Spring Aquatics 2020

Aquatics

Spring 2020
Last updated 24/02/2020
 
Aquatic Fitness
Club Aquatiques Vikings
Red Cross Coures
Private and Semi-Private Swimming Lessons
Diving Courses 
Registration & Course Catalogue
Note: There will be no classes during the Easter weekend from April 10 to 13 inclusively as well as for Victoria Day on May 18.

Registration opens on March 25 at 18h00
Register Online if you have an account with the Community Recreation Department.
Open an Account with Community Recreation.
Join the waiting list if the course you would like is full.

* Rates and courses are subject to change without notice.​


AQUATIC FITNESS 
  • Adult Aquatic Fitness Classes
Many adult fitness classes are offered for free with your Sport Leisure Plan (PSL)! Click HERE to learn more!
  • Aqua-Stroller / Starfish Combo 
Fitness class with baby from 4 to 12 months allowing mom to get back in shape. The course also allows the baby to become familiar with the aquatic environment by participating in the starfish swimming course.
 

CLUB AQUATIQUES VIKINGS
  • Exclusive to Dollards-des-Ormeaux School
The Club Aquatique Vikings represents Dollard-des-Ormeaux School (DDO) but is entirely supervised by the coaches of the Community Recreation Services team at Base Valcartier. We are registered with the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) in the Quebec City and Chaudière-Appalaches region. Since the 2019-2020 school year, the Vikings welcome children from grade 3 to the end of high school. They will take part in structured training sessions to deepen their learning of the different styles of competitive swimming.

Visit CAVIK for more information. 

RED CROSS COURSES 

If you have never taken a swimming course or for more information, please contact our aquatic instructors at 418 844-5000, ext. 3070 or 3078.

Starfish/Duck (6 to 18 months) 
•  Orientation to water for babies and their parent/caregiver.
•  To enter this level, babies must be able to hold their head up.
•  The goals are to help babies experience buoyancy and movement through games, songs and play in the water and to teach the parent/caregiver age-specific water safety.
•  This level is participation-based only, without  formal evaluation.
(Duration: 8 weeks) 

Duck/Sea Turtle (18 to 36 months) 
•  Age is the only condition for entering this level.
•  Swimmers learn, through fun games and songs, how to combine skills, how to kick with a buoyant object and how to perform basic floats, glides and kicks.
•  This level is participation-based only, without  formal evaluation.
(Duration: 8 weeks) 

Sea Turtle (24 to 36 months) 
•  Orientation to water for toddlers and their parent/ caregiver. format.
•  Age is the only condition for entering this level.
•  Swimmers learn, through fun games and songs, how to combine skills, how to kick with a buoyant object and how to perform basic floats, glides and kicks.
•  This level is participation-based only, without  formal evaluation.
 (Duration: 8 weeks) 

Sea Otter (3 to 5yrs) 
•  Transitional level that transfers the preschooler to the care of the Instructor.
•  All skills are assisted by the Instructor.
•  Swimmers enter this level when they are 3 years of age.
•  Using games and activities, swimmers learn to open their eyes under water, further develop basic floats  and glides, and swim 1 metre. They also learn  age-appropriate water safety skills.
•  Swimmers are evaluated based on performance criteria and progress to Salamander once all criteria have been successfully completed.
(Duration: 8 weeks) 

Salamander (3 to 5yrs) 
•  Swimmers enter this level when they have successfully completed Sea Otter.
•  Using games and activities, swimmers learn to swim 2 metres, further develop basic floats and increase their distance on front and back glide.
•  Front swim and roll-over glide are also included, and swimmers learn appropriate water safety skills such  as how to jump into chest-deep water and how to use a lifejacket/Personal Flotation Device (PFD). •  Safety skills development includes water orientation, safe entries and exits and only swimming when an adult is present.
•  Swimmers are evaluated based on performance criteria and progress to Sunfish once all criteria have been successfully completed
(Duration: 8 weeks) 

Sunfish (3 to 5yrs) 
•  Swimmers enter this level when they have successfully completed Salamander.
•  Using games and activities, swimmers learn to swim 5 metres, increase their distance using buoyant objects, increase their front and back glide with kick, and develop their roll-over glide, side glide and front swim. Safety skills include deep-water skills and use of a lifejacket/Personal Flotation Device (PFD). •  Safety skills development such as water orientation, safe entries and exits and always asking for permission before going near the water.
•  Swimmers are evaluated based on performance criteria and progress to Crocodile once all criteria have been successfully completed.
(Durations: 8 weeks) 

Crocodile (3 to 5yrs) 
•  Swimmers enter this level when they have successfully completed Sunfish.
•  Through games and other fun activities, swimmers learn to swim 5 metres on their front and back, perform a dolphin kick and begin using rhythmic breathing. They also progress with kicking drills  and increase their swimming distance to 10 metres.
•  Safety skills include jumping into deep water and performing surface support for 10 seconds, recognizing when a swimmer needs help and  using a lifejacket/Personal Flotation Device (PFD)  in deep water.
•  Swimmers are evaluated based on performance criteria and progress to Whale once all criteria have been successfully completed.
(Duration: 8 weeks) 

Whale (3 to 5yrs) 
•  Swimmers enter this level when they have successfully completed Crocodile.
•  Through fun activities, swimmers perform a front and back swim for 10 metres. Swimmers work on developing their flutter kick and perform a distance swim of 15 metres. •  Safety skills include identifying safe swimming areas, jumping into deep water, swimming 5m, surface support for 20 seconds, a return to safety, throwing assists and sitting dives.
•  Swimmers are evaluated based on performance criteria and complete the program once all criteria have been achieved. Children 5 years or older are ready for the appropriate level of Red Cross Swim Kids (Junior 1-10).
(Duration: 8 weeks) 

Junior 1 (6+yrs) 
Swimmers receive an orientation to water and the pool area and work on floats, glides and kicking. Swimmers build their endurance by working on the 5m front swim.
Duration: 8 weeks) 

Junior 2 (6+yrs) 
Swimmers work on propulsion skills to move through the water and to remain at the surface. Swimmers work on the front swim (5m) and learn about deep-water activities and proper use of a lifejacket/Personal Flotation Device (PFD). Fitness activities include the 10m flutter kick and a 10m distance swim.
(Duration: 8 weeks) 

Junior 3 to 6 (6+yrs) 
3-This level provides an introduction to diving, and teaches swimmers how to make wise choices about where and when to swim. Endurance is achieved by building strength in the flutter kick
and a 15m swim.
4-This level introduces the front crawl (10m) and back swim with shoulder roll (15m). Swimmers work on kneeling dives, surface support (45 seconds, deep water) and developing a greater sense of self-safety by understanding their own limits. Endurance is built through a 25m swim.
5-This level introduces the back crawl (15m), sculling skills, whip kick on the back, stride dives and treading water. Front crawl increases to 15m. An introduction to safe boating skills is also included. Endurance is developed through a 50m swim.
6-This level refines front crawl with a focus on hand entry and breathing (25m), back crawl with a focus on arm positions and body roll (25m), and introduces elementary back stroke (15m), safety on ice, and rescue of others with throwing assists. Swimmers demonstrate the front dive and their ability to tread water in deep water for 1½ minutes. Endurance is built through dolphin kick and a 75m swim. (Duration: 8 weeks) 

Junior 7-8/Swim Patrol (SP) Rookie & Ranger (8+yrs) 
7-This level builds skills and endurance for the front crawl (50m), back crawl (50m) and elementary back stroke (25m) and introduces whip kick on the front. Swimmers learn about airway obstructions, reach assists and stride entry. Swimming endurance is increased to a 150m swim.
8-This level is an introduction to breast stroke (15m) and feet-first surface dives. Swimmers learn about the dangers of open water, hypothermia, the performance of choking rescues on children and adults, and standing shallow dives. Swimmers participate in timed treading water activities using the eggbeater skill for 3 minutes to improve their ability to remain at the surface in the event of an unexpected fall into water. Endurance is built on a 300m swim. Front crawl and back crawl distances are increased to 75m each.
(Duration: 8 weeks) 

Junior 9-10/Swim Patrol (SP) Ranger & Star (8+yrs) 
9-This level refines the front crawl (100m), back crawl (100m), elementary back stroke (50m) and breast stroke (25m), and encourages swimmers to combine different kicks for fitness (3 mins). They also work on head-first surface dives and learn about wise choices, peer influences and self-rescue from ice. Endurance is built through a 400m swim.
This level is a final assessment of the strokes
for technique and distance (front crawl 100m,
back crawl 100m, elementary back stroke 50m, breast stroke 50m and sidestroke 25m). 10-Swimmers learn about sun safety, rescue of others from ice, and head-first and feet-first surface dives. Endurance is built using the dolphin kick (vertical) and a 500m swim.
(Duration: 8 weeks) 

                     ROOKIE
This course’s approach is focused on making efforts while having fun, and helps you develop your endurance and the efficiency of your swimming technique. You will learn, among other things, to perform a primary assessment of a conscious victim, to efficiently communicate with emergency medical services, to scan an aquatic facility and to throw a buoyant aid during an emergency situation.

RANGER
By taking this course, you will not only improve your swimming technique, but will also learn to perform a primary assessment of an unconscious victim, to treat a victim in shock and a conscious victim who is suffocating, and to perform a non-contact rescue using a buoyant aid.

STAR
You can now refine your swimming technique and develop your lifesaving and first aid skills. By the end of this course, you will know how to rescue a weak swimmer and a non-swimmer, to treat a bone or joint injury, and to provide care to a victim who has trouble breathing because of an asthma attack or a severe allergic reaction.

Red Cross Swimming Lessons and Specialized Courses: REGISTRATION
(infoormation and fees can be seen by clicking "Registration" above and searching for the course you are interested in) 
* Rates and courses are subject to change without notice.​

PRIVATE & SEMI-PRIVATE SWIMMING LESSONS

For more information, please contact the Aquatic Coordinator at 418 844-5000, ext. 4138.

This type of course is aimed at all people (children and adults) with special needs or wishing to achieve specific goals (sports, professional or personal).