Sharron Crowley Canada

5.10.2014, 9.00 a.m. - 9.30 a.m.

The most commonly used tools

how we use them and how to work with them in different age periods in Canada.


Company and working position

Aquaventures Swim Centre and Really Cool Pool Stuff - Founder and Owner

Brief curriculum – professional life

Sharron began her aquatic career in 1973 as a lifeguard/instructor and advanced to the position of instructional supervisor at the Canada Games Pool in New Westminster, one of Canada’s busiest and largest aquatic centres.

During the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, she worked as a Program Coordinator for the Canadian Red Cross Water Safety Service, where she was responsible for overseeing aquatic programs throughout the province and in delivering leadership and management training seminars.

In 1984, Sharron founded Vancouver’s first private swim school “Aquaventures”, with the belief that warm water, quality instruction and small class size would lead to a highly sought after aquatic education program. In 1996/97, Sharron was able to design and build the current Aquaventures facility… a dream come true. Today, Aquaventures teaches over 2000 students per week and is a highly acclaimed award-winning swim school.

More recently, Sharron has been a featured speaker at international aquatic conferences in Japan, Australia, USA, Canada, Mexico and New Zealand. She holds many national and international awards and certifications including the Guiding Light Award from the US Swim School Association.

Results of work

She has written two books and a DVD on teaching infants and toddlers that has been used in 15 countries worldwide.

She has been awarded the Guiding Light by the World Aquatic Babies Congress in 2003 and she was inducted into the Hall of Fame by the U.S. Swim School Association in 2013.

Interests and hobbies

She loves photography, drawing, and her Border Collie.