The Vision

Kirkland Lake’s new aquatic centre will become the social ‘heart’ of the community – a place where young and old and people of all abilities meet for fun, fitness and friendship.


This will be a multi-faceted facility, with features that appeal to all and emphasize community and inclusiveness.


  • Community and Competition:   A six lane pool for hosting competitive meets and satisfying the most demanding athletic swimmer alongside a leisure pool area for more relaxed users.
  • Accessibility:   Barrier free for the physically challenged and the youngest and oldest of swimmers.
  • Therapy:   A pool tank with shallower and warmer water. Hydrotherapy, shallow water exercise, weightlessness and water resistance programs for promotion of rehabilitation and stress relief.
  • Fitness:   We support healthy living enthusiasts with an endless variety of programs, from lap swimming and aqua-fitness, to deep water running and core strength development.
  • Skill Development:   Building of critical life skills for all users -- warm shallow water for young children means greater comfort and better learning, while the standard competition pool allows for stroke enhancement and lifeguard training.
  • Fun:   It’s all about fun. Relaxing in the lazy river, zooming down a winding slide, playing on the bubble floor…
  • Enhanced Training:   Renovation of the existing pool structure will create new non-aquatic fitness and rehabilitation opportunities

something for everyone