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Swimming lessons

Beginning in January 2023, we are offering the Lifesaving Society Swim for Life program at our facilities. This swim lesson program has been run nationwide for many years and focuses on teaching participants of all ages to be safe in and around the water. We have a longstanding relationship with the Lifesaving society and are fully confident in the quality of their Swim for Life program. 

The Canadian Red Cross is winding down swimming lessons and lifeguard programs by the end of December 2022 to focus on increasing humanitarian demands in other areas.

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Swimming lessons

Swimming lesson levels

See the tables below to discover your child’s new swimming lesson level or review our transitioning to swim lessons for life lessons registration guide (778 KB) for more information on how to choose the appropriate level. 

Swimming lessons are grouped into four age groups: