Aquatics

Aquafit

Swimming Lessons

Saturdays
Swimmer Level 1
March 9 – April 27, 11 – 11:45 a.m. Register Online 

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 Level 2
March 9 – April 27, 10:15 – 11 a.m. Register Online 

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).


Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, March 4 - 20
Swimmers Level 1: 3:30 - 4:15 p.m. Register Online

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.

Swimmers Level 3/4: 4:15 - 5 p.m. Register Online

This is a split level course for those entering into Swimmer Level 3 or 4.

Swimmer 3: 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: 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.

Swimming lessons are being subsidized and offered by the Town of Banff and in partnership with the Banff Centre. 

Public Swimming

These sessions are monitored by a lifeguard.

Sundays: 1 – 4 p.m.
Mondays: 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Tuesdays: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Wednesdays: 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Thursdays: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Fridays: 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays: 1 – 4 p.m.

Cost

Cost: $2+ GST for Banff residents aged 5 and older
Free for Banff residents aged 4 and under
Non-residents are welcomed to attend by paying the Banff Centre drop-in fees

 Lifeguarded public swimming are being subsidized and offered by the Town of Banff in partnership with the Banff Centre. 

Note: Proof of Banff Residency must be provided in the form of a Banff Activity Pass prior to attending a public swimming session. 

Anyone with a Banff Activity Pass without a Photo on the ID Card must present a government-issued ID with a photo, along with the Banff Activity Pass card in order to access the Sally Borden Public Swimming Programs.  To get a new Banff Activity Pass with a photo please visit Town Hall or The Fenlands during regular business hours and a new card will be issued. 

Admission Requirements for Public Swimming:

  1. Participants that wish to stay beyond the public swimming times must pay the Banff Centre drop-in fee or hold an applicable Banff Centre membership. More information.
  2. Minors under the age of 13 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian aged 16 or older at all times while at the facility.  
  3. A parent or guardian must complete a waiver in-person for minors aged 17 and under prior to public swimming admission.
Youth Aquatics Program

Banff’s Youth Aquatic Leadership Program

This program provides those between the ages of 16 and 25 funding to obtain the necessary certifications to become a lifeguard, from first aid and Bronze Star to National Lifeguard. Those certified will then have a chance to interview with the Town of Banff and if hired, receive a $500 honorarium. 

The application period for 2023 has now closed.