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Where Innovation Meets Athletic Excellence
Diverse Programs for Every Participant at The NAqC

A Community Hub for All

At The National Aquatics Complex (NAqC), we champion inclusivity, offering a wide spectrum of aquatic and fitness programs tailored to meet the needs of every community member. From recreational to competitive levels, our programs are designed to embrace every demographic, ensuring accessibility and engagement for all.


  • Recreational Community: Dive into our diverse array of registered swim and fitness classes, open to all ages and skill levels.
  • University and Clubs: Supporting university teams and local clubs with top-notch facilities to foster team spirit and athletic growth.
  • Inclusive Programs: Our novice to master’s programs in swimming, diving, artistic swimming, and water polo welcome enthusiasts to excel in their chosen discipline.
  • Accessibility: We’re committed to providing accessible aquatics and fitness services, ensuring everyone can benefit from our state-of-the-art facility.
  • Elite Training: Offering high-performance training for junior and senior competitors, nurturing talent for provincial, national, and international success.
  • Community Engagement: The NAqC is a vibrant venue for local events and competitions, fostering community spirit and athletic excellence.


By providing a welcoming environment that caters to varied interests and abilities, The NAqC stands as a beacon of diversity and community integration in the heart of Ottawa.

Grace Meets Precision

Artistic Swimming

Discover the elegance of Artistic Swimming at The NAqC, where every stroke and figure is an expression of skill and artistry. Our facility, with its regulation-size pools and advanced design, offers the perfect stage for athletes to perform and train, adhering to international standards to ensure every twist and turn is executed in crystal-clear waters.

Dynamic Play

Water Polo

Immerse yourself in the vigorous sport of Water Polo at The NAqC. Our pools meet international competition specifications, providing a challenging and fair environment for athletes to engage in this strategic and physically demanding game, with optimal water conditions and lighting for peak performance.

Competitive Edge


Experience world-class swimming at The NAqC, where our Olympic-standard pools cater to both long and short course events. Adhering to the stringent requirements of the World Aquatics Federation, our facility is designed for speed, precision, and competitive excellence, supporting swimmers in achieving their personal best.

A Leap Beyond


Plunge into the depths at The NAqC’s premier diving facility. With platforms and springboards accommodating various heights, our diving area is a haven for divers of all levels, from beginners to elite athletes, ensuring a world-class experience that meets the highest standards of the sport.

Push Your Limits

Endurance Training Section

Elevate your endurance at The NAqC. Our specialized training equipment, including endless pools and state-of-the-art fitness machinery, is designed to support athletes in a wide array of endurance sports, offering a unique, comprehensive training environment to enhance your stamina and resilience.

Unlock a World of Possibilities

Begin Your Journey with Us

Discover the mix of performance and elegance at The NAqC. Our facilities are more than just spaces for athletic endeavor; they are environments where functionality meets beauty, designed to inspire and accommodate every aquatic and fitness aspiration. Explore the full spectrum of what we offer and find the program that elevates your experience to the next level.

Your Queries Answered

Frequently Asked Questions

The NAqC offers a comprehensive range of facilities, including state-of-the-art gymnasiums, World Aquatic (previously called FINA) approved Olympic-standard swimming pools, diving facilities, fitness studios, and spaces for a variety of sports and wellness activities. Our center is designed to cater to both competitive athletes and community members seeking fitness and recreational opportunities.

Beyond the state-of-the-art aquatic 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.

The NAqC offers a diverse range of programs encompassing competitive training, recreational activities, fitness classes, and more. Many clubs will offer sports for beginners and top tier athletes. NAqC will also offer basic instructions and training. For a detailed look at our offerings, visit our Programs and Services page.

Absolutely. Inclusivity is at the heart of The NAqC, with all our facilities designed to be fully accessible to individuals with disabilities, ensuring everyone can enjoy and benefit from our aquatic and fitness programs. NAqC is consulting the para-athletic organizations and athletes directly to insure full accommodation and accessibility.

Yes, The NAqC is equipped to host a variety of events, from competitive meets to community gatherings. For more information on event hosting, please contact us.

The health and safety of our members, clients, and staff is one of our top priorities. The NAqC will follow strict health and safety protocols, including regular cleaning and maintenance of facilities, training our staff in both emergency and first aid procedures, and ensuring that all equipment and facilities meet safety standards. Our planned “health facilities” will be available to the complex users and to the local community and will include: medical, therapy treatment, and peak performance for access and use.