Rookie Patrol is the first level of the Lifesaving Society’s 3 level Canadian Swim Patrol Program for swimmers who are ready to go beyond learn-to-swim. In this level, swimmers will focus on stroke refinement and improved physical conditioning, and the introduction to basic first aid and lifesaving skills. They will complete a timed swim of 100m in 3 min, 25m of any lifesaving kick, and a swim workout of 350m. They will learn how to conduct a primary assessment in a lifesaving situation, when and how to call EMS and how to do rescue breathing. Swimmers will be able to simulate and recognize weak vs non-swimmers.

(10) 45 minute lessons

Previously in Red Cross Swim Kids 8 … register in ROOKIE PATROL

* Our Learn to Swim programs now includes Lot 5 parking *

Note – If the your top choice for private or semi-private lessons is SOLD OUT, please put your name on the waiting-list.

Note: Refunds or credits for missed private/semi-private or group lessons will not be provided. Make-up lessons can not be arranged, and substitute (non-registered) swimmers are not permitted.

Carleton University suspended vaccination & masking requirements for participation in in-person Carleton activities in May/June 2022. The evolution of Covid-19 and public health conditions are difficult to predict, so these decisions were contingent on current conditions and directions continuing. Masking and other safety measures may be reinstated at a later time. Carleton University recommends the use of masks indoors when physical distance cannot be maintained.


Registration by phone or in person is on available during our hours of operation. Register online 24/7. To register in person, visit our Welcome Centre in the Alumni Hall.