In January, the Canadian Red Cross announced that it is winding down its involvement in all swim and lifeguard programing to direct more attention to surging humanitarian demands.
As a result, the City of Steinbach is pleased to be offering new programing starting in Summer 2022 with the Lifesaving Society Swim for Life program. This program consists of 3 Parent & Tot levels, 5 Preschool levels, 6 Swimmer levels and 2 Swim Patrol levels as well as 3 Adult levels.
Participants moving from Swim Kids to Swimmer may notice an increase in the number of skills required to pass each level; the same number of achievements are required to move successfully through the new program; however, they are now distributed across 8 rather than 10 levels.
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 Parent & Tot 1 (ages 4 to 12 months), Parent & Tot 2 (ages 12 to 24 months), and Parent & Tot 3 (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.
Preschool 1 (ages 36 months to 5 years) provides a transition where parents gradually leave their preschooler with the Instructor. Progression is based on skill evaluation.
Preschool 2 to 5 (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.
Swim For Life Swimmer/Swim Patrol Program is a 7-level program for ages 6 and up.
This program for school aged children will help swimmers develop swimming strokes (front and back crawl, breaststroke), actively learn how to be safe around the water, and increase their fitness and endurance through fun activities. Children will be challenged with age-appropriate fitness drills and timed swims.
Please refer to the below chart for transition information from Red Cross to Swim For Life.
Adult 1 is designed for teens and adults who have had little to no experience with the water. You'll work towards a 10-15 m swim on your front and back. You'll do jump entries from the side and recover an object from the bottom in chest-deep water. Improve your fitness and your flutter kick with 4 x 9-12 m interval training. 45 minutes; 1 instructor: 6 students
Adult 2 & 3
Adult 2 & 3 are designed for teens and adults who are comfortable in the water.
In Adult 2, you’ll be working on two interval training workouts of 4 x 25 m kicking and front or back crawl. You'll be able to perform dive entries and demonstrate breaststroke arms and breathing over 10-15 m, and you'll be supporting yourself at the surface for 1-2 minutes. 45 minutes; 1 instructor: 6 students
In Adult 3, you'll learn eggbeater, stride entries and compact jumps. You'll be doing a 300 m workout and sprinting 25-50 m. You'll master your front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke. 45 minutes, 1 instructor: 6 students.
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!