Registration for Winter Programs will open on Weds December 14 @ 12:00 PM (Noon). 

Programs details (offerings, timeslots, fees etc) will be posted on our registration webpage on Monday December 12 in the afternoon/evening.

CHILDREN’S LEARN TO SWIM – WINTER 2022
Fridays – 5:35-8:25 PM (Pre-School, Swimmer Levels, Rookie Patrol, Ranger Patrol, Star Patrol, Power Swimming 1 & 2, Private & Semi-Private Lessons)
Session 1: January 20-February 17
Session 2: March 3-April 14 (no lessons: March 17, April 7)

Saturdays – 9:30 AM-12:20 PM (Pre-School, Swimmer Levels, Rookie Patrol, Ranger Patrol, Star Patrol, Power Swimming 1 & 2, Private & Semi-Private Lessons)
Session 1: January 21-February 18
Session 2: March 4-April 15 (no lessons: March 18, April 8)

Sundays – 12:15 – 2:30 PM (Children’s Private & Semi-Private Lessons)
Session 1: January 22-February 19
Session 2: March 5-April 16 (no lessons: March 19, April 9)

Weekday Children’s Private & Semi-Private Lessons:
Mondays & Wednesdays 4:00-4:30 pm / 4:35-5:05 pm / 5:10-6:40 pm
Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:50-4:20 pm / 4:25-4:55 pm / 5:00-5:30 pm
(2) Sessions – (5) 30 minute lessons (start & end dates to be announced)

Withdrawal Refund Policy

Swim For Life® Program Conversion Chart

Conversion Chart

Use this chart to determine the most appropriate Swim for Life/Canadian Swim Patrol program for young swimmers.

If your child…

Red Cross Learn To Swim levels

Lifesaving Society Swim For Life® equivalent

Is 4 to 12 months old and ready to learn to enjoy the water with parent…

Starfish Parent & Tot 1

Is 12 to 24 months old and ready to learn to enjoy the water with parent…

Duck Parent & Tot 2

Is 2 to 3 years old and ready to learn to enjoy the water with a parent…

Turtle Parent & Tot 3

Is 3 to 5 years and just starting out on his or her own….

Sea Turtle Preschool 1

Is 5+ years and just starting out on his or her own….

Swimmer 1

Can get in and out and jump into chest-deep water assisted; float and glide on front and back; blow bubbles and get face wet…

Salamander Preschool 2

Is 5+ years and can get in and out and jump into chest-deep water assisted; float and glide on front and back; blow bubbles and get face wet…

Swimmer 1

Can jump into chest-deep water; submerge and exhale underwater; float on front and back assisted for 3 sec…

Sunfish Preschool 3
Is 5+ years and can jump into chest-deep water; submerge and exhale underwater; float on front and back assisted for 3 sec…  Swimmer 1

Can jump into deep water wearing a lifejacket; recover objects from the bottom; hold breath underwater; float, glide and kick on front and back…

Crocodile Preschool 4

Is 5+ years and can jump into deep water wearing a lifejacket; recover objects from the bottom; hold breath underwater; float, glide and kick on front and back…

Swimmer 1

Can do solo jumps into deep water; swim front crawl 5 m wearing a lifejacket and flutter kick on front, back and side…

Whale Preschool 5

Is 5+ years and can do solo jumps into deep water; swim front crawl 5 m wearing a lifejacket and flutter kick on front, back and side…

Swimmer 2

Is 5 to 12 years and just starting out…

Swim Kids 1 Swimmer 1

Can jump into chest-deep water by themselves and into deep-water wearing a lifejacket; open eyes, hold breath, and exhale underwater; float, kick and glide on front and back…

Swim Kids 2 Swimmer 2

Can jump into deep water and do a sideways entry wearing a lifejacket; support self at the surface for 15 sec.; do whip kick in vertical position; and swim 10 m on front and back…

Swim Kids 3 Swimmer 3

Can tread for 30 sec.; do kneeling dives and front somersaults; 10 m whip kick on back; and swim 15 m front crawl and back crawl…

Swim Kids 4

Swim Kids 5

Swimmer 4

Can complete the Canadian Swim to Survive Standard: Roll – Tread (1 min.) – Swim (50 m); dive; swim underwater; 15 m whip kick on front; breaststroke arms with breathing; and swim front and back crawl 25 m…

Swim Kids 6 Swimmer 5

Can do shallow dives and cannonballs; eggbeater and scissor kick; swim 50 m front and back crawl; breaststroke for 25 m; sprint 25 m; interval training 4 x 50 m…

Swim Kids 7 Swimmer 6

Can do stride entries and compact jumps; legs- only surface support for 45 sec.; sprint 25 m breaststroke; swim 100 m of front crawl and back crawl and 300 m workout…

Swim Kids 8 Rookie Patrol

Preferred successful completion – Rookie Patrol

Swim Kids 9 Ranger Patrol

Preferred successful completion – Ranger Patrol

Swim Kids 10 Star Patrol

Preferred successful completion – Star Patrol

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COVID-19 Protocols

In light of announcements from Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health and the evolving recommendations from Ottawa Public Health, Carleton will be pausing its mandatory mask mandate starting June 25, 2022.

Carleton has suspended its vaccination requirements for participation in in-person Carleton activities beginning May 1, 2022. Please note that it may become necessary to bring back proof of vaccination requirements on short notice if the situation and public health advice changes.