Swimming programs

Fall swimming registration

Fall session two registration starts on Tuesday, October 6 at 7 a.m.
Session two highlights include: new dates / times for leadership programs and an increase in the number of lessons offered.

Register today for fall swimming programs. Visit Recreation Online to view the program schedule and register.

Registration tip: Log into your Recreation Online account before searching for programs or adding them to your cart.

Learn about the changes in place and different class formats to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community below.

Little girl with goggles swimming in lessons.

Welcome to Strathcona County's swimming and water safety programs! Working with our partners at the Canadian Red Cross and 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.

The safety of our swimmers and staff is our top priority. All swimming programs have been created to meet Alberta Health Services guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community. 

Fall programs offered

Follow the links below to find the full class schedule and register with Recreation Online. Learn more about setting up your Recreation Online account. Need assistance? Call 780-464-2112. 

  • Preschool Basics (parented) - This new level is open to any students who would normally register in Sea Turtle, Sea Otter or Salamander. This class will be taught exclusively in our Kids Pool basin where the depth ranges from .3m to .5m. This level is ideal for any students age 2-5 who have low confidence in the water and are still working on their comfort in aquatic environments. A parent or responsible caregiver (14 years of age or older) must accompany each swimmer in the water.
     
  • 5+ Basics (parented) - This new level is open to any students who are 5 years of age or older who have never taken swimming lessons before, or who have not completed Red Cross Swim Kids Level 1. This class will focus on building confidence in the water and teaching the basics of floatation, aquatic movement, and how to be safe in, on and around the water. This class will be taught exclusively in our Teach Pool which is 1m deep. A parent or responsible caregiver (14 years of age or older) must accompany each swimmer in the water.
     
  • Advanced (parented) - This new level is open to any students who have completed Salamander or Red Cross Swim Kids Level 1 and would normally register in: Sunfish, Crocodile, Whale, Red Cross Swim Kids Level 2 or 3. This class will focus on more advanced swimming skills including back glides, front glides and front swim as well as more advanced water safety skills and knowledge. This class will be taught exclusively in our Teach Pool which is 1m deep. *A parent or responsible caregiver (14 years of age or older) must accompany each swimmer in the water.
     
  • Red Cross Swim Kids Levels 4 and up (unparented)
     
  • Leadership / Lifesaving (unparented)
     
  • Learn to swim adult and teen (unparented)
     
  • Private lessons

Program details

  • Preschool Basics, 5+ Basics and Advanced lessons all require a caregiver (a responsible individual at least 14 years of age or older, from the same household or cohort) to accompany the swimmer in the water for safety and to assist with physical distancing.

    Instructors will  guide and support caregivers and students as they learn swimming strokes related to the level  their current level and provide evaluations. While instructors may be in the water they will consistently maintain 2 meters (6ft) distance from students and caregivers
     
  • Red Cross Swim Kids 4 and up  do not require a caregiver to accompany the swimmer in the water. Instructors will teach from the pool deck and support students verbally.
     
  • If an instructor needs to demonstrate a skill, all swimmers will be physically distanced from each other and the instructor. Students will have a ‘set’ of equipment assigned to them for the duration of their lesson to ensure that no equipment is shared between participants.

Know before you go

  • Each guest entering the facility must check in with the front desk prior to entering the changeroom. You will be asked a series of screening questions and provided with a tag to indicate which locker you will use, this tag lets our staff know which lockers need to be sanitized following each use.

  • Stay home if you are sick or experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19.

  • Please arrive a maximum of 10 minutes before your scheduled class. Only one caregiver is permitted to accompany each swimmer into the building for their lessons.
     
  • We recommend arriving with your bathing suit on underneath your clothes to decrease congestion in changing areas.
     
  • Masks are required (for individuals 10 years of age and older) in all common areas including the lobby, hallways and changerooms. Program participants (including parents and guardians who will be in the water) do not need a mask while on the pool deck and are not allowed to wear their mask in the water. Masks can be stored in lockers. All spectators on deck must wear face mask.
     
  • A full cleansing shower is required for ALL individuals that will be entering the water.
     
  • Following your lesson please proceed to the changerooms, maintain proper physical distancing.
     
  • Take a quick rinse, put your mask on, change and head home without delay (personal grooming strongly discouraged) so staff can begin sanitizing the area as soon as possible.

 

Frequently asked questions

Questions?
780-464-2112
swimming@strathcona.ca

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Last updated: Wednesday, September 30, 2020
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