Aquatic Centre Programs

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

The Strathmore Aquatic Centre offers the Lifesaving Society's Swim for Life program.

In response to feedback from the Strathmore and Wheatland County community, we are opening registration to those residents prior to all other members.

Winter Lessons 2024

  • Registration Dates for Winter (February and March)
    • Lesson ScheduleOnline Schedule  PDF Schedule
    • Strathmore and Wheatland County residents opens on:  January 30, 2024 at 9:00 a.m.
    • All members opens on:  February 1, 2024 at 9:00 a.m.

Spring Lessons 2024

  • Registration Dates for Spring (April, May and June)
    • Lesson Schedule:  March 18, 2024 at 12:00 p.m.
    • Strathmore and Wheatland County residents opens on:  April 2, 2024 at 9:00 a.m.
    • All members opens on:  April 4, 2024 at 9:00 a.m.

 

Have you reviewed and updated your account?  Accurate information will streamline your registration process.
Please make sure your Xplor Recreation (Perfect Mind) account is set up and the information is up to date, as this is how you will register for lessons.  Please visit strathmore.perfectmind.com

Administration Fee:  Swimming Lesson Cancellation Fee: $22.75

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 (Ages: 13+)

A certified instructor will lead you through a refreshing shallow water workout with regular and low impact options. No registration required.  
Age:13+

Instructor: Kelly Montford
Fee: Regular Admissions (find admission rates here)
Schedule: Click Here
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 Running (Ages: 13+)

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. 
Age: 13+

Instructor: Heather High
Fee: Regular Admissions (find admission rates here)
Schedule: Click Here
Swimming Lesson Transition Chart Ages 4 months to 5 years
Age/Last Level Completed Register In
Age 4 - 12 months Parent and Tot 1
Age 12 - 24 months Parent and Tot 2
Age 2 - 3 years Parent and Tot 3
Age 3 - 5, First lesson or incomplete Sea Otter Preschool 1

Complete Sea Otter or

incomplete Salamander

Preschool 2
Complete Salamander or incomplete Sunfish Preschool 3

Complete Sunfish or

incomplete Crocodile

Preschool 4

Complete Crocodile or

incomplete Whale

Preschool 5
Swimming Lesson Transition Chart Ages 5+
Last Level Completed Register In
First lesson or incomplete Swim Kids 1 Swimmer 1
Complete Swim Kids 1 or incomplete Swim Kids 2 Swimmer 2
Complete Swim Kids 2 or 3, or incomplete Swim Kids 3 or 4 Swimmer 3
Complete Swim Kids 4 or incomplete Swim Kids 5 Swimmer 4
Complete Swim Kids 5 or incomplete Swim Kids 6 Swimmer 5
Complete Swim Kids 6 or incomplete Swim Kids 7 Swimmer 6
Complete Swim Kids 7 or incomplete Swim Kids 8 Rookie Patrol
Complete Swim Kids 8 or incomplete Swim Kids 9 Ranger Patrol
Complete Swim Kids 9 or 10, or incomplete Swim Kids 10 Star Patrol
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.

Schedule:  Online Schedule   PDF Schedule

Registration

Strathmore and Wheatland County Residents:  January 30, 2024 at 9:00 am

All other members: February 1, 2024 at 9:00 am

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

Schedule:  Online Schedule   PDF Schedule

Registration: 

Strathmore and Wheatland County Residents:  January 30, 2024 at 9:00 am

All other members: February 1, 2024 at 9:00 am

A swim instructor is teaching several young children in an indoor pool. Text overlay: Swimmer Program, ages 5 to 16 years.

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

Schedule:   Online Schedule   PDF Schedule

 

Registration: 

Strathmore and Wheatland County Residents:  January 30, 2024 at 9:00 am

All other members: February 1, 2024 at 9:00 am

Swimming badges are pictures in front of an indoor pool. Text Overlay: Canadian Swim Patrol

The Canadian Swim Patrol program provides enriched training for those who are ready to go beyond learn-to-swim (Swimmer 6). 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

Schedule:  Online Schedule   PDF Schedule

 

Registration: 

 

Strathmore and Wheatland County Residents:  January 30, 2024 at 9:00 am

 

All other members: February 1, 2024 at 9:00 am

 

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

Private Lessons are programmed to allow one on one instruction to assist with completing one or two missed skills or to help those with individual requirements that cannot be met in a group setting.  Individuals can register for one lesson only.

Schedule:  Online Schedule   PDF Schedule

Registration: 

Strathmore and Wheatland County Residents:  January 30, 2024 at 9:00 am

All other members: February 1, 2024 at 9:00 am

A swim instructor is assisting an adult who is face down in a pool. Text overlay: Adult swimming lessons

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

Schedule and Registration:  To Be Determined

 

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

Become a Lifeguard/Instructor by becoming certified in: 

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

 

Bronze Medallion: The Lifesaving Society’s Bronze Medallion challenges the candidate both mentally and physically. Judgement, knowledge, skill, and fitness – the four components of water rescue – form the basis of Bronze Medallion training. Candidates acquire the assessment and problem-solving skills needed to make good decisions in, on, and around the water. Bronze Medallion is a pre-requisite for assistant lifeguard training in Bronze Cross.

Pre-requisite(s): 13 years of age and CPR-C & AED.

 

Bronze Cross:  The Lifesaving Society’s Bronze Cross begins the transition from lifesaving to lifeguarding and prepares candidates for responsibilities as an assistant lifeguard. Candidates strengthen and expand their lifesaving skills and begin to apply the principles and techniques of active surveillance in aquatic facilities. Bronze Cross emphasized the importance of teamwork and communication in preventing and responding to aquatic emergencies. Bronze Cross is a pre-requisite for advanced training in the Society’s National Lifeguard and leadership certification programs.

Pre-requisite(s): Bronze Medallion and Intermediate First Aid CPR-C & AED.

 

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.

Prerequisite(s): 15 years old and Bronze Cross or higher

 

Swim Instructor: Swim Instructors are 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 Course Registration: 
 

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