Swimming

Swim for Life programs for all ages, Swim Patrol, Junior Lifesaving Club, Synchro and more

Junior Lifesaving Club

In the pool and on the deck, this program provides challenges in an energetic learning environment. Youth will develop skills in swimming, lifesaving, fitness, knowledge, leadership, and teamwork. Community involvement and competition can also be part of the program. Swimming 25 m and treading water 2 minutes are prerequisites.

Learn To Swim 1 - 3

Flexibility is a part of this program! Designed specifically for adults and adolescents, the instructor works with your individual needs and interests, including those just learning to those who want to improve their stroke. Water Safety can be integrated into any of the levels dependent on student interest.

Learn To Swim 1 - 3 for Youth

This flexible class is designed for youth 12 to 17 years of age. The instructor focusses on meeting individual needs and interests, whether you’re just learning or are looking for stroke refinement. Water Safety can be integrated into any of the levels dependent on your interest.

Swim for Life - Parent & Tot 1,2 &3

This class is for parents and children from 6 months to 3 years of age. Based on the principal of 'Within Arms' Reach', Parent & Tot focusses on close play and fun between child and parent. Explore with your little one and enjoy bonding time 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’ll move safely in shallow water and wear lifejackets.

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 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 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.

Swim for Life - Swimmer 1

This is the foundation for swimming skill development. Swimmers learn safe entries into various depths of water, treading water, breath control, opening eyes under the water, front and back floats, lateral rollovers, front, back and side glides, flutter kick on front and back, and front crawl.

Swim for Life - Swimmer 2

Have fun with sideways entry into deep water wearing a lifejacket! Enjoy the challenge of interval training introduced at this level. Other swimming skills include flutter kick; back and side, whip kick in a vertical position and distance swims, front and back crawl. Prerequisite: Swim for Life - Swimmer 1.

Swim for Life - Swimmer 3

Swimmers will practice kneeling dives, forward rolls into deep water, handstands and front somersaults in water. They'll also work on front crawl, back crawl, whip kick on their back, and interval training. Swim for Life - Swimmer 2 is a prerequisite.

Swim for Life - Swimmer 4

New skills include standing dives into deep water, underwater swims of 5m include, whip kicks on front and breaststroke arm drills. Swim to Survive standards include: roll entry into deep water, treading water for one minute, swimming 50m – skills to survive a fall into deep water. Swim for Life - Swimmer 3 is a prerequisite.

Swim for Life - Swimmer 5

Shallow dives and tuck jumps (cannonball) are the new entries introduced at this level. Swimmers will master back somersaults in the water, stationary eggbeater kick, head up front crawl and breaststroke. Interval training and sprints for front and back crawl are the fitness components. Swim for Life - Swimmer 4 is a prerequisite.

Swim for Life - Swimmer 6

Swimmers learn deep water stride entry and compact jumps. They’ll tread water with legs only, use lifesaving eggbeater and scissor kicks, accomplish a 300m workout with front crawl, back crawl and/or breaststroke. Graduates are prepared for the Canadian Swim Patrol awards. Swim for Life - Swimmer 5 is a prerequisite.

Swim Patrol - Rookie

Develops individual fitness levels to meet a timed 100 m swim and 350 m workout. Water proficiency skills include: swims with clothes, ready position, foot-first and head-first surface dives. Demonstrating an ability to conduct a primary assessment and initiating EMS are included as first aid skills. Victim recognition and throwing assists are other key elements of the program. Prerequisite: Ability to swim.

Swim Patrol - Ranger

Enhances capability in the water, including stride entry, underwater forward and backward somersaults, lifesaving eggbeater kick and increased fitness levels to meet a 200 m timed swim. Rescue skills involve an increased skill level in ABC first aid basics, victim recognition and non-contact rescues. Prerequisite: Ability to swim.

Swim Patrol - Star

An excellent preparation for the Bronze Star award, Star Patrol demands good physical conditioning and lifesaving judgment. Participants develop lifesaving and first aid skills; further refine front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke (100 m each); and complete 600 m workouts and for 300 m timed swims. Prerequisite: Ability to swim.

SwimAbilities 1

Through movement, breathing techniques, assisted and unassisted floating, swimming and water safety, your child will become more confident in the water. This class is for children who are just starting out in swimming lessons, unable to put their faces in the water or who need extra support. A 1-on-1 person for your child is required for the success of this program (not provided).

SwimAbilities 2

For children who need a little extra support as they explore movement, breathing techniques, water safety, unassisted floating and swimming front and back. A 1-on-1 person for your child is required. Prerequisite skills: Independently or assisted puts ears and face in the water 15 times each in 45 minute period.

SwimAbilities 3

For children who need support before joining a full inclusion swimming program, students are introduced to front crawl and back glides. Class goals are deep water safety, improving distance and adapting to individual abilities. Children should be able to swim more than 1 meter (without a PFD) on their front/back before registering in SwimAbilities level 3. A 1-on-1 person for your child is required for the success of this program (not provided).