Swimming lessons are a great outlet to build confidence, pride and social skills.
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 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.
- Open Aquafitness
Fridays, 9:00 - 10:00 a.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
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.
Private & Semi-Private Swim Lessons
$25 per person for a 1/2 hour lesson
Semi-private Swim Lessons
(limited to 3 participants)
$17.50 per person for a 1/2 hour lesson
Scheduled lesson times will be based on participants, facility & instructor availability.
For more info or to book a private lesson call 403-227-2924
Pre-School Lessons (3 mos - 6 yrs)
(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
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
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
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
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
School Aged Lessons (5 - 13 yrs)
Swim Kids Level 1
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
Swim Kids Level 2
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
Swim Kids Level 3
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
Swim Kids Level 4
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
Swim Kids Level 5
Swimmers will work on swimming up to 50 metres. Stride dives, disorienting entrees, whip kick and sculling are introduced. 60 Minutes
Swim Kids Level 6
Swimmers will work on swimming up to 75 metres. Elementary backstroke, dolphin kick, and head-first sculling are introduced. 60 Minutes
Swim Kids Level 7
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
Swim Kids Level 8
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
Swim Kids Level 9
Swimmers will work on swimming up to 400 metres. Head-first dives, complications with rescue breathing, boating regulation and sidestroke are introduced. 60 Minutes
Swim Kids Level 10
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
Youth, Teen & Adult Advanced/Certification Programs (8 yrs+)
Lifesaving Society Bronze Star
$80 (Age 13+)
#10429 12:00-5:30 PM | 17 - 18 May
Excellent preparation for success in Bronze Medallion. Participants develop problem solving and decision-making skills individually and in partners. Candidates learn CPR and develop the lifesaving skills needed to be their own lifeguard. Includes a timed 400 m swim.
Lifesaving Society Bronze Medallion/Cross
$280 (Age 13+)
#10477 9:00 AM-5:00 PM | 02 - 05 July
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
Lifesaving Standard First Aid
$135 (Age 13+)
#10476 9:00AM-5:00PM | 25-26 July
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
Lifesaving Society National Lifeguard
$330 (Age 16+)
#10478 9:00 AM-5:00 PM | 06-10 Aug & 9:00AM-1:00PM | 06-Jan Su
#9838 9:00 AM-5:00 PM | 23-27-Apr
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
Lifesaving Society National Lifeguard Re-Cert.
$45 (Age 16+)
#10430 9:00 AM-3:00 PM | 17 May
This program is to renew your National Lifeguard certification., See Lifesaving Society National Lifeguard program #10478 for program description. You must bring current award at program start in order to complete certification.
Red Cross Certified Babysitting
$45 (Ages 11-15)
#10428 9:00 AM-5:00 PM | 17 May
#10480 9:00 AM-5:00 PM | 7 Aug
Basic first aid and care giving skills for youth 11-15 years old. Participants learn how to provide care to younger children in a variety of age groups, and how to prevent and respond to emergencies. Course also offers youth the training to promote themselves as a babysitter to prospective parents.
Other Programming & Registrations
Merfolk Swim Club
Registration cost with approved tail $50.50| with purchased tail $110.00
#10618 3:30 - 4:30 PM | 04-July-22-Aug
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.
Kidproof™ Home Alone Program
$35 (Age 10-12)
#10427 10:00 AM-12:00 PM | 28-Jun
#10475 10:00 AM-1:00 PM | 16-Aug
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.
For more information about programs, public swim or drop-in activities at the pool, contact the Aquatic Centre at 403-227-2924.
Swim Lesson Survival Guide
The following tips are guidelines and recommendations to help you and your child have a positive swim lesson experience.
Children registered in a level too advanced for their skills may be moved to the appropriate class, or withdraw/refunded. This ensures the quality and safety of the lessons.
Please note that if a swim lesson is missed by the swimmer, there is no makeup or credits for that class.
Hazardous Waste Roundup 2019
May 04, 2019 @ 10:00 am
Royal Baby Tea
May 11, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
May 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Check out our seasonal program guide for even more opportunities to participate and become involved in the Innisfail Community!