swim courses

Swim for Life® is a complete learn-to-swim program from Parent & Tot through to Leadership. Easy to program and easy to explain, Swim for Life leads seamlessly into the Society’s lifesaving training awards.

Program content is stroke and skill driven: entries and exits; surface support; underwater skills; Swim to Survive® skills; movement / swimming skills; fitness, and Water Smart® education. A fun program with achievable content is enjoyable for both participants and instructors.

Lesson FAQ

We will have lots of lesson times available through the summer. Take a look through our times here on this link: Pool Calendar

Found your time and ready to book in? Click here: Lesson Bookings

Swim lessons can be booked three ways:

  • Online Here
  • By calling us at 403-562-8255
  • Coming in to see us during opening hours.

Private lessons can be booked by emailing our Pool Programmer at poolprogrammer@crowsnestpass.com. Availability changes week to week, so reach out and we will see what we can find for you.

It’s hard to know where your child fits into the lesson formats.  We are happy to offer free lesson assessments through our lifeguard team at the Pool. Give us a call or email info@passpool.ca to set up an assessment. 

Our aim is to have the same instructor throughout the lesson sessions but despite our best intentions, things happen! What we do know is that our team will do the best they can to ensure continuity if there is an instructor change. 

Whether you are 18 months old or 80, there are lessons available for you! Adult lessons are available upon request. Please reach out to our Pool Programmer at poolprogrammer@crowsnestpass.com or stop by and we can figure out an option to help you with your swimming needs. 

Lessons are taught using the Lifesaving Society “Swim for Life” framework. Each level is broken down by certain skills to be completed within the timeline. Lessons are scheduled for 30 minutes, for 5 days to allow the students to gain some time working on their skills.  Some students may struggle with the timeframe while others may complete the skills to a satisfactory level faster.  Each individual swimmer is unique and our team will work with them to achieve their goals!

Check out this conversion chart for the swap over.  If you still have questions or are unclear, give us a call, stop by or email us. We’d be happy to help or set up a time to do a free assessment. 

Congratulations on completing Swimmer 6! Take a look at the Bronze Star or the Canadian Swim Patrol lessons for more options to learn in the pool. Swim Patrol lessons will be available in July and August.

Absolutely. Email us with the name of the person on the wait list, age, lesson they are looking for and an email we can use to contact you to poolprogrammer@crowsnestpass.com