Town of Canmore

Aquatics Centre

Click here before each visit to view the Elevation Place schedule for updates, schedule, and information about closures.


Elevation Place Aquatics Centre

The Elevation Place Aquatics Centre is your ultimate indoor, aquatic playground. Whether you’re in the mood for lounging along our lazy river, slipping down our water slide, or raising your heart rate in our competition-length lap pool, you will be elevated by the experience in our Aquatics Centre. We have designed this space to meet a maximum family-fun factor. A perfect place to relax after a hard workout in the climbing gym or weight room.

 


 

Our Amenities

  • 25 metre pool with eight lanes
  • A leisure pool that simulates a beach edge, moving to 1.5 metres deep
  • A lazy river, water slide and a children’s play area
  • A steam room as well as a 25-person hot tub 
  • Modern locker rooms with showers

 


 

Know Before Your Visit

Need to Know
· Children 8 and under require direct supervision of a caregiver
· Caregivers must be 16 years or older
· One caregiver is required for every 4 children ages 8 and under
· Children 9 years of age and older may come to Lane Swim and Public Swim on their own
· All children attending Family Swim require direct supervision of a caregiver  
· Children need to be 42” tall to ride on the water slide
· Infant swimwear requirements include both an absorbent swim diaper and an elastic, plastic pant. For your convenience, both are available for purchase at the Customer Experience desk.
· Babies and toddlers should have their diapers checked a minimum of every half hour when they are in the pool
· Potty trained toddlers and preschoolers should be taken to the washroom every hour when they are in the pool
Check the Pool Schedule
Our schedule can change quickly due to staffing shortages or unexpected pool foulings. Always check the schedule prior to your visit. 

 


 

Our Programs

Swim for Life ® Skills Screening & Swimmer Assessments
While many swimmers may start their journey with swimming lessons, following them through from start to finish, the Lifesaving Society recognizes that not every swimmer follows this path. Skill Screening and Swimmer Assessments are available for:

· Swimmers who have had a break in their swimming lesson attendance

· Individuals who have had no formal swimming training
· Swimmers who are coming from other learn-to-swim programs

During a Swim Assessment, a certified instructor evaluates the swimmer’s ability to complete a series of skills. Based on their assessment, the evaluating instructor will make a recommendation on what Lifesaving Society program and level will be the best fit for them. To book a Swimmer Assessment Click here

Swimmers coming from Red Cross, or other learn-to-programs, can reference the transition charts, skills screening, and Swim Program Continuum documents in this guide
Lifesaving Society – Swim for Life 
Swim for Life® Learn to swim with Swim for Life is an accessible, flexible, and success-orientated program with a focus on fun! Certified instructors ensure swimmers get lots of in-water practice in every lesson. Swim for Life is a comprehensive swim program with streams for swimmers at every stage of life. 

Registration for Swim for Life Lessons is available online. Click here to browse and register for programs. 
Canadian Swim Patrol 
The Lifesaving Society’s 3-level Canadian Swim Patrol program is for swimmers who are ready to go beyond learn-to-swim. The programs focus on developing strength and proficiency while introducing swimmers to the challenging world of lifesaving. Swimmers will have fun enhancing their capability in the water, increasing their physical conditioning, and learning lifesaving judgment. Each level will continue to develop swimmers' strokes and provide a skill foundation that will prepare them for success in the Society's Bronze Medal Awards. Each level of the Canadian Swim Patrol program has three modules: Water Proficiency, First Aid, and Recognition and Rescue.

Registration for Swim for Life Lessons is available online. Click here to browse and register for programs. 
Private Swim Lessons
· Registration for Private Swim Lessons is available online. Click here to browse and register for programs.

· To inquire about or request a Private Swim Lesson day or time not currently offered email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

· Private Swim Lessons can be adapted to Semiprivate Swim Lessons with a maximum of two swimmers. Both children are registered for the private swim lesson and a 25% discount is applied to each registration. To enquire about creating Swim Private Swim Lessons email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

· Private Swim Lessons - SwimAbilities ® is a 4-level swimming program designed to break down swimming skills into small, manageable components with logical progressions that support opportunities for success. This program is for children and youth 3-16 years of age that require additional support while in the water and while learning to swim. 
 Lifesaving, Lifeguarding, First Aid and Leadership Programs  
Get the training and certifications you need to work on our Aquatics Team. Take your lifesaving skills to the next level on your path to becoming a Lifeguard & Instructor. We offer a range of programs from Bronze Medals; Bronze Star, Bronze Medallion & Bronze cross as well as National Lifeguard Pool, Swim, and Lifesaving Instructor, First Aid and a variety of Leadership Programs. To browse and register for programs, click here.

 


 

Work With Us

Love spending time at Elevation Place? If you’re enthusiastic and want to work where you can make a difference while having fun, we want to hear from you! We hire qualified Water Slide Attendants, Lifeguards, and Instructors at the Elevation Place Aquatics Centre three times a year and offer the training required! See the certification pathways below. 

If you are interested in becoming certified and are unsure of your swimming skills, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to set up a free skill development session with one of our head lifeguards.

Route to Becoming a Water Slide Attendant
Bronze Star (Optional)

Prerequisite(s): None. Swim Patrol experience recommended. 


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Bronze Medallion + CPR C

Prerequisites: Bronze Star (doesn't need to be current) OR
Minimum of 13 years of age at the time of exam


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Standard First Aid

 Prerequisites: None

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Bronze Cross

 Prerequisites: Bronze Medallion (need not be current), current Alberta workplace approved Standard First Aid.



Click here
 to see if we have current openings for Water Slide Attendants

Route to Becoming a National Lifeguard
Bronze Star (Optional)

Prerequisite(s): None. Swim Patrol experience recommended. 

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Bronze Medallion + CPR C


Prerequisite(s): Bronze Star (doesn't need to be current) 
OR Minimum of 13 years of age at the time of exam.

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Standard First Aid

 Prerequisites: None

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Bronze Cross

 Prerequisites: Bronze Medallion (doesn't need to be current) and
 
current Alberta workplace approved Standard First Aid.

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National Lifeguard

Prerequisites: Bronze Cross (doesn't need to be current), current Alberta workplace approved Standard First Aid (Aquatic Emergency Care is recommended), AND a minimum of 16 years of age at the time of the exam.



Click here
 to see if we have current openings for Lifeguard / Swim Instructors

Route To Becoming a Swim & Lifesaving Instructor
Bronze Star (Optional)

Prerequisite(s): None. Swim Patrol experience recommended. 

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Bronze Medallion + CPR C

Prerequisites: Bronze Star (doesn't need to be current) OR Minimum of 13 years of age at the time of exam

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Standard First Aid

 Prerequisites: None

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Bronze Cross

 Prerequisites:  Bronze Medallion (doesn't need to be current), current Alberta workplace approved Standard First Aid.

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Swim Instructor

Prerequisites: Minimum 16 years old, Bronze Cross or higher (doesn't need to be current).



Click here
 to see if we have current openings for Water Safety Instructors

 


 

Birthday Parties

The Town of Canmore has a variety of children’s birthday party themes to choose from. Whether it’s making a splash or climbing the walls, your child’s party will be an event to remember!

Request a Birthday Party

The Town of Canmore is located within Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta. In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honour and acknowledge the Canmore area, known as “Chuwapchipchiyan Kudi Bi” (translated in Stoney Nakoda as “shooting at the willows”) and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Îyârhe Nakoda (Stoney Nakoda) – comprised of the Bearspaw First Nation, Chiniki First Nation, and Goodstoney First Nation – as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation and the Blackfoot Confederacy comprised of the Siksika, Piikani, Kainai. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3, within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. We acknowledge all Nations who live, work, and play and help us steward this land and honour and celebrate this territory. We commit to working to live in right relations and to advance Truth and Reconciliation.

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