Swim Lessons

Lessons for all ages

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. Click the button below to book your swim lessons today!

Crownest Pass Municipal Pool

Lesson Structure

There are five modules in the Lifesaving Society Swim for Life® program:

  • PARENT & TOT 1, 2, 3 for parents and children up to 3 years
  • PRESCHOOL 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 for children 3–5 years
  • SWIMMER 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 for children 5 years and older
  • ADULT SWIMMER 1, 2, 3 for people over 16 years
  • FITNESS SWIMMER for swimmers of any age who want to improve their overall physical fitness

The modules are designed so they flow together seamlessly. You can program them independently or program them all so they flow logically into each other and on into the basic lifesaving awards: Rookie, Ranger and Star Patrol.

Crownest Pass Municipal Pool

Preeschool LESSONS

Preschoolers move from Preschool to Swimmer based on age – traditionally around 5–6 years. Preschoolers who have completed Preschool 1 or 2, would move to Swimmer 1; if they have completed Preschool 3, 4, or 5, they would move into Swimmer 2.

Content is organized as follows:

  • Entries and exits
    Surface support
  • Underwater skills
  • Swim to Survive® skills
  • Movement / Swimming skills
  • Fitness
  • Water Smart® education

Mandatory equipment for the Swim for Life program includes lifejackets of all sizes. Other learn-to-swim equipment such as kickboards, pull buoys and toys will expand the scope for effective and entertaining training.

Available Swim Lessons

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. 

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