Tag Archives: Swimming

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.”


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.”