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


Lesson Times

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
This season-end camp is an opportunity for kids to have fun and show off all their hard work in summer lessons. The camp is available to swimmers who have passed the BPHA swim test for deep end swimming. Campers will be divided into 3 age groups depending on enrollment numbers. Cost is $35.00 for the week, paid in advance, by cheque made out to Beechwood Park Homes Association. 

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 Form


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. 

Registration Form


Beechwood Park Homes Association
293 Shakespeare Drive
Waterloo, ON N2L 2T9

Mailing address:
PO Box 22016
Westmount PO
50 Westmount Rd N
Waterloo, ON N2L 2R0


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