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Swim for Life Programs

The Okotoks Aquatics Centre, along with the Lifesaving Society, are pleased to promote the Swim For Life program. The Swim for Life program stresses lots of in-water practice to develop solid swimming strokes and skills and incorporates valuable Water Smart®education that will last a lifetime.

The program has recently been modified based on feedback collected from parents, students, and program instructors, to better meet the needs of participants.

Parented Preschool Swim Program

Preschool Swim Programs

Child Swim Programs

Advanced Aquatic Leadership Programs

National Lifeguard Service (NLS) certification is the industry standard for professional lifeguards in Canada, and is offered through the Lifesaving Society's programs. NLS guards are water rescue professionals trained in emergency care. They prevent accidents. They are trained to spot potential trouble and intervene before it becomes life-threatening. They identify hazards and determine safe practices. They educate the public about the hazards and risks associated with aquatic activities and how to be Water Smart.

To become a lifeguard you must be 16 years of age and have the following certifications, outlined in the progression chart below.

Becoming a Lifeguard Chart

Adult Learn to Swim Programs