Featuring a shallow teach area for the little ones, a ramp for easy access and a range of swim lessons and aquatics classes, the six-lane, 25-metre Dr. Gerry Kelly Aquatics Centre is a hidden gem for downtown Edmonton water lovers. 

Our pool can be booked for private parties, recreational swimming and group swim lessons. We keep our pool around 29 degrees and use chlorine. The depth of the main pool 1.2 to 3.8 m and zero to 0.9 m in the teach pool.

Gallery of pool photos

Birthday party bookings

Your bash will be a splash!

Come and enjoy your birthday at MacEwan University Sport and Wellness and experience a party you won't soon forget. We have a variety of packages as well as additional options to choose from.

Packages Price

Package A:
One-hour recreational swim access.


Package A+:
One-hour recreational swim access PLUS a Party Leader to lead pool games and activities.


Package B:
One-hour recreational swim access AND One-hour classroom / party space.


Package B+:
One-hour recreational swim access PLUS a Party Leader to lead pool games and activities, AND One-hour classroom / party space.


26+ people:
For groups larger than 25 people, extra lifeguards are scheduled to ensure the group’s safety and supervision at a ratio of 1 lifeguard: 25 people.

$40 / hour


Call 780-497-4616 for information and bookings.

School and daycare recreational bookings

Fun/recreational swims are available at different times throughout the day.

All of our amenities in good operational order at the time of booking will be made available for use, including slides, climbing rope, monkey bars, log roll, pool mats and other equipment.

Please ask about specific equipment you are interested in for the time of your swim during the booking process. 

Number of Participants Swim Duration 1 Visit 2 Visits 3 Visits
1-30 60 minutes $75 $135 $180
31-65 60 minutes $110 $170 $215
66-100 60 minutes $145 $205 $250
101-135 60 minutes $180 $240 $285
136+ 60 minutes $215 $275 $320
  • Please include chaperones in your total number of participants when looking at prices; chaperones must be included in our lifeguard ratios and pool capacity.

  • Bookings are scheduled on a first come first served basis.

  • Please read contracts carefully to verify dates, times and conditions of use. All contracts must be signed and returned to the aquatic supervisor prior to the start of the booking.

  • Minor modifications and cancellations to confirmed bookings will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

School group swim lesson bookings

Why take your swim lessons at MacEwan's Sport and Wellness?

  • Our instructors are highly trained and well prepared to deal with varying swim levels.

  • We do a thorough level assessment at the beginning of lessons to ensure swimmers are challenged, not discouraged.

  • The Lifesaving Society Swim for Life program is great! It is flexible, success-oriented and fun.

  • All students are recognized for their effort. Those who finish a level as well as those who still need further work receive a report card and ribbon.

  • We are about the people we serve. Your concerns are addressed at the appropriate level. Your satisfaction matters to us and we want to see your students again!

Age Group
Lesson Duration 4 Lessons
6 Lessons
8 Lessons
Preschool/Kindergarten 30 minutes $25 $32 $40
Elementary and up 45 minutes $25 $32 $40
All ages: Swim to Survive 60 minutes $30 N/A N/A

Specialized courses

Aquatic programs such as Aqua-fit, kayaking, canoeing and first aid are available.

Contact us for more details.

Fees will be calculated based on program length and ratio.


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Get a sneak peek into our facilities

Take a virtual tour of MacEwan University Sport and Wellness, located in Building 8 and home to our 12,000 square foot fitness centre, 18,000 square foot gymnasium and six-lane, 25-metre pool.