Aquatics Programs

Swimming lessons are a great outlet to build confidence, pride and social skills

 

Events & Notices

DROP-IN COMBINED SHALLOW AND DEEP WATER AQUAFIT CANCELLATIONS: Due to instructor availability, there will be no classes on Sept. 14 & Nov. 2.

MARKON ELECTRONIC sponsors our Tuesday Toonie Swim from 6-7:30 p.m.! Come every Tuesday to the Aquatic Centre for a FREE swim. There is a capacity of 100 people to attend, so come early to get your spot. Thank you Markon Electric!

 

Drop-In Activities

Click here for calendars, a list of drop-in rates, and public swimming times. 

Please note that schedules are subject to change & cancellation. Stay informed and follow us on the Innisfail Rec & Culture Facebook page or call ahead to the Aquatic Centre at 403-227-2924.

Aquafit Classes (September - December)

Aquafit classes are offered in the morning or afternoon, with some classes offering supervised play (supervised swim is for kids over 3 years of age) so your kids can splash around while you take some well deserved time for yourself! 
  • Shallow Aquafit
    Tuesday & Thursday, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
  • Deep Water Aquafit
    Tuesday & Thursday, 10:15 - 11:15 a.m.
  • Deep Water Aquafit with Supervised Play 
    Monday & Wednesday, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Combined Shallow and Deep Water Aquafit
    Fridays, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. (no classes on Sept. 14 & Nov. 2.)
  • Swim Fit 
    Tuesday & Thursday, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

 

Lane Swimming (September - December)

Lane Swimming listings for September to December.
  • 6:00 - 9:00 a.m.
    Monday - Friday
  • 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
    Monday - Sunday (Lane Swim/Tot Swim)
  • 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
    Monday - Friday (2 Lanes)
  • 8:00 - 9:30 p.m.
    Monday - Thursday

Aquatics Programs

The Aquatic Centre offers many programs for all ages and they are lead with skilled and educated instruction.

Please note that lessons are cancelled 5-days prior to the start date if registration numbers are too low. 

Pre-School Lessons (3 mos - 6 yrs)

Starfish/Duck
(Age 4 mos - 2 yrs)

This is an orientation to the water for babies and their parents/guardians. Babies must be able to hold their head up in order to participate. The goal is to help them experience the water and start understanding how to move, float and blow bubbles. The class also instructs parents/guardians on how to be safe around water. 30 Minutes

Register!


Sea Turtle
(Age 2-3)

This level is to help wean the toddler from the parent/ guardian so they become more independent with an instructor. They will work on blowing bubbles, floats, kicks and help the toddlers know how to be safe around water. 30 Minutes

Register!


Sea Otter
(Age 3-6)

In this level, our swimmers work on becoming comfortable in the water while doing floats, glides and starting to swim one metre. Swimmers will also work on feeling comfortable with their faces in the water blowing bubbles. Children will also learn to make sure it is safe and have adult supervision before entering the water. The instructor will evaluate based on the child need of minimal assistance from the instructor or flotation devices. 30 Minutes

Register!


Salamander
(Age 3-6)

Building on the Sea Otter skills, swimmers will work on swimming two metres, rollover glides, jumping into chest-deep water, treading for five seconds and learning more about Lifejackets and Personal Flotation Devices (PFD). 45 Minutes

Register!


Sunfish
(Age 3-6)

Building on Salamander skills swimmers will work on swimming five metres, learning how to move in the water by changing directions and weight transfer, more deep water skills will be added and side glides will be introduced. 45 Minutes

Register!


Crocodile/Whale
(Age 3-6)

Building on Sunfish skills swimmers will work on swimming seven metres/ten metres on front and back, treading water for up to 20 seconds, start sitting dives and start of a basic water rescue. 45 Minutes

Register!

 

School Aged Lessons (5 - 13 yrs)

Swim Kids Level 1
(Age 5-13)

This is an orientation to the water working on being comfortable with having body submerged and able to blow bubbles. Swimmers work on front and back glides and swimming five metres. 45 Minutes

Register!


Swim Kids Level 2
(Age 5-13)

Swimmers will work on swimming up to 10 metres, deep-water activities, and learning how to call 9-1-1. A focus will be placed on the front, back and side glide in order to get a strong rollover glide. 45 Minutes

Register!


Swim Kids Level 3
(Age 5-13)

Swimmers will work on swimming up to 15 metres. Deep-water skills are introduced such as floats, changing direction, and surface support for 20 seconds. Working on a front to side glide combination will start to prepare the swimmer for front crawl. 45 Minutes

Register!


Swim Kids Level 4
(Age 5-13)

Swimmers will work on swimming up to 25 metres. Build on the side glide combos to start front crawl, dives. Also back crawls and shoulder rolls start. 45 Minutes

Register!


Swim Kids Level 5
(Age 5-13)

Swimmers will work on swimming up to 50 metres. Stride dives, disorienting entrees, whip kick and sculling are introduced. 60 Minutes

Register!


Swim Kids Level 6
(Age 5-13)

Swimmers will work on swimming up to 75 metres. Elementary backstroke, dolphin kick, and head-first sculling are introduced. 60 Minutes

Register!


Swim Kids Level 7
(Age 5-13)

Swimmers will work on swimming up to 150 metres. Stride entry and water safety skills, front sculling, and front whip kick will be introduced. Front and back crawl is for 50 metres. 60 Minutes

Register!


Swim Kids Level 8
(Age 5-13)

Swimmers will work on swimming up to 300 metres. Eggbeater while treading water, feet-first surface dive, breaststroke and rescue breathing will be introduced. 60 Minutes

Register!


Swim Kids Level 9
(Age 5-13)

Swimmers will work on swimming up to 400 metres. Head-first dives, complications with rescue breathing, boating regulation and sidestroke are introduced. 60 Minutes

Register!


Swim Kids Level 10
(Age 5-13)

Swimmers will work on swimming up to 500 metres. Technique will be the main focus for all the strokes. Vertical dolphin kick, sun smart and ice rescues will be introduced. 60 Minutes

Register!

 

Youth, Teen & Adult Advanced/Certification Programs (8 yrs+)

Learn to Swim - Teen & Adult
$43 or $32.28 (Age 13+)

Sept. 11 to Nov. 6, 5:15 - 6:00 p.m.
Nov. 13 to Dec. 18, 5:15 - 6:00 p.m.

This lesson is designed to help participants become comfortable in the water. The focus is about the bodies center of buoyancy, how to control breathing and the basics for building strokes.

Register!


Lifesaving Society Bronze Medallion
$140 (Adult Only 18+)

Oct. 9 to Nov. 1, 2018
3:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Bronze Medallion Award teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water rescue education: judgment, knowledge, skill, and fitness. Rescuers learn tows and carries, and defence and release methods in preparation for challenging rescues of increased risk involving conscious and unconscious victims of various types. Lifesavers develop stroke efficiency and endurance in a timed swim. Includes CPR A and AED. Prerequisite: Bronze Star

Register!

Lifesaving Society Bronze Medallion
$140 (Age 13+)

Oct. 5 & 6, 2018, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Oct. 7, 2018, 9 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Bronze Medallion Award teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water rescue education: judgment, knowledge, skill, and fitness. Rescuers learn tows and carries, and defence and release methods in preparation for challenging rescues of increased risk involving conscious and unconscious victims of various types. Lifesavers develop stroke efficiency and endurance in a timed swim. Includes CPR A and AED. Prerequisite: Bronze Star or 13 years old

Register! 


Lifesaving Society Bronze Cross
$140 (Age 13+)

Oct. 26 & 27, 2018, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Oct. 28, 2018, 9 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

This program is to renew your National Lifeguard Certification. See listing above for program description. You must bring current award at program start in order to complete certification. Prerequisite: Bronze Medallion

Register!


Lifesaving Standard First Aid
$135 (Age 13+)

Nov. 8 & 9, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Standard First Aid provides comprehensive training covering all aspects of first aid and CPR. This course is for those who want an in-depth understanding of first aid such as: medical/legal aspects, spinal injuries, heat or cold injuries, bone and joint injuries, abdominal and chest injuries, burns, and medical emergencies. Includes CPR-C and AED certification. Lifesaving Standard First Aid is Government of Alberta and Government of Northwest Territories workplace approved. Certification Currency: 3 years from the date of certification

Register!


Lifesaving Society National Lifeguard
$330 (Age 16+)

Jan. 2 to 5, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Jan. 6, 2019, 9 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

The Lifesaving Society’s National Lifeguard certification builds on the fundamental skills, knowledge, fitness, judgment and values taught in the prerequisite Lifesaving Society lifesaving certifications. Recognized as the standard for lifeguards in Canada, National Lifeguard training develops a sound understanding of lifeguarding principles, good judgment, and a mature and responsible attitude toward the role of the lifeguard. The primary role of the National Lifeguard is the prevention of emergency situations and the timely and effective resolution of emergencies. The National Lifeguard certification prepares lifeguards to fulfill this role as professional facilitators of safe, enjoyable aquatics. Prerequisite: Bronze Cross and Standard First Aid

Register!


Junior Lifeguard Club
$81.25 (Age 8+)

Sept. 11 to Dec. 11, 2018
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

The Junior Lifeguard Club is for youth who are able to swim at least 25m, level 4 or equivalent This program is designed to build lifesaving skills and swimming skills. Through learning the various events for the lifesaving sport completion regulations. There will be a completive component to the program. With options of attending or competing with all of Alberta through a phone in competition.

Register!


 

Other Programming & Registrations

Swim Camp
$35/camp (Age 8-13)

Fridays | Sept. 21, Oct. 5, 26, Nov. 2, 23
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

At Swim Camp, we will focus on swimming strokes through various activities and swimming. Please pack lunch and lots of snacks, as well as, ensure that proper clothing for outside play is packed since some activities are outside. Family savings benefit! Register first child and sibling price is $30.

Register!


Merfolk Swim Club
$195 (Age 8-12)

Thursdays | Sept. 13 to Dec. 13, 2018
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. 

Experience swimming like the Merfolk! This camp will teach basic swimming skills before transitioning into merfolk monofins. These swim sessions incorporate movement skills, fitness, pool entries and exits, dolphin dives, spins, turns, and of course mermaid games. Besides the 13 swim sessions in the water with the merfolk tails, the camp will prep the Merfolk to give a demo of the skills they have learned. Best of all, the fin is yours to keep!

Requirements: Age 8-12. Must be a Swim Kids Level 5 or above or demonstrate the ability to a disorienting entry, tread water for 1 minute and swim on their front 25m. There will be no refund if your child is unable to attend the camp due to swimming capability. 

Register!


 

Red Cross Certified Baby Sitting Course
$45 (Age 11-15)

Nov. 17, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Receive basic first aid and caregiving skills to prepare yourself to care for younger children. Also, learn how to prevent and respond to emergencies. The course also offers training to promote yourself to prospective parents to babysit their children.

Register!


Kidproof™ Home Alone Program
$35 (Age 9-13)

Sept. 15, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Recommended for kids who are ready to stay home alone, Kidproof™ At Home Alone training is designed to give children the tools and knowledge to look after themselves while at home alone for short periods of time.

Kid's will learn about their rights and responsibilities when home alone, safe practices when home alone, how to respond safely to emergencies, and how to keep occupied constructively. This program is not a certified course. 

Register!

 

 

For more information about programs, public swim or drop-in activities at the pool, contact the Aquatic Centre at 403-227-2924.  

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