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Our registered programs are open to students, staff, alumni and members of the public. Browse our offerings below to learn more about our programs, see upcoming dates and register. This option allows you to purchase a series (between nine and 12 classes) of the same fitness class.

Fitness
Course name Course code Upcoming classes & registration
Barre FTNS 102 See upcoming dates and register
This class is a fusion of Pilates, yoga and ballet. This full-body workout will strengthen your muscles through isometric muscle contractions. Using two to three-pound weights, high reps combined with a small range of motion will help create that lean muscles. 
Hump Day HIIT FTNS 125 See upcoming dates and register
This 45 minute high intensity interval training workout will help you get through hump day and give you energy for the entire week. The class is a combination of high intensity bursts followed by short recovery - the perfect pair for a Wednesday. 
X Fit 45/60 Small Group Training* FTNS 100 See upcoming dates and register
Take your training to the next level. This is a high-intensity plyometric-based workout. You will use agility ladders, plyometric boxes, medicine balls, TRX and sandbags to train like an athlete using powerful and explosive movements that will help build a strong, athletic physique. X Fit 45 is a 45 minute class. X Fit 60 is a 60 minute class. 
Spin Strong FTNS 135 See upcoming dates and register
Challenge your body in this 60-minute fast-paced cardio class that incorporates muscle conditioning using small weights. It is recommended that you bring a small towel and a water bottle.
TRX Chisel FTNS 002 See upcoming dates and register
Utilizing the TRX suspension trainer and your own body weight, this class will offer you a variety of different functional movement workouts week to week. Each class focuses on building muscular endurance and different equipment will be used, including Bender Balls, Therabends, Gliders and more.
Yoga, Pilates & Tai Chi 
Course name Course code Upcoming classes & registration
Flow and Restore Yoga* YOGA 101 See upcoming dates and register
A class that brings together breath, body and mind through the practice of asana. Class ends with restorative poses to revive your vital energy - calming, healing and soothing way to end your practice.
Yoga for Hips and Shoulders* YOGA 109 See upcoming dates and register
This class will focus on movement and poses designed to strengthen and increase a range of motion in the hips and shoulders, as well as to help develop greater body awareness. Great for beginners and advanced students alike.
Pilates PILA 101 See upcoming dates and register
Pilates is a series of movements designed to strengthen, tone and improve flexibility. Using isolated movements, you will feel the burn and work towards a long, lean body.
Tai Chi Foundations MART 125 See upcoming dates and register
The instructor will teach a set of standing exercises which will provide experience in grounding, Silk reeling and traditional Yang style movements. Tai Chi can help increase flexibility, muscle strength and feeling of well-being. Yang style is suitable for all ages and abilities.
Tai Chi Intermediate MART 144 See upcoming dates and register
This class teaches joint, standing and Silk reeling exercises, as well as Yang style and Chen style 18 forms. It places equal emphasis on external body movements, internal energy control and mental awareness and is combined with body movements. The conscious mind focuses on the movements, directing the body to move through the forms.
Tai Chi Advanced Yang 108 MART 126 See upcoming dates and register
You will learn joint exercises, wuji standing, qigong and Yang Style 108 form in this class. Tai Chi principles are incorporated into the practice and equal emphasis is placed on body movements and internal energy control.
Fitness certification
Course name Course code Upcoming classes & registration
Alberta Fitness Leadership Certification Association (AFLCA)
Have you ever thought about teaching group fitness classes? Become a member of the Alberta Fitness & Leadership Certification Association (AFLCA). Gain practical knowledge of anatomy, exercise physiology, movement mechanics, and basic nutrition. Exercise Theory is a requirement to proceed to all AFLCA specialty modules including Resistance Training.
AFLCA Exercise Theory AQUA 112 See upcoming dates and register
AFLCA Resistance Training AQUA 119 See upcoming dates and register
AFLCA Group Exercise Fundamentals only AQUA 164 See upcoming dates and register
AFLCA Fitness for the Older Adult  FTNS 142 See upcoming dates and register
Wellness workshops
Course name Course code Upcoming classes & registration
Couples Massage FTNS 132 See upcoming dates and register
Learn and receive basic massage techniques to ease sore muscles, and relax your mind. You will learn to use your hands without getting tired and help your partner's aches. Please register both people.
Dance
Course name Course code Upcoming classes & registration
 Bollywood DANC 001 See upcoming dates and register
High energy and lively choreography is what Bollywood will provide students of this class. Fun and challenging with its connection to the music and intricate hand and foot patterns. This is a beginner class. Class will progress at an encouraging pace placing emphasis on increasing movement vocabulary, placement and movement dynamics.
Zumba* DANC 128
Zumba is a complete cardio workout. Enriched with hypnotic Latin rhythms and zesty, easy to follow dance moves, this popular dance craze focuses on specific beats and tempo changes that target every major muscle group in the body.
Racquet sports
Course name Course code Upcoming classes & registration
Squash for Beginners FTNS 136 See upcoming dates and register
This workshop will teach you the rules, help develop proper stroke and footwork techniques and leave you with the skills you need to enjoy this popular sport.
Martial arts
Course name Course code Upcoming classes & registration
Boxing  MART 130 See upcoming dates and register
In this beginner-friendly class, you will work through cardio workouts, build muscular strength and power, while learning proper technique and execution of kicks and punches.
Women's Self Defense MART 122 See upcoming dates and register
This course will empower women to manage confrontational situations, safety awareness and improve risk reduction. You will learn self-defence techniques, awareness, assertiveness skills, escapes and holds.
Adult swim classes
Course name Course code Upcoming offerings & registration
Adult Red Cross Swim Basics SWIM 132 See upcoming dates and register
Swimmers learn front and back float, front and back glide with kick, front swim, and shallow water entries and exits. This class is great for swimmers with limited or no swimming experience.
Adult Red Cross Swim Basics 2 SWIM 135 See upcoming dates and register
Swimmers learn how to back swim with a shoulder roll, front and back crawl (15 metres), sitting dive, kneeling dive, stride and front dive, treading water, and swim a minimum distance of 25 metres.
Adult Red Cross Swim Strokes SWIM 133 See upcoming dates and register
Swimmers further refine technique with front crawl, back crawl, and breaststroke. This is for swimmers who wish to develop better endurance and proficiency with their swimming. Prerequisite: The ability to swim 50 metres continuously on your front and/or back and a willingness to increase your comfort in deep water.
Adult Private Swim Lessons SWIM 136 See upcoming dates and register
Private swim lessons are available for all ages and skill levels. Lessons are geared for those who would like more one on-one-attention to improve their skills.
Aquatic certification courses
Course name Course code Upcoming offerings & registration
Bronze Medallion AQUA 131 See upcoming dates and register
Bronze Medallion is the first step to becoming a lifeguard and teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles

Prerequisite: 13 years of age on the first day of class, or successful completion of Bronze Star and the ability to swim.

Bronze Cross AQUA 133 See upcoming dates and register
Bronze Cross is the second step in becoming a lifeguard. Bronze Cross teaches the difference between lifesaving and lifeguarding, the principles of emergency procedures and teamwork.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Bronze Medallion.

Bronze Medallion/Cross Combo AQUA 160 See upcoming dates and register
Get both courses done in one week! Due to the intense nature of this course, strong swim skills and Standard First Aid are recommended.

Prerequisite: 13 years of age on the first day of class, or successful completion of Bronze Star and the ability to swim.

National Lifeguard (NL) AQUA 140
National Lifeguard is a nationally recognized lifeguard certification and the final step in becoming a lifeguard.

Pre-requisite: Successful completion of a Bronze Cross, Standard First Aid, and 16 years of age on the first day of class.

Lifesaving/Swim Instructor Recertification AQUA 120 See upcoming dates and register
The Swim / Lifesaving Instructor Recertification Course evaluates instructor skills, provides updates to programming, and allows an opportunity for instructors to give feedback to the Lifesaving Society. Candidates need to bring their old award, swimming resources, and swimming gear for the wet portion.

Prerequisite: Proof of certification must be presented to the instructor.

National Lifeguard (NL) Recertification AQUA 126 See upcoming dates and register
NL recertification tests all NL skill items and provides any updated information. NL candidates must recertify their award prior to its two-year expiry date for it to remain active. Candidates whose award is past the two year period may still recertify if they have held the award in the past five years.

Prerequisite: Proof of certification must be presented to the instructor.

WSI Recertification AQUA 169 See upcoming dates and register
Instructors participate in a water session and receive new program update information pertaining to Red Cross Swim Programs. The water safety instructor recertification is designed to ensure quality and standards are maintained.
Upon successful completion of the Water Safety Instructor course, you'll be certified to teach the Red Cross Water Safety Program. The course includes seven weeks of mandatory teaching experience hours.

Prerequisites: 15 years of age, successful completion of Red Cross Assistant Lifeguard, Emergency First Aid, OR Bronze Cross. Must be able to demonstrate the strokes and skills in Water Safety Instruction.

Water Safety Instructor Combo AQUA 170 See upcoming dates and register

A group of people do triangle pose during a yoga class in Campus Centre.

RecX Pass

A RecX Pass allows you the convenience to enjoy unlimited fitness classes for an entire semester.

Make an investment in your personal wellness. Register for a RecX pass and enjoy unlimited access to our drop-in fitness classes for the entire semester. 

Fall Early Bird Rate Sign-up before Sept. 13 Fall Rate Sign-up after Sept. 13
SAIT student $60
FTNS 122
CRN 64190
Sign-up $80
FTNS 118
CRN 61488
Sign-up
SAIT staff $180
FTNS 121
CRN 64189
Sign-up $250
FTNS 117
CRN 64187
Sign-up
Alumni/public $230
FTNS 123
CRN 64191
Sign-up $300
FTNS 108
CRN 64186
Sign-up

RecX pass holders can sign-up for fitness classes through IMLeagues


RecX Pass and Drop-in Fitness/Yoga Schedule

Fall semester


Sept. 16 - Dec.6

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
6:30 am Spin Strong - V47
10 am  Spin Strong - V47
11 am Tai Chi - V101
12:05 pm TRX Chisel - V101 X Fit 45 - V46 Hump Day HIIT - V101 TRX Chisel - V101   X Fit 45 - V46
12:05 pm Yoga for Hips and Shoulders - V118B Yoga for Backs - V118B Flow and Restore Yoga - V118B Flow and Lengthen Yoga - V118B
**Please note-no class Sept. 26
Barre - V101
12:05 pm FREE Karma Class - V101 **
1 pm  Pilates - V118B
5 pm  X Fit 60 - V46 Lifting and Conditioning - V46 X Fit 60 - V46 Lifting and Conditioning - V46
5 pm  Zumba - V101

**Free Karma class on Tuesdays at 12:05 pm is a free class for anyone to participate in. No sign-up is required. The class alternates between Zumba and HIIT Bootcamp. 

** Please note: There will be no Flow and Lengthen Yoga class on Thursday Sept. 26.

Fitness
Course name Course code Upcoming classes & registration
Barre  FTNS 102 See upcoming dates and register
This class is a fusion of Pilates, yoga and ballet. This full body workout will strengthen your muscles through isometric muscle contractions. Using two to three-pound weights, high reps combined with a small range of motion will help create that lean dancer's body.
Hump Day HIIT FTNS 125 See upcoming dates and register
This 45 minute high intensity interval training (HIIT) workout will help you get through hump day and give you energy for the entire week. The class is a combination of high intensity burst followed by short recovery - the perfect pair for a Wednesday. 
X Fit 45/60 Small Group Training* FTNS 100 See upcoming dates and register
Take your training to the next level. This is a high-intensity plyometric-based workout. You will use agility ladders, plyometric boxes, medicine balls, TRX and sandbags to train like an athlete using powerful and explosive movements that will help build a strong, athletic physique.
Spin Strong FTNS 135 See upcoming dates and register
Challenge your body in this 50-minute fast-paced cardio class that incorporates muscle conditioning using small weights. It is recommended that you bring a small towel and a water bottle.
TRX Chisel FTNS 002 See upcoming dates and register
Utilizing the TRX suspension trainer and your own body weight, this class will offer you a variety of different functional movement workouts week to week. Each class focuses on building muscular endurance and different equipment will be used, including Bender Balls, Therabends, Gliders and more.
Yoga, Pilates & Tai Chi 
Course name Course code Upcoming classes & registration
Flow and Restore Yoga* YOGA 101 See upcoming dates and register
A class that brings together breath, body and mind through the practice of asana. Class ends with restorative poses to revive your vital energy - calming, healing and soothing way to end your practice.
Yoga for Hips and Shoulders* YOGA 109 See upcoming dates and register
This class will focus on movement and poses designed to strengthen and increase a range of motion in the hips and shoulders, as well as to help develop greater body awareness. Great for beginners and advanced students alike.
Pilates PILA 101 See upcoming dates and register
Pilates is a series of movements designed to strengthen, tone and improve flexibility. Using isolated movements, you will feel the burn and work towards a long, lean body.
Tai Chi Foundations MART 125 See upcoming dates and register
The instructor will teach a set of standing exercises which will provide experience in grounding, Silk reeling and traditional Yang style movements. Tai Chi can help increase flexibility, muscle strength and feeling of well-being. Yang style is suitable for all ages and abilities.
Tai Chi Intermediate MART 144 See upcoming dates and register
This class teaches joint, standing and Silk reeling exercises, as well as Yang style and Chen style 18 forms. It places equal emphasis on external body movements, internal energy control and mental awareness and is combined with body movements. The conscious mind focuses on the movements, directing the body to move through the forms.
Tai Chi Advanced Yang 108 MART 126 See upcoming dates and register
You will learn joint exercises, wuji standing, qigong and Yang Style 108 form in this class. Tai Chi principles are incorporated into the practice and equal emphasis is placed on body movements and internal energy control.
Fitness certification
Course name Course code Upcoming classes & registration
Alberta Fitness Leadership Certification Association (AFLCA)
Have you ever thought about teaching group fitness classes? Become a member of the Alberta Fitness & Leadership Certification Association (AFLCA). Gain practical knowledge of anatomy, exercise physiology, movement mechanics, and basic nutrition. Exercise Theory is a requirement to proceed to all AFLCA specialty modules including Resistance Training.
AFLCA Exercise Theory AQUA 112 See upcoming dates and register
AFLCA Resistance Training AQUA 119 See upcoming dates and register
AFLCA Group Exercise Fundamentals only AQUA 164 See upcoming dates and register
AFLCA Fitness for the Older Adult  FTNS 142 See upcoming dates and register
Wellness workshops
Course name Course code Upcoming classes & registration
Couples Massage FTNS 132 See upcoming dates and register
Learn and receive basic massage techniques to ease sore muscles, and relax your mind. You will learn to use your hands without getting tired and help your partner's aches. Please register both people.
Dance
Course name Course code Upcoming classes & registration
 Bollywood DANC 001 See upcoming dates and register
High energy and lively choreography is what Bollywood will provide students of this class. Fun and challenging with its connection to the music and intricate hand and foot patterns. This is a beginner class. Class will progress at an encouraging pace placing emphasis on increasing movement vocabulary, placement and movement dynamics.
Zumba* DANC 128
Zumba is a complete cardio workout. Enriched with hypnotic Latin rhythms and zesty, easy to follow dance moves, this popular dance craze focuses on specific beats and tempo changes that target every major muscle group in the body.
Racquet sports
Course name Course code Upcoming classes & registration
Squash for Beginners* FTNS 136 See upcoming dates and register
This workshop will teach you the rules, help develop proper stroke and footwork techniques and leave you with the skills you need to enjoy this popular sport.
Martial arts
Course name Course code Upcoming classes & registration
Boxing  MART 130 See upcoming dates and register
In this beginner-friendly class, you will work through cardio workouts, build muscular strength and power, while learning proper technique and execution of kicks and punches.
Women's Self Defense MART 122 See upcoming dates and register
This course will empower women to manage confrontational situations, safety awareness and improve risk reduction. You will learn self-defence techniques, awareness, assertiveness skills, escapes and holds.
Adult swim classes
Course name Course code Upcoming offerings & registration
Adult Red Cross Swim Basics SWIM 132 See upcoming dates and register
Swimmers learn front and back float, front and back glide with kick, front swim, and shallow water entries and exits. This class is great for swimmers with limited or no swimming experience.
Adult Red Cross Swim Basics 2 SWIM 135 See upcoming dates and register
Swimmers learn how to back swim with a shoulder roll, front and back crawl (15 metres), sitting dive, kneeling dive, stride and front dive, treading water, and swim a minimum distance of 25 metres.
Adult Red Cross Swim Strokes SWIM 133 See upcoming dates and register
Swimmers further refine technique with front crawl, back crawl, and breaststroke. This is for swimmers who wish to develop better endurance and proficiency with their swimming. Prerequisite: The ability to swim 50 metres continuously on your front and/or back and a willingness to increase your comfort in deep water.
Adult Private Swim Lessons SWIM 136 See upcoming dates and register
Private swim lessons are available for all ages and skill levels. Lessons are geared for those who would like more one on-one-attention to improve their skills.
Aquatic certification courses
Course name Course code Upcoming offerings & registration
Bronze Medallion AQUA 131 See upcoming dates and register
Bronze Medallion is the first step to becoming a lifeguard and teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles

Prerequisite: 13 years of age on the first day of class, or successful completion of Bronze Star and the ability to swim.

Bronze Cross AQUA 133 See upcoming dates and register
Bronze Cross is the second step in becoming a lifeguard. Bronze Cross teaches the difference between lifesaving and lifeguarding, the principles of emergency procedures and teamwork.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Bronze Medallion.

Bronze Medallion/Cross Combo AQUA 160 See upcoming dates and register
Get both courses done in one week! Due to the intense nature of this course, strong swim skills and Standard First Aid are recommended.

Prerequisite: 13 years of age on the first day of class, or successful completion of Bronze Star and the ability to swim.

National Lifeguard (NL) AQUA 140
National Lifeguard is a nationally recognized lifeguard certification and the final step in becoming a lifeguard.

Pre-requisite: Successful completion of a Bronze Cross, Standard First Aid, and 16 years of age on the first day of class.

Lifesaving/Swim Instructor Recertification AQUA 120 See upcoming dates and register
The Swim / Lifesaving Instructor Recertification Course evaluates instructor skills, provides updates to programming, and allows an opportunity for instructors to give feedback to the Lifesaving Society. Candidates need to bring their old award, swimming resources, and swimming gear for the wet portion.

Prerequisite: Proof of certification must be presented to the instructor.

National Lifeguard (NL) Recertification AQUA 126 See upcoming dates and register
NL recertification tests all NL skill items and provides any updated information. NL candidates must recertify their award prior to its two-year expiry date for it to remain active. Candidates whose award is past the two year period may still recertify if they have held the award in the past five years.

Prerequisite: Proof of certification must be presented to the instructor.

WSI Recertification AQUA 169 See upcoming dates and register
Instructors participate in a water session and receive new program update information pertaining to Red Cross Swim Programs. The water safety instructor recertification is designed to ensure quality and standards are maintained.
Upon successful completion of the Water Safety Instructor course, you'll be certified to teach the Red Cross Water Safety Program. The course includes seven weeks of mandatory teaching experience hours.

Prerequisites: 15 years of age, successful completion of Red Cross Assistant Lifeguard, Emergency First Aid, OR Bronze Cross. Must be able to demonstrate the strokes and skills in Water Safety Instruction.

Water Safety Instructor Combo AQUA 170 See upcoming dates and register

Drop-in Rates

Try a drop-in to any one of our fitness classes. This is a non-committal way to test out our wide range of class options.

Drop-in rate
Recreation single drop-in class $11.43
Martial arts single drop-in class $15
Recreation/public skate drop-in $3 
Students/staff free
Shinny hockey drop-in $5
Students/staff free

Fitness
Course name Course code Upcoming classes & registration
Barre FTNS 102 See upcoming dates and register
This class is a fusion of Pilates, yoga and ballet. This full body workout will strengthen your muscles through isometric muscle contractions. Using two to three-pound weights, high reps combined with a small range of motion will help create that lean dancer's body.
FTNS 003 See upcoming dates and register
Get in shape and feel great this summer. This high-intensity interval training (HIIT) class is the perfect combination of cardio and strength training in an efficient 50-minute class.  You will get your heart rate up and burn more calories in less time. This class is appropriate for all fitness levels. 
X Fit 45/60 Small Group Training * FTNS 100 See upcoming dates and register
Take your training to the next level. This is a high-intensity plyometric-based workout. You will use agility ladders, plyometric boxes, medicine balls, TRX and sandbags to train like an athlete using powerful and explosive movements that will help build a strong, athletic physique.
Spin Strong FTNS 135 See upcoming dates and register
Challenge your body in this 60-minute fast-paced cardio class that incorporates muscle conditioning using small weights. It is recommended that you bring a small towel and a water bottle.
TRX Chisel FTNS 002 See upcoming dates and register
Utilizing the TRX suspension trainer and your own body weight, this class will offer you a variety of different functional movement workouts week to week. Each class focuses on building muscular endurance and different equipment will be used, including Bender Balls, Therabends, Gliders and more.
Yoga, Pilates & Tai Chi 
Course name Course code Upcoming classes & registration
Flow and Restore Yoga* YOGA 101 See upcoming dates and register
A class that brings together breath, body and mind through the practice of asana. Class ends with restorative poses to revive your vital energy - calming, healing and soothing way to end your practice.
Yoga for Hips and Shoulders* YOGA 109 See upcoming dates and register
This class will focus on movement and poses designed to strengthen and increase a range of motion in the hips and shoulders, as well as to help develop greater body awareness. Great for beginners and advanced students alike.
Pilates PILA 101 See upcoming dates and register
Pilates is a series of movements designed to strengthen, tone and improve flexibility. Using isolated movements, you will feel the burn and work towards a long, lean body.
Tai Chi Foundations MART 125 See upcoming dates and register
The instructor will teach a set of standing exercises which will provide experience in grounding, Silk reeling and traditional Yang style movements. Tai Chi can help increase flexibility, muscle strength and feeling of well-being. Yang style is suitable for all ages and abilities.
Tai Chi Intermediate MART 144 See upcoming dates and register
This class teaches joint, standing and Silk reeling exercises, as well as Yang style and Chen style 18 forms. It places equal emphasis on external body movements, internal energy control and mental awareness and is combined with body movements. The conscious mind focuses on the movements, directing the body to move through the forms.
Tai Chi Advanced Yang 108 MART 126 See upcoming dates and register
You will learn joint exercises, wuji standing, qigong and Yang Style 108 form in this class. Tai Chi principles are incorporated into the practice and equal emphasis is placed on body movements and internal energy control.
Fitness certification
Course name Course code Upcoming classes & registration
Alberta Fitness Leadership Certification Association (AFLCA)
Have you ever thought about teaching group fitness classes? Become a member of the Alberta Fitness & Leadership Certification Association (AFLCA). Gain practical knowledge of anatomy, exercise physiology, movement mechanics, and basic nutrition. Exercise Theory is a requirement to proceed to all AFLCA specialty modules including Resistance Training.
AFLCA Exercise Theory AQUA 112 See upcoming dates and register
AFLCA Resistance Training AQUA 119 See upcoming dates and register
AFLCA Group Exercise Fundamentals only AQUA 164 See upcoming dates and register
AFLCA Fitness for the Older Adult  FTNS 142 See upcoming dates and register
Wellness workshops
Course name Course code Upcoming classes & registration
Couples Massage FTNS 132 See upcoming dates and register
Learn and receive basic massage techniques to ease sore muscles, and relax your mind. You will learn to use your hands without getting tired and help your partner's aches. Please register both people.
Dance
Course name Course code Upcoming classes & registration
 Bollywood DANC 001 See upcoming dates and register
High energy and lively choreography is what Bollywood will provide students of this class. Fun and challenging with its connection to the music and intricate hand and foot patterns. This is a beginner class. Class will progress at an encouraging pace placing emphasis on increasing movement vocabulary, placement and movement dynamics.
Zumba* DANC 128
Zumba is a complete cardio workout. Enriched with hypnotic Latin rhythms and zesty, easy to follow dance moves, this popular dance craze focuses on specific beats and tempo changes that target every major muscle group in the body.
Racquet sports
Course name Course code Upcoming classes & registration
Squash for Beginners* FTNS 136 See upcoming dates and register
This workshop will teach you the rules, help develop proper stroke and footwork techniques and leave you with the skills you need to enjoy this popular sport.
Martial arts
Course name Course code Upcoming classes & registration
Boxing  MART 130 See upcoming dates and register
In this beginner-friendly class, you will work through cardio workouts, build muscular strength and power, while learning proper technique and execution of kicks and punches.
Women's Self Defense MART 122 See upcoming dates and register
This course will empower women to manage confrontational situations, safety awareness and improve risk reduction. You will learn self-defence techniques, awareness, assertiveness skills, escapes and holds.
Adult swim classes
Course name Course code Upcoming offerings & registration
Adult Red Cross Swim Basics SWIM 132 See upcoming dates and register
Swimmers learn front and back float, front and back glide with kick, front swim, and shallow water entries and exits. This class is great for swimmers with limited or no swimming experience.
Adult Red Cross Swim Basics 2 SWIM 135 See upcoming dates and register
Swimmers learn how to back swim with a shoulder roll, front and back crawl (15 metres), sitting dive, kneeling dive, stride and front dive, treading water, and swim a minimum distance of 25 metres.
Adult Red Cross Swim Strokes SWIM 133 See upcoming dates and register
Swimmers further refine technique with front crawl, back crawl, and breaststroke. This is for swimmers who wish to develop better endurance and proficiency with their swimming. Prerequisite: The ability to swim 50 metres continuously on your front and/or back and a willingness to increase your comfort in deep water.
Adult Private Swim Lessons SWIM 136 See upcoming dates and register
Private swim lessons are available for all ages and skill levels. Lessons are geared for those who would like more one on-one-attention to improve their skills.
Aquatic certification courses
Course name Course code Upcoming offerings & registration
Bronze Medallion AQUA 131 See upcoming dates and register
Bronze Medallion is the first step to becoming a lifeguard and teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles

Prerequisite: 13 years of age on the first day of class, or successful completion of Bronze Star and the ability to swim.

Bronze Cross AQUA 133 See upcoming dates and register
Bronze Cross is the second step in becoming a lifeguard. Bronze Cross teaches the difference between lifesaving and lifeguarding, the principles of emergency procedures and teamwork.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Bronze Medallion.

Bronze Medallion/Cross Combo AQUA 160 See upcoming dates and register
Get both courses done in one week! Due to the intense nature of this course, strong swim skills and Standard First Aid are recommended.

Prerequisite: 13 years of age on the first day of class, or successful completion of Bronze Star and the ability to swim.

National Lifeguard (NL) AQUA 140
National Lifeguard is a nationally recognized lifeguard certification and the final step in becoming a lifeguard.

Pre-requisite: Successful completion of a Bronze Cross, Standard First Aid, and 16 years of age on the first day of class.

Lifesaving/Swim Instructor Recertification AQUA 120 See upcoming dates and register
The Swim / Lifesaving Instructor Recertification Course evaluates instructor skills, provides updates to programming, and allows an opportunity for instructors to give feedback to the Lifesaving Society. Candidates need to bring their old award, swimming resources, and swimming gear for the wet portion.

Prerequisite: Proof of certification must be presented to the instructor.

National Lifeguard (NL) Recertification AQUA 126 See upcoming dates and register
NL recertification tests all NL skill items and provides any updated information. NL candidates must recertify their award prior to its two-year expiry date for it to remain active. Candidates whose award is past the two year period may still recertify if they have held the award in the past five years.

Prerequisite: Proof of certification must be presented to the instructor.

WSI Recertification AQUA 169 See upcoming dates and register
Instructors participate in a water session and receive new program update information pertaining to Red Cross Swim Programs. The water safety instructor recertification is designed to ensure quality and standards are maintained.
Upon successful completion of the Water Safety Instructor course, you'll be certified to teach the Red Cross Water Safety Program. The course includes seven weeks of mandatory teaching experience hours.

Prerequisites: 15 years of age, successful completion of Red Cross Assistant Lifeguard, Emergency First Aid, OR Bronze Cross. Must be able to demonstrate the strokes and skills in Water Safety Instruction.

Water Safety Instructor Combo AQUA 170 See upcoming dates and register

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