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Kids Skill Development

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Additional fees are applicable and registration is required for the following Kids programming.

Wrestling High School Performance | Ages 12-18

Take your wrestling skills to the next level with this competitive program designed for individuals with previous exposure to the sport of wrestling. Focus will be placed on advancing techniques while training with varsity athletes and building leadership skills. If new to the sport, please contact the Program Coordinator. Certified coaches share their knowledge gained from past provincial & national championship experiences. This program also includes the athletes’ membership to the Ontario Amateur Wrestling Association for insurance coverage, a clothing package and use of the university wrestling room for the times assigned. This program runs from October to May, please refer to your confirmation for dates classes will not run. Times of the program are subject to change at coaches’ discretion.

Activity Details

19307 - October 17, 2018 to May 10, 2019

  • Wednesday(s) from 5:00PM to 6:30PM
  • Friday(s) from 6:30PM to 8:00PM
  • Saturday(s) from 8:30AM to 10:00AM
  • Dates event isn't occuring:
    • Saturday December 22, 2018
    • Wednesday December 26, 2018
    • Friday December 28, 2018
    • Saturday December 29, 2018
    • Wednesday January 2, 2019
    • Friday January 4, 2019
    • Saturday January 5, 2019
    • Wednesday March 13, 2019
    • Friday March 15, 2019
    • Saturday March 16, 2019
    • Friday April 19, 2019
    • Saturday April 20, 2019
    • Saturday April 27, 2019
  • Fee: $460.00
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Learn Wrestling | Ages 7-11

Boys and girls, beginner or advanced...all welcome. Whether you are new to the sport or a seasoned veteran, this program is designed to develop your wrestling techniques and improve your specific skill sets. Build your body awareness and fitness levels as Certified coaches share their knowledge gained from past provincial & national championship experiences. Members of the varsity Wrestling team will also volunteer their time to help inspire & build community leaders. This program also includes the athletes’ membership to the Ontario Amateur Wrestling Association for insurance coverage, a clothing package and use of the university wrestling room for the times assigned. This program runs from November to May, please refer to your confirmation for dates classes will not run. Times of the program are subject to change at coaches’ discretion.

Activity Details

19308 - November 7, 2018 to May 10, 2019

  • Wednesday(s) from 6:30PM to 7:30PM
  • Friday(s) from 5:15PM to 6:30PM
  • Saturday(s) from 10:15AM to 11:30AM
  • Dates event isn't occuring:
    • Saturday December 22, 2018
    • Wednesday December 26, 2018
    • Friday December 28, 2018
    • Saturday December 29, 2018
    • Wednesday January 2, 2019
    • Friday January 4, 2019
    • Saturday January 5, 2019
    • Wednesday March 13, 2019
    • Friday March 15, 2019
    • Saturday March 16, 2019
    • Friday April 19, 2019
    • Saturday April 20, 2019
    • Saturday April 27, 2019
  • Fee: $460.00
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Learn to Skate | Ages 3-12

The Kids Learn to Skate Program is designed for children with skating ability ranging from no experience to beginner skaters. This program offers small group lessons, and children will be grouped based on skating level to facilitate instruction. Through fun games and activities, qualified instructors will encourage your child to skate and build your child's confidence. We recommend that participants practice between classes. Safety pads are recommended and CSA approved hockey helmets are mandatory. Attendance at the first lesson is very important as we determine skating groups and give details to parents.

Activity Details

19719 - January 7, 2019 to March 25, 2019

19720 - January 8, 2019 to April 2, 2019

Intro to Waterpolo | Ages 8-14

Participants will attend a 1.5 hour coed pool session once a week. Classes consist of developing skills such as game basics, shooting, passing, and moving with the ball. Team play with safe physical maneuvering and contact are also included. Mini games will be organized by the coaches.

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Currently not offered

Learn Rock Climbing | Ages 6-8

Rock Climbing offers a unique environment for children to explore and become more aware of how their bodies move on the rock wall as they are grouped with others of similar skill level. Climbers will focus on bouldering to build self-confidence as they begin to understand ‘rock holds’. After conquering bouldering, climbers will progress to harnessing and move to top rope climbing. Participants will be inspired to set goals and develop teamwork skills as they learn proper safety & rock climbing techniques. All equipment is provided.

Activity Details

Currently not offered

Learn Rock Climbing | Ages 9-14

Get ready to challenge your rock climbing knowledge and improve your climbing techniques. Participants will be inspired to set goals and gain self-confidence as they build on proper safety and bouldering skills. A strong focus will be placed on top rope climbing and learning how to belay other climbers to develop teamwork skills. Participants will be grouped according to their climbing exposure and the program will culminate with a ‘friendly’ finale challenge to put new skills to the test. All equipment is provided.

Activity Details

Currently not offered

Dance Fusion | Ages 4-6

Modeled after our Discover Dance Camp, this class will give children exposure to a variety of styles of dance from ballet, to contemporary to hip hop! Participants will learn technique and choreography with an emphasis on having fun, all dancers welcome! Participants should wear comfortable clothing, bare-feet or shoes are appropriate.

Activity Details

Currently not offered

Semi Private 9,10 | Ages 3-16

Small class size allows for a more personalized lesson. Participants will work with the instructor on focused skill level goals. Can swim front crawl and back crawl at least 75-100m, swim elementary backstroke and breaststroke at least 25m, swim 400m continuously, swim head first sculling on back 10m, perform a stride jump and swim 300m continuously.

Activity Details

21307 - May 2, 2019 to June 20, 2019

21306 - May 6, 2019 to June 17, 2019

21378 - July 2, 2019 to July 25, 2019

21305 - July 29, 2019 to August 21, 2019

Semi Private 3,4 | Ages 3-16

Small class size allows for a more personalized lesson. Participants will work with the instructor on deep-water activities, breathe rhythmically, glides front/back with kick for 5m and swim 10m continuously. An introduction to front crawl and back swim with shoulder roll. Deep-water activities such as kneeling dives and surface support are practiced with emphasis on achieving endurance through a strong flutter kick towards 15m completion.

Activity Details

21290 - May 2, 2019 to June 20, 2019

21291 - May 4, 2019 to June 22, 2019

21288 - May 6, 2019 to June 17, 2019

21289 - May 7, 2019 to June 18, 2019

21285 - July 3, 2019 to July 24, 2019

21287 - July 29, 2019 to August 21, 2019

21286 - July 30, 2019 to August 22, 2019

Semi Private 5,6 | Ages 3-16

Small class size allows for a more personalized lesson. Participants will work with the instructor on focused skill level goals. Can surface support 45 seconds, swim front crawl at least 20m, swim on back with kick 10m, swim 25m continuously. Can swim front and back crawl at least 15m, perform the whip kick on back at least 5m, perform kneeling dive and swim 50m continuously.

Activity Details

21298 - May 2, 2019 to June 20, 2019

21299 - May 3, 2019 to June 21, 2019

21296 - May 6, 2019 to June 17, 2019

21297 - May 7, 2019 to June 18, 2019

21294 - July 2, 2019 to July 25, 2019

21295 - July 29, 2019 to August 21, 2019

Starfish, Duck | Ages 4 months - 5 yrs

Starfish - 4 to 18 months of age or older, and able to hold their head up. The goals are to help babies experience buoyancy and movement through songs & play in water and to teach the parent/caregiver age-specific water safety. Duck - 18 months of age or older. Participants will perform front, back, and vertical position floats with assistance, as well as, learn how to choose and wear an appropriate Personal Floatation Device (PFD).

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Activity Details

20990 - May 2, 2019 to June 20, 2019

20989 - July 29, 2019 to August 21, 2019

Sunfish, Crocodile, Whale | Ages 3-5

This program for preschool aged children will guide swimmers to complete both front and back swims independently. They will explore deep water with an aid, perform a dolphin kick and begin using rhythmic breathing. Participants will attempt to swim up to 10m.

Activity Details

20993 - May 2, 2019 to June 20, 2019

20992 - May 6, 2019 to June 17, 2019

20991 - July 3, 2019 to July 24, 2019

Swim Kids 3 | Ages 5-13

Participants will be introduced to deep water activities, breathe rhythmically 10 times, glide front/back with kick for 5m, and swim 10m continuously.

Activity Details

20996 - May 2, 2019 to June 20, 2019

Swim Kids 5 | Ages 5-13

Participants will learn to surface support 45 seconds, swim front crawl at least 20m, swim on back with kick 10m, swim 25m continuously.

Activity Details

20998 - May 2, 2019 to June 20, 2019

Semi Private 1,2 | Ages 3-16

Small class size allows for a more personalized lesson. Participants will work with the instructor on focused skill level goals. Can enter shallow water safely; float and glide on the front and back without assistance, move around in a PFD, perform rhythmic breathing 3 times. Can jump into chest deep water, do front and back floats and recover and swim on front for 2m.

Activity Details

21276 - May 2, 2019 to June 20, 2019

21278 - May 3, 2019 to June 21, 2019

21279 - May 3, 2019 to June 21, 2019

21280 - May 4, 2019 to June 22, 2019

21273 - May 6, 2019 to June 17, 2019

21277 - May 7, 2019 to June 18, 2019

21275 - May 7, 2019 to June 18, 2019

21274 - July 2, 2019 to July 25, 2019

21270 - July 3, 2019 to July 24, 2019

21272 - July 29, 2019 to August 21, 2019

21271 - July 30, 2019 to August 22, 2019

Semi Private 7,8 | Ages 3-16

Small class size allows for a more personalized lesson. Participants will work with the instructor on focused skill level goals. Can swim front and back crawl at least 25-50m, swim coordinated elementary backstroke at least 15-25m, and swim 75-150m continuously.

Activity Details

21304 - May 2, 2019 to June 20, 2019

21303 - May 6, 2019 to June 17, 2019

21301 - July 3, 2019 to July 24, 2019

21302 - July 30, 2019 to August 22, 2019

Swim Kids 6 | Ages 5-13

Participants will learn to swim front and back crawl at least 15m, perform the whip kick on back at least 5m, perform kneeling dive and swim 50m continuously.

Activity Details

20999 - May 2, 2019 to June 20, 2019

Bronze Star | Ages 11-14

Bronze Star provides training for your body and your brain. You will become a stronger swimmer. You will learn CPR and practice problem-solving and decision making. This course is designed for the strong swimmer who does not yet meet the minimum age for Bronze Medallion. If you hold a Bronze Star you can take Bronze Medallion regardless of your age.

Activity Details

20981 - May 2, 2019 to June 20, 2019

Swim Kids 9,10 | Ages 5-13

Participants will learn to swim front crawl and back crawl at least 75-100m, swim elementary backstroke and breaststroke at least 25m, swim 400m continuously, swim head first sculling on back 10m, perform a stride jump and swim 300m continuously.

Activity Details

21001 - May 6, 2019 to June 17, 2019

SeaTurtle, Otter, Salamander | Ages 3-5

This program is designed for preschool aged children attending lessons for the first time without a parent/caregiver in the water. With a smoother transition from one level to the next, swimmers learn to float on both front and back, glide and kick, don a PFD and jump into chest deep water. Participants will attempt to swim up to 2m. Games and songs enhance the fun of the class.

Activity Details

20988 - May 6, 2019 to June 17, 2019

20987 - May 7, 2019 to June 18, 2019

20986 - July 2, 2019 to July 25, 2019

Swim Kids 7,8 | Ages 5-13

Participants will learn to swim front and back crawl at least 25-50m, swim coordinated elementary backstroke at least 15-25m, swim 75-150m continuously.

Activity Details

21000 - May 6, 2019 to June 17, 2019

Swim Kids 1 | Ages 5-13

Participants will learn to enter shallow water safely; float and glide on the front and back without assistance, move around in a PFD, perform rhythmic breathing 3 times. Jump into chest deep water, do front and back floats and recover and swim on front for 2m.

Activity Details

20994 - May 6, 2019 to June 17, 2019

Swim Kids 2 | Ages 5-13

Participants will learn to float front and back, exhale through mouth and nose, flutter kick while gliding on front and back, swim 5m continuously.

Activity Details

20995 - May 6, 2019 to June 17, 2019

Swim Kids 4 | Ages 5-13

Participants will be introduced to front crawl, and back swim with shoulder roll. Deep water activities such as kneeling dives and surface support are practiced. Emphasis on achieving endurance through a strong flutter kick towards 15m completion.

Activity Details

20997 - May 6, 2019 to June 17, 2019

Dance Fusion | Ages 8-11

Modeled after our Discover Dance Camp, this class will give children exposure to a variety of styles of dance from hip hop to contemporary to musical theatre! Participants will learn technique and choreography with an emphasis on having fun, all dancers welcome! Participants should wear comfortable clothing, bare-feet or shoes are appropriate.

Activity Details

20982 - May 21, 2019 to June 25, 2019

Ballet Beginner | Ages 4-6

A fun introductory class for children with no dance background. The focus will be on fun and children will enjoy learning the basic elements of ballet technique, including the position of arms, feet and body alignment. Participants should wear comfortable clothing, barefeet or ballet shoes are appropriate.

Activity Details

20983 - July 4, 2019 to August 8, 2019

Red Cross Babysitter Course - see Aquatic & Safety Certifications for details.

Private Swim Lessons aren’t just for kids. We offer Adult Private Swim Lessons as well. Go to the Skill Development section.

Kids Skill Development

Starfish, Duck Swim Lesson
Kids Wrestling
Kids Springboard Diving
Kids Dance Fusion
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