Red Cross Swim Kids

Red Cross Swim Kids

Registration deadline is April 10th.

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.

Spring Session 

Age: 6 and up
Date:  Thursdays, April 16 - June 18
Level: Timing:
Level 1/2 6-6:30pm
Level 1/2 6-6:30pm
Level 3/4 6:30-7pm
Level 3/4 6:30-7pm
Level 5/6 7-7:45pm
Level 7/8/9/10 7-7:30pm

Age: 6 and up
Date:  Saturdays, April 18 - June 25 (no class May 16)
Level: Timing:
Level 1/2 10:30-11am
Level 1/22 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 + GST with GSH Membership
          $60 + GST without GSH Membership 
Contact Info: Aquatic Supervisor at 204-765-3000 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! 

Swim Assessments

Not sure what level to register your child?  Did you know that you can have your child assessed by one of our lifeguards/swim instructors?  All you have to do is come to Public Swim and our staff will assess your child’s swimming abilities so you will know what level to register them in for swim lessons!  Free for those that have a GSH membership or pay a $3 drop in fee for Public Swim.  

If you would like more info, please contact the Aquatic Supervisor at 204-765-3000 ext. 3318 or email at