Red Cross Swim preschool

Ages 4 months to 5 years

Choosing which level is appropriate:

Register In If they are at this age and/or skill level
Starfish Four to 12 months and able to hold their head up and participating with parent/caregiver
Duck 12 to 24 months and participating with parent or caregiver
Sea Turtle 24 to 36 months and participating with parent or caregiver
Sea Otter Three to six years of age and just starting without parent. 1 to 4 ratio
Salamander Three to six years and can comfortably move and float in water independently, gets eyes and face wet
without goggles. 1 to 4 ratio
Sunfish Three to six years and can jump into chest-deep water without help, float independently and glide on
the front and back for two metres without assistance. 1 to 4 ratio
Crocodile Three to six years and can comfortably slip into deep water, float on front and back in deep water, do
surface support for five seconds and achieve a distance of five metres with front, back and rollover
glides. 1 to 4 ratio
Whale Three to six years and can float/move in deep water with assistance, breathe rhythmically 10 times,
flutter, do surface support for 10 seconds and swim 10 metres. 1 to 4 ratio

Note: Starfish/Duck/Sea Turtle are parented levels. The ratio for the unparented class (Sea Otter to Whale) is one instructor to four children.

Red Cross Kids

Ages 6 and up

Choosing which level is appropriate:

Register In If they are at this age and skill level
Level 1 Six years or older. Just starting out in swimming lessons, or have turned six after completing Starfish,
Duck, Sea Turtle, Sea Otter or Salamander.
Level 2 Six years or older. Can float unassisted on front and back for 3 seconds, can glide with kick for 5 meters or have turned six after completing Sunfish.
Level 3 Six years or older. Can float unassisted on front and back for three seconds, can glide with kick for five
metres or have turned six after completing Sunfish.
Level 4 Are comfortable floating and moving independently in deep water, can swim front swim at least 10
metres while recovering arms above water, and can perform a front/side combination, exhaling on
front and inhaling in the side glide position for 10 metres.
Level 5 Can tread water for 45 seconds, swim front crawl at least 10 metres with arms recovering above the
water and swim 25 metres continuously.
Level 6 Can tread water for one minute, swim efficient front and back crawl at least 15 metres, perform the
whip kick on back at least 10 metres and swim 50 metres continuously.
Level 7 Can swim front and back crawl at least 25 metres, swim co-ordinated elementary backstroke at least
15 metres and swim 75 metres continuously.
Level 8 Can swim front and back crawl at least 50 metres, swim elementary backstroke for 25 metres and
perform whip kick on front for 15 metres and swim 150 metres continuously.
Level 9 Can swim front/back crawl at least 75 metres, swim elementary backstroke for 25 metres and
breaststroke for 15 metres, and swim 300 metres continuously.
Level 10 Can swim front/back crawl at least 100 metres, swim elementary backstroke for 50 metres,
breaststroke at least 25 metres and swim 400 metres continuously.

Age 10 and up

Register In If they are late starters
Youth Level (1-10) Minimum age 10 and up. Youth classes are designed for the youth age group who are late starters to the swim program so they can learn with peers who are their own age. This is also a great option for those youth looking to be involved in the academic outdoor education programs.

Teen/Adult

Ages 17 and up

Register In Focuses On
Red Cross Adult Swim Basics 1  Adolescents or adults interested in participating in swimming and water safety based on their own abilities, interests and goals. Are just starting out or are uncomfortable in the water.
Red Cross Adult Swim Basics 2  Adolescents or adults interested in participating in swimming and Water Safety. Red Cross Swim
Basics 2 focuses on developing front and back crawl, establishing comfort in deep water and
increasing the swimming distance. Participants should be comfortable in water just over their heads,
be able to glide on back for 10 metres and have basic techniques for front crawl with the ability to
travel a distance of 10 metres. Swim Basics 1 is required for first time swimmers.
Red Cross Adult Swim Strokes Adolescents or adults interested in participating in swimming and water safety based on their own
abilities, interests and goals. Can float and glide and are comfortable in water above their head.
Adult Swim Fitness  Stroke improvement workout program designed for the older adult. 

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

All lessons are offered at the PAC pool. $30 per half hour per participant. Please contact Rec Services at 306-966-1001.

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