SwimAbilities - Life Saving Society

Trico Centre is pleased to announce that we will be offering the new Life Saving Society's Program SwimAbilities

Registration begins March 5 and 6th for member passholders and March 7th for non-pass holders

What is SwimAbilities?
It is a 4 level swimming program that is designed to break down swimming skills into small manageable components with logical progressions and lots of opportunities for success.
The program is geared for children ages 3-16, with special needs, who need additional support to achieve their beginning swimmer goals and to increase their safety, independence, and enjoyment in and around the water.
Each class is 45 minutes long with 30 minutes class time, and 15 minutes transition time for play and getting out of the pool.
We chose to be one of the first facilities to implement this program because it fits with our values of Wellness, Safety, Partnership and it also fills a programing gap for an important part of the Community.

Spring Classes:

SwimAbilties level 1 and 2 Monday April 16 – June 18 (no classes May 21) (9 classes) 3:15-4:00pm
Pass holders - $110.00
Non Pass holder - $138.00

Wednesday April 18 – June 20 (10 classes) 3:15 – 4:00pm
Pass holders - $123.00
Non Pass holder - $164.00

Summer Classes:

Saturday July 7 – August 25 (8 classes) 9:15-10:00am
Pass holders - $98.00
Non Pass holder - $122.00

*Lessons take place prior to opening of pool to public

For more information please call 403-225-5564

Who is the SwimAbilities Program for?
Any child age 3-16 who is unable to swim more than 5 meters on their front or back without assistance and for children who would benefit from a slower paced program, visual support, one-on-one assistance, personalized modifications or their programing, or a “just-right challenge”.

Does the child need a parent, caregiver, or aide in the water?
Every child must have a parent, caregiver, or aide in the water. This allows for every child to receive appropriate support and practice time for each of the activities, as well as provides additional safety supervision for the child.

How do I know what SwimAbilities level to register in?
If the child has never taken swimming lessons, and cannot put their face in the water, the child should be registered in SwimAbilities 1.
If the child can put their face in the water and blow bubbles, and can be held in a front or back float position, the child should be registered in SwimAbilities 2.
If the child can independently float on their front AND back (with or without help starting and recovering), the child should be registered in SwimAbilities 3.
If the child can swim 5 meters on either their front or back, and can perform a rollover in the water unassisted, the child should be registered in SwimAbilities 4.
If you are unsure what level your son or daughter should be registered, call the Aquatics Office at      403-225-5564 to book a free swim assessment.

How will a child benefit from the SwimAbilities Program?
Because the program is designed to break swimming components into small steps, every child is able to experience success to some degree. This in turn allows for increased confidence, increased enjoyment of the activities, and increased likelihood of success. Many children learn the basics of swimming from the program.


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Saturday 7am - 9pm
Sunday 7am - 8pm

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Saturday 7am - 8pm
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