Swim Lesson and Camp Information
Red Cross Swim Preschool and Swim Kids programs will be offered again this summer, as well as Bronze Level Lifeguarding courses. Members in good standing can register their children or grandchildren in lessons. Non-members may register for Bronze Level Lifeguarding courses only, space permitting.
Red Cross Swim lessons cost $35.00 per two-week session.
Bronze Level Lifeguarding courses cost: $105.00 for BPHA members and $130 for non-members, with preference given to members for registration, should classes fill up.
Please note: There will be no reduction or refund in lesson fees due to missed lessons or inclement weather. During inclement weather, staff will provide water safety lessons.
2018 Session Dates (all lessons run Monday through Friday for two weeks):
Session 1: Monday, July 2 - Friday, July 13
Session 2: Monday July 16 - Friday July 27
Session 3: Monday July 30- Friday August 10
Session 4: Monday August 13 - Friday August 24
Level 10, 9: 9:00-9:45am
Level 8: 9:30-10:15am
Level 7: 9:45-10:30am
Level 6: 10:00-10:30am
Level 5, 4: 10:30-11:00am
Level 3, 2, 1: 11:00-11:30am
Parent and Tot: 11:30-12:00
Bronze Courses: 11:00-1:00*
*Bronze Star: Session 1, Bronze Medallion: Session 2, Bronze Cross: Session 3
For a child to be registerd in Swim Kids 1, they must be able to touch the pool bottom in the shallow end with their chin out of the water. If they are not able to touch, they will be assigned to Swim Preschool where they must be accompanied by an adult in the water. Progression to Swim Kids 1 is at the discretion of the instructor.
All other levels can be determined by using the Red Cross Registration Guide and/or talking with the pool managers at the time of registration.
Private Swim Lessons
Private swim lessons are offered to help swimmers acheive their goals in a one to one format. To schedule lessons, please complete a private lesson registration form and arrange lesson times with the Pool Manager. Cost is $15.00 per half hour lesson.
Kids' Fun Camp
Monday, August 27 through Friday, August 31: 9:00-11:30am
Activities include 1 hour of pool time, 30 minutes for snack/break, and 1 hour of games and crafts under the pavillion or on the grass behind the pool. The Friday Hotdog/Pancake Lunch will remain, but other regular pool events (12:15pm games and crafts) are cancelled.
Registration is capped at 25, so register early to avoid disappointment.
Registration for Lessons and Fun Camp
Pre-registration for lessons is strongly advised. The number of participants in each class is capped as per Red Cross Swim requirements and we cannot guarantee accomodation of last minute registrations.
Registration for all programming sessions opens June 1. Please deposit completed registration form(s) and cheque in white mailbox outside the recreation centre office or submit them directly to staff at the registration table on the following dates:
Friday, June 29: 1:00-2:00pm
Friday, July 13: 12:00-1:00pm
Friday, July 27: 12:00-1:00pm
Friday, August 10: 12:00-1:00pm
Friday, August 24: 12:00-1:00 pm
Payment by cheque is due at the time of registration. Cheques should be made out to Beechwood Park Homes Association.