Aquatic Programs

Swimming Lessons

Aquatics ProgramsThe Fernie Aquatic Centre is a great place to be on any day of the week, with a full offering of swimming lessons for all-ages.

We also offer ½-hr private lessons, and semi privates on select days.  

Other programs are available at select times throughout the year, check with the Fernie Aquatic Centre 250-423-4466 to see what is being offered!

Parented Swim Lessons

Geared for children age 4 months to 3 years, our parented lessons are a great way to introduce your little one to the water.

Active Fit

This is a 45 minute higher intensity water workout, utilizing both shallow and deep water.  For those that would like a high pace workout with less joint stress, this is for you!

Gentle Fit

This is a 45 minute lower intensity workout. Ideal for those with joint ailments or injuries. Get fit with this workout without a lot of stress to the joints.

Become a Lifeguard or Instructor

If you have a desire to learn more about the field of Aquatics, or maybe you once were a lifeguard and want to get back in the game, the Fernie Aquatic Centre is the place for taking your aquatics to the next level! 

Summer Swim Courses

Bronze Star Course: The Bronze Star course is pre-bronze Medallion training standard and excellent preparation for success in Bronze Medallion.  During the Bronze Star Lifeguard Course, candidates develop problem-solving and decision-making skills as individuals and in partners.  They learn self-rescue techniques, CPR, water rescue skills and first aid.  Candidates also develop stroke endurance and lifesaving fitness skills.  
Prerequisities: Ability to swim in deep water and be 8 years old + 
Dates: July 9th-13th, 2018
Times: Mon/Wed/Fri from 1-3 PM and Thurs/Fri from 9-11 AM
Price: $125.00 + tax with pocket mask. $100.00 + tax wthout pocket mask

Bronze Medallion Course: The Bronze Medallion course teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water rescue education.  Judgment, skills, knowledge and fitness are skills that will be learned during this course.  Rescuers learn self-rescue techniques, defense and release methods, rows and carries in preparation for challenging rescues and emergency rescue techniques.  Lifesavers develop stroke efficiency and endurance in a timed swim.  This course includes the CPR-A Certification.
Prerequisites: Ability to swim in deep water.  Bronze Star or 13 years of age by the last day of the course.
Dates: July 16th - July 20th, 2018
Times: Mon/Wed/Fri 1-4 PM and Tues/Thurs from 9-1 PM 
Price: $250.00 + tax with pocket mask and manual.  $175.00 + tax without pocket mask and manual.

Bronze Cross Course: The Bronze Cross Lifeguard Course is designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of a more advanced training including an introduction to safety supervision in aquatic facilities.  Candidates develop proficiency in performing, patient assessments, managing aquatic spinal injuries and prevention of loss of life in aquatic emergencies.  The Bronze Cross Lifeguard Course includes the CPR-C Certification and is one of the prerequisite awards for the advanced Lifeguarding and Leadership Certification.
Prerequisites: Bronze Medallion
Dates: July 23rd - July 27th, 2018 
Times: Mon/Wed/Fri 1-4 PM and Tues/Thurs 9-1 PM
Price: $300.00 + tax with pocket mask and manual.  $240.00 + tax without pocket mask and manual.