Red cross Swim Basics 1 & 2

Basics 1 helps increase one’s comfort and confidence in the water through floats, glides, kicking and swimming. Basics 2 focuses on developing front and back crawl, establishing comfort in deep water and increasing swimming endurance.

Red cross Swim Strokes

Develop one or more swimming strokes, work towards stroke proficiency and increased endurance.

Lifesaving

Canadian Swim Patrol

This program is for participants who are ready to go beyond the learn to swim program.  Pre-requisites: must be a minimum of 9 years old and be able to swim in deep water.

Bronze Star

Great for pre-Bronze Medallion training. Recommended for those 12 years of age and up with the ability to swim 400 metres (16 lengths) in 12 minutes.

Bronze Medallion

Pre-requisites: 13 years of age and up or completion of Bronze Star. Rescuers learn lifesaving techniques, self-rescue, tows and carries for challenging rescues of increased risk involving conscious and unconscious victims in varying depths. Candidates develop stroke efficiency and endurance in a 500 metre timed swim. Course does not include the price of the Canadian Lifesaving manual (this can be purchased at the pool front desk).

Bronze cross

Bronze Cross is one of the pre-requisite awards for all advanced lifesaving and lifeguarding certification courses. Bronze Cross is also worth 2 Grade 11 high school credits. Pre-requisite: Completion of Bronze Medallion.


Registration information:

Spring 2017 swim registration for participants not registered in a class  opens on March 15, 2017 

In-person registration:

Time Saver Passes reserve a registration time, so you can come back at a designated time. Passes will be handed out one hour before in-person registration starts. Please bring your child’s most recent progress card when registering in-person. Participants already enrolled can register at the start of their last class with their progress card.
online registration:  never registered online before? Go to: recreation. vancouver.ca. Click “Sign In” or “Create an Account” to set up your profile and password before registration opens for winter programs.

If you are unsure of your child’s level, you can come in during public swim for a free assessment!

Online registration:

Never registered online before? Go to: recreation.vancouver.ca. Click “Sign In” or “Create an Account” to set up your profile and password before registration opens for winter programs.


Payment and refund

Payment

Payment must be made at the time of registration. Cash, Debit Card, Visa, Amex or MasterCard are accepted.  Cheques will not be accepted.

Refunds:

  • If your refund request is received five or more days prior to the start of the program, a full refund will be issued.
  • If your refund request is received within four days of the start of the program, your refund will be equal to the program fee minus the price of one class.
  • If your refund request is received after the first class, your refund will be equal to the program fee minus the price of two classes.
  • If your transfer request is received after the first class of the program, you will be charged the price of one class.
  • No refunds or transfers are allowed after the second class of the program.

Swimming Lesson Policy:

On the first day of in person registration the following policy applies: Patrons are only permitted to register immediate family members residing at the same address or they may register another family if  they are not registering their own family.  Patrons who are a parent / guardian of  children living at separate addresses are also permitted to register their children.  We no longer permit the registration of additional families. These guidelines try to provide equal opportunity for participation in our swim lesson program: You can only be registered for one lesson set at a time. Unable to enroll in a class? Place your name on a waitlist as classes may be created based on demand and pool space.  Waitlists are called and enrolled on a first come first basis.