Swimming, Pools & Spray Parks

Cool off during the hot summer months in one of our two outdoor swimming pools or have fun year round in our state of the art Kinsmen Aquatic Centre.

The Kinsmen Club of Medicine Hat is sponsoring free family swims at outdoor pools until the end of the summer swim season! Read the full release.

All children under eight (8) years of age must be accompanied in the water (pools and swim lake) by a person 16 years of age or older.

Indoor pools

Daily rates
For daily rates and membership fees, please visit Crestwood Recreation Centre or Big Marble Go Centre.
Crestwood Recreation Centre
Crestwood Recreation Centre

Phone: 403-529-8333
1701 21 St SE
medicinehat.ca/Crestwood

Please note the temporary closure from July 1 - July 31 for annual maintenance.

An indoor pool and fitness facility.

  • 25 metre pool with sauna, diving board and rope swing
  • Cardio machines, strengthening equipment and stretching area
  • Racquetball courts

The YMCA of Medicine Hat is honouring active memberships for Crestwood Rec Centre for the month of July. Read the full release.

Kinsmen Aquatic Centre
Kinsmen Aquatic Centre

Phone: 403-502-8566
2000 Division Ave N
medicinehat.ca/BigMarbleGoCentre

Please note the temporary closure from August 18 - September 5 for annual maintenance.

Open all year, the Kinsmen Aquatic Centre offers something for everyone.

  • 50 meter multi-purpose wave pool, lazy river, tot pool, hot tub, variable depth pool
  • Two spring boards and high dive platform
  • Steam room
  • "Rip-n-Rattler" water slide

The YMCA of Medicine Hat is honouring active memberships for Big Marble Go Centre in late August. Read the full release.

Outdoor pools

Daily rates

Please note, the following rates are for outdoor pools only.

Infant (0-2): Free
Child (3-12): $3.80
Youth (13-18): $5.30
Student (18+ with proof of ID): $5.30
Adult (18-59): $6.90
Family (2 adults, up to 3 children/youth): $16.90

Outdoor swim schedule

Family swim is free for the 2022 summer swim season. We understand the popularity of our outdoor pools, so please be patient as availability will be dependent on capacity at each pool.

Hill Pool
Hill Pool

44 7 St SW

An outdoor pool open in the summer months.

  • Change rooms
  • Diving board
  • Lifeguard
  • Slide
  • Washrooms

Swim schedule

Strathcona Pool
Strathcona Pool

1150 5 St SE

An outdoor pool open in the summer months.

  • Accessible washroom
  • Change rooms
  • Slide
  • Lifeguard

Swim schedule

Echo Dale Swim Lake
Echo Dale Swim Lake

Holsom Rd SW

medicinehat.ca/echodale

Our swim lake is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the summer months.

  • Change rooms
  • Washrooms
  • Lifeguard
  • Swim Centre (store, canteen)

Spray parks

All spray parks are open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

Kiwanis Central Park
Kiwanis Central Park
Ross Glen Water Park
Ross Glen Water Park
Saamis Rotary Park
Saamis Rotary Park
Strathcona Island Park
Strathcona Island Park

Swimming lessons

  • On the first day of class, bring your child's previous progress card and receive a free two for one swim admission.
  • If registering in a multi-level swim class, please inform the instructor of your child's swim level on the first day of class.
  • Private lessons are available and can be booked online, by phone or in person. There is no guarantee that your child will have the same instructor if booking more than one private lesson. If your child has special learning needs, please let your instructor know before the first lesson.
  • If unsure what class to register your child in for swimming lessons, we do swim assessments free of charge. Please call 403-525-8926 or email us to set up a time.

Register for swimming lessons

Red Cross swimming lesson equivalency

Starfish, Duck, Sea Turtle, and Sea Otter are for children under the age of five and do not have entry requirements.

Complete LevelRegister For
Salamander Level 1
Sunfish  Level 2
Crocodile Level 3
Whale Level 3

 

Aquatic leadership programs

We offer advanced water safety instruction with the following programs:

  • Bronze Medallion
  • Bronze Cross
  • National Lifeguard: Pool
  • National Lifeguard: Waterpark
  • National Lifeguard: Waterfront
  • Water Safety Instructor

Program details and registration