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Child & Youth Swimming Lessons

Child/youth practice increasing levels of water skills as they progress through levels. Classes involve group exercises as well as one-on-one teaching where needed. Classes focus on foundational skills like breath control and a variety of swim strokes. As levels progress the focus shifts to strength for distance swimming, rolls and dives, underwater skills and survival techniques.

Choose the best swimming lesson level for you or your swimmer.
Answer a few questions and we'll recommend a level. Take the swimming skills quiz.

Come prepared:

  • Children and youth must wear swim wear and bring a towel. Swim goggles are optional. All other required equipment and lifejackets are provided. Lifeguard on duty on pool deck.

Note: If a child/youth requires a support staff/aide, they will also require this support in the water.

Youth 1, 2 & 3: Swim for Life® -  kids & teens


Kids and teens who are beginner swimmers or want to improve their current skills will work with an instructor to meet their individual swimming goals.

Age: 12 - 17

Swimmer 1: Swim for Life® - kids & teens


Kids and teens will be introduced to the foundational skills needed for swimming in this lesson. They will learn safe entries into the water, treading water, breath control, opening their eyes underwater, front and back crawl and floats and glides.

Age: 6 - 17 years

Swimmer 2: Swim for Life® - kids & teens


Kids and teens will continue to increase their confidence in and around the water in this beginner swimming lesson. They will learn sideways entries into the pool, interval training, whip kicks in a vertical position, distance swims and front and back crawl.

Age: 6 - 17 years

Swimmer 3: Swim for Life® - kids & teens


Intermediate swimmers will be introduced to new skills that will increase their swimming ability. They will work on kneeling dives and forward rolls, front and back crawl, whip kick on their back and interval training.

Age: 6 - 17 years

Swimmer 4: Swim for Life® - kids & teen


This swimming lesson for intermediate swimmers will introduce new skills that will increase their swimming ability and knowledge. They will work on standing dives into deep water, swimming underwater for five metres, whip kicks on their front and Swim to Survive® skills.

Age: 6 - 17 years

Swimmer 5: Swim for Life® - kids & teens


Advanced swimmers will work on new skills and master skills from previous levels in this swim lesson. They will continue to work on and learn shallow dives and tuck jumps, back somersaults, stationary eggbeater kick, front crawl and breaststroke with their head out of the water and interval training and sprints.

Age: 6 - 17 years

Swimmer 5 & 6: Swim for Life® - kids & teens


Kids and teens will continue to improve their Swimmer 5 skills and also be introduced to Swimmer 6 skills in this combined swim lesson. They will work on and learn different types of entries and exits, surface support and underwater skills, Swim to Survive® skills and movement in the water.

Age: 6 - 17 years

Swimmer 6: Swim for Life® - kids & teens


Advanced swimmers will learn new skills that will prepare them for the Canadian Swim Patrol classes in this swimming lesson. They will work on deep water stride entry and compact jumps, treading water with only their legs, using lifesaving eggbeater and scissor kicks and accomplish a 300 metre workout.

Age: 6 - 17 years