The Vulcan Pool offers a variety of amenities and benefits:

  • Regular season is May to end of August
  • 10-person,  accessible hot tub
  • Idividual and Family change rooms
  • Zero Entry
  • Spray Feature with a Spray park
  • Onsite Concession
        
  • 6 lane x 25m lap pool
  • 1m diving board, climbing wall & inflatable toys
  •  Viewing Area
  • Tot Area
  • Water Slides
  • Rental opportunities

 

Registered Programs and Drop-in Activities

We offer many swimming lesson options, as well as aquatic fitness classes, and a variety of swim times including public swims, Adult & Tot, adult and lane swims.

Swim for Life Programs

Take this perfect opportunity for you and your children to experience water fun and safety together. Our well-trained instructors teach swimming and water safety skills to preschoolers with fun games, songs and mascots. Watch your children’s eyes light up as they learn new skills and are rewarded for their accomplishments. 8 levels for children 4 months to 6 years of age. Online Registration will open May 2, 2022  9am

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  1. Parent & Tot
  2. Preschool
  3. Swimmer 1 to 6

 

Parent & Tot At-a-glance
Especially for children aged 4 months to 3+ years and their parents. Based on the principle "Within Arms Reach",Especially for children aged 4 months to 3+ years and their parents. Based on the principle "Within Arms Reach",these classes focus on close playful interaction and shared fun between child, parent and water.

Parent & Tot 1 (4–12 months)

1. Enter & exit the water safely withEnter & exit the water safely withtot
2. Readiness for submersion
3. Hold tot on front, eye contact
4. Hold tot on back, head & backsupport
5. Front float (face out) – assisted
6. Back float – assisted
7. Float wearing PFD – assisted
8. Arms: splashing, reaching,paddling, on front & back
9. Legs: tickling, splashing, kicking,on front & back
10. Water Smart Messages
             Parent & Tot 2 (12–24 months)
1.Entry from sitting positionEntry from sitting position- assisted
2. Exit the water – assisted
3. Blow bubbles on & in water
4. Face wet & in water
5. Attempt to recover object belowsurface
6. Entry from sitting positionwearing PFD & return – assisted
7. Front float (face in) – assisted
8. Back float – assisted
9. Kicking on front & back– assisted
10. Surface passes with continuouscontact
11. Water Smart Messages
          

Parent & Tot 3 (2–3 years)

Jump entry – assistedJump entry – assisted
2. Entry & submerge from sittingposition – assisted
3. Exit the water – unassisted
4. Hold breath underwater– assisted
5. Attempt to open eyes underwater
6. Attempt to recover object frombottom
7. Standing jump entry, return toedge – assisted
8. Jump entry & float wearing PFD– assisted
9. Front & back “starfish” floats– assisted
10. Front & back “pencil” floats– assisted
11. Kicking on front & back– assisted
12. Underwater passes
13. Water Smart Messages

 You can spot people who are Water Smart® right away! They’re the ones who know how to swim andYou can spot people who are Water Smart® right away! They’re the ones who know how to swim andbehave safely in, on and around water. Swim for Life includes fun, hands on teaching activities that focus on teaching water safety for the whole family. Lessons that will last a lifetime!

Next Steps:If your child is under 3 years register in Parent & Tot classes, when they are three years old consider Preschool levels.

  
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Preschool At-a-glance
The Swim for Life Preschool Program gives children a head start on learning to swim. They’ll have fun developing the basics to be safe and confident little swimmers. Water Smart® education is part of every Preschool level.

Preschool 1

1. Enter & exit shallow water
- assisted
2. Jump into chest-deep water
– assisted
3. Face in water
4. Blow bubbles in water
5. Float on front & back (3 sec. each) - assisted
6. Safe movement in shallow water
– wearing PFD
7. Glide on back wearing (3 m. each) - assisted
8. Water Smart Messages

 

             Preschool 2

1. Enter & exit shallow water wearing PFD
2. Jump into chest-deep water
3. Submerge
4. Submerge & exhale (3 times)
5. Float on front & back (3sec. each) wearing PFD or with buoyant aid
6. Roll laterally front to back & back to front, wearing PFD
7. Glide on front & back wearing PFD (3 m each) wearing PFD or with buoyant aid
8. Flutter kick on back with buoyant aid (5m)
9. Water Smart Messages

 

           Preschool 3

1. Jump into deep water wearing PFD, return & exit
2. Sideways entry wearing PFD
3. Hold breath under water (3 sec.)
4. Submerge & exhale (5 times)
5. Recover object from bottom in waist
- deep water
6. Back float; roll to front; swim 3 m
7. Float on front & back (5 sec. each)
8. Roll laterally front to back & back to front
9. Glide on front & back (3 m each)
10. Flutter kick on back (5 m)
11. Flutter kick on front (3 m)
12. Water Smart Messages

Preschool 4

1. Jump into deep water, return & exit
2. Sideways entry
3. Tread water 10 sec. wearing PFD
4. Open eyes under water
5. Recover object from bottom in chest-deep water
6. Wearing a PFD, sideways entry into deep water; tread (15 sec.); swim/kick (5 m)
7. Front float; roll to back; swim 5 m
8. Glide on side (3 m)
9. Flutter kick: on front (7 m); on back (7 m); on side (5 m)
10. Front crawl (5 m) wearing PFD
11. Water Smart Messages

 

 

Preschool 5

1. Forward roll entry wearing PFD
2. Tread water (10 sec.)
3. Submerge & hold breath (5 sec.)
4. Recover object from bottom in chest-deep water
5. Wearing PFD, sideways entry into deep water; tread (20 sec.); swim/kick (10 m)
6. Whip kick in vertical position (20 sec.) with PFD or buoyant aid
7. Front crawl (5m)
8. Back crawl (5 m)
9. Interval training: 4 x 5 m flutter kick on back with 30 sec. rests
10. Water Smart Messages

 

You can spot people who are
Water Smart® right away!


They’re the ones who know how to swim and behave safely in, on and around water. Swim for Life includes fun, hands on teaching activities that focus on teaching water safety for the whole family. Lessons that will last a lifetime!


Next Steps:
Swimmer 1 - for children turning
five or six
Swimmer 2 - if the child has completed preschool 5

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Swimmer At-a-glance
Swim for Life Swimmer levels make sure your child learns how to swim before they get in too deep. Each level challenges school aged children 5 years and older to develop safe entries, deep water support, underwater skills, and swimming strokes. Kids learn everlasting healthy habits by getting and staying fit. Swimmer levels include fun, hands on teaching activities that focus on teaching water safety — lessons that will last a lifetime!

Swimmer 1

1. Enter & exit shallow water
2. Jump into chest-deep water
3. Jump into deep water wearing PFD
4. Tread water (30 sec.) wearing PFD
5. Hold breath under water (5 sec.)
6. Submerge and exhale (5 times)
7. Open eyes under water
8. Float on front & back (5 sec. each)
9. Roll laterally front to back & back to front
10. Glide on front, back & side (3 m each)
11. Flutter kick on front & back (5 m each)
12. Front Crawl (5 m ) wearing PFD
13. Water Smart Messages

 

            

Swimmer 2

1. Jump into deep water, return & exit
2. Sideways entry wearing PFD
3. Tread water (15 sec.)
4. Recover object from bottom in chest-deep water
5. Wearing PFD jump into deep water, tread 30 sec. & swim / kick (15 m)
6. Flutter kick on front, back & side (10 m each)
7. Whip kick in vertical position (30 sec.) with aid
8. Front crawl & back crawl (10 m each)
9. Interval training: 4 x 5 m flutter kick with 20 sec. rests
10. Water Smart Messages

 

          

Swimmer 3

1. Kneeling dive into deep water
2. Forward roll entry into deep water
3. Tread water (30 sec.)
4. Handstand in shallow water
5. Front somersault (in water)
6. Jump into deep water, tread 30 sec. & swim / kick (25 m)
7. Flutter kick on back (5 m); reverse direction and flutter kick on front (5 m)
8. Flutter kick on front (5 m); reverse direction and flutter kick on back (5 m)
9. Whip kick on back (10 m)
10. Front crawl & back crawl (15 m each)
11. Interval training: 4 x 15 m flutter kick with 20 sec. rests
12. Water Smart messages

Swimmer 4

1. Standing dive into deep water
2. Tread water (1 min.)
3. Swim underwater (5 m)
4. Canadian Swim-to-Survive® Standard: Roll entry into deep water, tread 1 min. and swim 50 m
5. Whip kick on front (15 m)
6. Breaststroke arms drill (15 m)
7. Front crawl & back crawl (25 m each)
8. Interval training: 4 x 25 m front or back crawl with 20 sec. rests
9. Sprint front crawl (25 m)
10. Water Smart Messages

 

 

Swimmer 5

1. Shallow dive into deep waterShallow dive into deep water
2. Tuck jump (cannonball) into deep water
3. Jump entry into deep water & tread 2 min.
4. Stationary eggbeater kick (30 sec.)
5. Back somersault (in water)
6. Roll entry into deep water, tread 90 sec. and swim 75 m
7. Breaststroke (25 m)
8. Front crawl & back crawl (50 m each)
9. Head-up front crawl (10 m)
10. Interval training: 4 x 50 m front or back crawl with 30 sec. rests
11. Interval training: 4 x 15 m breaststroke with 30 sec. rests
12. Sprint front crawl & back crawl (25 m each)
13. Water Smart Messages
 
Swimmer 6

1. Stride entry into deep water
2. Compact jump into deep water
3. Legs-only surface support 45 sec.
4. Swim underwater (10 m) to recover object
5. Eggbeater kick on back (15 m)
6. Scissor kick (15 m)
7. Breaststroke (50 m)
8. Front crawl & back crawl (100 m each)
9. Head –up swim 25 m
10. Interval training: 4 x 25 m breaststroke with 30 sec. rests
11. Sprint breaststroke (25 m)
12. Workout (300 m)
13. Water Smart Messages
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 Next Steps:

Canadian Swim Patrol | Junior Lifeguard Club | Bronze Star

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Lifesaving's Advance Programs

Some people cannot get enough of the water. They are passionate about swimming and want to take their training to a higher level or pursue a career as a lifeguard or swim instructor. Course online registration opens May 1, 2022

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  1. Rookie Patrol
  2. Ranger Patrol
  3. Star Patrol
  4. Bronze Star
  5. Bronze Cross & Medallion
  6. Swim Instructor
  7. Shallow Water Attendent

Develops individual fitness levels to meet a timed 100m swim and 350m workout. Water proficiency skills include: swims with clothes, ready position, foot-first and head-first surface dives. Demonstrating an ability to conduct a primary assessment and initiating EMS are included as first aid skills. Victim recognition and throwing assists are other key elements of the program.

6.5 Hours

Date: TBD

Monday to Friday 8:00am - 9:20am

Prerequisites: Swim for Life 6

Cost: $50.00 includes all material

Enhances capability in the water, including stride entry, underwater forward and backward somersaults, lifesaving eggbeater kick and increased fitness levels to meet a 200m timed swim. Rescue skills involve an increased skill level in first aid basics, victim recognition and non-contact rescues.

6.5 Hours

Date: TBD

Monday to Friday 8:00am - 9:20am

Prerequisites: Rookie Patrol

Cost: $50.00 includes all material

An excellent preparation for the Bronze Star award, Star Patrol demands good physical conditioning and lifesaving judgment. Participants develop lifesaving and first aid skills; further refine front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke (100m each); and complete 600m workouts and for 300m timed swims.

6.5 Hours

Date: TBD

Monday to Friday 8:00am - 9:20am

Prerequisites: Ranger Patrol

Cost: $50.00 includes all material

The Lifesaving Society’s Bronze Star develops swimming proficiency, lifesaving skill, and personal fitness. Candidates refine their stroke mechanics, acquire self-rescue skills, and apply fitness principles in training workouts. Bronze Star is excellent preparation for success in Bronze Medallion and provides a fun introduction to lifesaving sport.

10 Hours

Date: TBD

Monday to Friday 8:00am - 10:00am

Prerequisites: Star Patrol

Cost: $100.00 includes all material

Bronze Medallion

The Lifesaving Society’s Bronze Medallion challenges the candidate both mentally and physically. Judgement, knowledge, skill, and fitness – the four components of water rescue – form the basis of Bronze Medallion training. Candidates acquire the assessment and problem-solving skills needed to make good decisions in, on, and around the water. Bronze Medallion is a pre-requisite for assistant lifeguard training in Bronze Cross.

Bronze Cross

The Lifesaving Society’s Bronze Cross begins the transition from lifesaving to lifeguarding and prepares candidates for responsibilities as an assistant lifeguard. Candidates strengthen and expand their lifesaving skills and begin to apply the principles and techniques of active surveillance in aquatic facilities. Bronze Cross emphasized the importance of teamwork and communication in preventing and responding to aquatic emergencies. Bronze Cross is a pre-requisite for advanced training in the Society’s National Lifeguard and leadership certification programs.

40 hours

Date: July 19- 23 Additional date maybe opened if there is enough interest

Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm

Bronze Medallion teaches lifesavers how to respond in complex water rescue situations, and develops physical fitness, decision-making, and judgment skills. Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross is a prerequisite for all advanced life saving awards such as National Lifeguard Service certification. All candidates are required to have a current Canadian Lifesaving Manual. Manuals are included in cost.

Prerequisite: 13 years old, 

Cost: $200.00 each or $300 combined, includes all material

wim Instructors are responsible for teaching and evaluating candidates participating in the Swim for Life® and Canadian Swim Patrol programs. The Swim Instructor course prepares instructors to apply level 1 leadership competencies and strategies designed to teach swimming and lifesaving.

Hours 32

Prerequisite(s): 16 years old and Bronze Cross or higher

Certification Currency: 2 years from the date of certification

Apprenticeship: In course

Recertification: Attend a Swim and Lifesaving Instructor recertification course. Complete a Leadership Development Plan

Cost: $325.00 includes all material

Date TBD

Candidates will learn how to effectively communicate and educate the public about safe, appropriate use of amenities, and how to respond to minor emergencies as part of a team working with the leadership of a current National Lifeguard and under the guidance of a supervisor 18 years old (or older). Under the direction and leadership of a current National lifeguard, candidates can assist in attending to waterslide landing areas, lazy rivers, and other areas where the water is less than 1.2m deep.

Prerequisite(s): 14 years of age and current Aquatic Emergency Care OR 14 years of age, Bronze Cross (need not be current), and current AB workplace approved Emergency First Aid. 

Swim Lessons Change

Canadian Red Cross is winding down its Swimming & Water Safety and Lifeguard training to focus on surging humanitarian demands in other areas – such as disaster, pandemic response, opioid harm reduction, and caregiving for seniors. The Canadian Red Cross Swimming & Water Safety and Lifeguard Programs will no longer be offered as of January 1, 2023.

With this in mind, the Vulcan Lions Community Pool will be making the switch to Lifesaving Society Swim lesson and Lifeguarding training this year.
When registration for swim lessons opens in the spring, the new lesson format will be in place on our system.   We have included a chart for you which shows the conversion of Red Cross lessons to the new Lifesaving Society Swim format. The Recreation department is here for you during this period of transition, to answer any questions you might have in regards to this change. We will work with all our Lifeguard staff to ensure that they have the opportunity to transfer Red Cross certification to the Lifesaving model in a timely manner. As this is something that no one saw coming we thank you for your kind words and patience as we transfer our programming at the pool to the new format. 

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