John W. Lindsay YMCA

Client: Southwest Properties

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia


Facing out toward the vista of Citadel Hill, at the corner of South Park and Sackville Streets, the brand-new John W. Lindsay YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth is a 70,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility that offers potential for healthy activity, belonging, and community building. 


The new facility includes two levels of strength and cardio equipment, an indoor walking track, studios for programming, a childminding centre, a Child and Family Development Centre, a state-of-the art gym, and three pools designed by Aqua Plans Aquatic Consultants Inc.


The natatorium features a 6-lane lap pool with an accessibility ramp, a teaching pool complete with a movable floor to allow for both deep and shallow water programming, and a hot pool with hydro massage jets.


"Aqua Plans provided the proper advice in a timely fashion.  Lee Battams was readily available for consultation and meetings as required, both scheduled and unscheduled.  Changes to the design were taking place throughout the architectural and the construction phases of the build.  Lee was able to address any issues with profressionalism and an unwavering depth of knowledge in the field. 
Aqua Plans exceeded our expectation and was regarded by the YMCA as a partner throughout our project"


Lorrie Turnbull  - Chief Development Officer, YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth



"I recently had the plessure of working with Aqua Plans Aquatic Consultants Inc. on the completed YMCA of Halifax/Dartmouth Southpark project.  Aqua Plans provided the design and aquatic consultancy  services for the 3 pool Aquatic Centre - 25 meter Lap Pool, movable floor Teach Tank, and deck SPa for the John W Lindsay YMCA
Aqua Plans approach was very professional and through.  CUstomer relations were excellent and any and all design or construction/intsall issues were handled expediently.  In addition, the required coordination with all 3rd party project management team was handled in a responsive and conciliatory manner.
The end result is a first-class Aquatic Centre for the YMCA and the Halifax/Dartmouth community, and I would not hesitate to recommend Aqua Plans Aquatic Consultants Inc. for your Pool Design and Consultancy Services."


Maurice Burlison - Former General Manager of Facilities and Capital Development YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford