Programs, Swim & Fitness Classes

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Welcome to the Kinsmen Aquatic Centre's current offerings of programs, swimming and fitness classes. Classes fill up quickly, so register early to reserve your spot! For more popular classes, there may be times when we need to start a wait list. 

Call (403) 782-1278 for information about program registration. Please note that some classes may be cancelled due to lack of registrants. 

Red Cross swim programs

Mermaid School

Come enjoy this 8 lesson session where you will be introduced to the basics of swimming and safety with a mono-fin.  At the end of this session you and your fellow mermaids and mermen will perform a fin-tastic routine.

Pre-requisites: Ability to swim 25m (without monofin) and tread water for 1 minute

Dates:
Aug 8-17 3:00-4:00 pm (T-F/M-Th)
Aug 21-31 3:00-4:00 pm (M-Th both weeks)

Mermaid School

 

Adult Lessons

Great for adults who want to learn to swim or continue to develop their swimming skills. This class is for people of all swim abilities. Each registered participant will be provided with a Red Cross Journal to keep track of their progress, and set goals for both swimming and water safety. Drop in admissions for the lessons are also welcome!

Dates:
July 7-Aug 25 8:00-8:45 pm (F)

Adult Lessons

 

Swim Patrol

Swim Patrol 

Rookie Patrol

Developing individual fitness levels to meet a timed 100 m swim and 350 m 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.

Dates:
August 21-25, 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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 200 m timed swim. Rescue skills involve an increased skill level in ABC first aid basics, victim recognition and non-contact rescues.

Dates:
August 21-25, 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Star Patrol

An excellent preparation for the Bronze Medallion 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 over 100m each; and complete 600 m workouts and a 300 m timed swim.

Dates:
August 21-25, 9:00 am - 11:00 am

 

JLC 

JLC 

Competitive

Geared for children who are interested in attending lifeguard competitions! This is the world's most demanding, multi-disciplinary sport in the world; combining athletic ability with lifesaving skills and rescue equipment. The Competitive aspect is unique because it is the only sport in which skills are learned for humanitarian purposes and then applied to competition. We look forward to seeing competitive swimmers in previous seasons as well as new swimmers in the new season!

End Date: March 24, 2017

Look for next season’s registration in Fall 2017

Recreational

Geared for kids who just want to achieve a personal best in swimming abilities, first aid skills and lifesaving techniques in a fun atmosphere by promoting public awareness of the Lifesaving drowning and water-related injury prevention aims. We look forward to seeing recreational swimmers in previous seasons as well as new swimmers in the new season!

End Date: Apr. 2, 2017

Look for next season’s registration in Fall 2017


Water fitness classes

Low impact
Our low impact water fitness class is a senior-geared class that helps to develop and maintain flexibility and basic movement by using the water to improve overall total body strength and endurance, with emphasis on improving the stability and functional strength of the core.

Water fitness
Are you looking to get into shape but hate to sweat and have joints that cannot handle lots of hard impact? Then do we have a program for you! Working out in the water helps reduce impact on your joints by adding buoyancy to your body. Our water fitness classes will help get you in shape by developing your cardiovascular and muscle strength, as well as your flexibility through a large variety of moves. 

Volunteer Program

Leaders In Training (LIT)
A volunteer program for youths aged 12 to 15 years who are interested in becoming a lifeguard/water instructor. This program will provide an opportunity for youth to work with a lifeguard/instructor on deck and in the pool. Volunteers will also earn credits towards their advanced course.