Child Swim Lessons


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Child Swim Lessons

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UTM uses the Red Cross Swim Program and offers child lessons for all ages. Please select below for which option suits your needs:

  • aquatot and parent
  • preschool
  • swim kids
  • private lessons

If you have already taken lessons before using another program, see the conversion chart below at the bottom of this page, or contact the Pool Office to set up an initial assessment for your child on Sunday's during the fun swim.

How to Register

Child Swim Lesson registration is completed online at Please note that no registrations will be completed at the membership services desk. If a class is full, we encourage you to register for the waitlist. If there is sufficient demand, additional programming will be evaluated. For more efficient registration, we strongly encourage you to create your account and add your dependents ahead of registration day.

Online registration is by credit card only (American Express, Mastercard or Visa). Students, staff and faculty can log in using their UTORid and password. All other users can log in using their local account to register. 

Please note that we do not offer make up lessons for missed classes. Refunds are only available before the second class.

In the event of a cancellation, no make-up classes will be offered. A refund for the cancelled class will be processes.

Program & Registration Dates

Session Program Dates Registration Begins
Winter 2020

Wednesdays: Jan. 22 - April 1

Saturdays: Jan. 25 - April 4

Sundays: Jan. 19 - April 5

Jan. 10 at 8 a.m. 

Note lessons will not be held on long weekends.

Conversion Chart

Please use the conversion table below to ensure that your child is in the best level for their swimming ability.  

Lifesaving Swim Program

(Level Completed)

Red Cross Swim Kids Program 
Parent and Tot 1, 2 Starfish and Duck
Preschool A Sea Turtle
Preschool B Sea Otter
Preschool C Salamander/Sunfish
Preschool D Crocodile
Preschool E Whale
Swimmer 1 Swim Kids 1
Swimmer 2 Swim Kids 3
Swimmer 3 Swim Kids 4
Swimmer 4 Swim Kids 5
Swimmer 5 Swim Kids 6/7
Swimmer 6 Swim Kids 8
Rookie Patrol Swim Kids 8* 
Ranger Patrol Swim Kids 9*
Star Patrol Swim Kids 10*

*Differences in the level of First Aid taught