Looking for swimming lessons for Winter 2023?
Our Lifesaving Society swimming lessons are now available to register for!

Winter 2023 lesson registration is now available!

In 2023, The Red Cross will be retiring their swimming and water safety programming and we will be switching our programs over to the Lifesaving Society. 

Until then, the University of Saskatchewan will continue to offer Red Cross Swim lessons as they provide participants with high-quality stroke development and thorough water safety knowledge.

Lifesaving Society Preschool Swim Lessons

In 2023, The Red Cross will be retiring their swimming and water safety programming and we will be switching our programs over to the Lifesaving Society. 

Until then, the University of Saskatchewan will continue to offer Red Cross Swim lessons as they provide participants with high-quality stroke development and thorough water safety knowledge.

Choosing which level is appropriate:

Register In Equivalent To Red Cross If they are at this age and/or skill level
Parent & Tot 1
Starfish

4-12 months old

In this level babies and their caregivers work on entering and exiting the water safely, readiness for submersion as well as front floats, back floats and floats wearing PFDs.

Minimum 1 parent/guardian required in the water during the lesson per child.

Patrons who are not toilet trained are asked to wear a swim diaper while in the water.
Parent & Tot 2
Duck

12-24 months old

In this level babies and their caregivers work on entry from a sitting position, getting face wet and in water, attempting to recover an object below the surface, as well as front floats, back floats, kicks and surface passes with continuous contact.

Minimum 1 parent/guardian required in the water during the lesson per child.

Patrons who are not toilet trained are asked to wear a swim diaper while in the water.
Parent & Tot 3
Sea Turtle

2-3 years old

In this level toddlers and their caregivers work on jump entries, entry and submersion, holding their breath and opening their eyes underwater, as well as front and back starfish/pencil floats and underwater passes.

Minimum 1 parent/guardian required in the water during the lesson per child.

Patrons who are not toilet trained are asked to wear a swim diaper while in the water.
Preschool 1
Sea Otter

3-5 years old

In this level swimmers work on entering and exiting shallow water, jumping into chest deep water (assisted), putting face in water, as well as front and back floats, and glides on front and back.

Preschool 2
Salamander

3-5 years old

In this level swimmers will work on entering and exiting water wearing a PFD, jumping into chest deep water, submerging and exhaling, as well as front and back floats wearing a PFD, front and back glides wearing a PFD and flutter kick.

Preschool 3
Sunfish

3-5 years old

In this level swimmers will work on jumping into deep water wearing PFD, holding breath under water, recover object from the bottom, as well as back float; roll to front and swim 3 meters, front and back glides and front and back flutter kick.
Preschool 4
Crocodile

3-5 years old

In this level swimmers will work on jumping into deep water, sideways entries, treading water, open eyes under water, as well as front float; roll to back swim 5 meters, glide on side 3 meters and front crawl wearing a PFD.
Preschool 5
Whale

3-5 years old

In this level swimmers will work forward rolls wearing a PFD, treading water, submerge and hold breath, as well as whip kick in vertical position, front crawl, back crawl, and interval fitness training.

Lifesaving Society Kids Swim Lessons

Choosing which level is appropriate:

Register In Equivalent To Red Cross If they are at this age and/or skill level
Swimmer 1
Level 1

6+ years old

In this level swimmers will work on entering and exiting the water, jumping into deep water wearing a PFD, treading water, submerge and exhale, as well as front and back floats, glides, flutter kick and front crawl wearing a PFD.

Swimmer 2
Level 2/3

6+ years old

In this level swimmers will work on jumping into deep water, sideways entry wearing a PFD, treading water, and recovering an object from the bottom, as well as flutter kick on front and back, whip kick in vertical position, front and back crawl, and interval fitness training.

If you are unsure of which level to enrol in, please select the lower level.

Swimmer 3
Level 4/5

6+ years old

In this level swimmers will work on kneeling dives, forward rolls, front somersaults, jumping into deep water, as well as flutter kicks, whip kick on back, front and back crawl, and interval fitness training.

If you are unsure of which level to enrol in, please select the lower level.

Swimmer 4
Level 6/7

6+ years old

In this level swimmers will work on standing dives, treading water, underwater swim, as well as whip kick on front, breaststroke, front and back crawl, interval fitness training, and sprint front crawl.

If you are unsure of which level to enrol in, please select the lower level.

Swimmer 5

Level 8

6+ years old

In this level swimmers will work on shallow dives, tuck jumps, stationary eggbeater, as well as breaststroke, front crawl, back crawl, head up front crawl, interval fitness training, and sprint front and back crawl.

Swimmer 6
Level 9

6+ years old

In this level swimmers will work on stride entries, compact jumps, legs only surface support, eggbeater, scissor kick, breaststroke, front crawl, back crawl, head up front crawl, interval fitness training, and sprint breaststroke.

The swim patrol program provided enriched training for those ready to go beyond learn to swim.  It continues to develop participants’ swim strokes and provide skill foundation for future Bronze Medal classes.

Rookie Patrol
Level 10

8 years old + and able to swim

Rookie Patrol features development of front crawl, back crawl, and breaststroke over 50m each, timed 100m swims, and 350m workouts.  A work-hard/play-hard approach develops swimming strength and efficiency with emphasis on personal responsibility for water smart behavior.

Ranger Patrol

8 years old + and comfortable in deep water

Ranger Patrol features development of front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke over 75m each, a 100 m lifesaving medley and timed 200m swims.

Star Patrol

8 years old + and comfortable in deep water

Star Patrol demands good physical conditioning and lifesaving judgement.  Participants develop lifesaving and first aid skills; further refine front crawl, back crawl, and breaststroke over 100m each; and complete 600m workouts and 300m timed swims.

 

Junior Lifeguard Club

Ages 8 and up

The Lifesaving Society designed the Junior Lifeguard Club for a serious purpose—but the process is all fun. Children work to develop and improve swimming and other aquatic skills with emphasis on swimming skills, lifesaving skills, fitness, lifesaving knowledge and community education.

Register In If they are at this level
Jr. Lifeguard Club Beginner The beginner group will focus on components from the Rookie, Ranger and Star Patrol—participants must be able to swim 150 metres and tread water for three minutes.
Jr. Lifeguard Club Advanced The advanced session will include the Bronze awards—completion of Swim Kids Level 10 is strongly recommended.

Private Lessons

Private lessons are now available for online registration.

All lessons are offered at the PAC pool.

Questions?

Contact us if you need more information.

General Office
Room 222, Physical Activity Complex (PAC)
College of Kinesiology, USask
87 Campus Drive

Office Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday