The Sir Max Aitken Pool is the most heavily used area of the L.B. Gym. The SMA Pool is used by athletes, community user groups and clubs from morning to night!

We are pleased to offer swimming lessons, bronze medallion/ bronze cross classes and lifeguard certification courses. Additionally, we offer adult lap swims, free swims and family swim times.

For more information on program offerings, check out the Aquatic Program page!

The SMA Pool is a training facility for many competitive water sport clubs and recreational club users. If an event conflicts with the regular swimming schedule, cancellation dates are posted for your viewing.

Outside user groups can book pool time by contacting our Aquatics Coordinator, Robin Ferdinand, at

Pool Information

  • Six lanes
  • 25 m with a diving tank
  • Temperature: 82 °F


Fall Aquatic Schedule


For inquiries regarding Swim For Life Swim Lessons (levels and descriptions) or for registration inquiries, contact the URec office at or call (506) 453-4579.

Annual aquatic memberships, annual combined memberships and annual LB Gym locker services to be discontinued starting September 1
The SMA Pool is set to be closed in September of 2018. As a result, the sale of aquatic memberships, combined memberships and locker service at the LB Gym will be impacted.

As of September 1, 2017, annual aquatic memberships, annual combined memberships and annual LB Gym locker service will be discontinued. The memberships and locker service will continue to be sold in 1-month and 4-month periods.

The fees for 4-month aquatic memberships, 4-month combined memberships and 4-month locker service will be reduced to provide members with savings that are comparable to those that were given in annual memberships/service.
*Please note that aquatic programs will proceed as usual until September 2018.

If you have any questions, please contact our Membership Services staff at 453.4579 or email at