REDS Recreation combined and/or aquatic members have access to the Sir Max Aitken (SMA) Pool, which is housed in the Lady Beaverbrook Gymnasium.

The SMA pool has six lanes, a temperature of 80°F and a length of 25 metres with a diving tank. It is used by athletes, community user groups and clubs from morning to night. Outside user groups can book pool time by contacting Valerie MacFarlane at 453-4564 or

REDS Recreation's schedule includes designated time for lap swims and dive tank access. Open recreation and family swim are open for all ages.

Pool schedule

Swim lessons

Registration for our winter program will begin Saturday, November 26 at 2:30 p.m. Registration will be available online or in person at the Client Services Desk of The Richard J. CURRIE CENTER.  

Group lessons and limited private lessons will be offered on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Lessons will be held over 9 weeks from January 14 to March 25 at the Sir Max Aitken Pool in the Lady Beaverbrook Gymnasium.

$70 for members; $85 for non-members (Group Lessons)
$100 for members; $120 for non-members (Private Lessons)

If you're not sure which class your child should take, see the swimming lesson conversion chart.

We are pleased to offer Beginner Adult Group swim lessons on Sunday mornings from 9:30 - 11 a.m. Choose from Beginner/Novice Swimmer (no swim experience) to Beginner II Swimmer (some swim experience). Lessons will be held over 8 weeks from Jan. 14 to March 26 at the Sir Max Aitken Pool in the Lady Beaverbrook Gymnasium.

Fees: $90 + HST for members; $105 + HST for non members

Lifesaving society courses

Prerequisites: 15 years old and completion of Bronze Cross certification

The Lifesaving Society Swim Instructor course prepares the instructor to teach and evaluate the swimming strokes and related skills found in the Lifesaving Society Swim for Life program. Candidates acquire proven teaching methods, planning skills, and a variety of stroke development drills and correction techniques. The course is 20 hours and will run over Friday night (5-9pm), Saturday & Sunday (9-5pm) in Winter 2023. Course fees include the Lifesaving Society Swim Instructor Pack and certification fees.

Fees: $170 for members; $190 for non-members plus HST

Registration opens soon!