Home Registered Programs Swimming Lessons Preschool Swimming Lessons

Preschool Swimming Lessons

Classes are designed to help kids get comfortable in the water and include such activities as:

  • Float and kick 
  • Get faces wet and blow bubbles in the water
  • Becoming comfortable with floats and back glides
  • Move safely in shallow water and wear lifejackets

Come prepared:

  • Children 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 requires a support staff/aide, they will also require this support in the water.

Swim for Life® - Preschool 1


Preschoolers will learn to enter and exit shallow water safely, put their faces in the water and blow bubbles. Becoming comfortable with floats and back glides, they'lll move safely in shallow water and wear lifejackets.

Swim for Life® - Preschool 1 & 2


Preschoolers will practice and improve on level 1 skills including, putting their faces in the water, blowing bubbles, floats and back glides. They'll also be introduced to level 2 skills like jumping into the water, exhaling under water and flutter kicks.

Swim for Life® - Preschool 2


Preschoolers will jump into chest deep water, learn to submerge and exhale underwater. They will be introduced to lateral rollovers and practice front and back glides as well as flutter kicks wearing a lifejacket or other buoyant aid. Swim for Life® - Preschool 1 is a prerequisite.

Swim for Life® - Preschool 2 & 3


Preschoolers will practice and improve on level 2 skills, including lateral rollovers, front and back glides as well as flutter kicks. They'll also be introduced to level 3 skills, like the sideways entry into deep water wearing a lifejacket.

Swim for Life® - Preschool 3


Preschoolers will perform a sideways entry into deep water wearing a lifejacket. They will retrieve objects from the bottom in waist deep water and master independent front and back floats, lateral rollovers, front and back glides and front and back flutter kicks. Swim for Life® - Preschool 2 is a prerequisite.

Swim for Life® - Preschool 3 & 4


Preschoolers will practice and improve on level 3 skills, including retrieving objects in waist deep water and back flutter kicks. They'll also be introduced to level 4 skills like opening their eyes under water and treading water.

Swim for Life® - Preschool 4


Independent preschoolers will master short front crawls of 5m and be introduced to side glides and the side flutter kick. They'll face new challenges like opening their eyes underwater, pendulum rollovers onto the back and treading water using the sculling action. Swim for Life® - Preschool 3 is a prerequisite.

Swim for Life® - Preschool 4 & 5


Preschoolers will practice and improve on level 4 skills, including opening their eyes underwater, pendulum rollovers onto the back and treading water using the sculling action. They'll also be introduced to level 5 skills like a forward roll entry into deep water, whip kicks and interval training.

Swim for Life® - Preschool 5


Preschoolers will support themselves in deep water for 10 seconds using the sculling action. Wearing a lifejacket, they'll practice forward roll entries into deep water, whip kicks, back crawl and interval training. Graduates can start Swimmer 2 at 6 years of age. Swim for Life® - Preschool 4 is a prerequisite.