct 19 – Nov 18 | 10 lessons
3:30-4:00 pm and 5:00-5:30pm

Nov 23 – Dec 16 | 8 lessons
3:30-4:00 pm and 5:00-5:30pm

Level 2

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

Monday/Wednesday

Sep 14 – Oct 14 | 10 lessons
4:00-4:30 pm

Oct 19 – Nov 18 | 10 lessons
4:00-4:30 pm

Nov 23 – Dec 16 | 8 lessons
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

Sep 14 – Oct 14 | 10 lessons
4:00-4:30 pm

Oct 19 – Nov 18 | 10 lessons
4:00-4:30 pm

Nov 23 – Dec 16 | 8 lessons
4:00-4:30 pm

Level 4

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

Monday/Wednesday

Sep 14 – Oct 14 | 10 lessons
3:30-4:00 pm

Oct 19 – Nov 18 | 10 lessons
3:30-4:00 pm

Nov 24 – Dec 17 | 8 lessons
3:30-4:00 pm

Level 5

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

Monday/Wednesday

Sep 14 – Oct 14 | 10 lessons
4:30-5:00 pm

Oct 19 – Nov 18 | 10 lessons
4:30-5:00 pm

Nov 24 – Dec 17 | 8 lessons
4:30-5:00 pm

Level 6

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

Monday/Wednesday

Sep 14 – Oct 14 | 10 lessons
5:00-5:45 pm

Oct 19 – Nov 18 | 10 lessons
5:00-5:45 pm

Nov 23 – Dec 16 | 8 lessons
5:00-5:45 pm

Level 7

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

Monday/Wednesday

Sep 14 – Oct 14 | 10 lessons
5:00-5:45 pm

Oct 19 – Nov 18 | 10 lessons
5:00-5:45 pm

Nov 23 – Dec 16 | 8 lessons
5:00-5:45 pm

Level 8

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

Monday/Wednesday

Sep 14 – Oct 14 | 10 lessons
5:00-6:00 pm

Oct 19 – Nov 18 | 10 lessons
5:00-6:00 pm

Nov 23 – Dec 16 | 8 lessons
5:00-6:00 pm

Level 9

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

Monday/Wednesday

Sep 14 – Oct 14 | 10 lessons
5:00-6:00 pm

Oct 19 – Nov 18 | 10 lessons
5:00-6:00 pm

Nov 23 – Dec 16 | 8 lessons
5:00-6:00 pm

Level 10

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

Monday/Wednesday

Sep 14 – Oct 14 | 10 lessons
5:00-6:00 pm

Oct 19 – Nov 18 | 10 lessons
5:00-6:00 pm

Nov 23 – Dec 16 | 8 lessons
5:00-6:00 pm

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 – Currently cancelled.

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.

National Lifeguard (NL) – Bronze Cross & SFA

Saturday, October 31st to Saturday, November 14th (6 days)

  • Saturday, October 31st 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Sunday, November 1st 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Friday, November 6th 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Saturday, November 7th 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Sunday, November 8th 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Saturday, November 14th 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Prerequisites:  SFA valid within two years, Bronze Cross and must be 16 years by the last day of the course.

The Lifesaving Society’s NL award is recognized as the standard measure of lifeguard performance in Canada.  NL training prepares lifeguards to prevent incidents and in the effective resolution of emergencies if needed.  NL is worth two Grade 12 High School credits.

100% attendance is required.  Minimum 6 candidates required.

 

Standard First Aid (SFA)

Saturday October 24th and 25th (2 days)

  • Saturday, October 24th 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Sunday, October 25th 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Lifesaving Society First Aid is the most comprehensive first aid program for the general public and a prerequisite for National Lifeguard.  Learn how to assess and treat airway, breathing and circulatory emergencies; and management of medical, musculoskeletal and environmental emergencies.  Certification also included CPR-C/AED.

100% attendance is required.  Minimum 6 candidates required.