Fun and action happening at Rimbey aquatic centre

Rimbey's Aquatic Centre is the place to be this summer.

The Rimbey pool is a great place to enjoy some fun in the sun.

Rimbey’s Aquatic Centre is the place to be this summer.

The state-of-the-art outdoor centre includes a junior Olympic five-lane outdoor pool, two hot tubs, a spray park, a slide and a delightful spray park for the younger set.

Pool manager Kira More and the lifeguards who are constantly on duty keep a vigilant eye on the participants, ensuring everyone remains safe and happy.

The schedule in July and August includes Red Cross swimming from 9 a.m. to noon most mornings.

Lane swims run Monday Wednesdays and Fridays from 7 to 9 p.m. They are also held from 6 to 7 p.m. on Sundays and Saturdays and from 8 to 9 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Parent and tot lane swims are held from noon to 1 p.m. Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Saturdays. Senior’s swim is held noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m.

Public swims are held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Sundays and 1 to 5 p.m. on Mondays.

Toonie Tuesdays run from 2 to 5 p.m.

The junior lifeguard club runs from 5 to 6 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and Rimbey Riptides have the pool from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Value Drug Mart free swim runs from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Aquatic Fitness is held Monday (CardioCore) 8 to 8:45 a.m., Tuesday 8 to 9 p.m. (aqua Zumba), Wednesday, 8 to 8:45 a.m. (Interval) and Thursday 8 to 9 p.m. (deep H2 CardioBlast).

CardioCore classes are medium intensity workout balances cardio and core muscle conditioning. It’s the ideal program for both entry level and continuing participants.

Interval classes focus on functional movements and provides muscle tone and conditioning for the whole body through high intensity intervals.

Anyone who loves Zumba and loves water will love this class. It offers the fun of Latin dance and aquatic fitness together.

The deep H2O CardioBlast classes provide a high intensity, low impact workout in deep water. The program is designed to focus on cardiovascular fitness and core strength.

The benefits of aquatic fitness classes include:

● balanced muscle conditioning throughout the workout

● reduced stress on bones and joints

● high intensity, low impact training

● lower blood cholesterol levels – especially LDL (bad) cholesterol

● weight loss and improved body composition

● improved cardiovascular health and better utilization of oxygen

● reduce blood pressure

● increased muscle joint mobility and range of motion

● reduced joint stiffness

For more information about Rimbey Aquatic Centre, call 403-843-2437 or email aquatics@rimbey.com