Aquatics Programs

COVID-19 NOTICE:
In light of heightened restrictions announced by the Government of Alberta May 4, the Aquatic Centre is temporarily closed as of end of day Sunday, May 9.
All lessons and programs will be suspended until further notice.

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

Drop-In Activities

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, drop-in activities are currently not permitted at the Aquatic Centre.

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.

Aquatics Programs

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

Click here for the current Aquatic Centre Programs Schedule.
Please note that lessons are cancelled 5-days prior to the start date if registration numbers are too low.

Private Swim Lessons
Private 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)
Starfish/Duck
Age 4 mos – 2 yrs : 
30 minutes

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.
Register!


Sea Turtle
Age 2-3: 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.
Register!


Sea Otter
Age 3-6: 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.

Register!


Salamander
Age 3-6: 45 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).
Register!


Sunfish
Age 3-6: 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.
Register!

School Aged Lessons (5 - 13 yrs)
Swim Kids Level 1
Age 5-13: 45 minutes

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.
Register!


Swim Kids Level 2
Age 5-13: 45 minutes

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.
Register!


Swim Kids Level 3
Age 5-13: 45 minutes

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.
Register!


Swim Kids Level 4
Age 5-13: 45 minutes

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.
Register!


Swim Kids Level 5
Age 5-13: 60 minutes

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


Swim Kids Level 6
Age 5-13: 60 minutes

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


Swim Kids Level 7
Age 5-13: 60 minutes

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.
Register!


Swim Kids Level 8
Age 5-13: 60 minutes

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


Swim Kids Level 9
Age 5-13: 60 minutes

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


Swim Kids Level 10
Age 5-13: 60 minutes

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.
Register!

Youth, Teen & Adult Advanced/Certification Programs (8 yrs+)
Lifesaving Standard First Aid

$135 (Ages 10+)

#12406 9:00 AM-5:00 PM | Nov. 12-13

First aid is a valuable life skill that is applicable in any environment. It provides people with the rescue skills to manage illness or injuries while accessing emergency services. This course is delivered in accordance with the regulatory requirements for first aid in workplaces, as set by the Alberta government. 

Prerequisite: None

Register!


Jr. Lifeguard Club

Call for pricing – prices have increased due to increased length of course (Age 8-15 yrs)

#12433 |  3:30 PM-5:00 PM | Sept. 22 – Dec. 3

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

Prerequisite: None

Register!


Red Cross Certified Babysitting

$45 (Ages 11-15)

#12432  9:00 AM-5:00 PM | Nov. 27

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. 

Register!


Lifesaving Society Bronze Medallion

$140 (Ages 12+)

#12403 3:45 PM-4:45 PM | Sept. 21 – Dec. 9

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 Age 13+ 

Register!

Other Programming & Registrations
Kidproof™ Home Alone Program

$35 (Age 10-12)

#12404 | 10:00 AM-12:00 PM | Sept. 25

#12405 | 12:00 PM-2:00 PM | Oct. 23

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!

Have questions? Call the Recreation Program Coordinator at 403-227-3376 ext. 217.

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