Aquatic Centre 20th Anniversary

Image of the number 20, Strathmore Aquatic Centre cElebrating two decades

Celebrating 20 years of swimming success.

Strathmore Aquatic Centre reaches milestone in community wellness and water safety.

STRATHMORE, ALBERTA | May 29, 2023 – The Strathmore Aquatic Centre is proud to announce its 20th anniversary! This milestone is a testament to the unwavering support of the community, the dedication of its staff, and the commitment to fostering a healthy and active lifestyle for residents of all ages.

The Aquatic Centre owes its success, in part, to the stable and energetic leadership of Aquatic Centre Manager, Natasha Barron, who has managed the facility for it’s full 20 years.

“It’s so exciting to hit this milestone. Over these years we’ve worked together to provide recreation, fitness programs, and water safety in our community. I’ll be celebrating alongside past and present staff and patrons, who’s vibrancy and commitment to aquatics makes the Strathmore Aquatic Centre so much more than a pool. We’re really a hub for foundational learning, career development, personal growth and inclusive fitness opportunities,” said Barron.

Over the past two decades, the Aquatic Centre has proudly taught 67,478 children the essential life skill of swimming, ensuring their safety in and around water. In addition, it has welcomed an astounding 745,000 admissions, providing a safe and enjoyable space for individuals and families to engage in aquatic activities.

The Strathmore Aquatic Centre has been at the forefront of promoting community wellness and engagement. The facility has hosted numerous Swim-A-Thons, kayak courses, cardboard boat races, aquasize classes, scuba club activities, and triathlons. Allowing participants to develop new skills, forge lasting friendships, and embrace the spirit of healthy competition.

The Strathmore Aquatic Centre had the privilege of hosting the prestigious 55+ Games in 2015, providing an exceptional venue for athletes from across the region to compete and celebrate the spirit of sportsmanship.

The Aquatic Centre has also played a pivotal role in nurturing competitive swimming in the community as the home of the Strathmore Silver Sharks Swim Club. The Club has produced numerous accomplished athletes who have excelled at local, provincial, and national levels. Additionally, the Aquatic Centre is also home to the Strathmore Polominos Water Polo Club.

“A community is improved by a pool, one hundred percent. It provides space for people of all ages to exercise and care for their health. It’s an after school and summer hotspot for local kids, keeping them active in a safe environment. We provide job opportunities for local youth and add economic development value to the Town. It’s a place for physical therapy, learning, enjoyment and fitness. We’ve taken great care of our facility so it can continue to serve our community for years to come,” Barron added.

As the Strathmore Aquatic Centre commemorates its 20th anniversary, it remains steadfast in its commitment to providing a safe, inclusive, and vibrant environment for individuals of all ages to embrace aquatic activities, foster wellness, and create lifelong memories.

The Strathmore Aquatic Centre will host a community celebration on June 4th from 12:00p.m. to 6:00p.m.  The celebration includes free lane and public swims, treats, games, and prizes.

For more information about the Strathmore Aquatic Centre and its programs, please visit or contact 403-934-3133.

About the Strathmore Aquatic Centre

The Strathmore Aquatic Centre, established in 2002, is a leading facility in aquatic safety, swimming education, and community wellness. With a focus on providing a wide range of programs and services to meet the diverse needs of the community, the Aquatic Centre has become a beacon for learning, recreation, and personal growth in the Town of Strathmore. 

Contact information:
Town of Strathmore                                                 
Budd Brazier
Manager of Recreation and Culture                           
(403) 499-8830


Photo Gallery: Aquatic Centre will appear here on the public site.

Celebrate with us! 

On June 4th you're invited to join the community celebration at the Aquatic Centre. There will be treats, games, prizes and free swimming! 

  • Free lane swim from 12 - 1:00pm
  • Free public swim from 1:30 - 6pm

Pool capacities will be in effect. 

Fun Facts

We've rounded up some of the cool, pool facts from the last 20 years. Check them out! 


  • 67478 kids were taught lessons from 2003 - 2023.  Averaging 3551 kids per year (we did not teach lessons in 2020).

User groups

  • Strathmore Hurricanes Swim Team  from Jan 2003-June 2005
  • Strathmore Silver Sharks have been calling us home since 2006
  • Strathmore Water Polo club started in 2015


  • When we opened in October 2002, we had a 6 lane lap pool and waterslide.  The waterslide actually extended outside the building.
  • The facility was renovated to include the hot tub and kiddy pool in January 2011.
  • In April 2018, we went through additional renovations and added a steam sauna and enclosed the waterslide with funds from the Canada 150 grant. 

Admissions 2003-2023

  • Approximately 745000 people have attended a drop-in swim of some sort.

Contributing to Community Wellness

  • Triathlons – One or two a year since 2003
  • 55+ Summer Games
  • Many different types of swims:  Public, family, lane, aquasize, deep water running, aquamotion, Float Yoga, adult/senior swim
  • Other events/activities offered in the last 20 years include: Swim-A-Thons, Dive Club, Kayak Courses, Cardboard Boats Races, Scuba Club, summer camps, synchronized swimming.

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