Swimming Lessons

We are certified by the Lifesaving Society to provide first-class swimming programs to ensure total confidence and ability in the water. If you've taken swimming lessons at another facility and want to know which level would fit your swimmer best: Please refer to this conversion chart

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Registration Dates:
Family Inclusive Members - Monday, February 12
All Members - Tuesday, February 13
Public - Wednesday, February 14

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(Registration opens at 6:00am each day.)

• Family Inclusive memberships include regular swimming lessons for the whole family; however, registration is still required.

• Regular members save 10% on regular swimming lessons (booked at Front Desk)

Click the "Register for our Programs" button on the right-hand side of this page. 

Don't have an account? We can do registrations in-person or over the phone with a credit card! Call us at (506) 658-4715 to register.

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PRO Kids can help cover all or a portion of activity fees for those in financial need.

Please Note: Confirmed approval from PRO Kids is required prior to registering for Swimming Lessons or other programming.

 

Private Lessons:
(3 years + including adult/senior)

Looking to learn how to swim, or develop your swimming abilities? Our private lessons allow our instructors to customize a program for your needs.

Parent and Tots 1: The Lifesaving Society Parent & Tot Program structures in-water interaction between parent & child to stress the importance of play in developing water-positive attitudes and skills. Parent and Tot 1 is targeted at children ages 4-12 months focusing on getting the child comfortable in the water. 

Parent and Tots 2: The Lifesaving Society Parent & Tot Program structures in-water interaction between parent & child to stress the importance of play in developing water-positive attitudes and skills. Parent and Tot 2 is targeted at children ages 12-24 months focusing on getting the child comfortable in the water and staring to work on getting their face in the water. A majority of the lesson will be taught in the lower leisure area. 

Parent and Tots 3: The Lifesaving Society Parent & Tot Program structures in-water interaction between parent & child to stress the importance of play in developing water-positive attitudes and skills. Parent and Tot 2 is targeted at children ages 2-3 years old focusing on getting the child comfortable in the water, staring to work on getting their face in the water and introducing purposeful movements such as kicking. A majority of the lesson will be taught in the lower leisure area.

All must sees for the Parent and Tots levels can be found at: https://www.lifesavingsociety.com/media/209595/98s4l_parenttot_at-a-glance.pdf

Preschool 1: These preschoolers will have fun learning to get in and out of the water. We'll help them jump into chest deep water. They'll float and glide on their front and back with assistance and learn to get their faces wet and blow bubbles underwater. The majority of the class will take place in the upper leisure pool where the water depth is around 28 inches (70cm). Participants must be comfortable being in the water in some capacity to take this class.

Preschool 2: These preschoolers learn to jump into chest deep water by themselves, and get in and get out wearing a Personal Flotation Device. They'll submerge and exhale underwater. While wearing a Personal Flotation Device they'll glide on their front and back. The majority of the class will take place in the upper leisure pool where the water depth is around 28 inches (70cm)

Preschool 3: These youngsters will try both jumping and a side roll into deep water while wearing a Personal Flotation Device. They'll recover objects from the bottom in waist-deep water. They'll work on kicking and gliding through the water on their front and back. The majority of the class will take place in the upper leisure pool where the water depth is around 28 inches (70cm). The majority of the class will take place in the upper leisure pool where the water depth is around 28 inches (70cm). Swimmers will also be exposed to areas where they cannot touch the bottom.

Preschool 4: Advanced preschoolers will learn to do solo jumps into deeper water (water above the swimmers head) and get out by themselves. They'll do side roll entries and open their eyes underwater. They'll master a short (3-5 m) swim on their front and gliding and kicking on their side. The majority of the class will take place in the upper leisure pool where the water depth is around 28 inches (70cm). Swimmers will also be exposed to areas where they cannot touch the bottom.

Preschool 5: These youngsters get more adventuresome with a forward roll entry wearing a PFD and holding their breath underwater for up to 10 sec. They'll work on longer front and back crawl swims, interval training and get introduced to whip kick. A majority of the lessons will be in the lower leisure area where the water depth is around  Swimmers will also get exposed to the deep water.

All must sees for the Preschool levels can be found at: https://www.lifesavingsociety.com/media/209598/98s4l_preschool_at-a-glance.pdf

Swimmer 1: These beginners will become comfortable jumping into water with and without a lifejacket. They’ll learn to open their eyes, exhale and hold their breath underwater. They’ll work on floats, glides and kicking front and back. These swimmers will spend a majority of their time in the lower leisure pool where the depth is between 3 and 4 feet (1m-1.30m). Swimmer 1 is aimed to be an introduction to moving in the water and gaining comfort in the pool. If you are frightened of water you should consider private lessons or attending a public swim so you are able to work on improving your swimming skills.

Swimmer 2: These advanced beginners will jump into deeper water, and learn to be comfortable falling sideways into the water wearing a lifejacket. They'll be able to support themselves at the surface without an aid, learn whip kick, swim 10 m on their front and back, and be introduced to flutter kick interval training (4 x 5 m). The majority of the class will be in the shallow end of the competition pool where the depth is around 3.5ft (1.10m). Swimmers will also get exposure to deep water.

Swimmer 3: These junior swimmers will dive and do in-water front somersaults. Their new bag of tricks includes handstands and completion of the Canadian Swim to Survive Standard. They'll work on 10-15m of front crawl, back crawl and whip kick. Flutter kick interval training increases to 4 x 25m. The majority of the class will be in the shallow end of the competition pool where the depth is around 3.5ft (1.10m). Swimmers will also get exposure to deep water.

Swimmer 4: These intermediate swimmers will swim 5m underwater and lengths of front, back crawl, whip kick, and breaststroke arms with breathing. They'll cap it all off with front crawl sprints over 25 m and 4 x 25m front or back crawl interval training. A majority of the classes will take place in the shallow end of the competition pool. Swimmers will also get exposure to the deep end.

Swimmer 5: These swimmers will master shallow dives, cannonball entries, eggbeater kicks, and in-water backward somersaults. Surface dives will take them down to underwater swims. They'll refine their front and back crawl over 50m swims of each, and breaststroke over 15-25m. Then they'll pick up the pace in 25m sprints and two interval training bouts: 4 x 50m front or back crawl; and 4 x 10-15m breaststroke. This class may take place in the shallow or deep areas of the competition pool. Swimmers are expected to be confident and comfortable swimming in the deep end.

Swimmer 6: These swimmers will master stride entries, compact jump, and legs-only surface supports. They will work on swimming underwater for 10m to recover a submerged object. They'll refine their front and back crawl over 100m swims of each, breaststroke over 50m, scissor kick over 15m, eggbeater on back for 15m and head up swimming for 25m. Then they'll pick up the pace in 25m sprints , 4 x 25m breaststroke, and a 300m Continuous swimming workout. This class may take place in the shallow or deep areas of the competition pool. Swimmers are expected to be confident and comfortable swimming in the deep end.

All must sees for the Swimmers levels can be found at: https://www.lifesavingsociety.com/media/209601/98s4l_swimmer_at-a-glance.pdf 

Swimmer 7/8 (Rookie/Ranger):

Swimmer 7 (Rookie): Swimmers continue stroke development with 50 m swims of front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke. Lifesaving Sport skills include a 25 m obstacle swim and 15 m object carry. First aid focuses on assessment of conscious victims, contacting EMS and treatment for bleeding.  Fitness improves in 350 m workouts and 100 m timed swims. A majority of the class will take place in the deep end of the competition pool. Portions of the class will also take place on the pool deck. The Rookie program is a great first step to working on skills required to become a lifeguard.

Swimmer 8 (Ranger): Swimmers develop better strokes over 75 m swims of each stroke. They tackle Lifesaving Sport skills in a lifesaving medley, timed object support and rescue with a buoyant aid. First aid focuses on assessment of unconscious victims, treatment of victims in shock and obstructed airway procedures. Skill drills develop a strong lifesaving foundation. A majority of the class will take place in the deep end of the competition pool. Portions of the class will also take place on the pool deck. The Ranger program is a great program for developing skills required to become a lifeguard.

** The Rookie/Ranger programs are grouped together to ensure that there are enough participants to run the course. The two programs are similar which allows the instructor to teach the courses together. Participants must know what level they are taking when they attend the class.**

Swimmer 9/Star: Swimmers are challenged with 600 m workouts, 300 m timed swims and a 25 m object carry. Strokes are refined over 100 m swims. First aid focuses on treatment of bone or joint injuries and respiratory emergencies including asthma and allergic reactions. Lifesaving skills include defence methods, victim removals and rolling over and supporting a victim face up in shallow water. A majority of the class will take place in the deep end of the competition pool. Portions of the class will also take place on the pool deck. The Star program is a great program for developing skills required to become a lifeguard. The Star program is the final step prior to taking the Bronze courses.

All must sees for the patrol levels can be found at: https://www.lifesavingsociety.com/swimming-lifesaving/lifesaving/canadian-swim-patrol.aspx

Certified by the Lifesaving Society of Canada, these programs develop students skills in underwater swimming, front/back floats, glides, front/backstrokes, all culminating in first aid skills as well as up to 600 metre swims! Our recommended age for Swimmer classes starts at 5 years, but programming is based primarily on ability level and comfort level within the water. 

Call (506) 658-4715 for information on getting your child assessed for Swimming Lessons!