Swim for Life

NEW Swim for Life Program by the Lifesaving Society

The Canadian Red Cross has announced it will be winding down its swim and lifeguard programming and encouraged its training partners to transition to Lifesaving Society Canada programs. Strathcona Gardens will be making this transition for all swim lessons starting in January 2023. For help with the transition from Red Cross to Swim for Life, or for an in-depth look at each level, view our Winter 2023 Recreation Guide.

Registration for Winter 2023 Swim Lessons

To accommodate those on waitlists for swimming lessons, the process for registration is different for our winter lessons. On Tuesday, Nov 29, our customer service representatives will be calling those previously put on waitlists to register for swimming lessons. On Friday, December 5 at 9am, registration will open online and in-person for the remaining spots. We recommend registering online for all programs as we only have two administrative stations at our front desk and line-ups can be quite long. If you go online to register on December 5th and a lesson says “Full – Waitlisted” this means we have already filled the spots from our waitlists. We appreciate your patience with this process as we try to accommodate everyone.

Swim Lessons

Swimmers will learn to develop and improve swimming skills so that they can be confident in the water.

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Looking for Ways to Get Active?

To find out when courses are scheduled, and to register, view this program in our Recreation Guide.