Registration for winter swimming lessons is on Wednesday, December 20th at 8:00 a.m.*
2018 Winter Lesson Schedule
*Special needs private lessons and home school registration is the following day on December 21. Register in person for special needs at 8:00 a.m. and at 8:30 a.m. for all other. View schedule.
Everyone is required to have an online account before registering for swimming lessons. This account will be used for all future registrations.
Account Set Up - Step-By-Step Instructions
There will be no phone registrations. We encourage online registrations whenever possible.
Course Registration - Step-By-Step Instructions
If you already have your account set up and choose to register in-person, you will be required to take a number. Numbers will be called in order.
If you require assistance in creating your account, we invite you to join us at the Aquatic Centre on Registration Day where there will be some computers and staff available to help you.
There will also be a limited number of staff that will be available to assist with account creation by phone. Please note they will NOT assist with course registration. Call 204-346-6207. Depending on call volumes, your patience is appreciated.
Create your account - see above.
Know what levels you need:
You can look this information up on the last Progress Card that your child received.
Call Customer Service at 204-346-6207. We will be happy to look this up for you and answer any questions you may have.
If it has been a while since you last registered, and you think your child is beyond the level last taken, please bring your child in for an evaluation during any public swim before registration day. We will recommend the appropriate level for your child and explain the results.
Review the list of available classes (schedule above) and have a few options chosen in the event your first choice is already full.
Have your credit card (Visa or Mastercard) information available so that it can be easily entered during the registration process.
Prices include taxes
Preschool - Swim Kids 4 (30 min. lesson) $ 72.00
Swim Kids 5 - 7 (45 min. lesson) $ 82.00
Swim Kids 8 - 10 (1 hour lesson) $ 92.00
Swim Basics & Strokes (45 min. lesson) $ 84.00
Preschool - Swim Kids 4 (30 min. lesson) $ 107.00
Swim Kids 5 - 7 (45 min. lesson) $ 117.00
Swim Kids 8 - 10 (1 hour lesson) $ 127.00
Swim Basics & Strokes (45 min. lesson) $ 120.25
Lesson Withdrawals: Withdrawals from lessons should be made as soon as possible. If the class has started, a refund or credit on account will be granted from the time of the withdrawal request. If a participant withdraws from a swimming session prior to the start of the lessons, they may receive a full refund (minus the administration fee). Within the first two weeks of lessons, a prorated refund (minus the administration fee) or credit to the account will be issued. After the completion of the second scheduled lesson, prorated refunds or credits will only be issued with a valid medical certificate. NOTE: Holding spots is prohibited. If you register anyone in multiple courses of the same level, an administrative fee of $20 will be applied for all withdrawals.
Please check your children's progress report for the recommended enrollment level for your child. Aquatic Centre staff will be happy to evaluate your child for proper level placement, at no charge.
In Starfish (ages 4 to 12 months), Duck (ages 12 to 24 months), and Sea Turtle (ages 24 to 36 months), the parent or caregiver will participate in the classes together with their child. Progression is based on participation and age.
Sea Otter (ages 36 months to 5 years) provides a transition where parents gradually leave their preschooler with the Instructor. Progression is based on skill evaluation.
Salamander, Sunfish, Crocodile, and Whale (all levels - ages 3 to 5 years) are un-parented – the children will be with the Instructor at all times. Progression is based on skill evaluation.
Red Cross Swim Kids Program is a 10-level program for ages 6 and up.
This program for school aged children will help swimmers develop all five swimming strokes (front and back crawl, elementary back stroke, breast stroke, sidestroke), actively learn how to be safe around the water, and increase their fitness and endurance through fun activities. Children will be challenged to achieve personal bests in distance and time, which will be a strong motivator through all 10 levels. If your child was registered in anything other than Red Cross SwimKids, please call for the correct enrolment level, 204.346.6207.
Transition from Preschool To Swim Kids - Age 5-6
|If they took||Enroll in Red Cross Swim Kids Level...|
|Starfish, Duck or Sea Turtle||Participation||SK1 at age 6|
|Sea Otter||Complete or Incomplete||SK1 at age 6|
|Salamander||Incomplete||SK1 at age 6|
|Salamander||Complete||SK1 at age 5 or 6 (parents' choice)|
|Sunfish||Incomplete||SK1 at age 5 or 6 (parents' choice)|
|Sunfish||Complete||SK2 at age 5 or 6 (parents' choice)|
|Crocodile||Incomplete||SK2 at age 5 or 6 (parents' choice)|
|Crocodile||Complete||SK3 at age 5 or 6 (parents' choice)|
|Whale||Incomplete||SK3 at age 5 or 6 (parents' choice)|
|Whale||Complete||SK4 at age 5 or 6 (parents' choice)|
Swim Basics is designed for teens and adults who have had little to no experience with the water. This class will teach you basic swim skills such as floating, gliding, treading water, deep and shallow water movement, diving, as well as basic front and back crawl.
Swim Strokes is designed for teens and adults who are comfortable in the water and can perform one or more recognizable Red Cross strokes (i.e. front crawl, breast stroke, etc.). This class covers a full technical teaching of front crawl, back crawl, elementary back stroke, breast stroke and side stroke. Progressions within each stroke mimic that of our Red Cross Swim Kids programs.
Please go over the following before bringing your child to swimming lessons to ensure there are no misunderstandings or delays once you arrive. Thank you!