A youth participating in a swim lesson

Welcome to Strathcona County's swimming and water safety programs! Through our partnership with the Lifesaving Society of Canada, all of our professional aquatic team members hold a complement of certifications to ensure you have the best experience every time you register.

Swimming for the April to June 2024 spring season occurs at Kinsmen Leisure Centre (KLC) and Emerald Hills Leisure Centre (EHLC):

  • 8-10 week sessions: April 20 to June 23 (KLC)
  • 8-9 week sessions: April 22 to June 24 (EHLC); omit May 20

Swimming for the July to August 2024 summer season occurs at Kinsmen Leisure Centre (KLC) and Emerald Hills Leisure Centre (EHLC):

  • Viewable online: June 4
  • Registration opens: June 18
Session 1 July 2 - July 5 4 days (omit July 1)
Session 2 July 8 - July 12 5 days
Session 3 July 15 - July 19 5 days
Session 4 July 22 - July 26 5 days
Session 5 July 29 - Aug 2 5 days
Session 6 Aug 6 - Aug 9 4 days (omit Aug 5)
Session 7 Aug 12 - Aug 16 5 days
Session 8 Aug 19 - Aug 23 5 days

Programs offered

Strathcona County swimming programs are available in seasonal sessions throughout the year. All currently available swimming program categories are listed below.

Swimming programs

Strathcona County schools

Did you know we offer curriculum-based aquatics programs for schools?

Know before you go

There are a few things you may want to know before taking part in Strathcona County swimming programs.

Know before you go: swimming

    • A bathing suit and towel for each participant 
    • A swim diaper for any participants who wear diapers or $2.00 to purchase one from the front desk 
    • Any progress cards for your instructor to see previous comments, not mandatory! 
    • A personal combination lock if you would like to lock up your belongings or quarters or a Loonie to purchase a locker
    • All of our lesson facilities offer male, female, universal and specialty changerooms 
    • The male and female changerooms offer communal changing and showering space, as well as some private changing and washroom stalls, children over the age of 5 who use these changerooms must change in the room that best matches their gender identity 
    • The universal changeroom offers multiple private changing stalls and washrooms as well as a communal shower and locker areas. This changeroom is for any and all individuals! 
    • The specialty changeroom offers a specifically designed space for individuals with complex mobility needs, this space includes a complimentary sling and pulley system for guests who use a wheelchair as well as a large open space to facilitate easy changing. This space is opened on a per need basis, please stop by the front desk for access!
    • When you enter the pool deck area, please find the sign with the number or name of the class you have registered in. Your instructor will meet you there within a few minutes of the scheduled start time of your class. All of our classes run back-to-back so please be patient as they safely exit the water with their pervious class and make their way to your meeting spot.  

    • For leadership classes such as Bronzes, Swim Instructor, National Lifeguard or First Aid, please check the front desk for a posted sign from the instructor, or ask the front desk upon arrival where your class will be meeting that day.

    • If you are still unsure of where to go or how to find your class, please find a team member in a black shirt, come to the front desk, or approach any lifeguard or instructor, they will be happy to find you the help you need 

Common questions: swimming

• Emerald Hills Leisure Centre: 780-464-2112
• Kinsmen Leisure Centre: 780-400-3866

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Last updated: Friday, May 24, 2024
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