Swimming & Aquatics


Swim Lessons

We are pleased to offer the Swim for Life program for those aged 4 months to 12 years old. Tots under the age of 3 years will participate with their parent or caregiver in classes based on their age. Preschoolers aged 3-6 years will join a small class with an instructor where kids may progress through five levels based on skills and ability. Once kids are 6 years old, they may progress through six Swimmer levels that lead into the Swim Patrol program, where youth begin to learn lifesaving skills and swim workouts become demanding. Please follow our recommendations for lesson registration to help build kids’ comfort and confidence in the water. Refer to the link below for an overview on levels and more information.

Swim for Life Levels & Descriptions

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, Water Wellness, and Wednesday morning Deep-fit, 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

  • 2024 Aquatics:
Aqua-fit & Leisure – no lanes available
Everyone Welcome – no lanes available
Lessons – only hot tub and sauna available
Lanes & Leisure – main pool is all lanes, leisure pool is 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 Swim Instructor are offered here. A list of programs running this season can be found HERE.

If you are 13 years of age or older and are looking to start your lifeguard training from ground zero, begin by taking the Bronze Medallion course, followed by the Bronze Cross course.  Then, those aged 15 years or older may train as a Lifeguard and/or Swim Instructor.  Standard First Aid and Bronze Cross are required courses before you can train as a Lifeguard.

For more information on swimming or aquatics programs, please contact:
Melissa Furlotte
Aquatic Program Supervisor/Acting
Tel: 604-485-8912
Email: mfurlotte@powellriver.ca