Well, hello there. We’re getting right into Spring Break around here and my family is starting to plan a few things. We have some Club Cr8 mornings booked with the Arts Station, a few playdates and now we’re thinking about swimming. I looked up the Fernie public swim schedule and it’s very similar to their regular schedule, Monday-Friday 6:30am – 1pm / 3pm-8pm and Saturday-Sunday 12pm-6pm.
The Sparwood pool, which I love, has opened a few extra public swim times, as well. They’re now open 1-3pm Monday to Thursday and then a free swim on Fridays 4-5:30. Saturdays 2-5, 6-8, Sundays 1-4:30. They also have evening swim times that starts at 6:30 and ends anywhere from 8-9. A bit of salt water swim is good for the soul.
(from City of Fernie’s website)
“BC Family Day Swim
February 18, 2019 (12:00pm – 3:00pm)
Thanks to funding from BCPRA, The Fernie Aquatic Centre will be hosting a Free Admission Family Day Swim on February 18th from 12-3pm.”
Twelve years after my first time in Fernie, just under 10 years living here, I finally made it to Matheson Falls. I wonder how many other people have lived here and not made the short 20 minute journey up the river to this amazing spot. The water is frigid, which is perfect on a hot day like today, and the climb is rocky but you feel like you’re in another world.
The best part was watching the five kids, ages 3 to 6, having a blast on their way up to the falls. Not one of them complained for a second…okay, other than that one moment when someone had to go to the washroom and they didn’t want to do it in the forest. It was a cool afternoon spent on the mountain with friends, going on a little kid friendly adventure. It will be something we do every summer from now on.
It’s the number one spot to swim on this website: www.kootenayrockies.com
And a facebook page with people’s photos of Matheson Falls: www.facebook.com
When you don’t blog for a couple weeks you fall out of tune with the community. The Fernie Heritage Library is almost in their closure and at the pool on Friday I noticed a little sign about their closure from August 19th – September 16th, 2018.
Historic qualifier for Dolphins Swim Club
For the first time in Dolphins Swim Club history, one of their swimmers has qualified for nationals.
Fernie’s Olivia Howse beat the 1500-metre Freestyle qualifying time of 19:44 by 11 seconds with a long-course time of 19:33, opening up a slot for her to compete against approximately 30 other athletes at Nationals…read more here on The Free Press.
From Randi on Facebook:
“Friends!!! The pool is staying OPEN for May and June this year!! We will have swim lessons, jr lifeguard club, pj-movie- pizza nights, no school Friday swims and more!! Pass it on!! We need to make it worth it to stay open during this time “