Tag Archives: Swimming

How Cool Is This?!


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.


Did You Know : No Pool Closure This Year

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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

Did You Know : Free Swim BC Day

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From City of Fernie website:

Join us at the Fernie Aquatic Centre on BC Family Day (Monday, February 12th) for a FREE swim from 12 – 3pm, with the Wibit obstacle course in the main pool.

Our Trip To Costa Rica

Just wanted to share a few pictures from our trip to Costa Rica this September. It was Costa Rica’s rainy season so we (four families from Fernie) were all prepared for mosquitoes, rain, dengue fever, sting rays, tantrums and sun burns but it ended up being much easier than I expected. We did get bit by mosquitoes but only a little. Only one of us got stung by a sting ray. Hardly any tantrums erupted and only a few noses pealed. The travel was tedious, no doubt, it took over 24 hours to get there and over 30 hours to return, but we did it and survived!

We surfed, played in the cool pool, hunted lizards, admired the massive butterflies, biked  around town, played on the beach, collected shells and ate some delicious food. It was just what I needed.

Did You Know : Small Kid’s Pool Closed

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From City of Fernie:

“Please be advised that the Leisure Pool (smaller kids pool) at the Aquatic Centre is currently closed due to a maintenance issue. We will let you know when the issue has been resolved.

Thank you for your patience.”

Fernie Kids Tri 2017

Fernie Kids Tri - This Sunday - Swim, Bike, Run

From the Fernie Kids Triathlon website:

Here we go again!!!  Preparations are underway for the 7th Annual Fernie Kids Triathlon.  This year’s date is Sunday Sept 17, 2017.  Registration opens April 15th, 2017 on the Zone 4 website.

UPDATE, July 21, 2017 – Registration is full.  If you would like to add your name to the waitlist, please email ferniekidstri@gmail.com.

We are looking forward to another great event.  If you can help out in any way, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us at ferniekidstri@gmail.com.

See you on the course.


Side note, there is a BBQ happening during the event which will raise money for Bright Beginnings Community Preschool. 10 am -2 pm.

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.”