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Live the Aquatic Life at the Golden Swimming Pool!

The Golden Swimming Pool is currently working towards a safe reopening in 2021. Stay tuned for more information.

Scroll down for information on children's swimming lessons, private lessons and information on how you can take training right here in Golden to become a lifeguard!

For more information, contact us! Email pool@golden.ca or call 250.344.2118

Swimming Lessons

The Red Cross has been teaching Canadians water safety and skills for 65 years. Improve swim skills and fitness in a safe, fun and supportive environment by signing up today. Our qualified instructors can help with all ages and ability levels! Click HERE for descriptions of each level. Stay tuned for 2021 lesson schedules.

Private Lessons are for:
  • Swimmers who prefer one-on-one attention
  • Kids who require extra practice time to master skills introduced during regular swim lesssons
  • Adults who want to improve stroke technique, efficiency and fitness
  • Anyone who wants to become a better swimmer!

Leadership Courses at the Golden Swimming Pool

We are offering some great new courses for swimmers aged 8 and older that are looking to take their skills beyond the learn-to-swim program and provide them with basic lifesaving skills. Click HERE to learn more about the Canadian Swim Patrol, Babysitting, Safeguard and more!

lifeguards.jpgBecome a Lifeguard

Are you looking for leadership experience? Get certified as a lifeguard. We also offer re-certification courses! With these certifications you open doors to work anywhere in Canada - including the GSP! Earn high school credits through the training, get a job that pays a competitive wage, work outside, teach people water survival skills, and be proud to be a part of a team that works hard and has lots of fun!

Importantly, residents can take training right here at home! This is great news for people – especially youth – who aren’t sure what they want to do in terms of a career path.

Click HERE for full descriptions of the courses and stay tuned for 2021 couse dates. 

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Private swim lessons & adult lessons for all ages
Visit the Red Cross Swim Lessons page for more information on group lessons. For private lessons, ask at the front desk during your next visit to the pool, phone 250-344-2118 or e-mail pool@golden.ca.

Lane swim
The pool has a large pace clock you can request so that you can set your pace and time yourself. DSC_0483.JPGBackstroke flags 5m from each wall are always up. Remember to bring your water bottle and fill it up at the fountain so you stay hydrated. Each member of the aquatic team has specialized stroke training, and can give you some quick pointers on improving your stoke.

Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross, and National Lifeguard are some of the courses offered to those seeking a job as a lifeguard, developing leadership and teamwork skills, or interested in saving lives! See the programs page  for more information.

Aquafit Aquafit is a group exercise class in the water for mature youth, adults, and seniors. Expect a variety of cardio, strength, and flexibility exercises that you can modify according to your own fitness level and ability. Aquafit-Photo-(2).JPG

There are many options given by the instructor for each movement to make it easy, medium, or harder.

The great thing about it is that in addition to the standard benefits of any exercise, the water supports your body and reduces the risk of muscle or joint injury.

Public Swim Sponsorship
Looking for ways to get your business or group engaged in the community? Give back to the community of Golden... sponsor a Public Swim!

Recreation Services has a fantastic  opportunity designed to increase your community exposure and provide some active affordable fun for everyone with the Public Swim Sponsorship Program.
IMG_7922.JPGIndividual Public Swims can now be sponsored for $150 plus taxes. Sponsor can choose if the event is by donation/proceeds go to charity or free to the public. Organization name will be associated with the swim. Social media and web postings on the Town website included.

To sponsor a Public Swim or for more information contact Recreation Services by  
Phone:  250-344-2118
Email:  rec.booking@golden.ca