Aquatic Centre Programs

Swimming lessons and fitness programs for all ages and abilities! Get all the details below.

In early spring the Canadian Red Cross notified the public that they were ending their swimming lesson program. The Lifesaving Society stepped up and developed a new curriculum to help swimmers advance in their lessons.
Our team has been training during the pool closure, this training will continue into December.
Swimming lessons will restart with our School Lesson programs in November. In January we’ll open registration for public lessons – we’re planning to kick these off in February.
If you have questions about Swimming Lessons please contact the Pool Crew at 403-934-3325 or Aquatic@Strathmore.ca.
A woman is in and indoor pool holding float weights. Text Overlay: Aquasize

A shallow water workout for all ages and abilities. A certified instructor will lead you through a refreshing workout with regular and low impact options. No registration required. 

Instructor: Kelly Montford
Fee: Regular Admissions (find admission rates here)
Schedule: TBA
Several people are on floating yoga mats in a pool. Text overlay: Float Yoga

Float Yoga is suitable for all experience levels. Enjoy a new level of challenge and balance while in a peaceful aquatic setting. The class will be taught on sturdy inflated mats that are securely tethered to lane ropes. To make the process as easy as possible you can get on your mat from the pool side, and you will be ‘towed’ to your location. Feel free to wear swim or yoga attire (your mat will become wet during the class). Floatation mats are for bare feet only. Please be aware you must be comfortable in deep water in case a fall occurs.

Instructor: TBA
Fee: TBA
Schedule: TBA
A couple of women float in an indoor pool holding float weights. Text overlay: Deep Water Run.

Enjoy a full body workout with zero impact. Participants should be comfortable in deep water, floatation belts will be provided. A safe and effective workout with a cardio focus. 

Instructor: Heather High
Fee: Regular Admissions (find admission rates here)
Schedule: TBA
A woman holds a small child in and indoor swimming pool. Text Overlay: Parent and Tot Lessons, Ages 4 months to 3 years.

The Parent & Tot Program structures in-water interaction between parent/caregiver and child to stress the importance of play in developing water-positive attitudes and skills.

Registration: TBA

A swim instructor assists a young child in an indoor pool. Text overlay: Preschool Program, ages 3 to 5 years.

The Preschool Program works to ensure children become comfortable in the water and have fun developing a foundation of water skills. Levels: Pre-school 1-3

Registration: TBA

A swim instructor is teaching several young children in an indoor pool. Text overlay: Swimmer Program, ages 5 to 12 years.

The Swimmer Program uses in-water practice for swimmers of any ability to develop swimming strokes and skills. Levels:  Swimmer 1-6

Registration: TBA

A woman is standing in an indoor pool. Text overlay: Adult Swimmer Program

The Adult Swimmer Program is for beginners or swimmers who want to improve their skills. Within the Adult Swimmer curriculum, participants set their own goals to develop water confidence and recognizable strokes. Levels: Adult 1-3

Registration: TBA

A swim instructor assists a child with a back float in an indoor pool. Text Overlay: Private Swimming Lessons, all ages

Get some extra assistance with swimming skills and water hesitancy with one on one Private Lessons. Semi-Private lessons are also available for siblings. 

Registration: TBA

a lifeguard sits in a lifeguard chair overlooking a pool. Text overlay: Certification Courses.

Become a Lifeguard/Instructor by becoming certified in: 

Bronze Medallion/Cross: Begin the transition from lifesaving to lifeguarding. Candidates strengthen and expand their lifesaving skills and begin to apply the principles and techniques of active surveillance in aquatic facilities.

First Aid, CPR C and AED: Ensure your First Aid certification is current as a prerequisite for Lifeguard/Instructor Certification Courses. 

National Lifeguard (NL): 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.

Swim Instructor: Responsible for teaching and evaluating candidates participating in the Swim for Life® and Canadian Swim Patrol programs. The Swim Instructor course prepares instructors to apply level 1 leadership competencies and strategies designed to teach swimming and lifesaving.
Prerequisite(s): 15 years old and Bronze Cross or higher
Certification Currency: 2 years from the date of certification
Lifesaving Instructors: Responsible for teaching and evaluating candidates participating in the Canadian Swim Patrol, Bronze Medals, Distinction, Boat Rescue and Lifesaving Society CPR programs. The Lifesaving Instructor course prepares instructors to apply level 1 leadership competencies and strategies designed to teach lifesaving and water rescue education – judgement, knowledge, skill and fitness. Certification in Alberta and Northwest Territories includes CPR Instructor certification. Lifesaving Instructor certification is the prerequisite for other Lifesaving Society instructor certifications.
Prerequisite(s): 15 years old and Bronze Cross or higher
Certification Currency: 2 years from the date of certification
Certification Course Registration: TBA
The Canadian swim patrol badges overlaying a picture of an indoor pool. Text: Canadian Swim Patrol

The Canadian Swim Patrol program provides enriched training for those who are ready to go beyond learn-to-swim. Swim Patrol has three levels: Rookie, Ranger, and Star. Each level of the Canadian Swim Patrol program has three modules: Water Proficiency, First Aid, and Recognition & Rescue.

Rookie Patrol: Develops individual fitness levels to meet a timed 100m swim and 350m workout. Water proficiency skills include: swims with clothes, ready position, foot-first and head-first surface dives. Demonstrating an ability to conduct a primary assessment and initiating EMS are included as first aid skills. Victim recognition and throwing assists are other key elements of the program.

Ranger Patrol: Enhances capability in the water, including stride entry, underwater forward and backward somersaults, lifesaving eggbeater kick and increased fitness levels to meet a 200m timed swim. Rescue skills involve an increased skill level in first aid basics, victim recognition and non-contact rescues.

Star Patrol: An excellent preparation for the Bronze Star award, Star Patrol demands good physical conditioning and lifesaving judgment. Participants develop lifesaving and first aid skills; further refine front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke (100m each); and complete 600m workouts and for 300m timed swims

Registration: TBA

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