If you are unsure what level you should register your child in, please call one of the indoor aquatic facilities: Gino & Liz Marcus Community Complex at 519-253-7028, or Windsor International Aquatic and Training Centre at 519-974-2782. If your child has taken Red Cross Swim Lessons, our registration guidelines chart will give you some idea of the comparable Life Saving Society Swim Lesson level.
To view the courses, times, locations and fees of our swim programs being offered, please visit www.activewindsor.ca and simply click on "new guide".
Students will become comfortable jumping into the water with and without Personal Floatation Devices (PFD). They will learn to open their eyes, exhale underwater and retrieve items off the bottom of the pool. They will work on floats and move on their fronts and backs for 3-5m. 30 minutes Pre-requisite: 5 years, beginner, non-swimmer or Pre-school A or B.
Swimmer 2 Shallow
Swimmer 2 Shallow is open for all who have completed Swimmer 1. Swimmers learn to support themselves in the water without an aid, learn and practice the whip kick and begin swimming 5-10m on their front and back. 30 minutes. Pre-requisite: 5 years, Swimmer 1 or Pre-school C or D.
Swimmer 2 Deep
Swimmer 2 Deep is open for all who have completed Swimmer 1 and Swimmer 2 Shallow. Swimmers learn to support themselves in the water without an aid, sideways entries wearing a Personal Flotation Device (PFD), learn and practice the whip kick and begin swimming 10-15m on their front and back. 30 minutes. Pre-requisite: 5 years, Swimmer 1 or Pre-school C or D.
Swimmers will enter the water using dives, rolls and cannonballs. Swimmers will learn to tread water, do handstands and in-water somersaults, and swim under water. They will work on the front and back crawl and do endurance swims of 25-50m. 45 minutes. Pre-requisite: 5 years, Swimmer 2.
Swimmers will refine dives and stride entries. They will learn eggbeater kick, foot-first surface dives and in-water back somersaults. They will also work on sculling and swim lengths of front crawl, whip kick and breaststroke arms with breathing. Endurance swims will be 50-100m. 45 minutes. Pre-requisite: 5 years, Swimmer 3.
Swimmers will master shallow dives, eggbeater kick, foot-first sculling and underwater swims from surface dives. They will work on front and back crawl and breaststroke with 50m swims of each stroke. There will also be 25m sprints and endurance swims of 100-200m. 45 minutes. Pre-requisite: 5 years, Swimmer 4.
Swimmers learn advanced aquatic skills such as compact jump entries and eggbeater kicks while changing directions. They will swim front and back crawl and breaststroke 100m, and do sprint interval training and a 200-300m endurance swim. 45 minutes.
Pre-requisite: 5 years, Swimmer 5.
This program is organized into water proficiency, first aid, recognition and rescue. The levels emphasize measuring water skill efficiency in terms of improvements in time over distance. The concept of tracking personal best performance is a key characteristic of this training.
Endurance challenge 350m. Victim recognition, fitness training, rescue drills, lifesaving kick 25m. Rescue breathing. Underwater swim 5m. 60 minutes. Ages 8-15.
Endurance challenge 500m. Victim recognition and avoidance, entries, rescues, search skills, removals, rescue breathing and fitness training. 60 minutes, Ages 8-15.
Endurance challenge 600M. Removals, defenses, rescues and rescue skills, obstructed airway procedures, fitness training. 60 minutes. Ages 8-15.