If you took swimming lessons in Prince Albert growing up chances are it was at Marion Aquatics.
Since the swimming pool first opened in 1977 the facility has continued to offer a variety of educational and fun swimming programs that suits swimmers of all ages and ability including Red Cross swimming lessons, lane swim, family swim, and aquacise classes. The pool is also the home of the Prince Albert Pikes Synchronized Swimming Club.
“We specialize in swimming lessons,” said Tammie Kuzma, manager of Marion Aquatics.
“We offer pre-school, parent and tot, all the way up to advance classes, we also run the instructor classes here and the royal life saving lifeguard classes.”
Another popular class that is a big hit at Marion Aquatics is their aquacise classes. Various scheduled classes are held throughout the week that allows registered participants to enjoy a fun and energetic workout in the comfort of Marion Aquatics nicely heated pool.
“You can do the work out at your own pace,” said Kuzma. “It’s your work out you determine how it goes.”
Marion Aquatics Centre has continued to be considered the best place to receive swimming lessons in Prince Albert for over 30 years. In 2012 the pool came very close to closing officially after they were forced to temporarily shutdown for an extended period of time due to a boil water advisory. The pool runs independently off public funds, and unlike other public pools couldn’t tap the City of Prince Albert’s reserves to offset the losses the way a city-run facility can.
It was a happy ending however for the pool in the end when then city councillor now mayor Greg Dionne began to raise funds for the pool. In the end a total of $66,000 was gathered from the community.
Registration for upcoming classes can now be done online or from Monday to Thursday in the evenings during children swimming lessons. Swimming lessons for the 2015 season will begin on Sept. 14 while aquacise classes began again for the season on Sept. 8. Family swimming lessons are also available at Marion Aquatics every Friday evening from 7:30 p.m. until 9 p.m.
A variety of employment opportunities including lifeguard and instructor positions are also currently available at Marion Aquatics Centre for their upcoming swimming season. Those interested in applying can either stop by the pool or send their resume to [email protected].
To view a full schedule of the 2015/2016 swimming season or to view their pricing for a particular class click here.
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