Red Cross Swim Kids

Red Cross Swim Kids

Registration begins December 3/deadline is January 11

Red Cross Swim Kids

Red Cross Swim Kids is a 10-level stand-alone program for five to twelve-year-old children. Children learn to swim, be fit, and stay safe in a fun environment that promotes achieving a personal best and celebrates personal success.

The program teaches competitive and survival strokes, as well as increasing the distance and speed that each swimmer can achieve, while focusing on making safe decisions in, on and around the water.

Program Structure

The 10 levels of the program allow for solid progression of skills and knowledge.
  • The skills and water safety throughout the program are targeted to each age group, with an increased focus on staying active and safe in the water.
  • Swimming strokes are built throughout the levels, using solid, proven progressions with a focus on drills and distance.
  • The fitness activities components build endurance and promote individual success and improvement. They also encourage lifelong physical activity as part of a healthy lifestyle.

The program is based on a foundation of continuous evaluation that challenges the individual swimmers to continually go beyond what they have acquired.

The Water Safety Instructors use performance criteria on the Instructor worksheets to determine the minimum standards for each item in the level, while targeting feedback and practice opportunities to the learning needs of each swimmer.

Winter session

Choose between Thursday lessons or Saturday lessons!

Age: 5 and up
Date: Thursdays, January 17- March 21
Time: Select your time slot below (register early to get the time you want)
Level: Timing:
Level 1 6-6:30pm
Level 2 6-6:30pm
Level 3 6:30-7pm
Level 4 6:30-7pm
Level 5/6 7-7:45pm
Level 7/8/9/10 7-7:45pm

Date: Saturdays, January 19 - March 23
Time: Select your time slot below (register early to get the time you want)
Level: Timing:
Level 1 10:30-11am
Level 2 11-11:30am
Level 3/4 11-11:30am
Level 5/6 11:30am-12:15pm
Level 7/8/9/10 11:30am-12:15pm
Place: GSH Pool
Cost: $50.00 per child + GST with GSH Membership;
$60.00 per child + GST without GSH Membership
Contact Info: Aquatic Supervisor at 204-3000 ext. 3318 or
Register: GSH front desk or call 204-765-3000 ext. 3889 with a credit card.
Online: you can now register for lessons online!

For questions on the Red Cross Swim Program, please contact the Aquatic Supervisor at 204-765-3000 ext. 3318.