Aquatic Centre update for September 14, 2020
COVID-19 information to note:
As of September 14th, reservations will no longer be required. Maximum numbers for swims are set out below.
  • Temperatures will be taken at time of entry. All persons 14 and under will need to be signed in by their caregiver and caregiver needs to be present at time of entry. Those 15 years and older may sign themselves in.

  • No access for people to wait or view during swimming. We ask that you remain outside the facility to lower numbers inside. 
  • Patrons are asked to come dressed in their swim wear and ready for the water. Staff will allow you access, you will then enter the pool through the viewing area, place your bag on a shelf on deck and shower on deck only.

  • We will be opening up the Mens and Ladies changerooms for the end of swim. Showers will remain off and no lockers will be available at this time. We will be reducing time and touchpoints in change rooms. 

  • We are opening up the facility to a more familiar activity schedule, but some "new normal" procedures will remain in effect:

    • Access to the pool will continue to be through the viewing area
    • Access to the pool will only be immediately before the scheduled swim
    • Lockers are not accessible so limit the items you bring
    • Only the deck shower is available for use prior to swimming
  • We ask that you continue to bring your own PDF's, pool toys, and floatables. Please ensure that they have been cleaned with a bleach solution prior to arriving.
  • The tarzan rope and climbing wall will remain closed at this time.

    Some programs that we are going to have scheduled are:

Lane swim: Lanes 1 & 2 will be combined, allowing for 5 swimmers, and lanes 3 & 4 will also be combined for 5 swimmers

Active H2O: Lane 5 during lane swim (4 people max)

Active H2O: Stand alone time (25 persons max)  Mon -Thurs 10:45-11:45 am

Water exercises: Instructor-lead exercises as before, but when leaving the water you will be monitored for amount of time spent in the dressing room as only 10 spots are available from 6-6:45pm. 

Family Swim: Up to 45 persons max. will be allowed in the Aquatic Centre at one time. All admission rules apply

Public Swim: Up to 45 persons max will be allowed in the Aquatic Centre at one time. Swimmers that are 14 and under will need to be signed in by a caregiver on-site (no pre-signed forms from home will be allowed). No access to viewing area to watch. 

After School and Saturday Lessons: Schedule will be posted soon. All levels 4 and under will require a responsible person in the water at the time of lessons with the person taking lessons.

Swimming Lessons Challenges Passport Available Now

While waiting for our lessons to resume, we want our community to continue to learn and practice their water safety skills. Pick up the Swimming Lessons Challenges Passport and practice important water safety skills with your children to help keep them safe and prepare them for when swimming lessons resume.

Click here to download and print off (double sided) the passport
OR pick up your passport at the Stettler Recreation Centre front desk.

Refer to the Red Cross Swim Kids Performance Criteria for your child's level to make sure you are practicing the skills correctly: 
Level 1Level 2Level 3Level 4Level 5, Level 6Level 7Level 8Level 9Level 10 

For our pool schedule CLICK HERE 


Lesson Structure During COVID-19

Levels 1-4 are parented lessons. Which means each child in Levels 1 - 4 will have to have a parent or caregivers (someone 16 yrs or older) in the water with them. Instructors will not be able to physically assist students. Class sizes will be limited to allow for physical distancing. This is a recommendation of the Red Cross. It is about ability of the swimmer not the age of the swimmer. We need to keep all people safe in, on and around the water. 
Levels 5 and up, the parent or caregiver (someone 16 yrs or older) will have to sign them into the Aquatic Centre. No exceptions to this rule. If a Parent or Caregiver is not able, they will not be able to enter the Aquatic Centre and will be asked to forfeit their time slot. 

Contact Information:

Sonia Dodd
Aquatics Manager
6202-44 Ave.
Stettler, Alberta T0C 2L1






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