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Kids Swim Lessons

Fall Registration for Kids Programming opens August 22nd @ 6:30am!

Look for Fall Program details mid August.  Below is an example of programs we may offer again.

 
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Recreation Membership is not required to register for Kids Programming.
Attend the same class at the same time each week!  Additional fees are applicable & registration is required for the following activities. 

Starfish, Duck Swim Lessons

For 4-18 months of age or older, and able to hold their head up

Starfish, Duck Swim Lessons

For 4-18 months of age or older, and able to hold their head up

Private Lessons – ADVANCED
1:1 swim lesson for individuals swimming at the Red Cross Level 5 or higher.
Private Swim Lessons with Pare...
2:1 class for individuals entering swim lessons, up to and including Red Cross Level 4. Participants MUST have a parent/guardian in the water with them at all times to assist with swim instruction and safety supervision. Specialized teaching will be based on participants' needs evaluated during the first class. 
Starfish, Duck Swim Lessons
Private Lessons – ADVANCED
Private Swim Lessons with Pare...

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

28934 - July 4, 2022 to July 14, 2022

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).

Activity Details

Currently not offered

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

Currently not offered


Private Swim Lessons

Private Swim Lessons are designed as a 1:1 swim lesson for individuals of all levels and ages. Specialized teaching will be based on participants needs during the first class.  

If your desired class is full once registration opens, please add your name to the waitlist.

Family Swim Lessons

This program is designed for the whole family to learn together in the water. Parent(s) will assist younger swimmers with swimming skills and drills under the direction and supervision of their dedicated instructor. Each family member will be able to work on their own swim techniques all while having fun together. Families must have a minimum of 1 parent/guardian in the water at all times to assist with instruction and safety supervision. Each registration can be a minimum of 2 swimmers, up to 4 swimmers.

 
If your desired class is full once registration opens, please add your name to the waitlist.

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

Pool Facility Guidelines

  • Children 7 years of age or older are required to use the change room designated for their gender
  • Universal/Non-Gender change rooms available for families and individuals looking for a non-gender specific space
  • Please refrain from entering the pools until a lifeguard is on duty
  • Swimmers will not be permitted on the pool deck until 5 minutes prior to their scheduled swim time
  • Street shoes are not permitted on the deck
  • Children 15 years of age and under are not permitted in the Hot Tub unless accompanied by an adult
Facility Guidelines - view full details here
 

Life Jacket Loaner Program - Summer 2022

As we recognize and support National Drowning Prevention Week, your aquatics and camps teams are partnering to bring you a water safety opportunity for your family. Gryphon Athletics is excited to share that we are launching our summer Lifejacket Loaner program where you can borrow safety-approved PFDs (Personal Floatation Devices). We have sizes for the whole family; Infant, Child, Youth, Adult Small-Medium & Adult Large.  Choose It. Use It. Always wear a lifejacket. 
 
All PFDs are inspected and disinfected between each lending. We will have two lending options:
  • Long Weekend - Thursday to Tuesday 
  • Extended Week - Thursday to Tuesday of the following week  
 

LIFE JACKET FAQs

  1. How Do I choose the right size? During the booking process, each size will list the recommended age/weight.
  2. Are they cleaned/disinfected? All PFDs are cleaned and disinfected between bookings.
  3. Are they safe to use? All PFDs are inspected between each booking for damage and integrity. Lifejackets/PFDs, when worn properly, are your best option when on or near the water to assist in personal safety.
  4. How long can I borrow them for? You will have two options at time of booking; Long Weekend: Thursday to Tuesday OR Extended Week: Thursday to the following Tuesday
  5. What if a lifejacket is lost or damaged? There will be a $30 charge per jacket to your account for loss or damage.
  6. Where do I pick up and return my PFDs? Your PFDs will be ready for pick up on Thursdays 4pm-5pm at the Gryphon Summer Camps sign-out table in front of the Athletics centre. Returns will occur on the Tuesday 8am-9am or 4pm-5pm
 
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