An aquatic centre was identified in the 2008 Community Assets Needs Assessment Report
as being residents third highest priority for recreation.
aquatic centre is expected to include a 50 metre pool that can
be partitioned off to allow for concurrent activities such as:
lane swimming, swimming lessons, competitive swimming, synchronized swimming and special
Olympics training, diving and scuba diving, canoe and kayak lessons.
The aquatic centre will contribute to residents’ wellbeing through exercise, therapeutic, and recreational uses.
This facilty will attract provincial and national competitions. Competitive athletes will be able to train for their aquatic sport in Red Deer rather
than having to train in other cities.
The Central Alberta Aquatic Centre intends to encourage the City of Red Deer to commit to funding a new centre by 2013, the City’s Centennial year.
It is expected that funding for the centre will come from a variety of sources including:
- Municipal funding
- Provincial / Federal Grants
- Private donations
- Civic group donations
- User groups fundraising
- User fees
Other aquatic facilities in Red Deer include:
- Collicutt Centre 250,000 square foot regional multi-purpose recreation facility with indoor pool and waterslide.
- GH Dawe Centre 100,000 square foot multi-purpose recreation facility with indoor pool
- Recreation Centre 50,000 square foot multi-purpose recreation facility with outdoor pool, splash park
- Michener Centre 25,000 square foot City operated aquatic facility (provincially owned) with indoor pool and dive tank.
How Do We Compare?
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