Swimming Information

Swimming Information

The Recreation Complex is located at 10 Remembrance Square, Conception Bay South. It features a pool facility, hot tub, sauna, and squash courts.

Swimming Lesson Registration: Summer Set 1 

How Summer Lessons Work:

Unlike our spring, fall and winter sessions, which are held once a week over several weeks, our summer lessons are condensed into 2-week sets. Participants will attend classes on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday each week for two weeks. This structure is convenient for accommodating summer vacations and other seasonal activities. Please note that adult swimming lessons and leadership courses (Junior Lifeguard Club, Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross) are not provided in the summer and will resume in September. 

Program Dates (Set 1): July 2-12, 2024 

  • Registration for Conception Bay South residents opens on Wednesday, June 26 at 6:30 p.m.
  • General registration opens on Friday, June 28 at 12:30 p.m. 
 

Swimming Lessons

The Conception Bay South Recreation Complex offers swimming lessons in association with the Lifesaving Society Learn to Swim Program.  The program consists of the following levels:

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 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 try floats on their front and back, and glides on their side.

Preschool 2: These preschoolers learn to jump into chest deep water by themselves, and get in and get out wearing a Personal Flotation Device. They’ll submerge and exhale underwater. While wearing a Personal Flotation Device they’ll glide on their front and back.

Preschool 3: These youngsters will try both jumping and a side roll into deep water while wearing a Personal Flotation Device. 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 side roll entries and open their eyes underwater. They’ll master a short (3-5 m) swim on their front and gliding and kicking on their side.

Preschool 5: These youngsters get more adventuresome with a forward roll entry wearing a PFD and holding their breath underwater for up to 10 seconds. They’ll work on longer front and back crawl swims, interval training and get a giggle out of whip kick.

Swimmer 1: These beginners will become comfortable jumping into water with and without a Personal Flotation Device. 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 Personal Flotation Device. They’ll be able to support themselves at the surface without an aid, learn whip kick, swim 10-15 m on their front and back, and be introduced to flutter kick interval training (4 x 9-12 m).

Swimmer 3: These junior swimmers will dive and do in-water front somersaults. Their new bag of tricks includes handstands and completion of the Canadian Swim to Survive Standard. They’ll work on 10-15m of front crawl, back crawl and whip kick. Flutter kick interval training increases to 4 x 25 m.

Swimmer 4: These intermediate swimmers will swim 5 m underwater and lengths of front, back crawl, whip kick, and breaststroke arms with breathing. 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. Surface dives will take them down to underwater swims. They’ll refine their front and back crawl over 50 m swims of each, and breaststroke over 15-25 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 10-15 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.

Rookie Patrol: Swimmers continue stroke development with 50 m swims of front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke. Lifesaving Sport skills include a 25 m obstacle swim and 15 m object carry. First aid focuses on assessment of conscious victims, contacting EMS and treatment for bleeding.  Fitness improves in 350 m workouts and 100 m timed swims. Prerequisite: None.

Ranger Patrol: Swimmers develop better strokes over 75 m swims of each stroke. They tackle Lifesaving Sport skills in a lifesaving medley, timed object support and rescue with a buoyant aid. First aid focuses on assessment of unconscious victims, treatment of victims in shock and obstructed airway procedures. Skill drills develop a strong lifesaving foundation. Prerequisite: None.

Star Patrol: Swimmers are challenged with 600 m workouts, 300 m timed swims and a 25 m object carry. Strokes are refined over 100 m swims. First aid focuses on treatment of bone or joint injuries and respiratory emergencies including asthma and allergic reactions. Lifesaving skills include defense methods, victim removals and rolling over and supporting a victim face up in shallow water. Prerequisite: None.

Adult Swim Program

The Conception Bay South Recreation Complex currently offers both Red Cross Swim Basics and Red Cross Swim Strokes. These swimming programs are designed to meet your individual needs. 

Leadership Programs

These include Bronze Cross, Bronze Medallion, Bronze Star, and the Junior Lifeguard Club.

THE JUNIOR LIFEGUARD CLUB

The Junior Lifeguard Club (fun for kids 8 years and up, who can swim at least 25m and tread water for 2 minutes, or those who have completed Swim Kids 8. JLC provides an action-packed challenge for kids who love the water but who want more than lessons. JLC is for quick learners, those between levels or programs, and those who thrive in an energetic learning environment.

BRONZE MEDALLION

Bronze Medallion challenges the candidate both mentally and physically. Judgment, knowledge, skill, and fitness – the four components of water rescue – form the basis of Bronze Medallion training. Candidates acquire the assessment and problem-solving skills needed to make good decisions in, on, and around the water. Bronze Medallion is a prerequisite for assistant lifeguard training in Bronze Cross.
Prerequisite: Minimum 13 years of age or Bronze Star certification (need not be current).

BRONZE CROSS

Bronze Cross begins the transition from lifesaving to lifeguarding and prepares candidates for responsibilities as assistant lifeguards. Candidates strengthen and expand their lifesaving skills and begin to apply the principles and techniques of active surveillance in aquatic facilities. Bronze Cross emphasizes the importance of teamwork and communication in preventing and responding to aquatic emergencies. Bronze Cross is a prerequisite for advanced training in the Society’s National Lifeguard and leadership certification programs.
Prerequisite: Bronze Medallion and Emergency or Standard First Aid certifications (need not be current).

Shallow Water Fitness

A great way to have fun, exercise, and get in shape. This program is offered on a drop-in basis.

The Recreation Complex is the ideal place to host a birthday party, conference or function. Our rentals include one hour of pool time, followed by one hour in the multi-purpose room. We can accommodate several options to suit your needs. In the party room you have access to the full kitchen, which includes an oven, microwave and refrigerator. We take the liberty of setting up the covered tables and chairs.

To book, contact the Recreation Complex at 709-834-6500 ext. 602 or book online. You can book a party in advance up to December of the current year.

Rental options are as follows:

Fridays 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Saturdays 2:30-4:30 p.m. and 5:15 – 7:15 p.m.

Sundays 1:45-3:45 p.m. and 4:05-6:05 p.m.

Costing:

$173.91 plus HST (based on a total of 31 people); with groups larger that 31 there will be an additional charges of $0.89 plus HST per guest.

     

CBS Bluefins Swim Club

A year-round club and offers both competitive and pre-competitive programs. It operates out of a 4-lane, 25m pool and has a current membership of about 60 swimmers, ranging in age from 7–18. The club has several different training groups, which each have their own practice schedule and coaches. Each group is specifically designed to provide swimmers with the necessary skill set to either compete or improve on their swimming capabilities. The pre-requisite for the team is successful completion of Swim Kids Level 7 or equivalent. If you require additional information, please visit their website. You may also call 709 834-6500 ext. 609.

CBS Silhouettes Synchronized Swimming Club

The CBS Silhouettes Synchronized Swimming Club offers two programs. The Recreational Program teams meet once per week and swimmers have fun while learning the basics of synchronized swimming. The Competitive Program consists of four teams that meet several times per week, depending on the age group of a team. Interested in trying this amazing sport? The Silhouettes host a free Try Synchro Day on each of the two weekends following Labor Day in September. The Try Synchro Days are for swimmers aged six and up, who are comfortable swimming in the deep end of the pool, and are able to follow instruction from a coach. To find out more please visit their website. or find the CBS Silhouettes on Facebook and Instagram. You may also call 709-834-6500 ext. 609.

Hours of Operation

Monday 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Thursday 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. – 8:45 p.m.
Saturday 2:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The public is advised that the Recreation Complex is closed during all statutory holidays and during the annual maintenance of the facility in late August.

Contact the Recreation Complex

Call: 709-834-6500 ext. 602
E-mail: cbspool@conceptionbaysouth.ca

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