Swimming Classes

The right technique

Dive in safely!

The Sports Centre offers a selection of swimming classes for little fishies to novice swimmers. We also have specialized classes for adults who’d like to feel comfortable in the water or want to improve their technique to get the most out of training. Our certified instructors will ensure young and old alike are always in good hands—in order to achieve their full potential!

Fall 2019

There will be a new registration process for the fall 2019 session. Details will be posted during the summer on our website. Pre-registrations will start on Tuesday, September 3rd from 9am. Stay tuned!

Adults – Teens

This program is designed for adults to increase their knowledge of water safety and learn proper swimming techniques.

Memo to participants

Basics 1 (beginner)

Initiation to the water
10 lessons of 50 minutes each
$93 plus taxes

Prerequisite

No swimming experience is required.

Teens
The swimmer must be between 13 and 16 years old.

In this level

Swimmers will learn how to float on their front and back, glide through the water on their front and back using leg kicks, swim on their front for 10 metres, enter and exit water in shallow areas and enjoy activities in the deep end, with help.

Schedule

Teens
Wednesday: 7:15 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m.

Adults
Monday: 7:15 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:20 p.m.
Thursday: 7:20 p.m.

Basics 2 (intermediate)

Initiation to different swimming styles
10 lessons of 50 minutes each
$93 plus taxes

Prerequisite

Some swimming experience needed,  must be able to easily swim 10 metres on your front.

Teens

The swimmer must be between 13 and 16 years old.

In this level

Learn how to swim on your back by rolling your shoulders, the front and backstroke (15 metres), diving from the sitting position, diving from the kneeling position, the dive start in stop position and treading water. Will be swimming distances of 25 metres.

Schedule

Teens
Wednesday: 7:15 p.m.
Saturday: 10:25 a.m.

Adults
Monday: 7:15 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:20 p.m.
Thursday: 7:20 p.m.

Swim techniques (advanced)

Perfecting basic swim styles and learning new ones
10 lessons of 50 minutes each
$93 plus taxes

Prerequisite

Le nageur peut exécuter le crawl sur au moins 15 mètres de façon continue et le dos crawlé sur 15 mètres. Il est également à l’aise pour nager en eau profonde.

Teens
The swimmer must be between 13 and 16 years old.

In this level

Perfect swim styles, increase physical endurance and maximize swimming performance.

Schedule

Teens
Wednesday: 7:15 p.m.
Saturday: 11:40 a.m.

Adults
Tuesday: 7:20 p.m.
Thursday: 7:20 p.m.

Kid’s swimming

10-level program for kids 6 and up.
This program for school-aged kids will help little swimmers to develop the six basic swimming techniques (front crawl, back stroke, breast stroke, elementary back stroke, butterfly, and sidestroke), learn water safety and increase their physical fitness and endurance—all while having fun! Kids are encouraged to set goals for distance and time, which is excellent motivation for the 10-level program!

Memo to participants

Junior 1

10 lessons of 40 minutes each
$80 not taxable

Prerequisite

The swimmer must be 6 years old as of the first day of the course.

No swimming experience is required.

In this level

Swimmers will learn to float on their front and back, glide on their front and back, flutter kicks (with help), enter and exit in shallow water and swim a distance of 5 metres.

Schedule

Wednesday: 5:30 p.m.
Thursday: 6:15 p.m.
Saturday: 9:05 or 10:35 a.m.

Junior 2

10 lessons of 40 minutes each
$80 not taxable

Prerequisite

The swimmer must be 6 years old as of the first day of the course and demonstrate the skills and knowledge of Junior 1.

In this level

Swimmers will learn to glide on their front and while flutter kicking as well as how to swim on their front. They will also enjoy activities in the shallow end (with help) and swim continuously for 10 metres.

Schedule

Wednesday: 5:30 p.m.
Thursday: 6:15 p.m.
Saturday: 9:05 or 10:35 a.m.

Junior 3

10 lessons of 40 minutes each
$80 not taxable

Prerequisite

The swimmer must be 6 years old as of the first day of the course and have completed the Red Cross Swim Crocodile or demonstrate the skills and knowledge of Junior 2.

In this level

Swimmers will increase the distance of glides on their front and back while flutter kicking, flutter kick without help, wear a PFD in deep water and float in deep water. They will learn to swim continuously for 15 metres.

Schedule

Wednesday: 5:30 p.m.
Thursday: 6:15 p.m.
Saturday: 9:05 or 10:35 a.m.

Junior 4

10 lessons of 40 minutes each
$80 not taxable

Prerequisite

The swimmer must be 6 years old as of the first day of the course and have completed the Red Cross Swim Whale or demonstrate the skills and knowledge of Junior 3.

In this level

Swimmers will learn to swim on their back with shoulder roll and front crawl (10 metres), improve flutter kicks while swimming on their back, dive from the kneeling position and learn the basics of sculling water. They will learn to swim continuously for 25 metres.

Schedule

Wednesday: 5:30 p.m.
Thursday: 6:15 p.m.
Saturday: 9:05 or 10:35 a.m.

Junior 5

10 lessons of 50 minutes each
$82 not taxable

Prerequisite

The swimmer must be 7 years old as of the first day of the course and demonstrate the skills and knowledge of Junior 4.

In this level

Swimmers will learn to improve their front crawl (15 metres), learn the backstroke (15 metres), learn the whip kick on their back, the strike dive, treading water and sculling on their back, head first. They will learn to swim continuously for 50 metres.

Schedule

Monday: 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 11:40 a.m.

Junior 6

10 lessons of 50 minutes each
$82 not taxable

Prerequisite

The swimmer must be 7 years old as of the first day of the course and demonstrate the skills and knowledge of Junior 5.

In this level

Swimmers will increase their distance of their front and back stroke (25 metres), tread water in the deep end and perform the front dive. Plus they will learn the elementary back stroke (15 metres) as well as dolphin kicks. They will learn to swim continuously for 75 metres.

Schedule

Monday: 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 11:40 a.m.

Junior 7

10 lessons of 50 minutes each
$82 not taxable

Prerequisite

The swimmer must be 8 years old as of the first day of the course and demonstrate the skills and knowledge of Junior 6.

In this level

Swimmers will improve their distance for front and back stroke (50 metres) and elementary back stroke (25 metres) as well as dolphin kicks. They will learn to scull and whip kick on their front. They will learn to swim continuously for 150 metres.

Schedule

Wednesday: 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 11:40 a.m.

Junior 8

10 lessons of 50 minutes each
$82 not taxable

Prerequisite

The swimmer must be 8 years old as of the first day of the course and demonstrate the skills and knowledge of Junior 7.

In this level

Swimmers will improve their distance for front and back stroke (75 metres) and elementary back stroke (25 metres). They will also learn the breaststroke (15 metres) as well as whip kicks/tread water, perform feet-first surface dives and standing shallow dives. They will learn to swim continuously for 300 metres.

Schedule

Wednesday: 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 11:40 a.m.

Junior 9

10 lessons of 50 minutes each
$82 not taxable

Prerequisite

The swimmer must be 9 years old as of the first day of the course and demonstrate the skills and knowledge of Junior 8.

In this level

Swimmers will improve their distance for front and back stroke (100 metres), elementary back stroke (50 metres) and breast stroke (25 metres). They will learn sidestroke kicks and how to perform a head-first surface dive. They will learn to swim continuously or 400 metres.

Schedule

Wednesday: 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 12:35 p.m.

Junior 10

10 lessons of 50 minutes each
$82 not taxable

Prerequisite

The swimmer must be 9 years old as of the first day of the course and demonstrate the skills and knowledge of Junior 9.

In this level

Swimmers will improve their distance for front and back stroke (100 metres), elementary back stroke (50 metres) and breast stroke (25 metres). They will also learn the sidestroke (25 metres). Plus they will learn to dolphin kick (vertically), and perform feet- and head-first surface dives with underwater swim. They will learn to swim continuously for 500 metres.

Schedule

Wednesday: 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 12:35 p.m.

Preschool swim classes

8-level program for kids 4 months to 5 years old.
This 8-level program lets children enjoy the water at the appropriate age and ability level. Every level is based on an aquatic-animal theme and comes with its own mascot—which makes learning fun and interesting for little ones!

The participation of a parent or guardian who can swim is mandatory.

Guidelines for parents of preschool children

Starfish

10 lessons of 30 minutes each
$77 not taxable

Prerequisite

Babies must be between 4 to 11 months old and be able to hold their head.

In this level

Babies will work on getting wet, float and move on their front, back and vertical position, and learn to enter and exit in shallow water.

Schedule

Tuesday: 9:20 a.m., 10:40 a.m., 5:00 p.m. or 6:20 p.m.
Wednesday: 6:20 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. or 10:20 a.m.
Saturday: 10:10 or 11:40 a.m.

Duck

10 lessons of 30 minutes each
$77 not taxable

Prerequisite

Babies must be between 12 to 23 months old.

In this level

Babies work on rhythmic breathing, moving backwards and forwards with help, floating on their front and back, turning around and entering and exiting shallow water.

Schedule

Tuesday: 10:00 a.m., 5:40 p.m. or 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 5:00 p.m., 5:40 p.m. or 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:40 a.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m., 9:35 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 12:15 p.m. or 12:50 p.m.

Sea Turtles

10 lessons of 40 minutes each
$80 not taxable

Prerequisite

Toddlers must be between 12 to 23 months old.

In this level

Toddlers work on submersions, front and back floats and glides, jumping into chest-deep water with help, kicking on their front and swimming on their front.

Schedule

Monday: 5:15 p.m.
Tuesday: 11:30 a.m. or 6:15 p.m.
Friday: 11:00 a.m.
Saturday: 9:50 a.m. or 12:35 p.m.

Sea Otter

10 lessons of 40 minutes each
$80 not taxable

Prerequisite

Children must be between 3 to 5 years old.

In this level

Children learn front and back floats and glides, plus kicking on their front with a floating object. At the end of this level, children will be able to swim 1 metre.

Schedule

Monday: 5:15 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. or 6:15 p.m.
Saturday: 9:50 a.m. or 12:35 p.m.

Salamander

10 lessons of 40 minutes each
$80 not taxable

Prerequisite

Children must be between 3 to 5 years old.

In this level

Children will improve their front and back floats as well as jumping into the water without help. Kicking is added to the front and back glide. At the end of this level, children will be able to swim 2 metres.

Schedule

Monday: 5:15 p.m.
Thursday: 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:50 a.m. or 12:35 p.m.

Sunfish

10 lessons of 40 minutes each
$80 not taxable

Prerequisite

Children must be between 3 to 5 years old.

In this level

Children will work on kicking and can perform glides on their front and back, enter deep water safely, float in deep water and swim with a PFD. At the end of this level, children will be able to swim 5 metres.

Schedule

Thursday: 6:15 p.m.
Saturday: 9:50 a.m. or 12:35 p.m.

Crocodile

10 lessons of 40 minutes each
$80 not taxable

Prerequisite

Children must be between 3 to 5 years old and have completed the Preschool program Sunfish.

In this level

Children will improve their front and back glide with kick, front and back swim, jumping into deep water and swimming with a PFD. At the end of this level, children will be able to swim 10 metres.

Schedule

Thursday: 6:15 p.m.
Saturday: 12:35 p.m.

Whale

10 lessons of 40 minutes each
$80 not taxable

Prerequisite

Children must be between 3 to 5 years old and demonstrate the skills and knowledge of Crocodile.

In this level

Children will increase their distance on front and back glide with kick, as well as the front and back swim. They will also learn the sitting dive. At the end of this level, children will be able to swim 15 metres.

Schedule

Thursday: 6:15 p.m.
Saturday: 12:35 p.m.

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