For Instructors

  • SwimAbilities Instructor courses are scheduled in both Edmonton and Calgary.¬† Please contact the Lifesaving Society for more details.
  • Remember that every child who does not yet fit into regular lessons is welcome in SwimAbilities, regardless of whether or not they have a diagnosis.


Our Frequently Asked Questions Page provides the answers to many more questions about SwimAbilities including information about who would benefit, families or aides in the water, swimming levels, and instructors.

Topics include:

What is SwimAbilities?

Who is it for?

Who would benefit?

Does SwimAbilities work?

Does someone have to be in the water with the child?

Is SwimAbilities grouped by skill level?

Who teaches the classes?

Who can I contact if I have any questions?


Please contact Laura Gilligan, Lifesaving Society SwimAbilities Expert Advisor, if you have questions about SwimAbilities , or Lifesaving Society Alberta & Northwest Territories for further information on SwimAbilities, running SwimAbilities  at your facility, or running a Teaching SwimAbilities course at your facility.