City Centre Aquatic Complex

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City Centre Aquatic Complex
Coquitlam aquaticcentre.jpg
Location Coquitlam Town Centre
Owner City of Coquitlam
Capacity 250 (temporary)
Opened 1994
Coquitlam Sharks Aquatic Club
Eagle Ridge Aquatic Centre Physiotherapy

The City Centre Aquatic Complex is an indoor aquatic centre featuring an Olympic size swimming pool in the Town Centre area of Coquitlam, British Columbia. The building was designed by Vic Davies Architect Ltd., built at a cost of $8.2 million, and opened in March 1994. The decor has a Florida Keys theme, with palm trees and pelicans, hanging silk buntings, and hand painted murals. The pools use ozone for secondary water purification.

The 8-lane, 50-meter Olympic length swimming pool features:

  • Adjustable depth flooring (up to 2 metres)
  • Two moveable bulkheads
  • 1m and 3m diving boards
  • Rope swing
  • Mini Zip line

The adjacent "tropical lagoon" free form play area features:

In addition, the 3,000-square-foot (280 m2) fitness centre is equipped with cardiovascular conditioning equipment, strength-training equipment, and free weights. The facility also includes a poolside café, viewing terrace, multi-purpose rooms, and a physiotherapy clinic.

The temperature in the pool area is kept at approximately 29.5 °C (85 °F), while the fitness centre is air conditioned to a cooler temperature.

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Coordinates: 49°17′08″N 122°47′38″W / 49.285511°N 122.793994°W / 49.285511; -122.793994