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Fall/Winter Registration for Kids Programs opens Monday August 20th @ 5:30am.  

View details below prior to this date.

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

 

Registration for Spring/Summer Programming will open Mon. Feb. 5, 2018 @ 5:30am.

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

Kids Skill Development

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

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.

Fall/Winter date details coming soon.

Activity Details

Currently not offered

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

18260 - July 4, 2018 to July 25, 2018

18261 - August 2, 2018 to August 23, 2018

19441 - September 18, 2018 to November 20, 2010

19444 - September 18, 2018 to November 20, 2010

18262 - August 1, 2018 to August 22, 2018

19439 - September 15, 2018 to November 10, 2018

19440 - September 16, 2018 to November 18, 2018

19442 - September 20, 2018 to November 22, 2018

19877 - January 12, 2019 to March 16, 2019

19878 - January 12, 2019 to March 16, 2019

19880 - January 13, 2019 to March 17, 2019

19881 - January 13, 2019 to March 17, 2019

19882 - January 13, 2019 to March 17, 2019

19875 - January 17, 2019 to March 21, 2019

19876 - January 17, 2019 to March 21, 2019

19879 - January 18, 2019 to March 22, 2019

19883 - January 18, 2019 to March 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

18274 - July 4, 2018 to July 25, 2018

18275 - August 2, 2018 to August 23, 2018

19449 - September 20, 2018 to November 22, 2018

19889 - January 15, 2019 to March 19, 2019

19888 - January 17, 2019 to March 21, 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

18246 - July 4, 2018 to July 25, 2018

18247 - August 2, 2018 to August 23, 2018

18248 - August 1, 2018 to August 22, 2018

19431 - September 15, 2018 to November 17, 2018

19432 - September 15, 2018 to November 17, 2018

19433 - September 16, 2018 to November 18, 2018

19434 - September 18, 2018 to November 20, 2018

19435 - September 20, 2018 to November 22, 2018

19436 - September 20, 2018 to November 22, 2018

19438 - September 21, 2018 to November 23, 2018

19437 - September 21, 2018 to November 23, 2018

19869 - January 12, 2019 to March 16, 2019

19863 - January 12, 2019 to March 16, 2019

19864 - January 15, 2019 to March 19, 2019

19865 - January 15, 2019 to March 19, 2019

19871 - January 16, 2019 to March 20, 2019

19866 - January 17, 2019 to March 21, 2019

19872 - January 17, 2019 to March 21, 2019

19867 - January 17, 2019 to March 21, 2019

19868 - January 17, 2019 to March 21, 2019

19870 - January 18, 2019 to March 22, 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

17934 - July 4, 2018 to July 25, 2018

19313 - September 15, 2018 to November 17, 2018

19314 - September 18, 2018 to November 20, 2018

19729 - January 17, 2019 to March 21, 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

17927 - July 5, 2018 to August 9, 2018

20272 - July 5, 2018 to August 9, 2018

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

18278 - August 1, 2018 to August 22, 2018

19450 - September 20, 2018 to November 22, 2018

19890 - January 17, 2019 to March 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

17932 - August 1, 2018 to August 22, 2018

19312 - September 15, 2018 to November 17, 2018

19728 - January 12, 2019 to March 16, 2019

19727 - January 15, 2019 to March 19, 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

18268 - August 1, 2018 to August 22, 2018

19448 - September 15, 2018 to November 10, 2018

19445 - September 15, 2018 to November 10, 2018

19446 - September 16, 2018 to November 18, 2018

19447 - September 20, 2018 to November 22, 2018

19884 - January 12, 2019 to March 16, 2019

19885 - January 12, 2019 to March 16, 2019

19886 - January 17, 2019 to March 21, 2019

19887 - January 17, 2019 to March 21, 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

19311 - September 15, 2018 to November 17, 2018

19310 - September 20, 2018 to November 22, 2018

19725 - January 12, 2019 to March 16, 2019

19726 - January 12, 2019 to March 16, 2019

19724 - January 15, 2019 to March 19, 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

19315 - September 15, 2018 to November 17, 2018

19730 - January 12, 2019 to March 16, 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, and swim 75-150m continuously.

Activity Details

19321 - September 15, 2018 to November 17, 2018

19736 - January 12, 2019 to March 16, 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

19316 - September 15, 2018 to November 17, 2018

19731 - January 12, 2019 to March 16, 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

19322 - September 15, 2018 to November 17, 2018

19737 - January 12, 2019 to March 16, 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

19317 - September 15, 2018 to November 17, 2018

19732 - January 12, 2019 to March 16, 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

19318 - September 15, 2018 to November 17, 2018

19733 - January 12, 2019 to March 16, 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

19319 - September 15, 2018 to November 17, 2018

19734 - January 12, 2019 to March 16, 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

19320 - September 15, 2018 to November 17, 2018

19735 - January 12, 2019 to March 16, 2019

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

19305 - September 17, 2018 to November 26, 2018

19306 - September 18, 2018 to November 27, 2019

19719 - January 7, 2019 to March 25, 2019

19720 - January 8, 2019 to March 26, 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

20319 - September 18, 2018 to November 20, 2018

19714 - January 8, 2019 to March 12, 2019

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

20316 - September 23, 2018 to October 28, 2018

19303 - November 4, 2018 to December 2, 2018

19716 - January 13, 2019 to February 10, 2019

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

20317 - September 23, 2018 to October 28, 2018

19304 - November 4, 2018 to December 2, 2018

19718 - January 13, 2019 to February 10, 2019

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

20318 - October 13, 2018 to November 17, 2018

20320 - January 26, 2019 to March 9, 2019

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
  • Saturday(s) from 10:15AM to 11:30AM
  • Dates event isn't occuring:
    • Friday November 9, 2018
    • Friday November 16, 2018
    • Friday November 23, 2018
    • Friday November 30, 2018
    • Friday December 7, 2018
    • Friday December 14, 2018
    • Friday December 21, 2018
    • 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
    • Friday January 11, 2019
    • Friday January 18, 2019
    • Friday January 25, 2019
    • Friday February 1, 2019
    • Friday February 8, 2019
    • Friday February 15, 2019
    • Friday February 22, 2019
    • Friday March 1, 2019
    • Friday March 8, 2019
    • Wednesday March 13, 2019
    • Friday March 15, 2019
    • Saturday March 16, 2019
    • Friday March 22, 2019
    • Friday March 29, 2019
    • Friday April 5, 2019
    • Friday April 12, 2019
    • Friday April 19, 2019
    • Saturday April 20, 2019
    • Friday April 26, 2019
    • Saturday April 27, 2019
    • Friday May 3, 2019
  • Fee: $460.00
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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.

Activity Details

19722 - January 12, 2019 to March 16, 2019

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

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