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Swim for Life Lessons
In our Learn to Swim - Swim for Life Program, learning and evaluation of swimming skills is an ongoing process. Specific talents in coordination, physical strength, and comfort level in the water all have an impact on what children can do and how quickly they learn. Children will acquire these skills at their own rate; thus, 1 or 2 sets of the same lesson may be necessary for your child to complete the swim level.
Children will receive a recognition sticker or ribbon celebrating their success. Recognition is based on participation and is not a pass or fail skill item. Please note that the number of lessons in each session may vary. If you are wondering what level your child belongs in, please view our Lifesaving Society Screening Skills (PDF).
The Town of Hinton is an authorized provider of Lifesaving Society courses (PDF).
Private or Semi-Private Swimming Lessons
Private lesson requests may be accommodated based on instructor availability. Please email requests or phone 780-865-4412
Junior Lifeguard Club & Lifesaving Sport
These programs are a great way to help keep children, teens and adults involved in aquatics. It can encourage them to learn lifeguarding skills, appeal to their sense of competition and help to maintain fitness while enjoying their love of aquatics. Inquire about opportunities to earn advanced lifesaving course awards (such as Bronze Star, Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross). Practices are on:
- Group 1: 3:45 - 5 p.m.
- Group 2: 5:15 - 6:30 p.m.
- 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
- 5 - 6:30 p.m..
Canadian Swim Patrol
The Canadian Swim Patrol program provides enriched training for those who are ready to go beyond learn-to-swim. Swim Patrol's 3 levels, Rookie, Ranger, and Star, 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 3 modules: Water Proficiency, First Aid, and Recognition and Rescue. Swim Patrollers work on content appropriate to their ability and interest.
The growing focus on maintaining an ageless and active lifestyle is changing the way people are selecting fitness programs. Because of the vertical position in the water, water activities are a practical effective "cross training" tool for everyday activities - from carrying in the groceries to cleaning out the attic. Water supports 90% of the body's weight resulting in reduced stress on joints, muscles, tendon and ligaments.
Research has shown that water workouts decrease body fat as effectively as land based exercise programs when exercise is performed at similar intensity levels. Water strengthens the important muscles at the back (as well as the front) of the body to help fight gravity, prevent painful injury and ensure good postural alignment. When you exercise in water, muscle symmetry is built-in, because you meet resistance to your movement in both direction of the exercise.
Lifesaving Society Vocational Programs
These vocational programs are run intermittently annually.
Online registration is available or you can register at Customer Service:
- Aquatic Emergency Care
- Bronze Medals
- National Lifeguard
- Standard First Aid
- Swim Instructor
COVID-19 Adapted Aquatic ProgrammingLink to page
If you had a choice, you would spend every moment poolside. Good news – there is, in fact, a job that suites you! Our aquatics department needs people comfortable in the setting, and just as comfortable jumping into the water and keeping patrons safe. Join our team of water minded professionals in providing engaging, safe, and fun programs for our entire community.Link to page
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