Aquatics

The Syncrude Aquatic Centre is located in the Suncor Community Leisure Centre, and has become one of the most popular leisure, fitness, and recreational attractions in Fort McMurray since opening in 2010.

The Syncrude Aquatic Centre includes a 54m Olympic swimming pool, the Aluma Systems 3m diving board, two 1m diving boards, a warm water leisure pool, sauna, steam room, a family whirlpool, adult whirlpool, family water park, the Mix 103.7 spray park, two large water slides, two smaller water slides, a lazy river, and a giant dumping bucket.

The Aquatic and Leisure Services team at MacDonald Island Park is also proud of its connection to the community. The 54m swimming pool is home to the Fort McMurray Mantas Swim Club, Northern Lights Triathlon Club and the Young Aquatic Club.

Whether you’re looking for a leisurely swim, lane swimming, a fun time, to relax, or a great workout, the Syncrude Aquatic Centre has something for everyone – for both young and young at heart. Make sure to check out our wide array of swimming and Aquafit programs, classes, lessons, camps, and clubs through our website.

Need help decided which program to enroll in? Use our index to find the right fit.

Adult Programs

  • Red Cross Adult Basic Level One & Two Swim Lessons

    • Red Cross Adult Basics 1 & 2 Dec 12 to Dec 21 06:30 PM-07:10 PM Available
      300686
      Tue, Wed, Thu from Dec 12 to Dec 21 (6 Sessions)
      06:30 PM-07:10 PM
      Syncrude Aquatic Centre at MIP

Preschool Programs

  • Red Cross Preschool - Sea Otter

    • Red Cross Preschool - Sea Otter Dec 12 to Dec 21 09:00 AM-09:40 AM Available
      This is the first unparented preschool class. Age 3-6years Toddlers work on submersion, front and back floats and glides, jumping into chest-deep water with assistance, kicking on front and front swim.
      300616
      Tue, Wed, Thu from Dec 12 to Dec 21 (6 Sessions)
      09:00 AM-09:40 AM
      Syncrude Aquatic Centre at MIP
    • Red Cross Preschool - Sea Otter Dec 12 to Dec 21 10:45 AM-11:25 AM Waitlist
      This is the first unparented preschool class. Age 3-6years Toddlers work on submersion, front and back floats and glides, jumping into chest-deep water with assistance, kicking on front and front swim.
      300617
      Tue, Wed, Thu from Dec 12 to Dec 21 (6 Sessions)
      10:45 AM-11:25 AM
      Syncrude Aquatic Centre at MIP
    • Red Cross Preschool - Sea Otter Dec 12 to Dec 21 04:00 PM-04:40 PM Available
      This is the first unparented preschool class. Age 3-6years Toddlers work on submersion, front and back floats and glides, jumping into chest-deep water with assistance, kicking on front and front swim.
      300618
      Tue, Wed, Thu from Dec 12 to Dec 21 (6 Sessions)
      04:00 PM-04:40 PM
      Syncrude Aquatic Centre at MIP
    • Red Cross Preschool - Sea Otter Dec 12 to Dec 21 04:45 PM-05:25 PM Available
      This is the first unparented preschool class. Age 3-6years Toddlers work on submersion, front and back floats and glides, jumping into chest-deep water with assistance, kicking on front and front swim.
      300619
      Tue, Wed, Thu from Dec 12 to Dec 21 (6 Sessions)
      04:45 PM-05:25 PM
      Syncrude Aquatic Centre at MIP
    • Red Cross Preschool - Sea Otter Dec 12 to Dec 21 06:30 PM-07:10 PM Available
      This is the first unparented preschool class. Age 3-6years Toddlers work on submersion, front and back floats and glides, jumping into chest-deep water with assistance, kicking on front and front swim.
      300620
      Tue, Wed, Thu from Dec 12 to Dec 21 (6 Sessions)
      06:30 PM-07:10 PM
      Syncrude Aquatic Centre at MIP
  • Red Cross Preschool - Salamander

    • Red Cross Preschool - Salamander Dec 12 to Dec 21 11:30 AM-12:10 PM Available
      Must complete Sea Otter or equivalent. Age 3-6 years. Swimmers work on improving their front and back float and jumping into chest-deep water unassisted. Kicking is added to the front and back glides.
      300632
      Tue, Wed, Thu from Dec 12 to Dec 21 (6 Sessions)
      11:30 AM-12:10 PM
      Syncrude Aquatic Centre at MIP
    • Red Cross Preschool - Salamander Dec 12 to Dec 21 01:30 PM-02:10 PM Available
      Must complete Sea Otter or equivalent. Age 3-6 years. Swimmers work on improving their front and back float and jumping into chest-deep water unassisted. Kicking is added to the front and back glides.
      300633
      Tue, Wed, Thu from Dec 12 to Dec 21 (6 Sessions)
      01:30 PM-02:10 PM
      Syncrude Aquatic Centre at MIP
    • Red Cross Preschool - Salamander Dec 12 to Dec 21 04:00 PM-04:40 PM Available
      Must complete Sea Otter or equivalent. Age 3-6 years. Swimmers work on improving their front and back float and jumping into chest-deep water unassisted. Kicking is added to the front and back glides.
      300634
      Tue, Wed, Thu from Dec 12 to Dec 21 (6 Sessions)
      04:00 PM-04:40 PM
      Syncrude Aquatic Centre at MIP
    • Red Cross Preschool - Salamander Dec 12 to Dec 21 04:45 PM-05:25 PM Available
      Must complete Sea Otter or equivalent. Age 3-6 years. Swimmers work on improving their front and back float and jumping into chest-deep water unassisted. Kicking is added to the front and back glides.
      300635
      Tue, Wed, Thu from Dec 12 to Dec 21 (6 Sessions)
      04:45 PM-05:25 PM
      Syncrude Aquatic Centre at MIP
    • Red Cross Preschool - Salamander Dec 12 to Dec 21 07:15 PM-07:55 PM Waitlist
      Must complete Sea Otter or equivalent. Age 3-6 years. Swimmers work on improving their front and back float and jumping into chest-deep water unassisted. Kicking is added to the front and back glides.
      300636
      Tue, Wed, Thu from Dec 12 to Dec 21 (6 Sessions)
      07:15 PM-07:55 PM
      Syncrude Aquatic Centre at MIP
  • Red Cross Preschool - Crocodile/Whale

    • Red Cross Preschool - Crocodile/Whale Dec 12 to Dec 21 12:45 PM-01:25 PM Available
      Combined class (3-6 years). Must complete Sunfish or equivalent to register in this level. Swimmers work on stroke and skills progressions.
      300654
      Tue, Wed, Thu from Dec 12 to Dec 21 (6 Sessions)
      12:45 PM-01:25 PM
      Syncrude Aquatic Centre at MIP
    • Red Cross Preschool - Crocodile/Whale Dec 12 to Dec 21 05:45 PM-06:25 PM Available
      Combined class (3-6 years). Must complete Sunfish or equivalent to register in this level. Swimmers work on stroke and skills progressions.
      300655
      Tue, Wed, Thu from Dec 12 to Dec 21 (6 Sessions)
      05:45 PM-06:25 PM
      Syncrude Aquatic Centre at MIP
  • Red Cross Preschool - Sunfish

    • Red Cross Preschool - Sunfish Dec 12 to Dec 21 02:15 PM-02:55 PM Available
      Must complete Salamander or equivalent to register for Sunfish. Age 3-6 years. Swimmers work on stroke and skills progressions.
      300643
      Tue, Wed, Thu from Dec 12 to Dec 21 (6 Sessions)
      02:15 PM-02:55 PM
      Syncrude Aquatic Centre at MIP
    • Red Cross Preschool - Sunfish Dec 12 to Dec 21 05:45 PM-06:25 PM Waitlist
      Must complete Salamander or equivalent to register for Sunfish. Age 3-6 years. Swimmers work on stroke and skills progressions.
      300642
      Tue, Wed, Thu from Dec 12 to Dec 21 (6 Sessions)
      05:45 PM-06:25 PM
      Syncrude Aquatic Centre at MIP

Child Programs

  • Red Cross Swim Kids 1

    • Red Cross Swim Kids 1 Dec 12 to Dec 21 04:00 PM-04:45 PM Available
      Red Cross Swim Kids 1. At least 5 years of age, no previous swimming experience required. Swimmers develop front and back float, front and back glide, flutter kick (assisted), shallow water entries and exits, and swim 5 meters.
      300662
      Tue, Wed, Thu from Dec 12 to Dec 21 (6 Sessions)
      04:00 PM-04:45 PM
      Syncrude Aquatic Centre at MIP
    • Red Cross Swim Kids 1 Dec 12 to Dec 21 07:15 PM-07:55 PM Available
      Red Cross Swim Kids 1. At least 5 years of age, no previous swimming experience required. Swimmers develop front and back float, front and back glide, flutter kick (assisted), shallow water entries and exits, and swim 5 meters.
      300661
      Tue, Wed, Thu from Dec 12 to Dec 21 (6 Sessions)
      07:15 PM-07:55 PM
      Syncrude Aquatic Centre at MIP
  • Red Cross Swim Kids 5

    • Red Cross Swim Kids 5 Dec 12 to Dec 21 04:00 PM-05:00 PM Available
      Red Cross Swim Kids 5 - At least 5 years of age, successful completion of Red Cross Swim Kids Level 4. Develop front crawl (15m), learn back crawl (15m) & whip kick on back, learn stride dive & treading water, perform head-first sculling on back, & swim 50 meters continuously.
      300675
      Tue, Wed, Thu from Dec 12 to Dec 21 (6 Sessions)
      04:00 PM-05:00 PM
      Syncrude Aquatic Centre at MIP
  • Red Cross Swim Kids 2

    • Red Cross Swim Kids 2 Dec 12 to Dec 21 04:45 PM-05:25 PM Waitlist
      Red Cross Swim Kids 2 -At least 5 years of age, successful completion of the skills in Red Cross Swim Kids Level 1 Swimmers learn front and back glide with flutter kick, develop front swim, complete deep-water activities (assisted) and swim 10 meters continuously.
      300666
      Tue, Wed, Thu from Dec 12 to Dec 21 (6 Sessions)
      04:45 PM-05:25 PM
      Syncrude Aquatic Centre at MIP
  • Red Cross Swim Kids 7/8

    • Red Cross Swim Kids 7/8 Dec 12 to Dec 21 05:05 PM-06:05 PM Available
      Red Cross Swim Kids 7/8 - Combined Swim Kids 7/8 class. Ages 6 and up. Swim Kids 7 the successful completion of the skills in Red Cross Swim Kids Level 6 must be completed.
      300681
      Tue, Wed, Thu from Dec 12 to Dec 21 (6 Sessions)
      05:05 PM-06:05 PM
      Syncrude Aquatic Centre at MIP
  • Red Cross Swim Kids 3

    • Red Cross Swim Kids 3 Dec 12 to Dec 21 05:45 PM-06:25 PM Waitlist
      Red Cross Swim Kids 3 - At least 5 years of age, successful completion of skills in Red Cross Swim Kids Level 2. Increase distance on front & back glide, perform flutter kick unassisted, wear a PFD in deep water, float in deep water, & swim 15 meters continuously
      300669
      Tue, Wed, Thu from Dec 12 to Dec 21 (6 Sessions)
      05:45 PM-06:25 PM
      Syncrude Aquatic Centre at MIP
  • Red Cross Swim Kids 6

    • Red Cross Swim Kids 6 Dec 12 to Dec 21 06:30 PM-07:30 PM Available
      Red Cross Swim Kids 6 - At least 6 years of age, successful completion of Red Cross Swim Kids Level 5. Increase distance on front and back crawl learn elementary back stroke (15m), learn dolphin kick, tread water in deep water, perform front dive, & swim 75 metres continuously.
      300678
      Tue, Wed, Thu from Dec 12 to Dec 21 (6 Sessions)
      06:30 PM-07:30 PM
      Syncrude Aquatic Centre at MIP
  • Red Cross Swim Kids 4

    • Red Cross Swim Kids 4 Dec 12 to Dec 21 07:15 PM-07:55 PM Waitlist
      Red Cross Swim Kids 4 - At least 5 years of age, successful completion of Red Cross Swim Kids Level 3 Swimmers learn back swim with shoulder roll and front crawl (10m), work on flutter kick on back, perform kneeling dive, introduction to sculling and swim 25 meters continuously.
      300672
      Tue, Wed, Thu from Dec 12 to Dec 21 (6 Sessions)
      07:15 PM-07:55 PM
      Syncrude Aquatic Centre at MIP
  • Red Cross Swim Kids 9/10

    • Red Cross Swim Kids 9/10 Dec 12 to Dec 21 07:30 PM-08:30 PM Available
      Red Cross Swim Kids 9/10 - Combined Swim Kids 9/10. Minimum age of 6. Swim Kids 9 successful completion of the skills in Red Cross Swim Kids Level 8 to register. Red Cross Swim Kids Level 10 successful completion of the skills in Red Cross Swim Kids Level 9 to register.
      300684
      Tue, Wed, Thu from Dec 12 to Dec 21 (6 Sessions)
      07:30 PM-08:30 PM
      Syncrude Aquatic Centre at MIP

Parent & Tot Programs

  • Red Cross Parented Lessons

    • Red Cross Parented Dec 12 to Dec 21 09:45 AM-10:25 AM Available
      Ages 04-36 mths. This introductory class is for babies and their parents/caregivers.The levels include Starfish, Duck, and Sea Turtle. Infants and their caregivers work on water safety, water comfortablility, buoyancy, movement through songs and games.
      300621
      Tue, Wed, Thu from Dec 12 to Dec 21 (6 Sessions)
      09:45 AM-10:25 AM
      Syncrude Aquatic Centre at MIP
    • Red Cross Parented Dec 12 to Dec 21 06:30 PM-07:10 PM Available
      This introductory class is for babies and their parents/caregivers.The levels include Starfish, Duck, and Sea Turtle. Infants and their caregivers work on water safety, water comfortablility, buoyancy, movement through songs and games.
      300622
      Tue, Wed, Thu from Dec 12 to Dec 21 (6 Sessions)
      06:30 PM-07:10 PM
      Syncrude Aquatic Centre at MIP

Syncrude Aquatic Centre

Competitive & Training Pool Hours

Monday – Friday: 6:00 am – 9:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 7:00 am – 9:30 pm
Stat Holidays: 7:00 am – 9:30 pm

Waterpark Hours

Monday – Thursday: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Courses & Clubs

Schedules

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