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Kids Skill Development

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

Beginners Learn to Skate | Ages 4-6

These small group lessons are designed for children with little, to no skating experience. Children will be grouped based on their skating level, therefore attendance at the first lesson is very important. Through fun games and activities, qualified instructors will facilitate instruction in order to build your child’s skating confidence. We recommend that participants practice between classes. Safety pads are recommended, and CSA approved hockey helmets are mandatory. *Registration ends the Friday prior to the start date.

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22910 - September 16, 2019 to November 25, 2019

22911 - September 17, 2019 to November 26, 2019

22913 - January 13, 2020 to April 6, 2020

22914 - January 14, 2020 to April 7, 2020

Learn to Skate | Ages 5-12

This program is specifically designed for participants that have taken skating lessons in the past or have had some previous exposure to skating. Children will be grouped based on their skating level, therefore attendance at the first lesson is very important. Through fun games and activities, qualified instructors will facilitate instruction in order to build your child’s confidence and skating skills. We recommend that participants practice between classes. Safety pads are recommended, and CSA approved hockey helmets are mandatory. *Registration ends the Friday prior to the start date.

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22003 - September 16, 2019 to November 25, 2019

22004 - September 17, 2019 to November 26, 2019

22437 - January 13, 2020 to April 6, 2020

22438 - January 14, 2020 to April 7, 2020

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. 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.

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22143 - September 20, 2019 to November 22, 2019

22142 - September 20, 2019 to November 22, 2019

22594 - January 14, 2020 to March 17, 2020

22595 - January 16, 2020 to March 19, 2020

22596 - January 16, 2020 to March 19, 2020

22597 - January 16, 2020 to March 19, 2020

22599 - January 17, 2020 to March 20, 2020

22598 - January 18, 2020 to March 14, 2020

22592 - January 18, 2020 to March 14, 2020

Junior Climbing Club | Ages 9-16

Do you have previous experience with rock climbing? If so, the Junior Climbing Club is the perfect place to climb with other "like minded" individuals. While Climbing coaches teach techniques, climbers will work at their own pace and begin to perfect their climbing skills. In a relaxed environment, fun competitions will strengthen abilities and further grow an individuals’ love for the sport. All equipment is provided.

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22909 - September 29, 2019 to December 1, 2019

22912 - January 12, 2020 to March 15, 2020

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.

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22006 - October 16, 2019 to May 9, 2020

  • Wednesday(s) from 5:00PM to 6:30PM
  • Friday(s) from 6:30PM to 8:00PM
  • Saturday(s) from 10:30AM to 12:00PM
  • Dates event isn't occuring:
    • Saturday December 21, 2019
    • Wednesday December 25, 2019
    • Friday December 27, 2019
    • Saturday December 28, 2019
    • Wednesday January 1, 2020
    • Friday January 3, 2020
    • Saturday January 4, 2020
    • Wednesday March 11, 2020
    • Friday March 13, 2020
    • Saturday March 14, 2020
    • Friday April 10, 2020
    • Saturday April 11, 2020
    • Saturday April 25, 2020
  • Fee: $460
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Ballet Beginner | Ages 4-6

A fun introductory class for children without a dance background. Children will enjoy learning the basic elements of ballet technique, including the position of arms, feet and body alignment, all with the focus of having fun. Participants should wear comfortable clothing. Bare feet or ballet shoes are appropriate.

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21997 - October 19, 2019 to November 23, 2019

21998 - October 19, 2019 to November 23, 2019 - CANCELLED

  • Saturday(s) from 11:00AM to 12:00PM
  • Fee: $45

Bouldering Climbing Club | Ages 6-8

Looking to get some exercise & try something new? The Bouldering Club is a great place for beginners to get use to the rock-climbing environment, only climbing at lower heights that do not require harnesses. Participants will learn climbing techniques and movements, all while having fun. With the focus on bouldering, climbers will build self-confidence as they begin to understand ‘rock holds’. All equipment is provided.

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22001 - November 3, 2019 to November 24, 2019

22436 - January 12, 2020 to February 2, 2020

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

22005 - November 6, 2019 to May 9, 2020

  • Wednesday(s) from 6:30PM to 7:30PM
  • Friday(s) from 6:30PM to 7:45PM
  • Saturday(s) from 10:15AM to 11:30AM
  • Dates event isn't occuring:
    • Saturday December 21, 2019
    • Wednesday December 25, 2019
    • Friday December 27, 2019
    • Saturday December 28, 2019
    • Wednesday January 1, 2020
    • Friday January 3, 2020
    • Saturday January 4, 2020
    • Wednesday March 11, 2020
    • Friday March 13, 2020
    • Saturday March 14, 2020
    • Friday April 10, 2020
    • Saturday April 11, 2020
    • Saturday April 25, 2020
  • Fee: $460
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Learn Rock Climbing | Ages 7-14

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 progress through bouldering, harnessing, belaying, and then conquering top rope climbing. They will be inspired to set goals and develop teamwork skills as they learn proper safety & rock-climbing techniques. 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.

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21999 - November 10, 2019 to December 8, 2019

22435 - January 12, 2020 to February 9, 2020

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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22439 - January 11, 2020 to March 14, 2020

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. 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.

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22617 - January 14, 2020 to March 17, 2020

22616 - January 16, 2020 to March 19, 2020

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.

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22441 - January 14, 2020 to March 17, 2020

22442 - January 18, 2020 to March 14, 2020

22443 - January 18, 2020 to March 14, 2020

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 Flotation Device (PFD).

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22444 - January 14, 2020 to March 17, 2020

22445 - January 18, 2020 to March 14, 2020

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.

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22432 - January 14, 2020 to March 17, 2020

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.

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22602 - January 16, 2020 to March 19, 2020

22603 - January 16, 2020 to March 19, 2020

22606 - January 17, 2020 to March 20, 2020

22610 - January 17, 2020 to March 20, 2020

22604 - January 18, 2020 to March 14, 2020

22605 - January 18, 2020 to March 14, 2020

22607 - January 19, 2020 to March 15, 2020

22609 - January 19, 2020 to March 15, 2020

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. 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.

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22618 - January 16, 2020 to March 19, 2020

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.

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22446 - January 16, 2020 to March 19, 2020

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

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22614 - January 16, 2020 to March 19, 2020

22615 - January 16, 2020 to March 19, 2020

22612 - January 18, 2020 to March 14, 2020

22613 - January 18, 2020 to March 14, 2020

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

22447 - January 18, 2020 to March 14, 2020

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.

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22453 - January 18, 2020 to March 14, 2020

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.

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22448 - January 18, 2020 to March 14, 2020

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.

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22454 - January 18, 2020 to March 14, 2020

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.

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22449 - January 18, 2020 to March 14, 2020

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.

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22450 - January 18, 2020 to March 14, 2020

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.

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22451 - January 18, 2020 to March 14, 2020

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.

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22452 - January 18, 2020 to March 14, 2020

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.

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22433 - January 25, 2020 to March 7, 2020

22434 - January 25, 2020 to March 7, 2020

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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