H2O Adventure + Fitness Centre
4075 Gordon Drive Kelowna, BC V1W 4Z1 Directions 4075 Gordon Drive Kelowna, BC V1W 4Z1
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The health and wellbeing of our staff, volunteers, members, and the community remain the Y’s number one priority. We have enhanced activity-specific safety plans and disease prevention measures until we are all safely through the COVID-19 pandemic.
All YMCA-owned facilities in Canada will recognize and honour your YMCA membership. Similarly, Canadian YMCA memberships are generally recognized and accepted by international Associations. There are some exceptions, so be sure to check with the YMCA you want to visit to confirm their policy.
H2O is owned by the City of Kelowna and only operated by the YMCA of Okanagan so, due to our current operating agreement, we cannot offer full reciprocity at this time.
The YMCA is a charity. We work hard to ensure that everyone can participate by offering a Financial Assistance Program for those in need, and providing a reduced-rate membership fee to low income individuals and families. In addition to financial assistance, the YMCA and the City of Kelowna will work together to reduce other barriers to access for all citizens through special programs and events.
The YMCA operates for the good of people and communities rather than for profit. That’s why you will find us taking extra steps to accommodate a disabled child in Day Camp, providing financial assistance to make Y programs affordable for everyone, and delivering programs targeting specific groups or neighbourhoods without cost to participants. The YMCA is for everyone.
YMCA funding comes from a variety of sources: Child Care, membership, program fees, our many generous donors, and from services we provide on behalf of partners including governments.
The H2O Adventure + Fitness Centre issues photo card memberships. You must present this card each time you come to use the facility. If you forget your card, please approach our Membership Services staff for admittance. If you have lost your card or have failed to provide it three times, on your fourth visit we will require that you purchase a new card for $2.00
Yes! The YMCA relies on and is thankful to our many volunteers who give their time and talent so we are able to offer more programs and services to meet the needs of everyone in our community.
No. Public swim, fitness classes and our conditioning rooms are also available at public drop-in rates. If you are planning to use the H2O Adventure + Fitness Centre on a regular basis, it may be to your advantage to inquire about the benefits of membership.
Check our Drop-in rates.
We are pleased to provide free lockers in the upstairs conditioning rooms for users of the fitness centre. Locker keys are provided to H2O members for the pool change rooms.
Lockers are available for public use in the pool change rooms (women, men, and universal) at a cost of $0.50 (2 quarters) for a small and medium, and $1 for a large (one loonie). We urge users of the pool to bring exact change.
For the safety of all children in the facility, each child under 8 years old must have a responsible caregiver (16+ years old) in the pool, within arms reach.
Children 8–9 years old can swim alone but must have a responsible caregiver (16+ years old) in the facility at all times.
The temperature of our pools and features may vary, but we aim to keep them at the following:
Yes, the FlowRider® admission is included as part of H2O admission.
Gals—We recommend a one-piece swimsuit. If you choose to wear a two-piece, be sure to wear a t-shirt and we recommend board shorts.
Guys—We recommend shorts with a secure drawstring—if the shorts are too loose you might lose them.
In order to ride the waterslides, you must be 107 cm (42 inches) or taller. The height regulations are not set by the Y or the City of Kelowna. Waterslides are regulated by the BC Safety Authority and the height regulations have been set to ensure maximum rider safety.
We do our best to inform patrons of these regulations before entering the facility by posting signs in the front lobby and multiple signs in the Aquatic area. We rely on both the staff and the child’s guardian to be accountable for the safety of all children while in the facility. For more information about the BC Safety Authority, visit www.safetyauthority.ca.
You are welcome to bring in your own PFD, or ask a lifeguard to borrow one of ours for use in the wave pool. For safety reasons, we do not allow blow-up toys or mats in the river.
We start swim lessons for infants (with caregiver) as young as 6 months. If your child has never taken swimming lessons before please feel free to bring them to the H2O Centre and have them evaluated by an instructor. It is highly recommended that you phone first and check on instructor availability.
All fitness centre users must be 10+ years. Ages 10-12 must be within arms reach of an adult. Anyone between the ages of 10-16 years is required to participate in a Fitness Centre orientation on or before their first visit.
This 30-minute orientation can be booked through Member Services. Drop by or call the Fitness Desk at 250-491-9622 ext 426 to sign up.
Children can be 6 weeks to 10 years old.