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Learn To Swim

Toronto's comprehensive series of Learn to Swim programs provide a full range of classes for swimmers of varying abilities. Babies and preschoolers are able to enjoy their first splash in the water, while youth and adults can work towards improving their swimming skills. All our programs were created to give the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills in swimming and water safety in a safe and enjoyable environment. Whether you have a child who needs to improve their skills, a teenager who wants to be a lifeguard, or you simply want to get back into the swim of things, give our instructional programs a try.

Adult Swim 1
Basic swimming skills and water safety. This is an introductory or beginner level. Prerequisite: A keen interest in developing skills and knowledge that promotes safe enjoyment of aquatic environments. Adult 1 develops or increases students' comfort in the water through basic floatation, movement and breathing skills and fosters the basic knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to prepare, stay safe and survive in and around water.
Adult Swim 1 - Female
Basic swimming skills and water safety. This is an introductory or beginner level. Prerequisite: A keen interest in developing skills and knowledge that promotes safe enjoyment of aquatic environments. Adult 1 develops or increases students' comfort in the water through basic floatation, movement and breathing skills and fosters the basic knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to prepare, stay safe and survive in and around water. This program is for females only.
Adult Swim 1 - Small Group
Basic swimming skills and water safety. This is an introductory or beginner level. Prerequisite: A keen interest in developing skills and knowledge that promotes safe enjoyment of aquatic environments. Adult 1 develops or increases students' comfort in the water through basic floatation, movement and breathing skills and fosters the basic knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to prepare, stay safe and survive in and around water. Class size is limited to 4.
Adult Swim 2
Swimming strokes and water safety. Prerequisite: Ability to swim 15 metres continuously on front or back and a willingness to increase comfort in deep water. Adult 2 develops one or more swimming strokes, working towards proficiency and increased endurance, and introduces or enhances water safety knowledge and skills relevant to the student.
Adult Swim 2 - Female
Swimming strokes and water safety. Prerequisite: Ability to swim 15 metres continuously on front or back and a willingness to increase comfort in deep water. Adult 2 develops one or more swimming strokes, working towards proficiency and increased endurance, and introduces or enhances water safety knowledge and skills relevant to the student. This program is for females only.
Adult Swim 2 - Small Group
Swimming strokes and water safety. Prerequisite: Ability to swim 15 metres continuously on front or back and a willingness to increase comfort in deep water. Adult 2 develops one or more swimming strokes, working towards proficiency and increased endurance, and introduces or enhances water safety knowledge and skills relevant to the student. Class size is limited to 4.
Adult Swim 3
Lifetime swimming fitness and safety. Prerequisite: Ability to swim 50 metres continuously in at least two of the following strokes: front crawl, back crawl, elementary back and confidence to swim in deep water. Adult 3 maintains or increases the students' fitness through stroke improvement in a distance swim setting;introduces other forms of aquatic fitness activities and introduces or enhances water safety knowledge and skills relevant to the student.
Adult Swim 3 - Small Group
Lifetime swimming fitness and safety. Prerequisite: Ability to swim 50 metres continuously in at least two of the following strokes: front crawl, back crawl, elementary back and confidence to swim in deep water. Adult 3 maintains or increases the students' fitness through stroke improvement in a distance swim setting;introduces other forms of aquatic fitness activities and introduces or enhances water safety knowledge and skills relevant to the student. Class size is limited to 4.
Guardian Swim
The Guardian Swim Program provides an introduction to the aquatic environment and basic skills. It is age appropriate and progressive. Learning is facilitated through the parent/ caregiver to ensure comfort, communication and extra safety. Parent or guardian must accompany child into the water. One child per parent/guardian
Guardian Swim 1
The Guardian Swim Program provides an introduction to the aquatic environment and basic skills. It is age appropriate and progressive. Learning is facilitated through the parent/ caregiver to ensure comfort, communication and extra safety. Parent or guardian must accompany child into the water. One child per parent/guardian