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Children’s Swimming Lessons (September 13 to December 19)

A fun and safe environment for your child to gain confidence, learn water safety, and develop basic swimming skills.

Learning to swim lasts a lifetime. Our programs encourage everyone to have fun and be comfortable in the water, whether it’s one of our Free Toddler and Family Swim sessions or paid Lifesaving Society classes.

Our Lifesaving Society swimming lessons develop great swimmers. All instructors are certified by the Lifesaving Society and High-Five™ trained.

All swims must be pre-booked. No drop-ins.

Find out about our Family Swim programming here

COVID-19 Screening and Mask Wearing

Plan to arrive 15 minutes before your swim. Everyone must complete COVID-19 symptom screening when they arrive. Mask wearing is mandatory in all public spaces but not in the pool.

COVID-19 Screening Form

FREE! Toddler Fun Swim (Capacity: 20 people, 6‑feet distance)

Enjoy a fun swim with your little ones! Come splash around and let your kids get comfortable in the water. Babies and children up to 5 years with one or two parents.

Tuesday & Thursday:
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Fees:
FREE

Book Your Swim

Youth Swim (Ages 10 to 17) (Capacity: 20 people, 6‑feet distance)

Come and enjoy the pool with your friends. Have fun and get comfortable in the water and maybe even get some water safety or swimming stroke tips. Jump in!

Friday:
6:15 pm to 7 pm

Fees:
$2 per swim or purchase a 10-swim card for $20

Book Your Swim

Lifesaving Society Classes

Parent & Tot Classes (Capacity 3, 6‑feet distance)

Through in-water interaction between parent and child, this Lifesaving Society class stresses the importance of play in developing water-positive attitudes and skills. Since activities and progressions are based on child development, parents should register in the level appropriate for their child’s age. Targeted Water Smart® drowning prevention messages are an integrated into the program.

  • Parent and Tot 1 (4 – 12 months)
  • Parent and Tot 2 (12 – 24 months)
  • Parent and Tot 3 (2 – 3 years)

Monday:

  • Time: 11:15 am to 11:45 am
  • Fees: $286

Wednesday or Friday:

  • Time: 11:15 am to 11:45 am
  • Fees: $308

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Preschool Swim (3 – 5 years) (Capacity 3, 6‑feet distance)

Preschool programs develop an appreciation and healthy respect for the water. In our five basic aquatic progressions we work to ensure 3 to 5-year-olds become comfortable in the water and have fun developing a foundation of water skills. Targeted Water Smart® drowning prevention messages are an integrated into the program.

Preschool 1

  • Monday: 5 pm to 5:30 pm
  • Fees: $286

Preschool 2

  • Tuesday or Thursday: 5 pm to 5:30 pm
  • Fees: $308

Preschool 3

  • Tuesday: 4 pm to 4:30 pm
  • Friday: 5 pm to 5:30 pm
  • Fees: $308

Preschool 4

  • Wednesday or Thursday: 4 pm to 4:30 pm
  • Fees: $308

Preschool 5

  • Tuesday or Friday: 4 pm to 4:30 pm
  • Fees: $308

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Swimmer (5 – 12 years) (Capacity 3, 6‑feet distance)

Progressions accommodate beginners and swimmers who want to build on the basics. Lots of in-water practice develops solid swimming strokes and skills. Targeted Water Smart® drowning prevention messages are an integrated into the program.

Swimmer 1

  • Monday: 4 pm to 4:30 pm (Fees: $286)
  • Thursday: 4 pm to 4:30 pm (Fees: $308)

Swimmer 2

  • Tuesday: 4 pm to 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday: 6 pm to 6:30 pm
  • Sunday: 11 am to 11:30 am
  • Fees: $308

Swimmer 3

  • Thursday: 5 pm to 5:30 pm
  • Friday: 4 pm to 4:30 pm
  • Saturday or Sunday: 12 pm to 12:30 pm
  • Fees: $308

Swimmer 4

  • Wednesday: 4 pm to 4:30 pm
  • Friday: 5 pm to 5:30 pm
  • Fees: $308

Swimmer 5

  • Monday: 4 pm to 4:30 pm (Fees: $286)
  • Tuesday: 4 pm to 4:30 pm (Fees: $308)
  • Wednesday: 5 pm to 5:30 pm (Fees: $308)
  • Saturday: 10 am to 10:30 am (Fees: $308)
  • Sunday: 10 am to 10:30 am / 1 pm to 1:30 pm (Fees: $308)

Swimmer 6

  • Tuesday: 5 pm to 5:30 pm
  • Saturday: 10 am to 10:30am
  • Fees: $308

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New Health & Safety Steps for Swimmers

Your health and safety, and that of our staff is our top priority. It is everyone’s responsibility. Please familiarize yourself with the mandatory health and safety measures at University Settlement.

  • Screening: Arrive early to allow for screening and check-in.
  • Face Masks: Wear a mask right up until you begin your workout or activity.S
  • Physical Distancing: Maintain physical distancing in the Locker Rooms.
  • Bring any gear you need, including your own water bottle (filled).

Online Pre-Booking Required

To help keep you safe, we are limiting the number of participants for all programs and activities.

To access Recreation activities you must pre-book your workout using the PickTime scheduling portal. Click the button below and reserve your place.

Book Online Now

Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to use the reservation you have made for the Pool, please cancel it right away. Reservations will be held for 15 minutes. If you arrive later than 15 minutes, you will lose your priority and your spot will be given to another member.

With our new limited capacity, the Pool may be totally booked up on PickTime but in reality there are often spaces available when people don’t show up. Please be considerate of your fellow members and cancel your reservation if you are unable to attend. Thank you.

HIGH FIVE™ Accredited – A quality standard for children's sport and recreation

Proudly HIGH FIVE™ Accredited

HIGH FIVE is Canada’s only comprehensive quality standard for children’s programs. Based on a holistic approach to healthy child development, it’s quality framework addresses Staff Training and Development, Program Assessments, Policies/Procedures, and Awareness.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please contact:

Heather Lesniak
Recreation Supervisor, Aquatics
416-598-3444 ext. 228
heather.lesniak@universitysettlement.ca

Renee Qi
Recreation Administrator
416-598-3444 ext. 227
renee.qi@universitysettlement.ca

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