The Easter Bunny is hopping down to the SLS Centre this weekend for an egg-straordinary event.

The second-annual Eggapoolooza is kicking off on Saturday (March 30). 

Brightly coloured Easter eggs will be hidden throughout the leisure pool as people of all ages dive in to hunt them down. Aquatic manager D.J. Ulriksen says this year will be a team effort. “It's going to be teams of the different colours, kind of competing against each other to find the most eggs in the pool.”

“There are some that have been rigged to sink to the bottom, but quite a few will be floating on the top.”

"We have a couple of golden eggs that swimmers can search for to get an extra prize."

For an entry fee of only $5, the event has four, 45-minute time slots for swimmers from 9 a.m. and going until noon.

The last slot will be a special sensory session starting at noon for families needing a quieter environment.

Last year, the event featured over 2,000 eggs and Ulriksen says they have gone even bigger for Saturday.

“We need a lot more eggs to keep up with how fast everyone was collecting them. I think everyone's just so good at finding those Easter eggs they were going so fast it was hard to keep up with them so we brought in quite a few more.”

Regular supervision requirements are in effect for this event. A responsible person over 16 needs to actively supervise and be within arms reach for every four children under 8 years old.

Cochrnaites looking to dive in and search for eggs need to pre-register here.