Aquatics

Aquatics

The Pool at the LKRC is a facility that appeals to all ages and interests.  Whether you are interested in building skills, maintaining fitness, or having fun with your family and friends, we have something for you.  

  • 25 metre pool - 25m x 6 lane pool great for adult aquatic fitness classes, swimming laps, youth swim lessons, and even scuba diving.  
  • Leisure pool - at approx 3ft deep and with a bench around most of the pool, this pool is great for preschool swim lessons, adults looking to sit and stretch, or a fun spot for parents with little ones.
  • Tot pool - a small shallow pool perfect for babies and toddlers to splash around.

Open Swim, Family Swim, Lane and Leisure Swim

 Swim Admission Policy
Your safety is our main concern. To make our facility as safe as possible and adhere to Public Pool Regulations:

 

Children 7 and Under - Must be within arm's reach of a parent or guardian (14 years or older) at all times.  Limit of 3 children per adult

Children 8-9 - Supervision and swim test required. Supervision must be 14 years or older but is not required to be in the water.

Children 10-13 - May swim on their own but may not act as supervision for a younger swimmer.

 

Participants with serious medical conditions (especially seizure disorders) should be accompanied by another person knowledgeable of their condition. A support person may need to be in the water to ensure the swimmer's safety.

Check out our Pool Schedule for times and descriptions of our swim times.

Adult Aquatics

With over 15 classes to choose from each week, we offer classes for many fitness levels and abilities. 
Check out our Pool Schedule for times and descriptions of our classes.  
Adult Private Swim Lessons are also available.  

Youth Aquatics

What sport can save a child's life? Swimming can! Keep your child active and learn an important life saving skill all while having fun with swim lessons.  

Red Cross Swim Preschool LogoAges 4 months - 6 years 

Starfish Level LogoDuck Level LogoSea Turtle Level LogoSea Otter Level LogoSalamander Level LogoSunfish Level LogoCrocodile Level LogoWhale Level Logo

Red Cross Swim Preschool Program Outline

4-12 months Starfish (with parent) Babies and their caregivers work on orientation to the water, front, back and vertical positions in the water and introduce water safety topics.
12-24 months Duck (with parent) Babies and their caregivers work on orientation to the water, front, back and vertical positions and moving in the water and introduce water safety topics.
2-3 years Sea Turtle (with parent) Toddlers and their caregivers work on submersion, floats, jumping in with assistance, kicking on front and front swim.
3-6 years Sea Otter Swimmers work on front and back floats, glides, and kicking with a goal of completing a 1m swim. 
3-6 years Salamander Swimmers work on improving their floats, glides, and kicking independently and  a 2m swim. 
3-6 years Sunfish Swimmers work on independent floats and glides, deep water floats and jumps, and a 5m swim.
3-6 years Crocodile Swimmers further develop front and back glides with kick, deep water items, and a 10m swim.
3-6 years Whale

Swimmers increase their distances on front and back glides with kick, learn sitting dives, and a 15m swim.

 

Tips:

  • 3-6 years old: First time in lessons and non swimmer? Start with Sea Otter
  • Not sure what level to register in? Attend an Open Swim to be assessed or watch for a Swim Lesson Assessment date ahead of each session's registration.
  • For your swimmers success, the levels are designed to be completed in the above order to ensure they are building on the skills they have and to keep all participants safe.

 

Red Cross Swim Kids Logo

 

Ages 6 - 12 years

Red Cross Swim Kids Program Outline

Swim Kids 1 Swimmers develop front and back float, front and back glide, flutter kick (assisted), shallow water entries and exits, and swim 5 metres.
Swim Kids 2 Swimmers learn front and back glide with flutter kick, develop front swim, complete deep-water activities (assisted) and swim 10 metres continuously.
Swim Kids 3 Swimmers increase their distance on front and back glide with flutter kick, perform flutter kick unassisted, wear a PFD in deep water, float in deep water, and swim 15 metres continuously.
Swim Kids 4 Swimmers learn back swim with shoulder roll and front crawl (10m), work on flutter kick on back, perform kneeling dive, introduction to sculling and swim 25 metres continuously.
Swim Kids 5 Swimmers develop front crawl (15m), learn back crawl (15m) and whip kick on back, learn stride dive and treading water, perform head-first sculling on back, and swim 50 metres continuously.
Swim Kids 6 Swimmers increase their distance on front and back crawl (25m), learn elementary back stroke (15m), learn dolphin kick, tread water in deep water, perform front dive, and swim 75 metres continuously.
Swim Kids 7 Swimmers increase their distance on front and back crawl (50m) and elementary back stroke (25m), learn front scull, perform whip kick on front and dolphin kick, learn stride entry and swim 150 metres continuously.
Swim Kids 8 Swimmers increase their distance on front and back crawl (75m) and elementary back stroke (25m), learn breast stroke (15m), learn eggbeater/tread water, perform feet-first surface dive and standing shallow dive, and swim 300 metres continuously.
Swim Kids 9 Swimmers increase their distance on front and back crawl (100m), elementary back
stroke (50m) and breast stroke (25m), learn sidestroke kick, perform head-first surface dive, and swim 400 metres continuously.
Swim Kids 10                               

Swimmers increase their distance on front and back crawl (100m), elementary back stroke (50m) and breast stroke (50m), learn sidestroke (25m), perform dolphin kick (vertical), learn feet- and head-first surface dives with underwater swim, and swim 500 metres continuously.

 

 Tips:

  • 6-9 years old: First time in lessons and non swimmer? Start with Swim Kids 1
  • Not sure what level to register in? Attend an Open Swim to be assessed or watch for a Swim Lesson Assessment date ahead of each session's registration.
  • For your swimmers success, the levels are designed to be completed in the above order to ensure they are building on the skills they have and to keep all participants safe.

  

Youth Learn to Swim LogoAges 10-15 years

Level 1

Small group lessons for ages 10-15 years who are new to aquatics.  This beginner level will focus on orientation to the water and basic skills such as floats and glides. Classes will be geared to accommodate those with little experience in the water.  Perfect for youth who have not taken swim lessons and would like to develop swimming skills.

 

As this program grows, we will offer a Level 2 & 3 to add on swimming strokes, deep water skills, and more.  Depending on age and ability, swimmers may also be merged back into the Red Cross Swim Kids Program.

 

Aquatic Leadership

Leadership LevelsLifesaving Society LogoRed Cross Logo

 

Ages 12 - Adult

Interested in becoming a Swim Instructor or Lifeguard? You will need to take the following courses in the listed order.

Bronze Star

Bronze Star Award

This training emphasizes swimming skills and lifesaving fitness.  Participants learn the skills needed to be their own personal lifeguard and prepares them to promote safety around water.  

Recommended Age 10-12

 

Bronze Medallion & Emergency First Aid CPR-B

Bronze Medallion Award 

Participants learn the judgement, knowledge, skills, and fitness required to become a lifesaver.  In addition to water rescues, participants learn first aid techniques that can be applied in both aquatic and non-aquatic situations.

Prerequisite: Minimum of 13 years of age or Bronze Star

Bronze Cross

Bronze Cross Award

This level is designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advance training including introduction to safe supervision in aquatic facilities.  

Participants will build on their Bronze Medallion skills and prepare for work as a Swim Instructor and Lifeguard.

Prerequisites: Bronze Medallion award and Emergency First Aid

Red Cross Water Safety Instructor

Red Cross Logo

The Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Course prepares candidates to instruct the Red Cross Swim Programs.  The Core Course is delivered in an online format.  Candidates will have online, classroom, and pool sessions to complete their certification.  Candidates must complete an online course, attend 100% of the scheduled pool/class sessions, and coordinate a minimum of 8 Teaching Experience hours (co-teaching).

Prerequisites: Bronze Cross, Emergency First Aid, minimum of 15 years of age by the end of the course.

Lifesaving Society National Lifeguard & Standard First Aid

National Lifeguard Award

Lifesaving Society National Lifeguard training develops a sound understanding of lifeguarding principles, good judgement, and a mature and responsible attitude towards the lifeguard's role.  This training emphasizes prevention and safety, and effective rescue response in emergencies including first aid treatment.  Candidates develop teamwork, leadership and communication skills.  

Prerequisites: Minimum of 16 years of age by the end of the course and Bronze Cross award.

Keep on track! We recommend taking the courses at the following ages:

  • Bronze Star - 10-12 years
  • Bronze Medallion - 13 years
  • Bronze Cross - 14 years
  • Red Cross WSI - 15 years
  • National Lifeguard - 16 years
  • Getting started late? Many of our courses run one after the other so you could fast track and take multiple in one year (as long as all prerequisites are met).

Interested in working at the LKRC Pool? Applicants are encouraged to have both Red Cross WSI and Lifesaving Society National Lifeguard certifications.  Due to Public Pool Regulations, all aquatic staff must be at least 16 years of age.

Online Registration

 

 

Contact(s)

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Phone: 519-326-5761
Fax: 519-326-2481
Email: General Information

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