Swimming Lessons

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Why 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 

This 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.

 Home School Program 

A program for our Homeschool Community families providing activities both in the gymnasium and the pool for ages 3 through 14 years. A different theme and something new to learn and experience each week. Registration is required in advance.

 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.

 Adaptive One on One

Adaptive one-on-one lessons provide the opportunity for every person with a disability to be water-safe and water-confident, these lessons are geared to the swimmers ability in relation to the Red Cross standards.

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. 

Junior Lifeguard Club 

For swimmers 8 years and up who can swim at least 25m and tread water for 2 minutes. The Junior Lifeguard Club provides and action-packed challenge for kids who love the water but who want more then lessons. 

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.