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About Our Swimming Lessons

We are pleased to offer Red Cross Swim lessons to our registered members and to the public. 

We offer a range of programs to swimmers of all ages.

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Preschool – Parent Assisted (4 months-3 years): Starfish, Duck, and Sea Turtle

Babies and toddlers work on getting wet, buoyancy and movement, kicking, and pool entries and exits.

Preschool – Child Only (3-5 years): Sea Otter, Salamander, Sunfish, Crocodile, and Whale

Children work on floating and gliding, kicking, swimming in deep water, pool entries and exits, and swimming short distances. They work on progressing from assisted to unassisted performance in the water. 

Children (6-12 years): Swim Kids 1-10

Through drills and activities, swimmers learn to master the separate components of swim strokes while building their endurance and comfort level in the water. The Swim Kids levels touch on lifesaving and safety skills to prepare swimmers for open water activities, as well as basic first aid skills.

Youth (13-18 years): Teen Basics 1 and 2

Teen Basics 1 is intended for youth who have little or no previous swimming experience. Swimmers will learn to float, move through the water, support themselves at the surface, and how to safely enter and exit the pool. 

Teen Basics 2 is for youth who have some swimming experience or who have completed Teen Basics 1. Swimmers will learn to swim distances of 25 metres and up, as well as basic stroke skills and a variety of safe water entries. 

Adult (18+ years): Adult Basics 1 and 2 (includes options for Women Only)

Adult Basics 1 is intended for adults who have little or no previous swimming experience. Swimmers will learn to float, move through the water, support themselves at the surface, and how to safely enter and exit the pool.

Adult Basics 2 is for adults who have some swimming experience or who have completed Adult Basics 1. Swimmers will learn to swim distances of 25 metres and up, as well as basic stroke skills and a variety of safe water entries. 

Adult (18+ years): Stroke Improvement and Bronze Star Skills (includes options for Women Only)

Our Stroke Improvement courses are intended for adults who wish to improve previously learned skills. We will spend a good portion of our time observing your strokes and giving pointers and drills, as well as helping you build your endurance and confidence in the water. Whether you are training for a race or trying to check it off of your bucket list, our instructors will work with you to meet your goals and achieve your personal bests.

Some courses will offer the option of covering some basic lifesaving and first aid skills at the Bronze Star level. If you are up for a new challenge or considering becoming a lifeguard, please inquire!

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