November 11, 2019 - The Claresholm Aquatic Centre is currently closed for annual maintenance and will re-open approximately on December 13, 2019. Please watch for updates.
This vibrant facility features a 5-lane, 25 metre pool, with Olympic-rated diving blocks, and is handicapped- accessible with a graduated entry. This award-winning indoor swimming pool is accessible to everyone. Lessons, programs, Aquafit, pool rental times and a weekly free swim -- there is truly something for everyone.
Address: 212 Fairway Drive West
Swim Line: 403.625.3071
Office Phone: 403.625.2172
The Claresholm Aquatic Centre is actively seeking responsible, motivated individuals to fill part-time Junior Lifeguard positions. Hours of operation vary from 5:30am – 9:30pm Monday –Thursday, 5:30am-7:30pm Fridays and are open on weekends, so a variety of shifts would be expected.
The Claresholm Aquatic Centre is actively seeking responsible, motivated individuals to fill a part time Senior position. Hours of operation vary from 5:30am – 9:30pm Monday–Thursday, 5:30am-7:30pm Fridays and are open on weekends, so a variety of shifts would be expected. Evening and weekend staff are in demand.
Please visit our Career Opportunities page for more information.
For an up to date pool schedule visit the Town Calendar.
DownloadDec 2019 Schedule
DownloadJan/Apr 2020 Program Guide
Baby and Me: This is a water exercise program with core strengthening for parents.
Aquafit and Bootcamp: A low-impact workout that focuses on cardiovascular health, strength, and core strength. Great for those with joint issues. Proven to be good for rehabilitation and is doctor recommended. It’s a great workout with amazing people!
Seniors Program: This class is a half-hour workout geared towards those with lower mobility, rehabilitation or those just beginning with Aquafit. Everyone is welcome!
Swim for Life® is a comprehensive swim instruction program that focuses on the acquisition and development of fundamental swim strokes and skills for learners of all ages and abilities. Learning Swim to Survive® skills and achieving the Lifesaving Society’s Swim to Survive® Standard are key foundations of the Swim for Life® Program. Swim for Life® is accessible, flexible, success-oriented and fun. Instructors ensure swimmers get lots of in-water practice in every lesson.
Parent & Tot Program: 4 months to 3 years, this program structures in-water interaction between parent and child to stress the importance of play in developing water-positive attitudes and skills. Activities and progressions are based on child development, so parents register in the level appropriate for their child’s age.
Preschool Lessons 1-5; 3-5 years, The Preschool Program gives children a head start on learning to swim. Preschool Programs develop fundamental physical literacy skills for aquatic activities. In our preschool progressions we work to ensure children are comfortable in the water and have fun developing a foundation of water skills. Parents are in viewing area.
Swimmer Lessons 1-6; 5-12 years, The Swimmer Program makes sure children learn the fundamental physical literacy skills for aquatic activities. Progressions accommodate beginners and swimmers who want to build on the basics. Lots of in-water practice develops solid swimming strokes and skills.
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. These programs continue to develop participants` swim strokes and provide the skill foundation that prepares them for success in the Society’s Bronze Medal awards. Each level of the Canadian Swim Patrol program has three modules: Water Proficiency, First Aid, and Recognition & Rescue. Swim Patrollers work on content appropriate to their ability and interest.
Rookie, Ranger and Star: Enhances capability in the water for individual fitness levels. An excellent preparation for the Bronze Star award, Canadian Swim Patrol demands good physical conditioning and lifesaving judgment. Participants develop lifesaving and first aid skills
JLC Sport: The Junior Lifeguard Club (JLC) program is for youth between the ages of 8 to 15 years interested in active living and having serious fun. JLC members are encouraged to develop skills based on personal bests in swimming, lifesaving, fitness, knowledge, leadership and team work. Work towards Rookie, Ranger, or Star Awards
JLC Vikings: The Junior Lifeguard Club Competition Series explores Lifesaving Sport Competition. This program will test the youth both mentally and physically in preparation for competing in the future. Fall 2016 marked the first year our Vikings have competed.
Bronze Star: is the pre-Bronze Medallion training standard and excellent preparation for success in Bronze Medallion. In Bronze Star, participants develop problem-solving and decision-making skills as individuals and with partners. They learn CPR and develop Water Smart® confidence and the lifesaving skills needed to be their own personal lifeguard. Includes CPR A and AED.
Bronze Medallion: Bronze Medallion Award teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water rescue education: judgment, knowledge, skill, and fitness. Rescuers learn tows and carries, and defence and release methods in preparation for challenging rescues of increased risk involving conscious and unconscious victims of various types. Lifesavers develop stroke efficiency and endurance in a timed swim. Includes CPR A and AED.
Bronze Cross: Designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced training including an introduction to safe supervision in aquatic facilities. Bronze Cross is a prerequisite for all advanced training programs including National Lifeguard and Instructor certification. Includes CPR C and AED.
Lifesaving First Aid & CPR: Recognized Standard First Aid is a prerequisite for National Lifeguard.
National Lifeguard Pool: 16 years and up, NL is an internationally recognized program that instructs you on the fundamentals of victim recognition, observation, skills, and communication to create well-equipped lifeguards who are capable of preventing and dealing with situations that can arise while guarding a pool.
Lifesaving Swim Instructor: 16 years and up, the Lifesaving Society Swim Instructor/ Examiner Course focuses on preparing the instructor to teach and evaluate basic movement and swimming skills, strokes, and fitness. Candidates are introduced to key principles of learning and teaching and acquire proven teaching methods, a variety of skill and stroke development drills and correction techniques.
Lifesaving Sport: The world's most demanding, multi-disciplinary sport in the world, combining athletic ability with lifesaving skills and rescue equipment. Lifesaving Sport is unique because it is the only sport in which skills are learned for humanitarian purposes and then applied to competition.
Kraken Swim Club: From the months of May through August our provincially known Kraken Swim Club practices daily and hosts a swim meet in early June. Club registrations start in March.
$42 Swimmer 1-4
$50 Swimmer 5-6
$52.50 Rookie, Ranger, Star.
Private Lessons: $17.50/ half hour. Please contact the Aquatic Supervisor to set up private lessons.
Pool Rental Times:
Friday & Saturday: 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 12 Noon, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Private Rental Costs:
Less than 75 people: $90/hr
75-124 people: $180/hr
The Birthday child is free, other children under age 12 are $1.00 per child.
Men’s & Family Lockers $5.00 to rent the lock, $4.50 will be returned when lock is returned.
Women’s lockers: Built in $0.25 locks on lockers are available in the change room.
Small locker: $5.00 / month
Large locker: $8.00 / month
||3 Month Pass**
|Child Under 3
*A Family consists of Immediate Family only with max. 2 adults.
**3 Month Passes are for Fitness, Public, Parent & Tot / Senior and Toonie Swims Only.
Our openings will be posted on the Career Opportunities page. Thanks for you interest!
Lessons & Certifications
To register in Swimming Lessons, please complete one copy of the registration form below for each person registering.
DownloadSwimming Lesson Registration
- For your child’s safety, all children 7 years and under must be accompanied in the water by someone 14 years or older.
- Proper swim wear is required. T-shirts and cut-offs are not allowed.
- All people with infectious conditions are requested not to enter the pool.
- Please lock up all belongings. The Claresholm Aquatic Centre is not responsible for any lost/stolen articles.
- Before beginning any Fitness Classes please consult your doctor. The Claresholm Aquatic Centre is not responsible for injuries or illness resulting from attending these classes.
- There must be a minimum of 3 participants to run a class.
- All dives must proceed in a forward direction away from the board.
Inward dives, reverse or Gainer dives and bum dives are PROHIBITED without a qualified diving coach in attendance. There are numerous other dives that present less risk of injury to the head neck or spine that you may enjoy.
- After your dive, please proceed away from the board to an edge or toward the shallow end to allow the next diver to proceed safely.