Aquatics


 

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FISHERIES TRAINING POOL

73 Harbour Drive, Pictou, NS B0K 1H0
Tel: 485-5301
email: aquatics@townofpictou.ca

The Fisheries Training Pool was officially opened in May 1980 as a joint effort between the Department of Fisheries and the Town of Pictou. The Department of Recreation and Parks currently manages the pool and aquatic programs. The pool is 25 meters long and 15 meters wide with water depth varying from 1 meter to 3.8 meters. Many popular original programs continue today. For example, the Mariners Swim Team, who started in 1980, still train at the pool 5 days a week. There are many programs for kids, adults, and seniors. Visit us for open swims or rent the pool.  

Pool features include: 

  • 1 & 3 meter diving boards
  • Tarzan rope
  • Shallow water slide 
  • Water Basketball Nets
  • Red Cross National Lifeguards on deck
  • Family Change Room and lockers
  • Accessible Chair Lift & Aqua Wheelchair available

Pictou Recreation Aquatics has offered Red Cross Swim lessons in our community for over 50 years.  

Canadian Red Cross Babysitting Course 2017


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Aquafitness & Programs

Pool Schedule & Activities

Swim Lessons & Courses


 

Red Cross Swim Lessons

SWIM LESSONS - 8 WKS
Winter Session - January 11th-March 1st,2017
Spring Session - March 22nd-May 10th, 2017

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We are pleased to offer the Red Cross Swim Program at the Fisheries Pool. The Canadian Red Cross has been a leader in Swimming and Water Safety for over 60 years and continues to renew and refine their Learn to Swim program to meet the growing needs of Canadians.

Red Cross Swim Kids
Pre-school, 1 & 2              $65.00/half hour session
Level 3 and up                 $80.00/hour session

Lessons are available Wednesday, Thursday or Friday evenings or Saturday mornings.  Discounts available for additional family members.

Private Lessons limited spaces please call for details.  


       POOL SCHEDULE AND FEES

DROP IN FEES                   
Parent & Tot   $4.25
Senior / Student   $3.75
Adult   $6.50
Aquafit/Arthritis (Senior)                              $6.25
Aquafit   $7.25
Family   $13.50

 

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Lane Swim

7:00-9:00 

 

Lane Swim

7:00-9:00 

 

 

 

 

Aquafit

9:30-10:30

 

Aquafit *

9:30-10:30

Aqua/Arth

9:30-10:30

 

 

Arthritis

11-12:00

Splash N Play

10:30-11

Arthritis *

11-12:00

 

 

Swim Lessons

9:30-12

OPEN FOR

RENTALS 

Adult Lane

12-1

 

Adult Lane

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FREE SWIM

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Family Swim

2-3:30

 

Adult Lane

2:30-3:30

 

Adult Lane

2:30-3:30

 

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RENTALS

 OPEN FOR

RENTALS

Swim Team

4-6:00

Swim Team

4-6:00

Swim Team

4-5:30

Swim Team

4-5:30

 

OPEN FOR

RENTALS 

Family Swim

6-7

 

Family Swim

6-7

Swim Lessons

5:30-7

Swim Lessons

5:30-7

Swim Lessons

5:30-7

OPEN FOR

RENTALS 

Masters

7-8

AquaTurbo

7-8

Adult Swim & Lessons

7-8

Aquafit

7:15-8:15

Masters

7:30-8:30 

Open Swim

7:30-9

Open Swim

7:30-9

 

 

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                                                                 Shaded areas are included in True Potential Fitness memberships
                                                                                   *TPF memberships pay half the drop in fee

                                                                                      Rental times are available call for details.

                                                           Pictou Recreation Aquatics   73 Harbour Drive Pictou NS    902-485-5301 


Programs 

The 100km Club & 50km Challenge
Challenge yourself!  Adult lane swimmers can track their lengths and become a member of the “100 km Club”.  Fun prizes to be awarded along the way. For youth try the “50km track your distance, challenge your buddy!

Adult Swim Lessons
Whether you are scared stiff or wish to improve your strokes, this swim instruction session is designed to meet the individual needs of each participant. The next session begins Tuesday, March 21 and runs for 8 weeks.
The fee is $10 pay as you go or $75

Splash N’ Play Swim (Parent and Tot)
A fun time for Moms, Dads and Caregivers.  Tuesdays 10:30-11:00 am

Aqua Turbo with Darlene 
A high intensity class! It focuses on building cardiovascular strength and endurance through challenging routines of intervals and higher intensity options. You will keep your heart rate and pace up throughout the class and learn to train in both aerobic and anaerobic zones. Provides a definite challenge for veterans and avid participants. Every Monday, 7:00-8:00pm.  

Aquafit and Arthritis Fitness Classes
Fun, Fitness and Friendship.  Come and join us in the water.  Work at your own pace. Structured to fit your fitness needs.  Bring a friend, or come and meet a new one.  Have fun and get fit.  Check our pool schedule.  We’d love to see you.  Also available Youth Aquafit (14 yrs+).

Arthritis Fitness Class with Aqua Yoga
Aqua Yoga is a gentle and very low impact aquatic activity. With the release of gravity, the body is able to find the optimum stretch. By using the rhythem of the breath an inner sense of relaxation can be achived. Aqua Ygoa strengthens and tones the body whilst relieving tensions and renewing energy. Arthritis/Yoga classes are held on Monday and Wednesday from 11:00 am—12:00 pm.

Deck Walking is BACK
Keep up your walking program indoors over the winter when weather does not quite cooperate…..try deck walking every Monday and Wednesday beginning January to March 10:00-11:00 am. Cost: $2.00 for one hour. Did you know that 20 trips around the deck is equal to 1 mile?

 


 

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Rentals

Birthday Parties & Pool Rentals: give us a call for details.....we will look after everything....all you need to do is show up and have some fun!! Pool Rentals will be available in the late afternoon or early evening hours. Contact the ‘pool’ for details. 

 




Courses (keep watch for upcoming course dates)

Standard First Aid CPR “C” AED Recert
Next Course: TBA
Minimum of 6 participants required  to run this course.
Pre-registration required.  Register by calling Pictou Recreation Aquatics at 902-485-5301 or aquatics@townofpictou.com

Red Cross Babysitters Course offers basic first aid and care giving skills for youth 11-15 years old. Participants learn how to provide care to younger children in a variety of age groups, and how to prevent and respond to emergencies. Pre-registration is required, course fee $40. NEXT COURSES: two - February 20th and March 15th.

First Aid Courses
Does your business need a First Aid Course? We can come to you or you can come to us. Emergency or Standard First Aid, all levels of CPR and AED training. Call us to set up a time. NEXT COURSE: TBA

Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross Course  - is set to run on January 29, February 5, 12, 19, 2017.  Participants must be at least 13 years of age and committed to putting in the times and effort it requires:  100% attendance is required.  Preregistration is required.

Bronze Star:
Participants develop problem solving and decision making skills individually and in partners. Candidates learn CPR and develop lifesaving skills needed to be their own lifeguard. Participants must be at least 11 years of age. NEXT COURSE: TBA

Bronze Medallion: 
A Lifesaving Society course that teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the 4 components of water rescue - judgement, knowledge, skill and fitness.  Rescuers learn tows and carries, defence methods and releases in preparation for challenging rescues involving both conscious and unconscious victims.  Prerequisite:  Minimum 13 years of age or Bronze Star certification. Pre-registration is required.  Course Fee $185.00
NEXT COURSE: TBA

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Training Course

Bronze Cross (includes Emergency First-Aid)
This is the second step to becoming a certified National Life Guard after Bronze Medallion.  Course Fee:  $185
NEXT COURSE:  TBA 

Red Cross WSI Water Safety Instructor Course.  Register NOW
April 7 Skill Screening 5:30
April 8, 22, 29, May 6
Classes from 2-8:30

National Lifeguard Service (includes Standard First-Aid, CPR “C”, AED)
Must have Br. Cross (need not be current). Must be 16 by exam. This is an intense 56 hour course that will prepare you for the job of lifeguard.

NLS (National Lifeguard Course March 12  9am – 2pm & March 13-19th. All classes go from 1-6pm

NEXT COURSE: March 12  9:00 am-2:00 pm & March 13-19th from 1:00-6:00 pm

Notice to Grade 10, 11 and 12 students. Beginning in the 2013-14 school year, the Department of Education had added Leadership Training through the Nova Scotia Lifesaving Society as an elective for earning 1 credit. The Leadership Training consists of 110 hours of leadership course in Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross, National Lifeguard, Learn to Swim Instructor and Lifesaving Instructor. Contact your Guidance Councillor or Pictou Aquatics for further information.

For further information or to register for any of the programs above, please call the Pool at 485-5301 or email aquatics@townonfpictou.com


Swim Clubs at the Pool

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For youth ages 7 years and up
Monday to Friday 4:00 - 5:30 pm

Ancient Mariners Masters Swim Club
Swim for fitness or train for competition
Sundays 7:00 - 8:00 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:00 - 9:00 pm
Contact Victoria Reich at 485-8906 or
Pictou Aquatics at 485-5301


Membership

Membership includes:

All public swims (family & open) and lane swims,
10% discount on Pro Shop merchandise,
25% discount on Instructional Programs, and
access to new gym, PLUS True Potential Fitness Gym during designated times.

Membership Type 3 Month     Yearly
Student/Senior  $78 $245
Adult     $155 $500
Family  $230 $740
Aquafit  $220 $700
Sr. Aquafit/Arthritis $150 $475

 Bundle it and SAVE..........15% discount if you purchase both an aquafit and swim membership.


Pro Shop

The Pro Shop at the pool carries all your swim gear & accessory needs! Swim goggles and swim caps for the pool or beach, we have it here; drop by and check it out. New arrivals by season.