Cochranites looking to dive back into the SLS Centre’s Jayman Built aquatic centre will have to wait an extra week. 

"Due to discontinued materials, customization of some parts has been required to complete some projects which means, unfortunately, we are forced to extend this year’s closure," says a statement from the SLS Centre. 

The pools, which were set to reopen in just a few days are now set for a October 07, 2023 return.

The month-long closure was to ensure the centre had enough time to completely drain the pools and complete numerous repairs and upgrades. Projects included cleaning, repainting, inspections, maintenance and more. 

"Thorough facility life-cycle maintenance priorities and extensive planning precedes the annual maintenance closure, however, there is always an element of the unknown as we simply cannot safely explore certain items until the pools are dry." 

Cochrane Home Treasures is set to celebrate the reopening of the aquatic centre in style by offering Cochranites a two-hour free swim starting at 9:30 a.m. 

Swimmers are asked to pre-register here and the regular swim schedule resumes in the afternoon.