The National Aquatic Complex


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Elevating Ottawa's Aquatic & Athletic Excellence

Welcome to The National Aquatics Complex (The NAqC), Ottawa’s groundbreaking center for aquatic sports and comprehensive fitness. At The NAqC, we champion excellence, offering a spectrum of high-performance aquatic sports alongside unparalleled health and fitness opportunities. Catering to individuals of all ages, skills, and physical conditions, we’re more than just a sports complex; we’re a community committed to nurturing talent, fostering wellness, and celebrating diversity in physical activity.

Our facility is not just a venue; it’s a beacon for athletic aspiration and recreational vitality in Canada’s capital. Whether you’re an aspiring Olympian, a fitness enthusiast, or someone seeking a supportive and inclusive environment to embark on your health journey, The NAqC is your destination. Dive into a world where water empowers, inspires, and unites.

Discover our story and be part of this exciting journey. Click below to explore the essence of The NAqC and how we’re setting new standards for athletic and recreational excellence in Ottawa and beyond.

Dive into Excellence

Discover Our World

Legacy and Community

Immerse yourself in an environment where every dive and stroke builds a rich legacy. At The NAqC, join a community that's not just about breaking records but also about shaping the future of aquatic sports and inspiring one another in a state-of-the-art setting.

Aquatic Pioneering

Experience the future of aquatic sports at The NAqC, where innovation sparks a new era of excellence and achievement. Discover a facility where your potential is limitless, and be part of an evolving legacy in Ottawa's premier aquatic destination.

Excellence Unleashed

Step into a world where excellence is redefined. The NAqC, Canada's unparalleled aquatic complex, offers a unique blend of recreational and competitive opportunities, setting new benchmarks in a facility designed to transcend traditional boundaries.

Submerge into Innovation

The Facility

Step into The NAqC, a world-class aquatic sanctuary, where ambition meets no limit of possibilities. Home to three extraordinary 50m, 10-lane swimming pools, each designed to cater to the pinnacle of competitive swimming, The NAqC stands as a testament to aquatic prowess. Marvel at our majestic 25m dive tank and the sky-reaching diving platforms, boasting the world’s only indoor high diving facility with a breathtaking 27-meter-high top platform.

But our vision extends beyond aquatics. Equipped with the latest electronic officiating technology and comprehensive broadcast capabilities, The NAqC is set to be the heartbeat of sports broadcasting. Our commitment to accessibility and innovation ensures that we are not just hosting events; we’re setting new benchmarks in sport excellence.

Diverse Offerings, Unmatched Quality

Dive into Diversity

Explore the array of programs and services tailored for every age and skill level at The NAqC. From high-performance training to community wellness initiatives, discover how our facilities cater to all.

Accessibility Meets Inspiration

Strategically Situated

Nestled in the heart of Ottawa, The NAqC’s prime location at Hurdman Park offers unparalleled access and scenic views, ensuring an inspiring environment for athletes and visitors alike.

A New Chapter for Ottawa

Visionary Leadership

“Ottawa is devoid of facilities that are modern, that are big and that can accommodate all of the requirements of the participants.”

Peter John Lawrence, The National Aquatic Complex, CEO/President/Founder

This statement not only captures the essence of our drive but also lays the foundation for The NAqC’s commitment to transforming Ottawa’s athletic landscape. We’re building a future where everyone has a place to excel, connect, and thrive.

Vision Meets Innovation at The NAqC

Discover Our Story

Step into the future with The National Aquatics Complex, a cornerstone of innovation and community engagement in Ottawa’s vibrant landscape. At The NAqC, we’re not just building facilities; we’re crafting a legacy of aquatic and athletic excellence that welcomes everyone—athletes, families, and the entire community. Our state-of-the-art complex embodies a commitment to sustainability, inclusivity, and excellence, setting new standards for sports and wellness infrastructure in Canada’s capital.

From our world-class pools to our comprehensive amenities for both aquatic and non-aquatic sports, The NAqC is a hub of inspiration, health, and achievement. With a design that harmonizes cutting-edge technology with eco-friendly practices, we’re creating more than just a sports complex—we’re shaping a future where every individual has the opportunity to thrive.

Embark on a journey with us and explore the vision, values, and vibrant community that make The NAqC a beacon of progress and passion in the world of sports.

Connect With Us

Get in Touch

Your journey with The NAqC starts here. Whether you’re interested in our programs, wish to become a partner in some way, or simply have a question, we’re here to listen and assist. Reach out to us using the form on our Contact Us page, drop us an email, or give us a call. Your aquatic adventure, community engagement, and fitness aspirations are important to us, and we’re eager to welcome you to The NAqC family!

Collaboration Fuels Our Journey

United by Ambition

Celebrate the forward-thinking partners and supporters who are pivotal in propelling The NAqC into a bright future of aquatic innovation. Our collaborators share our vision, fueling a journey of progress and discovery that resonates throughout every facet of our complex. Explore the network of esteemed allies who stand with us as we forge new paths in aquatic sports and community engagement in our nation’s capital – Ottawa.

Your Queries Answered

Frequently Asked Questions

The NAqC is set to be Ottawa’s groundbreaking Canadian multi-sport facility, offering top-tier amenities for aquatic sports and nonaquatic sports, comprehensive fitness programs, and community wellness initiatives.

We are currently in the seed funding stage, working diligently on a multitude of activities, design and programs towards breaking ground. Stay tuned, we encourage you to follow our updates for the latest information on our most recent timelines and our progress.

Your support is invaluable, whether through donations, volunteering, or spreading the word. For information on how you can contribute to this visionary project, please visit our Contact Us page.

Beyond the state-of-the-art multisport facilities, The NAqC is set to offer a comprehensive array of amenities that cater to diverse needs. Alongside versatile gymnasiums and fitness studios, our facility will feature dedicated spaces for a broad spectrum of athletic and wellness activities, ensuring a holistic sports and health experience. Additionally, The NAqC will provide well-equipped meeting spaces, and opportunities for office and storage rentals, supporting various professional and community needs. These multifunctional facilities are designed to foster collaboration, innovation, and community engagement, making The NAqC a hub for both athletic excellence and professional synergy. Take a look at Our Facility page to learn more.

Absolutely. The NAqC is dedicated to fostering a supportive and inclusive environment with programs tailored to every age group and skill level, across a wide spectrum of sports and fitness activities. Have a look at our Programs & Services page for more details.

Absolutely. The NAqC will be designed to not only host elite sports competitions but also to accommodate a diverse array of events at local, provincial, national, and international levels. Its versatile facilities are equipped to meet the demands of various sports disciplines, ensuring it’s suitable for high-caliber events from around the world.

Keep up-to-date with our progress and milestones by subscribing to our newsletter or following us on social media. NAqC Newsroom section of our website will also feature regular updates and insights.

Beyond being a sports complex, The NAqC aims to be a community cornerstone, offering diverse programs that promote health, education, and well-being, thereby nurturing a dynamic and active local community for all physical levels and capabilities.