REC REPORT: Rossland pool birthday bash coming up

To celebrate the historic 80th birthday of the pool, the recreation department has created a video.

The Rossland Pool is celebrating its 80th Birthday this summer!  To celebrate the historic pool, the recreation department has created a video that can be viewed on YouTube.  Type in “Rossland Pool – 80th Birthday” into the search bar – and enjoy!  If you have photos, videos or newspaper articles you would like to add to the video, please contact our office at 250-362-2327 or by email at recreation@rossland.ca.  We’ll continue to add to the video all summer and release the final version at the Birthday Party Bash on Wednesday, Aug. 15. During public swim, from 1-4 p.m. the pool staff will be organizing games and contests for the kids. The Marlins Swim Club will enjoy some races from 6-6:30 p.m. and then at 8 p.m. the pool will be hosting a floating movie night.

Having a local pool in Rossland has become increasingly important for our community, with the recent regional recreation dispute and increasingly warm summer weather. The pool is an important option for the children in the community to recreate in the summer but more importantly, to learn how to swim and to develop good judgement in and around water. Learning these skills is a life safety issue – it is the number two cause of accidental death in children, age 15 and under. Teaching children to swim is a rewarding profession that teaches valuable life safety skills. Swimming instructors are in high demand in our region – the courses required to become a swimming instructor are offered through the Red Cross and hosted by many of the Aquatic Facilities in our area.

The AWSI (Assisted Water Safety Instructor) and WSI (Water Safety Instructor) are two separate courses that cover the foundation of instructional skills including teaching methods, learning styles, physical principles, progressions, communications, safety supervision and feedback. The AWSI is a 40 hour course that includes eight hours of assisted teaching and individual study assignments. Candidates need to be 15 years old to register for this course.

The WSI (Water Safety Instructor) course is a 40 hour course that focuses on how to effectively plan, teach, and evaluate the performance criteria of the Red Cross Swim Kids program. The course emphasizes stroke development, drills, and corrective strategies and provides Instructor candidates with opportunities to apply their teaching skills and knowledge through hands on teaching assignments.

There are many opportunities for part time swim instructors in our area and not just for local youth. Being an adult swimming instructor is a challenging and enjoyable profession that can provide rewards for the instructor and the student. If you would like more information about the AWSI and WSI courses, please contact the recreation department or log on to the Red Cross website.

 

Just Posted

B.C. Interior free from measles

Vancouver measles outbreak hasn’t spread to the B.C. Interior

Man injured in police shooting near Nelson has died

The death follows an incident in Bonnington on Feb. 13

Trail RCMP seeking info on van near Fruitvale school

Vehicle in question offered young girl a ride to school

Parity prevails at BC Senior Curling championship

Teams go toe-to-toe in second Draw at the BC Senior Curling Championship

Thieves target Genelle commercial properties

Police believe thefts may be connected

Students give two thumbs up to no more B.C. student loan interest

Eliminating the loan interest charges could save the average graduate $2,300 over 10 years

Ontario man accused of killing 11-year-old daughter dies in hospital, police say

Roopesh Rajkumar had been hospitalized with what police described as a self-inflicted gunshot wound

Manitoba ‘pauses’ link with ex-B.C. premier Gordon Campbell after allegations

Campbell had been hired to review two major hydro projects

Heritage minute features Japanese-Canadian baseball team, internment

The Vancouver Asahi baseball team won various championships across the Pacific Northwest

UPDATE: Woman, off-duty cop in critical condition after stabbing outside B.C. elementary school

The officer was interceding in an alleged assault when he and the woman were stabbed

$10-a-day child care not in 2019 budget, but advocate not irked

Sharon Gregson with the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of B.C. says NDP on track to deliver promise

B.C. Seniors Advocate questions labour shortage in care homes

Are there really no workers, or are care aide wages too low?

B.C. business groups worry about looming economic decline in wake of NDP budget

The party’s second government budget focused on plenty of spending, business advocates say

Missing Surrey snowshoer caught in avalanche found dead on Vancouver mountain

North Shore Rescue resumed its search today after efforts were temporarily halted Tuesday due to snowstorm

Most Read