Kids & Youth Swim

Learning to swim lasts a lifetime. Our programs encourage everyone to have fun and be comfortable in the water. Our Lifesaving Society swimming lessons develop great swimmers. All instructors are certified by the Lifesaving Society and High-Five™ trained.

COVID-19: Pool Temporarily Closed

All indoor recreational programs (swimming, badminton, fitness centre, etc.) are temporarily suspended. Please check back soon for updates.

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. 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.

Kids & Youth Swim Programs (Temporarily Suspended)

Parent & Tot Classes

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.

Class Capacity:
3 people, 6‑feet distance

Parent & Tot Level 1

Designed for children 4 to 12 months old

Together with your child, your child will learn to enter and exit the water safely, help your child feel safe in the water with your assistance. You will practice simple swim concepts with your child. Here are some examples: Floating on back, front float face out of the water, arms splashing, paddling, legs splashing and kicking all while the parent or guardian holds onto the child.

Course Dates & Fees
  • Monday 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM January 10 to March 7 $176
  • Saturday 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM January 15 to March 12 $198

Parent & Tot Level 2

Designed for children 12 to 24 months old

Together with your child, your child will learn to enter the pool from a sitting position and to exit the water. You will practice simple swim concepts with your child. Here are some examples: Blowing bubbles, getting your face into the water, front float face in, back float, kicking and on front and back all while the parent or guardian hold onto the child.

Course Dates & Fees
  • Tuesday 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM January 11 to March 8 $198
  • Sunday 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM January 16 to March 13 $176

Parent & Tot Level 3

Designed for children 2 to 3 years old

Together with your child, your child will learn to jump into the pool, enter and submerge from a seated position and exit the water unassisted. You will practice simple swim concepts. Here are some examples: Hold breath underwater, attempt to open eyes under water, attempt to get object from underwater, jump entry and float wear a lifejacket, front and back starfish and pencil floats all while parent or guardian assists the child.

Course Dates & Fees
  • Saturday 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM January 15 to March 12 $198

Preschool Program (Lessons for Ages 3 to 5)

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.

Class Capacity:
Semi-Private, 3 people per class, 6‑feet distance

Preschool Level 1

In Preschool Level 1, your child will practice swim skills to get them more familiar with the water, such as: enter and exit shallow water with assistance, jump into chest deep water with assistance, face in the water, blowing bubbles, front and back float assisted, and gliding on front and back assisted.

Course Dates & Fees
  • Tuesday 4:30 PM to 5:00 PM January 11 to March 8 $198

Preschool Level 2

In Preschool Level 2, your child will practice swim skills to get them more familiar with the water, such as: enter and exit shallow water wearing lifejacket, jump into chest deep water, submerge and exhale, float on front and back with a buoyant aid, roll front to back and back to front wearing lifejacket, glide front and back with buoyancy aid, flutter kick and back kick with buoyancy aid.

Course Dates & Fees
  • Monday 4:30 PM to 5:00 PM January 10 to March 7 $176
  • Wednesday 4:30 PM to 5:00 PM January 12 to March 9 $198

Preschool Level 3

In Preschool Level 3, your child will practice swim skills to get them more familiar with the water, such as: jump into deep water with buoyancy aid and exit, hold breath under water, submerge and exit, recover object from bottom of shallow end, back float-roll to front-swim 3 meters, float on front, glide on front and back, flutter kick back and front.

Course Dates & Fees
  • Friday 4:30 PM to 5:00 PM January 7 to March 11 $198

Preschool Level 4

In Preschool Level 4, your child will practice swim skills to get them more familiar with the water, such as: jump into deep water, return, and exit, tread water with lifejacket, open eyes underwater, recover object from bottom of water, sideways entry into deep water with lifejacket-tread 15 second, swim 5m, glide on side, flutter kick-front, back and side, front crawl wearing lifejacket.

Course Dates & Fees
  • Wednesday 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM January 12 to March 9 $198
  • Thursday 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM January 13 to March 10 $198

Preschool Level 5

In Preschool Level 5, your child will practice swim skills to get them more familiar with the water, such as: forward roll entry wearing a lifejacket, tread water, submerge and hold breath for 5 seconds, whip kick in vertical position with buoyancy aid, front and back crawl 5m, and interval training.

Course Dates & Fees
  • Tuesday 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM January 11 to March 8 $198
  • Friday 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM January 14 to March 11 $198

Swimmer Program (Lessons for Ages 5 to 12)

The Lifesaving Society’s Swimmer program accommodates children 5 years and older including absolute beginners as well as swimmers who want to build on the basics. This 6-level program stresses lots of in-water practice to develop solid swimming strokes and skills and incorporates Water Smart® education in all levels.

Class Capacity:
Semi-Private, 3 people per class, 6‑feet distance

Swimmer Level 1

Your child will practice skills to improve their swimming abilities and to prepare them for advancement. Examples of skills taught at this level: enter and exit shallow water, jump into chest deep water, tread water with lifejacket, 30 sec., hold breath underwater, submerge and exhale, open eyes underwater, float on front and back, glide on front, back and side, flutter kick on front and back, front crawl 5m, wearing lifejacket

Course Dates & Fees (January 10 to March 13)
  • Monday 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM January 10 to March 7 $176
  • Tuesday 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM January 11 to March 8 $198
  • Wednesday 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM January 12 to March 9 $198
  • Thursday 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM January 13 to March 10 $198
  • Friday 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM January 14 to March 11 $198
  • Saturday 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM January 15 to March 12 $198
  • Sunday 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM January 16 to March 13 $176

Swimmer Level 2

Your child will practice skills to improve their swimming abilities and to prepare them for advancement. Examples of skills taught in this level: jump into deep water, return and exit, sideways entry wearing lifejacket, tread water 15 sec, recover objects from bottom of chest deep water, flutter kick on front, back and side 10m, whip kick in vertical position with aid, front and back crawl 10m, interval training

Course Dates & Fees (January 10 to March 13)
  • Monday 4:30 PM to 5:00 PM January 10 to March 7 $176
  • Tuesday 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM January 11 to March 8 $198
  • Wednesday 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM January 12 to March 9 $198
  • Sunday 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM January 16 to March 13 $176

Swimmer Level 3

Your child will practice skills to improve their swimming abilities and to prepare them for advancement. Examples of skills taught in this level: kneeling dive into deep water, forward roll entry into deep water, tread water 30s, handstand in shallow water, front somersault in water, flutter on back and reverse and repeat, whip kick on back, front and back crawl 15m, interval training

Course Dates & Fees (January 10 to March 13)
  • Monday 4:30 PM to 5:00 PM January 10 to March 7 $176
  • Thursday 4:30 PM to 5:00 PM January 13 to March 10 $198
  • Friday 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM January 14 to March 11 $198
  • Saturday 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM January 15 to March 12 $198
  • Sunday 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM January 16 to March 13 $176

Swimmer Level 4

Your child will practice skills to improve their swimming abilities and to prepare them for advancement. Examples of skills taught in this level: standing dive in deep water, tread water 1m, swim underwater, whip kick front, breaststroke arms drills, front and back crawl 25m, interval training, sprint front crawl 25m

Course Dates & Fees (January 10 to March 13)
  • Monday 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM January 10 to March 7 $176
  • Wednesday 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM January 12 to March 9 $198
  • Friday 4:30 PM to 5:00 PM January 14 to March 11 $198
  • Sunday 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM January 16 to March 13 $176

Swimmer Level 5

Your child will practice skills to improve their swimming abilities and to prepare them for advancement. Examples of skills taught in this level: shallow dive into deep water, tuck jump into deep water, jump entry into deep water and tread for 2m, stationary eggbeater kick, back somersault in the water, breaststroke 25m, front and back crawl 50m each, head up front crawl 10m, interval training, sprint front and back crawl 25m

Course Dates & Fees (January 10 to March 13)
  • Monday 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM January 10 to March 7 $176
  • Tuesday 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM January 11 to March 8 $198
  • Thursday 4:30 PM to 5:00 PM January 11 to March 8 $198
  • Saturday 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM January 15 to March 12 $198
  • Sunday 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM January 16 to March 13 $176

Swimmer Level 6

Your child will practice skills to improve their swimming abilities and to prepare them for advancement. Examples of skills taught in this level: Stride entry into deep water, compact jump into deep water, legs only surface support, swim underwater 10m to recover an object, eggbeater kick on back, scissor kick, breaststroke 50m, front and back crawl 100m, head up swim 25m, interval training, sprint breaststroke

Course Dates & Fees (January 10 to March 13)
  • Tuesday 4:30 PM to 5:00 PM January 11 to March 8 $198
  • Wednesday 4:30 PM to 5:00 PM January 12 to March 9 $198
  • Friday 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM January 14 to March 11 $198
  • Saturday 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM January 15 to March 12 $198
  • Sunday 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM January 16 to March 13 $176

Kids & Youth Swim (Ages 10 to 17)

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!

Capacity:
20 people, 6‑feet distance

Date & Time:
Fridays
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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

Family Swim

Don’t forget to check out our Family Swim programs!

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.

Pre-Book Your Swim Online

All swims must be pre-booked. No drop-ins. Pre-book your swim session online using our new online portal: PickTime. See below for more details.

Arrive Early to Check-in and Complete Screening

Plan to arrive 15 minutes before your swim session begins. Everyone must complete COVID-19 symptom screening when they arrive. You can complete your screening questionnaire online to speed up the process.

Proof of Vaccination

To enter the facility, everyone must show their Proof of Vaccination (two doses plus 14 days) along with an original piece of government-issued photo ID (e.g., driver’s license, health card, passport, Canadian permanent resident card, etc.).

Wear a Mask

Mask wearing is mandatory in all public spaces but not during your swim session.

Maintain Physical Distance

Everyone must maintain a physical distance of 6 feet at all times (including when inside the Locker Rooms).

Bring Your Own Gear and Drinking Water

Bring any gear you need, including your own water bottle (filled). Water fountains are not available at this time.

Limited Access to Locker Rooms

We are limiting the number of people who have access to the Locker Rooms. Locker Rooms are only available to people using the pool or the Grange Fitness Centre.

Online Pre-Booking Required

To help keep you safe, we are limiting the number of participants. To participate, you must pre-book your swim on PickTime scheduling portal.

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

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.