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Swimming Lessons

From toddlers to adults, The Canada Games Aquatic Centre has a swimming lesson for you! We are certified by the Lifesaving Society to provide first-class swimming programs to ensure total confidence and ability in the water.

Check out our current swim program offerings below:

Parent & Child Classes (up to 3 years old)

The parent and child classes at the Aquatic Centre focus on children become comfortable with the water at an early age, focusing on kicking, splashing and blowing bubbles. As the child makes their way through the program, they will learn how to enter and exit the pool independently, as well as swim on their own!

Classes Offered:

  1. Parent & Child 1 (12-18 Months of age)
  2. Parent & Child 2 (18-24 Months of age)
  3. Parent & Child 3 (24-30 Months of age)
  4. Parent & Child 4 (30-36 Months of age)

Preschool Classes (3-5 years old)

The preschool program continues the child's learning of all things swimming! These classes again help children become even more comfortable in the water, all while introducing them to the proper strokes as the student moves forward in the program. Classes start for Apricots at the minimum of age of 3 years old, and from Bananas to Watermelon children will be from 3-5 years old.

Classes offered:

  1. Preschool Level 1 (Apricots) 
  2. Preschool Level 2 (Bananas)
  3. Preschool Level 3 (Coconuts)
  4. Preschool Level 4 (Kiwis)
  5. Preschool Level 5 (Pineapples)
  6. Preschool Level 6 (Star Fruit / Watermelon) 

Lifesaving Society Programs (6 years and over)

Certified by the Lifesaving Society of Canada, these programs develop students skills in underwater swimming, front/back floats, glides, front/back strokes, all culminating in first aid skills as well as up to 600 metre swims! 

Classes Offered:

  1. Swimmer 1
  2. Swimmer 2
  3. Swimmer 3
  4. Swimmer 4
  5. Swimmer 5
  6. Swimmer 6
  7. Rookie Patrol
  8. Ranger Patrol
  9. Star Patrol

Click this link to see the conversion of levels from the Red Cross to LifeSaving Society levels 

Learn-to-Swim Programs for Teens and Adults

It's never too late to learn to swim! Our learn-to-swim programs for adults and teens help establish the fundamentals for individuals who have had little to no swim lessons as children. The basic lessons help students learn to swim and be more comfortable with the water, whereas the strokes classes are participation-based programs where we help students achieve their personal goals.

Classes Offered: