The Vulcan Pool offers a variety of amenities and benefits:

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

Registered Programs and Drop-in Activities

We offer many swimming lesson options, as well as aqua-fitness classes, and a variety of swim times including public swims, as well as dedicated family, diversity, parent & tot, adult and lane swims.

Preschool Swim Lessons

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.

  1. Starfish
  2. Duck
  3. Sea Turtle
  4. Sea Otter
  5. Salamander
  6. Sunfish
  7. Crocodile
  8. Whale

4 – 12 months of age, able to hold their head up, and participate with a parent or caregiver. (Assisted)

Babies and their caregivers work on getting wet, buoyancy and movement, front, back and vertical position in the water, and shallow water entries and exits.

Register 2

12 – 24 months of age, participating with a parent or caregiver. (Assisted)

Babies and their caregivers work on rhythmic breathing, moving forward and backward, front and back oat with recovery, and shallow water entries and exits.

Register 2

24 – 36 months of age, participating with a parent or caregiver . (Assisted)

Toddlers and their caregivers work on submersion, front and back oats and glides, jumping into chest deep water with assistance, kicking on front and front swim.

Register 2

3 – 5 years

Swimmers work on front and back oats and glides, kicking on front with a buoyant object, and will be able to swim 1 metre upon completion of this level.

Register 2

3 – 5 years,

Successful completion of the skills in Red Cross Preschool Sea Otter

Swimmers work on improving their front and back oat and jumping into chest deep water unassisted. Kicking is added to the front and back glide and swimmers will be able to swim 2 metres upon completion.

Register 2

3 – 6 years, successful

completion of the skills in Red Cross Preschool Salamander

Swimmers work on kicking and can perform glides (front and back), enter deep water safely, oat in deep water, swim with a PFD and swim 5 metres continuously.

Register 2

3 – 6 years, successful

completion of the skills in Red Cross Preschool Sunfish

Swimmers further develop the front and back glide with kick, front, and back swim, jump into deep water, swim with a PFD in deep water, and swim 10 metres continuously.

Register 2

3 – 6 years, successful

completion of the skills in Red Cross Preschool Crocodile

Swimmers increase their distance on front and back glide with kick, increase distance on front and back swim, learn the sitting dive, and will be able to swim 15 metres continuously upon completion of this level

Register 2

Swim Kids Swim Lessons

Red Cross Swim Kids is a fresh approach to swimming and water safety education, this program challenges those who previously passed a Red Cross Swim Preschool program and is also a starting point for children with limited swimming experience.

  1. Swim Kid 1
  2. Swim Kid 2
  3. Swim Kid 3
  4. Swim Kid 4
  5. Swim Kid 5
  6. Swim Kid 6
  7. Swim Kid 7
  8. Swim Kid 8
  9. Swim Kid 9
  10. Swim Kid 10

At least 5 years of age, no previous swimming experience required

Swimmers develop front and back float, front and back glide, flutter kick (assisted), shallow water entries and exits, and swim 5 metres.

Register 2

At least 5 years of age, successful completion of the skills in Red Cross Swim Kids 1

Swimmers learn front and back glide with flutter kick, develop front swim ,complete deep-water activities (assisted) and swim 10 metres continuously.

Register 2

At least 5 years of age, successful completion of the skills in Red Cross Swim Kids 2

Swimmers increase their distance on front and back glide with flutter kick, perform flutter kick unassisted, wear a PFD in deep water, float in deep water, and swim 15metres continuously.

Register 2

At least 5 years of age, successful completion of the skills in Red Cross Swim Kids 3

Swimmers learn back swim with shoulder roll and front crawl (10m), work on flutter kick on back, perform kneeling dive, introduction to sculling and swim 25 metres continuously.

Register 2

At least 5 years of age, successful completion of the skills in Red Cross Swim Kids 4

Swimmers develop front crawl (15m), learn back crawl (15m) and whip kick on back, learn stride dive and treading water, perform head-first sculling on back, and swim 50 metres continuously.

Register 2

At least 5 years of age, successful completion of the skills in Red Cross Swim Kids 5

Swimmers increase their distance on front and back crawl (25m), learn elementary back stroke (15m), learn dolphin kick, tread water in deep water, perform front dive, and swim 75 metres continuously.

Register 2

At least 5 years of age, successful completion of the skills in Red Cross Swim Kids 6

Swimmers increase their distance on front and back crawl (25m), learn elementary back stroke (15m), learn dolphin kick, tread water in deep water, perform front dive, and swim 75 metres continuously.

Register 2

At least 5 years of age, successful completion of the skills in Red Cross Swim Kids 7

Swimmers increase their distance on front and back crawl (75m) and elementary back stroke (25m), learn breast stroke (15m), learn eggbeater/tread water, perform feet-first surface dive and standing shallow dive, and swim 300 metres continuously.

Register 2

At least 5 years of age, successful completion of the skills in Red Cross Swim Kids 8

Swimmers increase their distance on front and back crawl (100m), elementary back stroke (50m) and breast stroke (25m), learn sidestroke kick, perform head-first surface dive, and swim 400 metres continuously.

Register 2

At least 5 years of age, successful completion of the skills in Red Cross Swim Kids 9

Swimmers increase their distance on front and back crawl (100m), elementary back stroke (50m) and breast stroke (50m), learn sidestroke (25m), perform dolphin kick (vertical), learn feet- and head-first surface dives with underwater swim, and swim 500 metres continuously.

Register 2

Red Cross & Lifesaving's Advance Courses

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  1. Bronze Star
  2. Bronze Cross & Medallion
  3. WSI - Water Safety Instructor
  4. Pool Attendant

12 Hours

Date: TBD

Monday to Thursday 8:00am - 11:00am

Bronze Star is a pre-Bronze Medallion training standard and excellent preparation for success in Bronze Medallion. Bronze Star is also an excellent course for those who have completed all the swimming levels and are looking for a new and exciting challenge In Bronze Star, participants develop problem-solving and decision-making skills as individuals and in partners. They learn CPR and develop Water Smart® confidence and the lifesaving skills needed to be their own personal lifeguard.

Prerequisites: age 10+

Cost: $100.00 includes all material

40 hours

Date: TBD

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: $150.00 each or $250 combined, includes all

material

40+ Hours

Date: TBD

Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:00 pm lunch not provided

Evaluation June 9, 9:00am - 12:00pm  online course must be completed between June 9 and July 8

The Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Course prepares candidates to

instruct the Red Cross Swim programs. Candidates focus on strategies to introduce and develop fitness activities, skills and water safety, and swimming skills in the Red Cross Swim Preschool, Red Cross Swim Kids, Red Cross Swim @ School, Red Cross Swim @ Camp, Red Cross Swim for Adults & Teens, and Red Cross Swim Adapted programs

Course Components & Length

 

Online course included in the course

  • WSI—Skills Evaluation* – 3–6 hours
  • WSI—Online – 14–20 hours
  • WSI—Teaching Experience – minimum 8 hours
  • WSI—Classroom and Pool – 9 hours classroom,

 12 hours pool.

* WSI—Classroom and Pool.

Prerequisites:  15 years old

Cost: $350.00 includes all material

Pool Attendant provides knowledge of pool operations and the lifesaving skills needed to prevent injuries and promote the safe use of pools.

The 4-6 hr. course identifies the role and responsibilites of a Wading Pool Attendant and provides training in how the attendant can identify, control, and eliminate risks and hazards through facility analysis.

Prerequisites: Minimum 14 years of age. Standard First Aid certification 

Town of Vulcan

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Mayor Tom Grant

Contacts

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  403-485-2417
 403-485-2914
 321 – 2nd Street South

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