Swimming (over 16yrs)

Adult 1

The Adult Swimmer Program is for beginners or swimmers who want to improve their skills. Within the Adult Swimmer curriculum, participants set their own goals to develop water confidence and recognizable strokes. Adult swimmers will work towards being able to complete short distance swims (10-15m) on their front and back. They will work through swimming stroke fundamentals such as floats, rolls, glides, and kicks. Swimmers will develop their underwater skills as they continue to build their confidence in the water. This program is for those over 13 years.

Adult 2

The Adult Swimmer Program is for beginners or swimmers who want to improve their skills. Within the Adult Swimmer curriculum, participants set their own goals to develop water confidence and recognizable strokes. Adult swimmers will practice different entries into deep water including dives, rolls, and tuck jumps (cannonballs). As they work on building strength and endurance, they will aim to be able to tread water for 1-2 minutes, New underwater skills are introduced such as handstands in shallow water and front sommersaults (in water). Swimmers will achieve the Swim to Survive standard by being able to roll into deep water, tread water for 1 minute, and swim 50m. In addition to improving their front crawl, back crawl, and whip kick, swimmers will be introduced to breaststroke. This program is for those over 13 years.

Adult 3

The Adult Swimmer Program is for beginners or swimmers who want to improve their skills. Within the Adult Swimmer curriculum, participants set their own goals to develop water confidence and recognizable strokes. Adult swimmers will work towards mastering front crawl, back crawl, and breast stroke. Challenging skills such as shallow dives, stride entries and compact jumps will be completed as well as focus on developing lifesaving kicks. Swimmers can expect to improve their fitness levels as they work on completing 300m workouts and 25-20m sprints. This program is for those over 13 years.

Bronze Cross

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Bronze Medallion

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Fitness Swimmer

This program is for swimmers 13 and older who want to improve their overall physical fitness in the water. Fitness Swimmer provides a structured approach based on training principles and practices including interval training. Participants set their own goals. There are no levels in Fitness Swimmer. Certified instructors will work with swimmers to help them improve their strokes and achieve their fitness goals.

Lifesaving Swim Instructor

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National Lifeguard

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Private Swimming Lessons - Adult

Working with a certified swim instructor, adult swimmers can work on skills in the Lifesaving Society Swim For Life program. Whether you are looking for advancements in your workout or a little extra help, this one-on-one experience can provide it.

Student Wellness Series - Learn to Float

Knowing how to float can save your life. Join us for a free learn to float class and take your first steps towards learning to swim. No experience required! 

Swim Instructor

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Adult Swim Basics 1

We help increase your comfort level and confidence in the water through floats, glides, kicking and swimming. Work with your Water Safety Instructor to set goals to develop your swimming skills. An introduction to swimming with a focus on front swim.

Adult Swim Basics 2

Help increase your comfort level and confidence in the water through floats, glides, kicking and swimming. Work with your Instructor to set goals to develop your swimming skills. Focus on developing the front and back crawl, establishing comfort in deep water, and increasing swimming distance.

Adult Swim Strokes

We help you develop several swimming strokes, working toward proficiency and increased endurance. Work with your instructor to set your goals and priorities. If you are interested in developing your strokes so that you can increase your fitness and endurance, this is the course for you.

Adult Swim Workout

Join the Red Cross Swim Workout and learn how to develop your own swimming training program. Learn skills and techniques to bring your strokes to the next level and get exposed to all that the water can do for you.

NL (National Lifeguard) Recertification

The NL Recertification clinic is highly recommended for all lifeguards. Recertification of your National Lifeguard (NL) certification is based on the ability to meet ALL performance criteria (Must Sees) laid out by the Lifesaving Society. Candidates are encouraged to practice skills and review knowledge to prepare for the recertification course. Ongoing training and maintaining an appropriate level of fitness is important to being able to lifeguard effectively.