Training Alberta's Recreational Leaders

Aquatics Health & Safety Awareness Campaign Aquatics Health & Safety Awareness Campaign AMHSA’s Aquatics Health & Safety Awareness campaign is designed to raise awareness of slips, trips, and falls for those working in and around pools. Funding for the campaign comes from a 2022 creative sentencing agreement to prevent further injuries in aquatic facilities. Visit the AMHSA website for resources developed for workers, […]

Tips For Draining Or Closing A Swimming Pool

Here Are Some Helpful Tips To Help When Closing A Pool For Shut Down Or For The Season Pool shutdown is an essential aspect of the annual preventative maintenance cycle. This will keep your pool healthy, functional and it will reduce the maintenance services that are required throughout the year. Swimming pool operators should maintain […]

Regulations and Industry Best Practices

In the aquatic industry, and as swimming pool operators we are surrounded by regulations and industry best practices. Do you know the difference between the two? Regulation can be defined as a rule or even as a directive that has been made by an authority, and is maintained by that authority. While the Industry Best […]

Chlorine & Pools

Chlorine Safety As pool operators, or individuals who are impacted by the operations of pools, there are resources that they can utilize to maintain the Alberta Health Pool Standards. The following documents provide important information on how to operate and maintain swimming pools by focusing on the safe work practices for chlorine and the workplace […]

UCalgary Lifeguard Games

Save The Date For This Lifeguard Competition! The University of Calgary Lifeguard Games is coming back in person or online on May 7, 2023! This event has teams of lifeguards who will compete in first aid, physical and lifeguarding challenges. There are prizes for the top teams, but the true award will be the fun […]

AHS Expansion of Inspection Disclosure – Upcoming Engagement Sessions

Calling all aquatic managers and operators. Albertans will be able to search and view public health inspection reports for pools, personal services, and childcare facilities on  By enhancing online access to a broader range of public health inspection reports, this initiative will help Albertans make informed choices for themselves and their families. For timelines on expanding the disclosure […]

When Are Children Ready to Learn to Swim?

When are Children Ready to Learn to Swim? A study was conducted by Donna McKean, BSc Kinesiology, Aquatic Program Coordinator at the TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre in Spruce Grove to discover what the best age is for children to learn to swim and to be able to master skills and strokes such as front crawl. […]