Swimming Lessons

Water safety begins with learning how to swim. Enrolling your child in classes is the first step in educating your child about the importance of learning to swim. Classes are offered in two week sessions and will meet as follows:  Week 1 classes will be held Monday through Friday, Week 2 classes will be held Monday through Thursday with Friday being used as a rain-date if needed.  On Saturday of the final week of the program, all participants are welcome to enjoy Fun Day, from 10:00-11:30, where parents/child can enjoy an open swim session.  All class meetings are 40 minutes.  Our classes are based on a program established by the Waterloo Leisure Services Staff. 

Cancellations: For the most up-to-date weather announcements contact the pools; Byrnes 291-4453 or Gates 291-4458.  Cancellations will also be updated on our website www.cvsportsplex.org and www.waterlooleisureservices.org

Enrollment: Class size is limited in order to provide the best learning environment. Once a class is filled, no one else may enroll. Your name may be placed on a waiting list and if there is an opening, we will notify you. If there is a substantial number of students waiting for the same class, an attempt will be made to add another class.

     Sites: Byrnes and Gates (Outdoor Pools), CVSP(Indoor Pool)
     Registration Begins:  April 3, 2017

Registration Form
Infant  --  1 Week - $25 (CVSP Member $22.50)

Infant classes are designed for children 6 months to 2 years old.  Parents must be prepared to accompany the child in the water.  Infant classes are designed to orientate the child to the water, develop basic swimming skills, and to help parents learn how to work with their child in the water.

Toddler  --  1 Week - $25 (CVSP Member $22.50)

Toddler classes are designed for children 2 to 4 years old.  Parents must be prepared to accompany their children in the water.  Toddler classes are designed to orientate the child to the water, develop basic swimming skills, and to help parents learn how to work with their child.

Preschool  --  2 Weeks - $35 (CVSP Member $31.50)

Preschool classes are designed for children 3 to 5 years old.  Preschool classes are designed to orientate the child to the water, develop basic swimming skills, and to become more confident and independent in the water.  Children will be introduced to deeper water.  Parents may, on occasion, be asked to enter the water.

Swabbies (age requirement: 5 years)  --  2 Weeks - $37 (CVSP Members $33)

This class is focused on water orientation and helping students enjoy the aquatic environment.  There will be an introduction to kicking on front and back.  This level is for those who have passed Preschool, or those previously enrolled in, but have not passed Red Cross Level 1.

Deck Hands  --  2 Weeks - $37 (CVSP Member $33)

This class is focused on helping students become more independent in the aquatic environment.  There will be an introduction to freestyle and backstroke.  This level is for those who have passed Swabbies, and are able to do all skills taught in Swabbies, or those who were previously enrolled in, but have not passed Red Cross Level 2.

1st Mates  --  2 Weeks - $37 (CVSP Member $33)

Students will be introduced to more advanced freestyle skills, as well as an introduction to elementary backstroke.  Students will also be introduced to deep water.  This level is for those who have passed Deck Hands, and are able to do all skills taught in Deck Hands, or those who were previously enrolled in, but have not passed Red Cross Level 3.

Skippers  --  2 Weeks - $37 (CVSP Member $33)

Students will work on refining skills for freestyle and backstroke.  Students will be introduced to breaststroke, sidestroke and diving boards.  This level is for those who have passed 1st Mates, and are able to do all skills taught in 1st Mates, or those who were previously enrolled in, but have not passed Red Cross Level 4.

Captains  --  2 Weeks - $37 (CVSP Member $33)

Students will work on refining skills for elementary backstroke, sidestroke and breaststroke.  There will be an introduction to flip turns and diving.  This level is for those who have passed Skippers, and are able to do all skills taught in Skippers, or those who were previously enrolled in, but have not passed Red Cross Level 5.

Admirals  --  2 Weeks - $37 (CVSP Member $33)

Students will focus on refining all swimming skills in this level.  There will be an introduction to basic swimming conditioning and developing endurance.  Students will also be introduced to a variety of water games.  This level is for those who have passed Captains, and are able to do all skills taught in Captains.