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St. Stephen Aquatics

Aquatic Courses & Swimming Lessons

New From St. Stephen Aquatics: 

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Introducing Fundamentals Swimming Lessons for kids 8-14yrs!

SEE THE BOTTOM HALF OF THE PAGE FOR INFORMATION ON SWIMMING LESSONS - SPRING LESSON REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW!!

 

How St. Stephen Aquatics Compares to the Rest of New Brunswick...

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2023 St. Stephen Aquatics Stats

We are excited to share the 2023 statistics compiled by the Lifesaving Society of New Brunswick! 2023 saw a significant increase in aquatic programming and registration across the province, and St. Stephen was no exception! When compared to 2022, the St. Stephen Aquatics & Programming Dept. saw a significant jump across the board in its standing with the New Brunswick Lifesaving Society's program participation.

So far in 2024, we are already on pace to well surpass the programming achievements of 2023, and we plan to continue to grow our presence in the province beyond this.

Thank you to all of the fantastic staff members and course participants who have helped us to grow our programming so much. We look forward to continuing to build up the aquatic programming and opportunities available in our community for years to come!

You can find more information on provincial rankings on the Lifesaving Society's website at this link: /https://www.lifesavingnb.ca/.../nbannualreport2023...

 

Special Olympics - YOUTH Division

If you are between the ages of 12 and 18, you can now start your special olympic journey! Open the potential to compete Provincially, Nationally and Internationally today!! Your pathway to Swim Bravely, Swim Freely and Swim with Dedication can start HERE! To register please complete the forms below the graphic and send them to aquatics@chocolatetown.ca, THEN click on the graphic below and complete the online registration. Registration opens on Monday, September 25th at 10:00AM and only costs $50.00 for the full season!

Practices run every Tuesday from 6:00-7:30PM & Friday from 1:30-3:00.

Questions? Email: aquatics@chocolatetown.ca OR Text: 506-467-7446

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Wildcats YOUTH Division Announcement

 

REGISTER HERE TODAY!!

Registration Documents for Special Olympics AND Special Olympics YOUTH Division: 

 

Special Olympics has a New Home in St. Stephen! 

The St. Stephen Wildcats Special Olympic team is coming back for the 2023-2024 season!! Practices will be on Tuesdays from 6:00-7:30PM, and for those able to attend, a second session on Friday from 1:30-3:00PM. Registration opens on Monday, September 25th at 10:00AM and only costs $50.00 for the full season!

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Special Olympics St. Stephen

 

Not sure if Special Olympics is for you?? Your first session with our team and Coaches is absolutely FREE so YOU can see if Special Olympics is right for you! Whether you're looking to compete or just to stay fit and have fun, St. Stephen's Special Olympics team "The Wildcats" is your gateway to better Aquatic Programming! 

REGISTER FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS HERE!

Fitness Swimmer is BACK!! 

Fitness Swimmer is a great way to get high quality, low impact exercise! Whether you are looking to work on cardiac fitness, general fitness, strength training, or just a fun way to keep in shape with trained coaches and swim instructors, Fitness Swimmer is here for you!! A full session of 31 weeks costs only $50.00 as a one time fee!! Don't wait for new years to get started on resolutions, start with the St. Stephen Aquatic Staff this November 10th!! 

 

Not sure if Fitness Swimmer is for you? Join us on November 10th and get your first session for FREE!! 

Click the Image Below to Register and Save your Spot TODAY!! 

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Fitness Swimmer 2023-2024

 

 

Want to Become a Lifeguard? Here's How!!

Swim Instructor & Lifeguarding Course Prerequisites: 

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Certification Pathways
 

Upcoming Courses:

Junior Lifeguard:

Next Course: May 31-June 28 - Fridays May 31-June 14: 4PM-8PM + Saturdays & Sundays: June 1-16: 9AM-5PM. Practice Exam: June 27th: 12PM-5PM, EXAM: June 28: 9AM-5PM - The Current Course Offering is ONLY for Bronze Cross. 

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St. Stephen Junior Lifeguard Program

Join Junior Lifeguard with us and take the first steps to becoming a certified Lifeguard! With Junior Lifeguard, you will receive the same training as Bronze Star, Bronze Medallion, or Bronze Cross, but spread over a greater numeber of sessions, for only a few hours per session, to allow more time to practice and learn in a much less condensed and stressful environment than what is offered in traditional courses! Junior Lifeguard is also a more in-expensive option than Bronze Level courses, at less than HALF the cost of a Bronze Medallion or Cross course, while still getting the identical certifications! 

 

REGISTER BY CLICKING HERE!! 

 

Questions about Junior Lifeguard? Email: aquatics@chocolatetown.ca, or call 467-3030 x120 to learn more! 

Bronze Star: 

Next Course: Join our Junior Lifeguard Program to get Certified - July 2 - August 22 - Tuesdays & Thursdays 2:30-4:30!!

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Bronze Star

Too young to enroll in a Bronze Medallion course, but looking to start your lifeguarding/lifesaving adventure? Start with Bronze Star at the Garcelon Civic Center!!

For more information on Bronze Star course & age requirements, please click HERE. 

 

 

Bronze Medallion: 

Next Course: Join our Junior Lifeguard Program to get Certified - July 2 - August 22 - Tuesdays & Thursdays 2:30-4:30!!

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Bronze Medallion

Bronze Medallion is the first of the mandatory National Lifeguard Service and Swim Instructor pre-requisite courses. Candidates must be 13 by the date of the class exam (the end of the course) to enroll. 

For information on Bronze Medallion course & age requirements, click HERE

 

Bronze Cross + Standard First Aid: 

Next Course: May 31-June 28 - Fridays May 31-June 14: 4PM-8PM + Saturdays & Sundays: June 1-16: 9AM-5PM. Practice Exam: June 27th: 12PM-5PM, EXAM: June 28: 9AM-5PM

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Bronze Cross

Become an Assistant Lifeguard with the St. Stephen Aquatics Department! Take your Bronze Cross course with us and get the last pre-requisite certification for your National Lifeguard Service course AND your Fundy Tots Instructor & Fundy Swim Instructor courses.

Click HERE to Register 

For information on Bronze Cross course & age requirements, click HERE.

National Lifeguard Service (NLS)

Next Course: Next Course: May 31-June 28 - Fridays May 31-June 14: 4PM-8PM + Saturdays & Sundays: June 1-16: 9AM-5PM. Practice Exam: June 27th: 12PM-5PM, EXAM: June 28: 9AM-5PM

Want to become a Lifeguard or Supervisor with St. Stephen Aquatcs?? This is where you start!! Learn more by contacting aquatics@chocolatetown.ca, texting 467-7446 or calling 467-3030 x120! 

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Save Lives. Become a Lifeguard.

For information on National Lifeguard Service course & age requirements, please click HERE.

Course Registration:

Click HERE to Register in your National Lifeguard Course TODAY!! 

 

Swim Instructor Course:

Next Course: No Courses Are Currently Scheduled

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Fundy Tots & Fundy Swim Instructor

Become a Fundy Tots Instructor and/or a Fundy Swim instructor with us!

Learn to teach children, teens and adults how to swim here at the Garcelon Civic Center. 

Looking to start working as an instructor with us? Inquire at: aquatics@chocolatetown.ca, or call 467-3030 x120.

Course Registration:

 

First Aid Courses

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First Aid Course Offerings

The Aquatics & Programming Dept. offers a wide variety of first aid courses! Our course offerings include Emergency First Aid with CPR-B, Workplace Standard First Aid with CPR-C, CPR-HCP (Healthcare Provider level CPR) and Airway Management, which includes training on oxygen systems, suction, and oropharyngeal airways. For more information on our courses, please email: aquatics@chocolatetown.ca, or call (506) 467-3030 x120. Please see a list of our current course offerings below: 

 

Emergency First Aid with CPR-B: No Courses Currently Scheduled.

Workplace Standard First Aid with CPR-C: June 26 & 28 9AM-5PM each day. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

CPR-HCP (Helathcare Provider): August 5th 10AM-4PM CLICK HERE TO REGISTER OR August 9th 10AM-4PM CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Airway Management (Standard First AId with CPR-C is a Prerequisite): July 5th 12PM-4PM CLICK HERE TO REGISTER OR July 8th 1PM-5PM CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Advanced Instructor Certifications

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Become an Advanced Instructor!!

Advanced Instructor certifications include Lifesaving Instructor (LSI), National Lifeguard Instructor (NLI), First Aid Instructor (FAI) and Examiner level certifications. All of these can be taken right here in St. Stephen!! See what we have currently scheduled listed below!

 

Not sure what certifications you need to enroll in these courses? Find YOUR Advanced Instructor pathway by CLICKING HERE!!

 

Lifesaving Instructor Course: No Courses Currently Scheduled

 

Lifesaving & First Aid Instructor Course: No Courses Currently Scheduled

 

First Aid Instructor Course: No Courses Currently Scheduled

 

National Lifeguard Instructor Course: No Courses Currently Scheduled

 

National Lifeguard Instructor & Examiners Course:No Courses Currently Scheduled

 

Examiners Course: No Courses Currently Scheduled

Swimming Lessons

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St. Stephen Swimming Lessons

 

Not sure what to enroll in next? Click here to find out! 

Summer Swimming Lessons are Almost Here...

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Summer Lessons Session One - 2024
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Summer Session One Lesson Schedule - 2024

It's Almost Time to Get Registered for Summer Swimming Lessons!!

Please see all of our registration information, including registration links (posted on June 24th by 10:30AM), class times and fees listed below. 

Lesson registration will open on June 24th at 10AM both online and in-person for Summer Session One ONLY. Session One will run from Monday - Friday, July 8 - 19 with classes following the schedule in the graphic below. Summer Session One lesson registration will CLOSE on July 5th at 2PM.

Summer Session One, Two & Thee Lesson Times & Registration Links Listed Below:

CURRENT REGISTRATION LINKS ARE ONLY FOR SUMMER SESSION ONE.

Caregiver Attended Classes:

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Caregiver Attended Swimming Lessons

Member (GCC) Pricing: $52.50/session

Non-Member Pricing (GCC): $56.70/session

Salamander: 

Monday - Friday: 11:25-11:55 Split with Frog - Registration is not yet open for this class. 

 

Frog: 

Monday - Friday: 11:25-11:55 Split with Salamander - Registration is not yet open for this class. 

 

Duck: 

Monday - Friday: 11:25-11:55 Split with Seahorse and Salmon - Registration is not yet open for this class. 

Monday - Friday: 12:20-12:50 - Registration is not yet open for this class. 

 

Seahorse: 

Monday - Friday: 11:25-11:55 Split with Duck and Salmon - Registration is not yet open for this class. 

 

Salmon: 

Monday - Friday: 11:25-11:55 Split with Duck and Seahorse - Registration is not yet open for this class. 

 

Aqua-Tots Levels (No caregiver in water):

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Aqua-Tots Swimming Lessons

Member (GCC) Pricing: $59.85/session

Non-Member Pricing (GCC): $61.95/session

Lobster: 

Monday - Friday: 10:00-10:30 - Registration is not yet open for this class. 

Monday - Friday: 12:00-12:30 - Registration is not yet open for this class. 

 

Turtle: 

Monday - Friday: 12:00-12:30 - Registration is not yet open for this class. 

 

Otter: 

Monday - Friday: 10:50-11:20 - Registration is not yet open for this class. 

 

Dolphin: 

Monday - Friday: 10:50-11:20 (Split with Manta Ray) - Registration is not yet open for this class. 

 

Manta Ray: 

Monday - Friday: 10:50-11:20 (Split with Dolphin) - Registration is not yet open for this class. 

Swim Level (Lower-Level):

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Swim Level, Lower Level Swimming Lessons

Member (GCC) Pricing: $66.15/session

Non-Member Pricing (GCC): $68.25/session

Swim Level 1: 

Monday - Friday: 10:35-11:05 - Registration is not yet open for this class. 

Monday - Friday: 11:40-12:10 - Registration is not yet open for this class. 

Monday - Friday: 12:00-12:30 (Split with Swim Level 2) - Registration is not yet open for this class. 

 

Swim Level 2: 

Monday - Friday: 10:50-11:20 - Registration is not yet open for this class. 

Monday - Friday: 11:25-11:55 - Registration is not yet open for this class. 

Monday - Friday: 12:00-12:30 (Split with SL-1) - Registration is not yet open for this class.

 

Swim Level 3: 

Monday - Friday: 10:00-10:30 - Registration is not yet open for this class. 

Monday - Friday: 11:10-11:40 - Registration is not yet open for this class. 

 

Swim Level 4: 

Saturdays: 10:35-11:05 - Registration is not yet open for this class. 

Saturdays: 12:00-12:30 - Registration is not yet open for this class. 

 

Swim Level (Higher-Level):

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Swim Level, Higher-Level Swimming Lessons

Member (GCC) Pricing: $68.25/session

Non-Member Pricing (GCC): $70.35/session

Swim Level 5: 

Monday - Friday: 10:00-10:45 - Registration is not yet open for this class. 

 

Swim Level 6: 

Monday - Friday: 10:00-10:45 (Split with Swim Level 7) - Registration is not yet open for this class. 

 

Swim Level 7: 

Monday - Friday: 10:00-10:45 (Split with Swim Level 6) - Registration is not yet open for this class. 

 

Swim Level 8: 

Monday - Friday: 11:45-12:30 (Split with SL-9) - Registration is not yet open for this class. 

 

Swim Level 9: 

Monday - Friday: 11:45-12:30 (Split with SL-8) - Registration is not yet open for this class. 

Monday - Friday: 10:00-10:45 (Split with SL-10) - Registration is not yet open for this class. 

 

Swim Level 10: 

Monday - Friday: 10:00-10:45 (Split with SL-9) - Registration is not yet open for this class. 

 

Fundamentals Levels: 

Fundamentals 1: 

Monday - Friday: 11:10-11:55 - Registration is not yet open for this class. 

 

Fundamentals 2: 

Monday - Friday: 10:50-11:35 - Registration is not yet open for this class. 

 

Fundamentals 3: 

Monday - Friday: 10:00-10:45 - Registration is not yet open for this class. 

 

Adult Swimming Lessons

While we will not be offering Adult (18+) swimming lessons over the summer season, they WILL be returning in the Fall! Please keep an eye out both here and on our Facebook Page for more information to come!

 

For any questions, please email: aquatics@chocolatetown.ca, text: 467-7446, or call 467-3030 x120.

Know someone who may be interested in becoming an instructor with the St. Stephen Aquatics Dept.? Send them to us!! Email: aquatics@chocolatetown.ca, Text 467-7446 or Call 467-3030 x120

 

Transferring from another Swimming Lesson Program to Fundy Water Safety's?

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Transfer to the Gold Standard in Swimming

No problem!! St. Stephen Aquatics makes it easy! Click the graphic above for the Fundy Water Safety Coversion Chart! The conversion chart will help you transition from the old Red Cross program, or the Lifesaving Society Swim for Life program easily! 

Coming from a YMCA program, or other programs not listed on our conversion chart? Call 467-3030 x120 or email aquatics@chocolatetown.ca for assistance enrolling in our swimming lesson program. 

 

Great Barrier Busters is BACK!! 

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Great Barrier Busters Summer 2024

Great Barrier Busters Swimming Lessons for Children with Special Needs (2-17) is BACK for Summer 2024!!

Fill out your registration form TODAY to be reviewed by our team! Our registration form can be found just below the information on class times listed below. 

Once we have your form we will review your application to determine your eligibility for this programming. If your swimmer is determined to be eligible for Great Barrier Busters one-on-one swimming lessons, you will be sent a registration link via email to complete your enrollment for this summer!

Classes are available every Wednesday at the following times:

1:30-2:00

2:00-2:30

2:30-3:00

This Summer's session runs from July 3rd - August 21st for a total of 8 weeks for only $52.50!!

Questions?

Email: aquatics@chocolatetown.ca

Call: 467-3030 x120

We are more than happy to help you get registered in one of our nine slots this season!

 

Great Barrier Busters

Great Barrier Busters is an all-inclusive one-on-one swimming lesson program for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Global Development Delay, Cerebral Palsy, etc. All of our Barrier Busting instructors have attended our in-house training course. We are very proud of this program, so we are happy to answer any of your questions, try reaching out at either aquatics@chocolatetown.ca, or 467-3030 x120. We hope to have you join us and become a Great Barrier Buster! 

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Great Barrier Busters
 
 

The Home of Fundy Water Safety

The St. Stephen Aquatics Department is home to all Fundy Water Safety aquatic programming! Proudly developed by our own instructors, supervisors and management, Fundy Water Safety was developed to replace the now defunct Red Cross aquatic programming. We developed Fundy Water Safety through 2021 and 2022 to address the lack of high quality swimming lessons, and swim instructor courses available. 

 

Why Fundy Water Safety? Our program teaches more strokes & skills than any other widely available program and teaches them over a more comprehensive range of swim levels, to a higher standard than any other aquatic programming. Our goal is to provide high quality instruction from well trained Fundy Tots and Fundy Swim Instructors. We hope to inspire a life long love of swimming in all of our swimmers and in our community through our Funday Water Safety programming. Fundy Water Safety and the Municipal District of St. Stephen Aquatics Department believe that no swimmer should be left behind, whether they swim competitively, learn to save a life, or swim just for the love of swimming, we hope to set you and everyone else up for success in the water! Want to know more about Fundy Water Safety and/or the Municipal District of St. Stephen Aquatics Department? Call 467-3030 x120, text 467-7446 or email aquatics@chocolatetown.ca, we would love to hear from you! 

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Fundy Water Safety Logo
 

About our Aquatics Facilities

St. Stephen has two swimming facilities operated by the town, each perfect for a splash around with the kids, lap swimming, lessons, or just a quick dip. Both also offer swimming lessons throughout the year.

The Garcelon Civic Center Kiwanis Aquatic Center is an indoor facility at 22 Budd Ave. It consists of two pools, one slide, and two dry saunas. The W.T. Booth Centennial Pool, at 10 Mill Lane, is an outdoor facility that’s open during the summer months. 

Interested in competitive swimming? Check out our Shark Attack swim team.

For information on Garcelon Civic Center Swim Schedules, Rental Availablility and Aqua Fitness Classes, Please Click Here. 

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GCC Aquatics Facility

 

For more information on W.T. Booth Centennial Pool (Milltown Outdoor Pool) Swim Schedules, Rental Availability and Aqua Fitness Classes, Please Click Here!

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W.T. Booth Centennial Pool

 

For Information on Summer Outdoor Recreation Programming, Click Here! 

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Click Here for Summer Recreation Programming!