The Max Bell Regional Aquatic Centre is part of the group of facilities located within the 1st Choice Savings Centre for Sport & Wellness and opened in 1985 to serve the needs of Southern Alberta residents. Built at a cost of $5.5 million, the Max Bell Regional Aquatic Centre was named to acknowledge the centre's major benefactor, the Max Bell Foundation.
- 50-metre training facility featuring several springboards, a 3-metre and 5-metre dive tower and 12.5 x 21 metre hydraulically-operated, movable floor that can be set from zero depth to six feet.
- Two electrically driven bulkheads allow up to three major activities to take place at once
- Olympic sized Pool has a capacity of 3.5 million litres of water or 760,000 gallons
- Adjacent viewing gallery, located on the second level; seats 350
Programs & Bookings
The Max Bell Regional Aquatic Centre hosts many of the community’s competitive swim clubs and water sport related clubs in Lethbridge, including the LA Swim Club (LASC), Masters Swim Club, Lethbridge Synchrobelles, Lethbridge Dive Club, Lethbridge Special Olympics and others.
We offer several aquatic programs, including private swim lessons, adult group classes, youth stroke improvement lessons, kayaking & paddle boarding, lifeguard courses, mermaid camps and the Mantas Lifesaving Club.
This facility is also a popular venue for special events, swim meets, school group rentals and other community organization requirements.