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Swimming Lessons SAIT

Red Cross swim lessons

Not sure what swim level is right for your child? Let our water safety instructor's help! Call the SAIT Aquatic Centre at 403.284.8441 to set-up a free swim assessment.  

Preschool parented classes (4 - 36 months)
Course name Course code Upcoming offerings & registration
Starfish (ages 4 - 12 months) SWIM 101



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Babies and their caregivers work on getting wet, buoyancy, and movement, front, back and vertical position in the water, and shallow water entries and exits. To enter this level, babies must be able to hold their head up.

Dates Time CRN Cost
Mar. 8 - Apr. 26 Sunday 9:30 - 10 am 64627 $54

Duck (ages 12 - 24 months) SWIM 102 See upcoming dates and register

Babies and their caregivers work on rhythmic breathing, moving forward and backwards, front and back floats with recovery, and shallow water entries and exits.

Dates Time CRN Cost
Mar. 8 - Apr. 26 Sunday 10 - 10:30 am 64629 $54

Sea Turtle (ages 24 - 36 months)
SWIM 103

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Toddlers and their caregivers work on submersion, front and back floats and glides, jumping into chest-deep water with assistance, and kicking on front and back.

Dates Time CRN Cost
Mar. 8 - Apr. 26 Sunday 10 - 10:30 am 64631 $54

Preschool un-parented classes (3 - 5 years)
Course name Course code Upcoming offerings & registration
Sea Otter (ages 3 - 5 years) SWIM 104



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Swimmers work on front and back floats and glide, front kicking with a buoyant object, and will be able to swim one metre upon completion of this level.

Dates Time CRN Cost
Mar. 8 - Apr. 26 Sunday 10 - 10:30 am 64635 $54
Sunday 10:30 - 11 am 64636 $54
Sunday 11 - 11:30 am 64637 $54

This is a transitional level that transfers the preschooler to the care of the instructor. Swimmers work on front and back floats and glides, kicking on the front with a buoyant object, and will be able to swim one metre upon completion of this level.
Salamander (ages 3 - 5 years) SWIM 105


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Swimmers work on improving their front and back float and jumping into chest-deep water unassisted. Kicking is added to the front and back glide and swimmers will be able to swim two metres upon completion.

Dates Time CRN Cost
Mar. 8 - Apr. 26 Sunday 9:30 - 10 am 64641 $54
Sunday 10:30 - 11 am 64642 $54
Sunday 11 - 11:30 am 64643 $54

Swimmers work on improving their front and back float and jumping into chest-deep water unassisted. Kicking is added to the front and back glide and swimmers will be able to swim two to five meters upon completion.
Sunfish (ages 3 - 5 years)
SWIM 106 See upcoming dates and register

Swimmers work on kicking and can perform glides (front and back), enter deep water safely, float in deep water, swim with a PFD and swim five metres continuously.

Dates Time CRN Cost
Mar. 8 - Apr. 26 Sunday 9:30 - 10 am 64646 $54
Sunday 10:30 - 11 am 64647 $54

Crocodile/Whale (ages 3 - 5 years) SWIM 113 See upcoming dates and register

In Crocodile, swimmers further develop the front and back glide with kick, front and back swim with a PFD in deep water, and swim 10 metres continuously. In Whale, swimmers increase their distance on front and back glide with kick, learn the sitting dive, and will be able to swim 15 metres continuously upon completion of the level.

Dates Time CRN Cost
Mar. 8 - Apr. 26 Sunday 11 - 11:30 am 64649 $54

Kids swim lessons (ages 6 and up)
Course name Course code Upcoming offerings & registration
Swim Kids 1 SWIM 121 See upcoming dates and register

Swimmers develop front and back float, front and back glide, flutter kick (assisted), shallow water entries and exits, and swim five metres.

Dates Time CRN Cost
Mar. 8 - Apr. 26 Sunday 10:30 - 11 am 64651 $54

Swimmers develop front and back float, front and back glide, flutter kick (assisted), shallow water entries and exits, swim five to ten metres while becoming comfortable in deep water.
Swim Kids 2 SWIM 122 See upcoming dates and register

Swimmers learn front and back glide with flutter kick, develop front swim, complete deep-water activities (assisted) and swim 10 metres continuously.

Dates Time CRN Cost
Mar. 8 - Apr. 26 Sunday 9:30 - 10 am 64654 $54
Sunday 10:30 - 11 am 64655 $54

Swim Kids 3
SWIM 123 See upcoming dates and register

Swimmers increase their distance on front and back glide with kick, perform flutter kick unassisted, wear a PFD in deep water, float in deep water, and swim 15 metres continuously.

Dates Time CRN Cost
Mar. 8 - Apr. 26 Sunday 11 - 11:30 am 64657 $54

Swimmers learn how to back swim with shoulder roll and front crawl (ten metres), work on flutter kick on back, perform kneeling dive, introduction to sculling and swim 15 to 25 metres continuously.
Swim Kids 4 SWIM 124 See upcoming dates and register

Swimmers learn how to back swim with shoulder roll and front crawl (10 metres), work on flutter kick on back, perform kneeling dive, introduction to sculling and swim 25 metres continuously.

Dates Time CRN Cost
Mar. 8 - Apr. 26 Sunday 10 - 10:30 am 64660 $54
Sunday 11 - 11:30 am 64661 $54

Swim Kids 5 SWIM 125 See upcoming dates and register

This level introduces the back crawl (15 metres), sculling skills, and whip kick on the back, stride dives and treading water. Front crawl increases to 15 metres. An introduction to safe boating skills is also included. Endurance is developed through a 50 metres swim.

Dates Time CRN Cost
Mar. 8 - Apr. 26 Sunday 9:15 - 10 am 64665 $76

This level introduces the back crawl (15 metres), sculling skills, and whip kick on the back, stride dives and treading water. An introduction to safe boating skills and ice safety is also included. Endurance is developed through a 50 metres swim.
Swim Kids 6 SWIM 126 See upcoming dates and register

This level refines front crawl with a focus on hand entry and breathing (25 metres), back crawl with a focus on arm positions and body roll (25 metres), introduces elementary backstroke (15 metres), ice safety and rescue of others with throwing assists. Swimmers demonstrate the front dive and their ability to tread water in deep water for 1.5 minutes. Endurance is built through a 75 metres swim.

Dates Time CRN Cost
Mar. 8 - Apr. 26 Sunday 9:15 - 10 am 64667 $76

Swim Kids 7/8 SWIM 137 See upcoming dates and register

In Swim Kids 7 swimmers increase their distance on front and back crawl (50 metres), and elementary backstroke (25 metres), learn to front scull, perform whip kick on the front, learn stride entry and swim 150 metres continuously.

In Swim Kids 8 swimmers increase their distance on front and back crawl (75 metres), learn breaststroke (25 metres) eggbeater kick, perform feet-first surface and standing shallow dives, and swim 300 metres continuously.

Dates Time CRN Cost
Mar. 8 - Apr. 26 Sunday 9:30 - 10:30 am 64669 $99

Swim Kids 9/10 SWIM 112 See upcoming dates and register

In Swim Kids 9 swimmers increase their distance on front and back crawl (100 metres), elementary backstroke (50 metres) and breaststroke (25 metres), learn sidestroke kick, perform head-first surface dive, and swim 400 metres continuously.

In Swim Kids 10, swimmers increase their distance on front and back crawl (100 metres), elementary backstroke (50 metres) and breaststroke (50 metres), learn sidestroke (25 metres), perform dolphin kick (vertical), learn feet- and head-first surface dives with underwater swim, and swim 500 metres continuously.

Dates Time CRN Cost
Mar. 8 - Apr. 26 Sunday 10:30 - 11:30 am 64671 $99

Swim Basics SWIM 132 See upcoming dates and register

Swimmers learn front and back float, front and back glide with kick, front swim and shallow water entries and exits. this class is great for swimmers with limited or no swimming experience.

Special notes: Please bring proof of registration with you on the first day, as participation will not be permitted without a receipt, a digital copy is sufficient.

Dates Time CRN Cost
Mar. 8 - Apr. 26 Sunday 10:30 - 11:30 am 64674 $99

Swim Basics 2 SWIM 135 See upcoming dates and register

Swimmers learn back swim with shoulder roll, front and back crawl (15m), sitting dive, kneeling dive, stride and front dive, treading water, and swim a minimum distance of 25 metres.

Prerequisites: Some swimming experience, and can perform front swim for 10 metres continuously.

Special notes: Please bring proof of registration with you on the first day, as participation will not be permitted without a receipt, a digital copy is sufficient.

Dates Time CRN Cost
Mar. 8 - Apr. 26 Sunday 10 - 11 am 64676 $99

Swim Strokes SWIM 133 See upcoming dates and register

Swimmers further refine technique with front crawl, back crawl, and breaststroke. This is for swimmers who wish to develop better endurance and proficiency with their swimming.

Prerequisites: The ability to swim 50 metres continuously on your front and/or back and a willingness to increase your comfort in deep water.

Special notes: Please bring proof of registration with you on the first day, as participation will not be permitted without a receipt, a digital copy is sufficient.

Dates Time CRN Cost
Mar. 8 - Apr. 26 Sunday 9:30 - 10:30 am 64678 $99

    Red Cross private swim lessons

    Private swim lessons are available for all ages and skill levels. Lessons are geared for those who would like more one on-one-attention to improve their skills.

    Course name Course code Upcoming offerings & registration Cost
    Private swim lessons SWIM 136 See upcoming dates and register $189

    Dates Time CRN
    Mar. 8 - Apr. 26 Sunday 11:30 am - noon 64682
    Sunday noon - 12:30 pm 64683
    Sunday 12:30 - 1 pm 64684
    Mar. 9 - Apr. 27 Monday 4 – 4:30 pm 66204
    Monday 4:30 - 5 pm 66205
    Monday 5 - 5:30 pm 66206
    Monday 5:30 - 6 pm 64697
    Monday 6 - 6:30 pm 64698
    Mar. 11 - Apr. 29 Wednesday 4 - 4:30 pm 64700
    Wednesday 4:30 - 5 pm 64702
    Wednesday 5 - 5:30 pm 64705
    Wednesday 5:30 - 6 pm 64706
    Wednesday 6 - 6:30 pm 64708

    Youth swim group

    In this course, swimmers work on developing competitive level swim skills. Endurance, as well as technique, will be emphasized. This non-evaluative program readies swimmers to enter a swim club, enrol in lifesaving courses, and become a better recreational swimmer. This new programming will also offer an optional Junior Lifesaving Component, swimmers must be able to swim 25 meters unassisted to participate.

    Course name Course code Dates  Upcoming offerings & registration Cost
    7 sessions SWIM 001 Mar. 8 - Apr. 26 See upcoming dates and register $99

    Trojans Junior Lifeguard Club

    Junior Lifeguard Club (JLC) is a program developed by the lifesaving society for kids 8 years old and up who love the water and want more than lessons and adults of all ages looking to improve their swimming skills in a fun way. JLC also offers participants that wish to have the ability to showcase their skills in competition.

    Course name Course code Upcoming offerings & registration
    Junior Lifeguard Club SWIM 005 See upcoming dates and register

    Dates Time CRN Cost
    Mar. 11 - Apr. 29 Monday 5 - 6 pm 66000 $350


    Aquatic certification courses

    Become a lifeguard! Lifeguarding is a rewarding job that takes elaborate training and a great level of responsibility.

    Aquatic certification courses
    Course name Course code Upcoming offerings & registration
    Bronze Medallion AQUA 131



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    Bronze Medallion is the first step to becoming a lifeguard and teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles

    Pre-requisite: 13 years of age on the first day of class, or successful completion of Bronze Star, and the ability to swim.

    Bronze Cross AQUA 133


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    Bronze Cross is the second step in becoming a lifeguard. Bronze Cross teaches the difference between lifesaving and lifeguarding, the principles of emergency procedures and teamwork.

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Bronze Medallion.

    Bronze Medallion/Cross Combo AQUA 160

    March 23 - 27 
    CRN 64617
    $339


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    Get both courses done in one week! Due to the intense nature of this course, strong swim skills and Standard First Aid are recommended.

    Pre-requisite: 13 years of age on the first day of class, or successful completion of Bronze Star, and the ability to swim.

      National Lifeguard (NL) AQUA 140

      May 1 - 10 
      CRN 64616
      $345
      National Lifeguard is a nationally recognized lifeguard certification and the final step in becoming a lifeguard.

      Pre-requisite: Successful completion of a Bronze Cross, Standard First Aid, and 16 years of age on the first day of class.

        National Lifeguard (NL) Recertification AQUA 126

        April 5 
        1 - 5 pm 
        CRN 64780
        $80
        See upcoming dates and register
        NL recertification tests all NL skill items and provides any updated information. NL candidates must recertify their award prior to its two-year expiry date for it to remain active. Candidates whose award is past the two year period may still recertify if they have held the award in the past five years.

        Prerequisite: Proof of certification must be presented to the instructor.

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          Tel: 403.284.8441

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