Swimming Lessons

Swimming Lessons 1Lifesaving Society and Red Cross Water Safety logosWhy Choose Red Cross Swim?

The Canadian Red Cross has been offering swimming instruction and leadership development programs in Canada for more than 60 years. Programs strive to make water safety active, engaging, and age appropriate, and also come with recognition tools to encourage each swimmer’s success. 

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Red Cross Swim Preschool

Red Cross Swim Preschool program for four month to six year old children allows swimmers to enter various levels based on age and ability. Each level is represented by an animal mascot that is incorporated into the content and makes the lesson engaging and fun, through songs and activities. 


Red Cross Swim Kids

This 10 level program teaches children to swim, be fit, and stay safe in a fun environment that promotes achieving a personal best and celebrates personal success. The program teaches competitive and survival strokes, as well as increasing the distance and speed that each swimmer can achieve, while focusing on making safe decisions in, on, and around the water.


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Trio Lessons

Trio lessons offer a smaller class size for children to learn in. Children will be paired with others who have similar swimming ability. 


Private Lessons

Offered 7 days a week, private lessons offer one on one instruction. Suitable for all levels and swimming ability, the instructor will adjust classes to suit the needs of the swimmer. 


Stroke Improvement for Children (Level 5–7)

Designed to assist swimmers who are having difficulty mastering their strokes. Swimmers will focus on front crawl, back crawl, and elementary back stroke. Swimmers will work towards swimming 150 metres continuously.


Stroke Improvement for Children (Level 8–10)

Designed to assist swimmers who are having difficulty mastering their strokes. Swimmers will focus on front crawl, back crawl, elementary back stroke, breast stroke and side stroke. Swimmers will work towards swimming 500 metres.


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Pool Leaders Club (Introduction)

This course will help prepare swimmers for Lifeguarding qualification (NLS), and is designed for those who have completed their Bronze Cross but are too young to take their NLS.

Pre-requisite: Bronze Cross & Emergency First Aid or Standard First Aid.


Swim Basics for Adults

Suitable for weak or non-swimmers, this class is for adults and seniors who are interested in learning the basics of swimming in a secure environment with a knowledgeable instructor.


Bronze Star

This course provides excellent preparation for Bronze Medallion. Participants develop problem solving and decision making skills individually and in partners. Candidates learn CPR and develop the lifesaving skills needed to be their own lifeguard. Includes a 400 metre swim.