Swimming & Aquatics


*The Aquatic Centre will be closed for Annual Maintenance on August 21 and reopen on September 12*

Swim Lessons

Lessons for the littlest start at just 4 months of age! The first three levels of the Red Cross Swim Preschool program are for children under the age of 3 years old with their parents/caregivers; ages 3-6 years can join small class sized lessons with an instructor where toddlers master skills before moving through the 5 additional levels.  When kids are 6 years old, they can progress through the 10 level Red Cross Swim Kids program.

Unsure which level your child should be in?  Please see the Red Cross Swim levels below.

Red Cross Swim Levels

Daily Water Fitness Classes

Daily classes are 45 minutes in length and the instructors will vary.  Shallow water Aqua-fit classes are designed for those people who may not necessarily be swimmers but are looking to use water as resistance to improve muscle tone, strength and mobility.

Buoyancy belts are provided by the complex for participants in our Deep-fit classes or deep-end participants, where physical strength and cardiovascular fitness can be increased while reducing joint stress.  These classes are conducted in the deep end.


Water Fitness Programs

Specialized water fitness programs, such as Aqua Yoga, develop core stability and strength in a water setting.  Designated instructors will lead you through a variety of exercises over a specified number of weeks to help you develop good posture, good habits and proper movement within the water environment.  These classes are limited in space so register early to reserve your spot.

Public Swimming

Summer Public Swimming Schedule – July 2 – August 6

Summer Public Swimming Schedule – August 8 – 20

  • The Aquatic Centre will be closed for Annual Maintenance on August 21 and reopen on September 12.
Aqua-fit & Leisure – no lanes available
All Welcome – no lanes available
Lessons – hot tub and sauna only
Lanes & Leisure – main pool all lanes, leisure pool available
Multi-use – limited space in all pools
Leisure & Hot Tub – main pool unavailable





Aquatic Leadership & First Aid Training

Learn lifesaving skills that will last a lifetime through the Bronze Medal Program.  Whether for personal interest or to become a lifeguard, the Bronze Medal awards provide important water safety messages and develop proficiency in lifesaving, resuscitation and water rescue.  Thinking about working in aquatics?  All the courses you need to become a certified National Lifeguard and Red Cross swimming instructor are offered here seasonally, and a full list of available programs can be found HERE.

For more information on swimming or aquatics programs, please contact:
Tami Wood
Aquatic Program Supervisor
Tel: 604-485-8908
Email: twood@powellriver.ca