Pre-School

Children gathered around instructor in the pool
Pre-School Swim Instructor helping a child float
Pre-School Instructor playing with a child
Pre-School Aquatics class playing with a watering can
Pre-School Aquatics Class child looking towards the pool while getting in

Pre-School (3 - 5 years)

Aquatics Preschool (1 instructor to 4 children)

For children 3 to 5 years. Classes are offered in levels: Sea Turtle, Salamander, Sunfish, Crocodile, and Whale. All children must be able to participate without a parent, must be 3 years old by the first class and must be 37 inches tall. Children learn front and back floats, swimming and water safety. They are offered in shallow and deep water.

Please see the table at the bottom of the page for a description of each level.

Our lessons run on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

If you have already taken lessons before using a program other than the Canadian Red Cross, please click here for our Conversion Chart to help determine the appropriate Red Cross level for your child.

Please note that we do not offer make up lessons for missed classes. 

 

Registration Dates for Swim Instruction

 
Spring 2017 Session

Thursday, April 6, 2017 @ 8:00 am

Summer 2017 Session

Thursday, June 15, 2017 @ 8:00 am

 

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Red Cross Swim Program Level Descriptions

Level

Prerequisites

In This Level

Sea Turtle

30 mins

4 children/class

3-5 years

Swimmers work on submersion, front and back floats and glides, jumping into chest-deep water with assistance, kicking on front and front swim.

Sea Otter

30 mins

4 children/class

3-5 years and successful completion of Sea Turtle

Swimmers work on front and back floats and glides, kicking on front with a buoyant object, and will be able to swim 1 metre upon completion of this level.

Salamander

30 mins

4 children/class

3-5 years and successful completion of Sea Otter

Swimmers work on improving their front and back float and jumping into chest-deep water unassisted. Kicking is added to the front and back glide and swimmers will be able to swim 2 metres upon completion.

Sunfish

30 mins

4 children/class

3-5 years and successful completion of Salamander

Swimmers work on kicking and can perform glides (front and back), enter deep water safely, float in deep water, swim with a PFD, and swim 5 metres continuously.

Crocodile

30 mins

4 children/class

3-5 years and successful completion of Sunfish

Swimmers further develop the front and back glide with kick, front and back swim, jump into deep water, swim with a PFD in deep water, and swim 10 metres continuously.

Whale

30 mins

4 children/class

3-5 years and successful completion of Crocodile

Swimmers increase their distance on front and back glide with kick, increase distance on front and back swim, learn the sitting dive, and will be able to swim 15 metres continuously upon completion of the level.