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Pool Closure October 14

Winter 2016 Swim Lesson Schedule

2016 Registration Dates

Katie Urquhart
Recreation Supervisor
(416) 598-3444 ext.229


University Settlement has an indoor pool which community members can access year round. The pool is used for lessons, lane swimming, family swimming, group rentals as well as other events.

Family swim and community length swim times are available to our community members for free. To take part in other activities such as regular lane swim and aqua fitness, participants must have a Recreational Membership. If you would like to rent our pool please see our About Us section.

Sharks Swim Team
Join our new Children’s Swim Club “The Sharks” The swim team practices flip turns, dives, variety of drills and workouts every week. The Sharks compete in at least one swim meet each term. (Prerequisite: completion of Red Cross Swim Kids 6)

NEW! Inner Tube Water Polo
Encourages children to learn the fundamentals of the sport while having fun and staying fit.  Swimmers will also enhance their swimming, balance and coordination.
Prerequisite: completion of Level 5 or equivalent 

NEW! Swim Improvement Clinic
This clinic will advance your child’s swim techniques  and improve their swim skills. It is ideal for children who  are having difficulties completing their current  swim level or for those that want to get further ahead in future swim levels. All swimmers are welcome.
Prerequisite: completion of Level 4 or equivalent 

Private and Semi-Private
Children and adults are welcome to take our private swim lessons. Red Cross Swim will be taught to children swimmers and adults swimmers will have the opportunity to set swimming goals with their instructor during their first lesson and work towards achieving those goals over the term. Private Lessons are a great way for children to perfect a skill they are having trouble with!

Red Cross Swim Preschool (4 children to 1 instructor)
A learn-to-swim program for children ages 4 months to 6 years. Lessons are designed to be fun, using lots of songs, games, and themes. We also offer higher levels of instruction for children ages 3 to 5 which build swimming skills and teach age-specific water safety.

Red Cross Swim Kids (6-8 children to 1 instructor)
A learn-to-swim program for children ages 5 and older. The 10-level program helps swimmers develop the five main swimming strokes: front crawl, back crawl, elementary back stroke, breast stroke, and sidestroke which supports learning how to be safe in, on, and around the water. The program also increases fitness and endurance through enjoyable activities. Swim Kids can be taken as part of our After School Program!

Parent and Tot Swim
We host parents and their little ones for a free drop in program. Guardians and their children who are between 6 months and 6 years of age are invited to come out and splash with us in our pool! This is a free program that is funded by Growing Up Healthy Downtown. A swim instructor facilitates the class and guardians must accompany their children into the water. Songs, games and basic swimming skills are taught during the class as well as free time is given for parents and children to explore the water on their own!

Fitness and Community members enjoy our 25 yard pool for length swimming, aqua fit classes, family swim times and even kayaking! Our qualified lifeguards are always there to help and our facility also offers an elevator and chair lift for more accessibility. Our pool is drained, cleaned and scrubbed to perfection on an annual basis, typically in December. We also have a pool patrons list which gets exclusive updates via email that include last minute updates on repairs and closures.

Aquafit classes are offered three times a week and are a great way to work out! An instructor leads the class through a warm up, workout and cool down which includes stretching. If you are looking for a more advanced level we suggest that you try our Wednesday class. During this class participants have the option of doing their work out in the deep end! We supply all aquafit equipment for all participants but feel free to bring your own as well.

Length Swim
Length swim is offered at a variety of different times during the week. Our lanes are divided up by speed and depend on program needs. Swimmers can do their laps in the leisure, slow, medium or fast lane. Our length swim is usually available in the morning, lunch hour and evening. Please see our length swim policies on pool etiquette.

Recreational Swim
Recreation swimming is available for families, too! Bring your children and have some fun with all of our pool toys. All swimmers who wish to participate in the recreational swim swim must be Agency Members and follow the Admittance Policy. Length swim is not permitted during recreational swim times. Please see our policies for more information about the Admittance Policy.

Group Swim Lessons
Weekday Preschool Group Swim Lessons
Summer Group Lessons from Pre-School to Level 5
Sunday Group Swim Lessons
$8.00 per lesson

After School Program Group Swim Lessons
$12 per lesson

Swim team
Summer Group Lessons from Level 6 to Level 10
$9.50 per lesson/practice

Private Swim Lessons

Semi Private Swim Lessons
$40 per lesson – $20 per swimmer

Parent and Tot Swim


Monthly Fitness Memberships
Adults –  $29 plus tax
Seniors (60+) – $19 plus tax
Youth (under 25) – $19 tax included


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