Aquatic & Aqua fitness
Welcome to Acadia Aquatics!
Acadia's 6-lane, 25-meter pool is the proud home of the Acadia Varsity Swim Team, and longtime home of the Wolfville Tritons Swim Club.
Acadia is proud to offer several a variety of aquatic programming.
Lane/Lap Swim - These times are open to individuals who want to train or practice their strokes within a lane of the pool.
Family/Public Swim/Open - These times are open to all members who want to come in and enjoy the pool and use the lanes for lap swimming - great for families!
Aquafit Classes - Instructor led designated programing to support aquatic mobility and exercises
Lessons - See the "Swimming Lessons" section below
Our vibrant, welcoming pool offers a variety of swim times for both facility members and the community
About our Lessons
As an Affiliate Member of the Lifesaving Society, here at Acadia Pool we offer the Lifesaving Society's exciting Swim for Life program! With a variety of levels and our fantastic instructors we're able to teach your children how to swim in a safe, fun, and dynamic environment!
The Swim for Life program is the Lifesaving Society’s learn-to-swim program that develops solid swimming strokes and skills. We incorporate valuable Water Smart® education that will last a lifetime. Based on the internationally recognized Swim to Survive standard and aligned with the Sport for Life model, the Lifesaving Society’s Swim for Life Program focuses on
basic survival skills and proper swimming technique – fun from day one! Swim for Life starts by developing strong foundational and personal self-rescue skills, then continues on by challenging swimmers to develop stronger swimming strokes. Success oriented and fun for the entire family, there is something for everyone in the Swim for Life program.
To register for swimming lessons, first determine the appropriate swim level. If unsure, refer to the program descriptions or your swimmer’s most recent final progress report card. Next, refer to the days and times of a particular class or level on the lesson availability chart.
Fall 2023 Swim Lessons
Lessons are available for registration: Wednesday, September 27th at 12 noon
- Fall 2023 lessons,
- Registration to be available mid-September
- multiple options will be available
- Lesson options
- 4 week sessions (2x per week)
- Evening Lessons to be available
- Parent & Tot, Preschool levels, Swimmer Level
- Lesson options
lessons will offer a variety of scheduling options.
- 1x week (Saturday & Sunday)
- 7 weeks
- 2x week (Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday)
- 4 weeks
Lifesaving Society certification(s)
Bronze Medallion and Cross with Standard First Aid & CPR-C: Fall 2023 options to be available
Instructors Course - Coming Soon!
National Lifeguard Course - Coming Soon!
To register online for swimming lessons, please visit at https://acadiau.legendonlineservices.ca/enterprise/account/login
Parent & Tot
Spend quality time with your child while you both have fun and learn and socialize. Through structured in-water interaction between parent and child, we stress the importance of play in developing water-positive attitudes and skills. We provide Lifesaving Society Water Smart® tips on keeping your child safe in any aquatic setting. Certified instructors provide guidance and answers to your questions.
We've organized the content of each level like this:
- Entries and Exits
- Surface support
- Underwater skills
- Swim to Survive® skills
- Movement / Swimming skills
- Water Smart® education
- As an integral part of the Swim for Life® Program, Water Smart education provides information and experiences that helps participants make smart decisions when in, on and around water and ice.
Because activities and progressions are based on child development, parents register in the level appropriate for their child's age.
PARENT & TOT 1, 2, 3
- Parent & Tot 1: Designed for the 4 to 12-month-old to learn to enjoy the water with the parent.
- Parent & Tot 2: Designed for the 12 to 24-month-old to learn to enjoy the water with the parent.
- Parent & Tot 3: Designed for the 2 to 3-year-old to learn to enjoy the water with the parent.
Preschool Levels are for children aged 4-5 years.
Preschool 1: These preschoolers will have fun learning to get in and out of the water. We'll help them jump into chest deep water. They'll float and glide on their front and back and learn to get their faces wet and blow bubbles underwater.
Preschool 2: These preschoolers learn to jump into chest-deep water by themselves, and get in and get out wearing a lifejacket. They'll submerge and exhale underwater. Wearing a lifejacket, they'll glide on their front and back.
Preschool 3: These youngsters will try both jumping and a sideways entry into deep water while wearing a lifejacket. They'll recover objects from the bottom in waist-deep water. They'll work on kicking and gliding through the water on their front and back.
Preschool 4: Advanced preschoolers will learn to do solo jumps into deeper water and get out by themselves. They'll do sideways entries and open their eyes underwater. They'll master a short swim on their front wearing a lifejacket and gliding and kicking on their side.
Preschool 5: These youngsters get more adventuresome with a forward roll entry wearing a lifejacket and treading water for 10 sec. They'll work on front and back crawl swims for 5 m, interval training, and get a giggle out of whip kick.
SWIMMER 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Swimmer 1: These beginners will become comfortable jumping into water with and without a lifejacket. They'll learn to open their eyes, exhale and hold their breath underwater. They'll work on floats, glides and kicking through the water on their front and back.
Swimmer 2: These advanced beginners will jump into deeper water, and learn to be comfortable falling sideways into the water wearing a lifejacket. They'll be able to support themselves at the surface without an aid, learn whip kick, swim 10 m on their front and back, and be introduced to flutter kick interval training (4 x 5 m).
Swimmer 3: These junior swimmers will dive and do in-water front somersaults and handstands. They'll work on 15 m of front crawl, back crawl and 10 m of whip kick. Flutter kick interval training increases to 4 x 15 m.
Swimmer 4: These intermediate swimmers will swim 5 m underwater and lengths of front, back crawl, whip kick, and breaststroke arms with breathing. Their new bag of tricks includes the completion of the Canadian Swim to Survive® Standard. They'll cap it all off with front crawl sprints over 25 m and 4 x 25 m front or back crawl interval training.
Swimmer 5: These swimmers will master shallow dives, cannonball entries, eggbeater kicks, and in-water backward somersaults. They'll refine their front and back crawl over 50 m swims of each, and breaststroke over 25 m. Then they'll pick up the pace in 25 m sprints and two interval training bouts: 4 x 50 m front or back crawl; and 4 x 15 m breaststroke.
Swimmer 6: These advanced swimmers will rise to the challenge of sophisticated aquatic skills including stride entries, compact jumps and lifesaving kicks like eggbeater and scissor kick. They'll develop strength and power in head-up breaststroke sprints over 25 m. They'll easily swim lengths of front crawl, back crawl, and breaststroke, and they'll complain about the 300 m workout.
- Weekly Schedule - Click here
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- General (without amendments)
- October 2023 - click here
- To be used as a general guide. IMPORTANT: Does not include revisions to support special events
- MS Office- Excel document
- Monthly Schedule, to be updated regularly
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Upcoming Closures/Revised schedule
Please note, Specials rentals to affect weekly general calendar
Please refer to calendar for up to date aquatic programs and information
- Acadia Programming - lap and public swim times + Aquafit classes
- Lessons - Fall 2023, beginning October
- Registration will start on Wednesday, September 27th at 12 noon
- Private Rentals