Swimming and water sports classes

Swim for life program

The Sports Centre no longer offers the swimming program from the Red Cross. Instead, it now offers the Swim for Life program from the Lifesaving Society.

Registration for aquatic classes and training

Registration period – Winter 2023

  • Online registration on Amilia: December 13 at 7:00 a.m. to December 14 at 11:00 p.m.
  • Registration at the welcome desk: starting December 17 at 8:00 a.m.

Swimming classes

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!

Preschool swim classes
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 preshool children

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Parent-Child 1

80 $, no tax

10 lessons of 30 minutes

Prerequisite

For children aged 4 to 12 months who are ready to experience being in the water with a parent or caregiver.

Description

Child will receive an orientation to water with active participation. For Parent-Child programs 1, 2, and 3, the age of the child determines placement level.

Schedule – Winter 2023

Tuesday: 8:45 a.m., 9:30 or 11:20 a.m.
January 10 to March 21

Thursday: 8:45 a.m. or 9:30 a.m.
January 12 to March 23

Parent-Child 2

80 $, no tax

10 lessons of 30 minutes

Prerequisite

For children aged 12 to 24 months who are ready to experience being in the water with a parent or caregiver.

Description

Child will receive an orientation to water with active participation. For Parent-Child programs 1, 2, and 3, the age of the child determines placement level.

Schedule – Winter 2023

Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. or 10:35 a.m.
January 10 to March 21

Thursday: 8:00 a.m. or 10:35 a.m.
January 12 to March 23

Parent-Child 3

80 $, no tax

10 lessons of 40 minutes

Prerequisite

For children aged 2 to 3 years who are ready to experience being in the water with a parent or caregiver.

Description

Child will receive an orientation to water with active participation. For Parent-Child programs 1, 2, and 3, the age of the child determines placement level.

Schedule – Winter 2023

Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. or 10:45 a.m.
January 10 to March 21

Thursday: 8:00 a.m., 10:35 a.m. or 11:30 a.m.
January 12 to March 23

Saturday: 9:00 a.m.
January 14 to March 25

Sunday: 9:00 a.m.
January 15 to March 26

Preschool 1

80 $, no tax

10 lessons of 40 minutes

Prerequisite

Child must be aged 3 to 5. Parent or caregiver who is able to swim must be present in the water.

Description

Child will learn to float, glide on their front and back, and kick their legs on their front using a buoyant object.

Schedule – Winter 2023

Tuesday: 8:45 a.m.
January 10 to March 21

Thursday: 8:45 a.m.
January 12 to March 23

Saturday: 9:45 a.m.
January 14 to March 25

Sunday: 9:45 a.m.
January 15 to March 26

Preschool 2

80 $, no tax

10 lessons of 40 minutes

Prerequisite

Child can enter and exit the pool and jump into chest-deep water with help. Float and glide on front and back. Blow bubbles in water and get their face wet. Parent or caregiver who is able to swim must be present in the water for the first 4 classes.

Description

Child will learn to jump without assistance in chest-deep water, plus kick their legs using a buoyant object. They will also learn to glide on their front and back, and how to rollover.

Schedule – Winter 2023

Tuesday: 9:30 a.m.
January 10 to March 21

Thursday: 9:30 a.m.
January 12 to March 23

Saturday: 10:30 a.m.
January 14 to March 25

Sunday: 10:30 a.m.
January 15 to March 26

Preschool 3

80 $, no tax

10 lessons of 40 minutes

Prerequisite

Child can jump into chest-deep water, submerge their head, exhale under water, and float on their front and back for 3 seconds with help. Parent or caregiver participation in the water not required.

Description

Wearing a Personal Floatation Device (PFD), child will try jumping and sideways entry into deep water. They’ll work on weight transfer while exhaling under water.

Schedule – Winter 2023

Tuesday: 11:30 a.m.
January 10 to March 21

Saturday: 11:45 a.m.
January 14 to March 25

Sunday: 11:45 a.m.
January 15 to March 26

Preschool 4

80 $, no tax

10 lessons of 40 minutes

Prerequisite

Child can jump into shallow water wearing a PFD and recover objects from the bottom of the pool. Child can hold their breath underwater, float, glide, and kick their legs on their front and back. Parent or caregiver participation in the water not required.

Description

Child will learn to jump into chest-deep water. They will learn to open their eyes and exhale under water, as well as master leg kicks and rollovers on their side. Wearing a PFD, child will learn sideways entry into deep water followed by treading water, as well as the front crawl.

Schedule – Winter 2023

Saturday: 12:30
January 14 to March 25

Sunday: 11:45 a.m. or 12:30
January 15 to March 26

Preschool 5

80 $, no tax

10 lessons of 40 minutes

Prerequisite

Child can jump unassisted into deep water, front crawl for 5 metres wearing a PFD, and flutter kick on their front, back, and side. Parent or caregiver participation in the water not required.

Description

Swimmer will learn to float and glide on their front and back, as well as kick their legs with the help of a buoyant object.

Schedule – Winter 2023

Saturday: 12:30
January 14 to March 25

Sunday: 12:30
January 15 to March 26

Kid’s swimming
6 to 12 years old

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!

Guidelines for parents

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Level 1

80 $, no tax

10 lessons of 40 minutes

Prerequisite

Swimmer must be at least 6 as of the first class. No swim experience required.

Description

Swimmer will learn to float and glide on their front and back, as well as kick their legs with the help of a buoyant object.

Schedule – Winter 2023

Tuesday: 5:30 p.m.
January 10 to March 21

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. or 12:30
January 14 to March 25

Sunday: 9:00 a.m. or 12:30
January 15 to March 26

Level 2

80 $, no tax

10 lessons of 40 minutes

Prerequisite

Swimmer must be at least 6 as of the first class. They must be able to: jump unaided into chest-deep water, jump into the deep end using a PFD, open their eyes under water, hold their breath and exhale under water, float, kick their legs, and glide on their front and back.

Description

Swimmer will learn to jump into chest-deep water without help, as well as kick their legs with the help of a buoyant object. They will also learn front and back glides as well as rollovers.

Schedule – Winter 2023

Thursday: 5:30 p.m.
January 12 to March 23

Saturday: 9:45 a.m. or 12:30
January 14 to March 25

Sunday: 9:45 a.m. or 12:30
January 15 to March 26

Level 3

84 $, no tax

10 lessons of 45 minutes

Prerequisite

Swimmer must be at least 6 as of the first class. They must be able to: jump into the deep end, perform a sideways entry using a PFD, tread water for 15 seconds, perform a whip kick from a vertical position, and swim 10 metres on their front and back.

Description

Swimmer will learn to dive from a kneeling position, perform a sideways entry using a PFD, tread water, and perform the front and back crawl.

Schedule – Winter 2023

Tuesday: 6:15 p.m.
January 10 to March 21

Saturday: 10:30 a.m.
January 14 to March 25

Sunday: 10:30 a.m.
January 15 to March 26

Level 4

84 $, no tax

10 lessons of 45 minutes

Prerequisite

Swimmer must be at least 6 as of the first class. They must be able to: tread water for 30 seconds, dive from a kneeling position, perform a forward roll, swim 10 metres on their back using a whip kick, and front and back crawl for 15 metres.

Description

Swimmer will learn to dive from a standing position, tread water, and swim under water. They will also perform breaststroke leg movements and learn the basics of breaststroke arm movements.

Schedule – Winter 2023

Tuesday: 6:15 p.m.
January 10 to March 21

Saturday: 11:45 a.m.
January 14 to March 25

Sunday: 11:45 a.m.
January 15 to March 26

Level 5

84 $, no tax

10 lessons of 45 minutes

Prerequisite

Swimmer must be at least 6 as of the first class and able to pass the Canadian Swim to Survive program: roll into deep water, tread water for 1 minute, and swim 50 metres. They should also be able to perform a front swim for 15 metres using a whip kick, breaststroke arm movements and breathing, plus front and back crawl for 25 metres.

Description

Swimmer will learn forward dive and cannonball entries, as well as treading water with eggbeater kicks. They will also learn basic swim strokes: front crawl, back crawl, and breaststroke. Swimmer will be presented with various interval training challenges.

Schedule – Winter 2023

Thursday: 6:15 p.m.
January 12 to March 23

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. or 11:20 a.m.
January 14 to March 25

Sunday: 9:00 a.m.
January 15 to March 26

Level 6

84 $, no tax

10 lessons of 45 minutes

Prerequisite

Swimmer must be at least 7 as of the first class. They can perform a shallow dive, cannonball entry, eggbeater kick, and scissor kick. They can also swim the front and back crawl for 50 metres, swim the breaststroke for 25 metres, sprint for 25 metres, and swim in 4 X 50-metre intervals.

Description

Swimmer will learn stride entries and compact jumps. They will swim 50 to 100 metres in any given style. Up to 300 metres of training per interval.

Schedule – Winter 2023

Thursday: 6:15 p.m.
January 12 to March 23

Saturday: 9:55 a.m. or 11:20 a.m.
January 14 to March 25

Sunday: 9:55 a.m.
January 15 to March 26

Level 7

86 $, no tax

10 lessons of 60 minutes

Prerequisite

Swimmer must be at least 8 as of the first class. They must be able to perform stride entries and compact jumps, tread water for 45 seconds with legs only, sprint the breaststroke for 25 metres, swim the front and back crawl for 100 metres, and swim 300 metres in intervals.

Description

The approach centres on the swimmer developing their endurance and the effectiveness of their swim techniques, all while having fun. They will learn to perform a primary assessment of a conscious victim, communicate effectively with emergency services, perform a visual scan of a swimming area, and properly throw a rescue object in an emergency.

Schedule – Winter 2023

Saturday: 12:15
January 14 to March 25

Sunday: 11:20 a.m.
January 15 to March 26

Level 8

86 $, no tax

10 lessons of 60 minutes

Prerequisite

Ideally the swimmer has successfully completed Swimmer 7 / Rookie Swim Patrol / Junior 7.

Description

As well as improving swim techniques, the swimmer will learn how to perform a primary assessment of an unconscious victim, provide care to a victim in shock, treat a victim who’s choking, and perform a rescue without a flotation device.

Schedule – Winter 2023

Saturday: 12:15
January 14 to March 25

Sunday: 12:20
January 15 to March 26

Level 9

86 $, no tax

10 lessons of 60 minutes

Prerequisite

Ideally the swimmer has successfully completed Swimmer 8 / Ranger Swim Patrol / Junior 10.

Description

Swimmer will perfect their swimming techniques and develop their lifesaving and first-aid abilities. At the end of this course, they will be able to rescue a tired swimmer, treat a fracture or sprain, and offer aid to a victim having trouble breathing due to an allergy or asthma attack.

Schedule – Winter 2023

Sunday: 12:20
January 15 to March 26

Adults – teens
13 years and over

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

Guidelines for participants – Adults and teens

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Ado Essential 1

95,75 $, plus tax.

10 lessons of 60 minutes

Prerequisite

Swimmer must be at least 13 as of first class. No swim experience required.

Description

Swimmer will learn to float on their front and back, glide on their front and back with leg kicks, swim 10 metres on their front, plus enter and exit shallow water. They will also perform activities in the shallow end, with help.

Schedule – Winter 2023

Tuesday: 7:30 p.m.
January 10 to March 21

Sunday: 11:30 a.m.
January 15 to March 26

Ado Essential 2

95,75 $, plus tax.

10 lessons of 60 minutes

Prerequisite

Swimmer must be at least 13 as of first class. Some swim experience required, and swimmer must be able to swim on their front for 10 metres with ease.

Description

Swimmer will learn to swim on back with shoulder roll, swim the front and back crawl for 15 metres, dive from sitting position, dive from kneeling position, front stride dive, and tread water. They will be able to swim for at least 25 metres.

Schedule – Winter 2023

Sunday: 11:30 a.m.
January 15 to March 26

Ado Swim styles

95,75 $, plus tax.

10 lessons of 60 minutes

Prerequisite

Swimmer must be at least 13 as of first class. Swimmer can swim the front crawl at least 15 metres without stopping, and the back crawl 15 metres. They must also feel at ease swimming in the deep end.

Description

Swimmer will perfect swim styles, develop physical endurance, and maximize swim performance.

Schedule – Winter 2023

Sunday: 12:30
January 15 to March 26

ADU Beginner

95,75 $, plus tax.

10 lessons of 60 minutes

Prerequisite

Swimmer must be at least 16 as of first class.

Description

Swimmer will learn to float on their front and back, glide on their front and back while kicking, enter and exit the shallow end, and perform activities in the shallow end with help.

Schedule – Winter 2023

Tuesday: 7:30 p.m.
January 10 to March 21

Thursday: 8:40 p.m.
January 12 to March 23

Sunday: 9:00 a.m.
January 15 to March 26

ADU Intermediate

95,75 $, plus tax.

10 lessons of 60 minutes

Prerequisite

Swimmer must be at least 16 as of first class. Some swim experience required, and swimmer must be able to swim on their front for 10 metres with ease.

Description

Swimmer will learn to swim on back with shoulder roll, swim the front and back crawl for 15 metres, dive from sitting position, dive from kneeling position, front stride dive, and tread water. They will be able to swim for at least 25 metres.

Schedule – Winter 2023

Tuesday: 8:30 p.m.
January 10 to March 21

Sunday: 10:00 a.m.
January 15 to March 26

ADU Advanced

95,75 $, plus tax.

10 lessons of 60 minutes

Prerequisite

Swimmer must be at least 16 as of first class. Swimmer can swim the front crawl at least 15 metres without stopping, and the back crawl 15 metres. They must also feel at ease swimming in the deep end.

Description

Swimmer will perfect swim styles, develop physical endurance, and maximize swim performance.

Schedule – Winter 2023

Thursday: 7:40 p.m.
January 12 to March 23

Sunday: 12:30
January 15 to March 26

Lifesaving training

The Sports Centre offers lifesaving classes for young people as well as lifeguard training classes.

Lifesaving training

To become a lifeguard, you need four different types of training : the Bronze Medallion, the Bronze Cross, a General First Aid/DEA course and the National Lifeguard course.

Guidelines for participants

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Bronze medallion

 

Prerequisite

Must have Bronze Medallion and be at least 13.

Description

The Bronze Cross certificate is for those looking for more advanced training and want to know the basic notions of aquatic facility supervision. Swimmers will learn the difference between lifeguarding and lifesaving, basic emergency procedures and teamwork. They will also learn to rescue a spinal-injury and cardiopulmonary victim.

Schedule – Winter 2023

Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
January 15 to February 12

Bronze cross

 

Prerequisite

Must have Bronze Medallion and be at least 13.

Description

The Bronze Cross certificate is for those looking for more advanced training and want to know the basic notions of aquatic facility supervision. Swimmers will learn the difference between lifeguarding and lifesaving, basic emergency procedures and teamwork. They will also learn to rescue a spinal-injury and cardiopulmonary victim.

Schedule – Winter 2023

Sunday: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
February 19 to March 26

National lifeguard

 

Prerequisite

Must have the Bronze Cross, completed the Standard First-Aid course, and be at least 15.

Description

National Lifeguard certification is a nationally recognized lifeguard-certification program, designed to provide in-depth understanding of supervision, good judgement, and being responsible when taking on the role of lifeguard in an aquatic setting.

Schedule – Winter 2023

Sunday: 2:00 to 9:00 p.m.
January 22 to March 26

Diving classes

The diving classes at the Sports Centre are a great way to get initiated into this fascinating sport. Adults and kids will learn to conquer their fears—as well as make a grand entrance into the water!

Children – teens
6 to 12 years old

For kids and teens who wish to learn the basics of diving in a safe environment. Learn skills on the ground, at the water’s edge and on the 1-metre springboard.

Monitors reserve the right to reclass participants, if needed.

Guidelines for participants

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Child – Level 3-4

95,75 $, no tax

10 lessons of 75 minutes each

Prerequisite

Diver must be at least 16 as of first class and have successfully completed Red Cross Junior 4 or demonstrate the skill and knowledge of Junior 4.

Description

For any child aged 6 to 15 who would like to learn diving basics in a safe environment. Dryland, poolside, and 1-metre board skills. Teaches the basics of diving while having fun in a safe environment.

Schedule – Winter 2023

Wednesday: 6:15 p.m.
January 11 to March 22

Child – Level 1-2

95,75 $, no tax

10 lessons of 75 minutes each

Prerequisite

Diver must be at least 16 as of first class and have successfully completed Red Cross Junior 4 or demonstrate the skill and knowledge of Junior 4.

Description

For any child aged 6 to 15 who would like to learn diving basics in a safe environment. Dryland, poolside, and 1-metre board skills. Teaches the basics of diving while having fun in a safe environment.

Schedule – Winter 2023

Monday: 6:15 p.m.
January 9 to March 20

Adult

For adults who wish to learn the basics of diving in a safe environment or who have already learned to dive and wish to again as a recreational sport.

Guidelines for participants

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Adult – Intermediate & Advanced

125,50 $, plus tax.

10 lessons of 75 minutes each

Prerequisite

Diver must be able to swim 10 metres in shallow end without assistance.

Description

Diver will perfect diving techniques, including: hurdle, tuck, and back dives.

Schedule – Winter 2023

Wednesday: 7:45 p.m.
January 11 to March 22

Adult – Beginner

125,50 $, plus tax.

10 lessons of 75 minutes each

Prerequisite

Diver must be able to swim 10 metres in shallow end without assistance.

Description

Diver will perfect diving techniques, including: hurdle, tuck, and back dives.

Schedule – Winter 2023

Monday: 7:45 p.m.
January 9 to March 20

Registration for aquatic classes and training

Registration period – Winter 2023

  • Online registration on Amilia: December 13 at 7:00 a.m. to December 14 at 11:00 p.m.
  • Registration at the welcome desk: starting December 17 at 8:00 a.m.

Online registration procedure

  1. Create an account on the Amilia platform. If you’ve already used Amilia in another sports centre, you can register using the same account.
  2. Enter the information pertaining to the account holder (the person responsible for receiving bills and communications from Amilia). This person MUST be an adult.
  3. Add any family members you wish to sign up to the account. You can add as many members as needed by simply clicking “Add a person.”
  4. To register for a class, click “Start a registration” or “New registration.”
  5. Select the class you’d like to register for from the list. Click on the name of the class, then “Register.” Simply click on the + next to the name of the person who will be taking the class.
  6. The class will now be added to your shopping cart. You have 30 minutes to complete the transaction and make your payment.
  7. Click “See basket” followed by “Order.”
  8. Verify all personal information, then click “Pay my order” to complete your purchase.