Tag Archives: Swimming

Did You Know: Lifeguard Courses In Fernie

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For more information: City Of Fernie’s Website

“If you’ve always wanted to be a lifeguard, or are a former lifeguard looking to brush up on your skills, the Fernie Aquatic Centre is offering a number of pre-requisite courses this summer. Once you’re done with the courses, check out our jobs page for current opportunities!

Junior Lifeguard Club

The Junior Lifeguard Club is a an alternative to traditional test-sheet-based aquatic programs. The Club stresses fun and aquatic skill development based on personal-best achievement. Building on skills they already have. Members work to develop and improve swimming and other aquatic skills with emphasis on : swimming skills, lifesaving knowledge, leadership and teamwork, community education, competition, personal Fitness.


Bronze Medallion Course

The Bronze Medallion course teaches an  understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water rescue education – Judgment. Knowledge, skill and fitness.  Rescuers learn self-rescue techniques, defense and release methods, and rows and carries in preparation for challenging rescues involving conscious and unconscious victims of various types, including spinal injuries and circulatory emergencies. Lifesavers develop stroke efficiency and endurance in a timed swim.  This Course includes the CPR-A certification.


Bronze Cross Course

The Bronze Cross Lifeguard Course is designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced raining including an introduction to safety supervision in aquatic facilities. Candidates develop proficiency at performing, patient assessments, managing aquatic spinal injuries, and prevention the  loss of life in a variety of aquatic emergencies, while developing stroke endurances and fitness training skills. The  Bronze Cross Lifeguard Course includes the CPR-C certification and is one of the pre-requisite awards for the advanced Lifeguarding and Leadership.


Red Cross Standard First Aid

The Canadian Red Cross Standard First Aid (SFA) is a comprehensive course which gives participant’s the ability to deliver a higher level of first aid treatment in different environments. After completion of the course, you will be prepared for a verity of first aid situations, bother life threatening and non-life threatening. Standard First Aid includes all EFA course content plus victim management. Heat and cold injuries, bone and joint injuries, sprains, wounds, head trauma, diabetes, burns and poisons. SFA includes CPR Level C Basic Rescuer Certification.”


Last Day To Swim In Fernie Until July 4th

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(from city of fernie’s website)

Annual Pool Closure Starts May 6, 2017 (All Day)

This year’s annual maintenance shutdown for the Aquatic Centre runs from May 6- July 4th, 2017. We apologize for any inconvenience during this disruption of services.

The Aquatic Centre office will be open for summer swim lesson registration June 27, 2017 to June 30, 2017 from 8:00am – 2:00 pm. Weekly summer swim lessons will begin on July 10, 2017.

For further information call 250-423-4466.

Did You know : March Break Leisure Services Schedule

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From City of Fernie’s website:

“It’s Spring Break!! Leisure Services has activities to keep everyone busy! Check out the Spring Break Schedules for the Aquatic Centre and the Fernie Arena to find out what’s on offer.”

Did You Know… Tomorrow Is Banana Split Day

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From City of Fernie’s website:

“Everyone loves a good Banana Split!  Join us at the Fernie Aquatic Centre, 250 Pine Avenue on August 15, 2015 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm for Banana Split Day!  Have a great time playing in the pool (maybe the croc will be lurking about!) then enjoy a refreshing Banana Split.”

Our Morning At Silver Springs

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With Rod’s mom in town, we wanted to have max fun on our days off (weekends are mid week for us). Grandma has been to Silver Springs before but not for a few years so we thought we’d remind her how beautiful it is up there. The climb was fun for our almost 4 year old but the 2 year old had to be carried in and out of Silver Springs, which we expected. The short climb was worth it to see the beautiful water, have a refreshing dip and the kids loved watching their dad jump off the big cliffs.

• Bring some sort of bug repellent. The mosquitoes are horrendous.
• Wear river/water shoes. There are no beaches, just rocks.
• Perhaps, if you need to have a bevvy, bring cans. I can’t believe how much broken glass was all over the ground…everywhere.

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Did You Know…The Pool Is Open

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From the City of Fernie website:

“Residents are advised that following the Annual Maintenance Shutdown the Aquatic Centre reopens on July 1, 2015.  Lesson sets for summer swimming lessons start on July 6, 2015 and Adventure Summer Camps run July 6, 2015 to August 21, 2015.  Register early!”

Views Of Fernie : Maiden Lake Is Beautiful

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If you don’t look south, Maiden Lake is a beautiful place. I’ve been joining a few morning at this spot, before the sun comes out and melts us. The wild flowers are gorgeous right now which may be the reason everyone seems so happy and friendly down there.

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