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Swimming lessons

COVID-19 Restart: indoor pools

We're re-opening most indoor pools with new processes and safety measures.

Kensington Pool will not reopen this fall due to its size, which is too small to safely accommodate the physical distancing required for aquatic use during the pandemic.

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We offer a large selection of swimming lessons at 9 pools across Vancouver. All swimming lessons offered follow the Red Cross Swim program and was designed to offer age-appropriate learning, focus on safety and comfort, and skills that help you and your child to develop a healthy lifestyle through swimming. 

Unsure about what level to register in?  All indoor pools provide a complimentary swim assessment service during public swim times. Assessments take between 5 to 10 minutes and children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian in the water.

Swimming lessons are grouped into four age groups:

Register online or in person at any Park Board recreation facility, including facilities without a pool.