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RED CROSS PRESCHOOL SWIM PROGRAM

In this program, children 4 months to 6 years discover the joys of swimming in a safe, caring and professional environment. Red Cross Preschool Swim is specifically designed for our youngest students beginning with our parent and tot levels.

The first three levels (Starfish, Duck, Sea Turtle) focus on water orientation and safety for parents and their children. Swimmers progress through the lower levels based on age and ability. The main focus is on the first skills that are necessary to begin swimming, including bubbles, floats, jumps and even swimming independently!

Preschoolers ages 3 to 6 years move through the upper levels based on evaluation of skill. Levels 4-8 (Sea Otter, Salamander, Sunfish, Crocodile, Whale) build swim skills and age-specific water safety. The upper levels are geared to the advanced preschooler who is too young for the next program, but who has developed swimming skills beyond most preschool programs.

Each of the 8 levels is represented by an animal mascot that is incorporated into the content, making the lessons fun and engaging through songs and activities. Placement in Red Cross Swim programs depends on many variables including age, skill ability, experience and readiness. The following is a guide only. Click here to inquire about the right level for your child or call (905) 886-2322.

Student to Instructor Ratio: 3:1
Class Duration:  45 minutes
Cost per Session:  $262.50 (7-class session)/$300.00 (8-class session)

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LEVEL 1 – STARFISH
4-12 months

Starfish is an assisted level where babies and their parents or caregivers work on getting wet, buoyancy, movement, front, back and vertical position in the water, and shallow water entries and exits. Click here to view our schedules. Register for Starfish..

LEVEL 2 – DUCK
12-24 months

Duck is an assisted level where babies and their caregivers work on rhythmic breathing, moving forward and backward, front and back float with recovery, and shallow water entries and exits. Click here to view our schedules. Register for Duck..

LEVEL 3 – SEA TURTLE
24-36 months

In this level, your child can swim assisted or unassisted. The focus is on water submersion, front and back floats and glides, jumping into chest-deep water with assistance, kicking on front and front swim. Click here to view our schedules. Register for Sea Turtle..

LEVEL 4 – SEA OTTER
3-5 years

Swimmers work on front and back floats and glides, kicking on front with a buoyant object, and will be able to swim 1 metre upon completion of this level. Click here to view our schedules. Register for Sea Otter..

LEVEL 5 – SALAMANDER
3-5 years (with successful completion of the skills in Red Cross Swim Preschool Sea Otter level)

Swimmers work on improving their front and back float and jumping into chest-deep water unassisted. Kicking is added to the front and back glide and swimmers will be able to swim 2 metres upon completion. Click here to view our schedules. Register for Salamander..

LEVEL 6 – SUNFISH
3-6 years (with successful completion of the skills in Red Cross Swim Preschool Salamander)

Swimmers work on kicking and can perform glides (front and back), enter deep water safely, float in deep water, swim with a PFD, and swim 5 metres continuously. Click here to view our schedules. Register for Sunfish..

LEVEL 7 – Crocodile
3-6 years (with successful completion of the skills in Red Cross Swim Preschool Sunfish)

Swimmers further develop the front and back glide with kick, front and back swim, jump into deep water, swim with a PFD in deep water, and swim 10 metres continuously. Click here to view our schedules. Register for Crocodile..

LEVEL 8 – WHALE
3-6 years (with successful completion of the skills in Red Cross Swim Preschool Crocodile)

Swimmers further develop the front and back glide with kick, front and back swim, jump into deep water, swim with a PFD in deep water, and swim 10 metres continuously. Click here to view our schedules. Register for Whale.