We are happy to announce that the City of Steinbach has upgraded its Recreation registration software to help serve you better.

Our first Aquatic Centre registration using our new software is for fall swimming lessons on Wednesday, September 20th at 8:00 a.m.*

Important Notice for Fall Swimming Lessons:

Due to course time discrepancies during registration, please check the “bar code” on the email receipt you received against our Fall Swimming Lesson Schedule (link below). The time indicated on the lesson schedule is the correct time for your course.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Aquatic Centre at
204-346-6207 or aquaticcentre@steinbach.ca.

Important Notice for Steinbach Residents:

For the Fall Lesson Registration on September 20, 2017, the new registration software will NOT apply the resident discount for swimming lessons. For residents, the discount will appear as a credit on their account ($35 per registered participant). This credit can be applied to any future lesson registration or public swim.

The City apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding while we transition to a new system.  

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The first screen will allow you to search for your courses and once you click on "Register" you will be prompted to create a new account.

2017 Fall Lesson Schedule
*Special needs private lessons and home school registration is the following day on September 21. Register in person for special needs at 8:00 a.m. and at 8:30 a.m. for all other. View schedule.


What is changing?

  1. Everyone is required to set up a new account on-line starting at 8:00 a.m. on September 20thbefore registering for swimming lessons. This account can be used for all future registrations.

  2. There will be no phone registrations. We encourage online registrations whenever possible.

    For this initial registration, the Aquatic Centre will have some computers set up and staff available to assist you should you choose to register in-person or want to pay with cash or debit. In these instances, you will take a number and when a computer becomes available, we will assist you with creating an account.
     

What does the new software mean for you?

  1. No online registration fee.
    There is no longer an additional charge for registering on-line.

  2. Accessibility.
    Access your account using any commonly used internet browser (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari, Firefox) and on mobile devices (iPhone, iPad, or Android).
     

Things to do before registration day:

  1. 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. Please note: Annual maintenance shutdown is Sept. 5-17, 2017.

  2. Review the list of available classes and have a few options chosen in the event your first choice is already full. View Fall Lesson schedule.

  3. Ensure you have all personal information ready to input once registration starts (i.e. birthdates, address, postal code, phone numbers, etc.).

  4. Have your credit card (Visa or Mastercard) information available so that it can be easily entered during the registration process.
     

What do I do on registration day?

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. 
Return to the city’s website and follow the instructions to create an account and register for lessons.


Lesson Fees   Lesson LevelsBefore Your Lessons...

Lesson Fees

Prices include taxes

Steinbach Residents Fees 

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 

Non-Residents Fees 

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.  
 

Swimming Lesson Level Information

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 TurtleParticipationSK1 at age 6
Sea OtterComplete or IncompleteSK1 at age 6
SalamanderIncompleteSK1 at age 6
SalamanderCompleteSK1 at age 5 or 6 (parents' choice)
SunfishIncompleteSK1 at age 5 or 6 (parents' choice)
SunfishCompleteSK2 at age 5 or 6 (parents' choice)
CrocodileIncompleteSK2 at age 5 or 6 (parents' choice)
CrocodileCompleteSK3 at age 5 or 6 (parents' choice)
WhaleIncompleteSK3 at age 5 or 6 (parents' choice)
WhaleCompleteSK4 at age 5 or 6 (parents' choice)

 

Swim Basics
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
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.

 

Before Your Lessons...

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!

  • Double-check your receipt to ensure that your child has been registered for the correct level and time.
  • Bring any questions or concerns about lessons immediately to the attention of a Deck Supervisor, so we can address it in a timely manner.
  • Provide the previous report card to the instructor on the first day of classes. It will be returned to you at the end of the session.
  • Ensure that your child does not eat immediately prior to swimming.  A ½ hour break between a light meal and swimming or a 1-hour break between a large meal and swimming is strongly recommended.  Also, please ensure that your child goes to the bathroom prior to attending swimming classes.
  • Children 11 and under must have adult supervision while in the facility. This includes children waiting for lessons. An adult participating in lessons does not qualify for supervision of children in the lobby.
  • Maximum class numbers are strictly adhered to; once a class is full no exceptions will be made.
  • Spectators, please remain on the large green tiles of the viewing area during swimming lessons.
  • We strongly encourage parents to bring their child to public swim and practice several times throughout the session. Each student will receive a mid term report and progres report which will detail items in their level.
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