Swim Lessons

Swim Lesson Refund Policy.

Water Safety: Basic water safety skills are essential. Swimming pools, lakes and rivers offer year-round fun if they are enjoyed safely. But every year about 160 people drown in Ontario. Drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death for children under five years old, and statistics show that children under 12, boaters, young men and seniors 65+ are at greatest risk.

NOTE: For those requiring computer access, please visit your local library or Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre during business operating hours. Subsidy clients are asked to please call 519-756-9900 for more information.

Winter & March Break Swim Lesson Registration

Online registration: Tuesday, December 12 beginning at 7:30 am (www.brantford.ca/recconnect)

In person registration: Wednesday, December 13 beginning at 7:30 am at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre.

Session Information: Lessons run once a week for 8 weeks beginning Friday, January 5.

Lesson Information can be found in the Winter/Spring 2018 Leisure Activities Guide (pages 54-58: Winter Lessons & 62: March Break) distributed to the public Thursday, November 16.

Spring Lesson Registration

Online registration: Tuesday, March 6 beginning at 7:30 am (www.brantford.ca/recconnect)

In person registration: Wednesday, March 7 beginning at 7:30 am at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre.

NEW!* Session Information: Lessons run once a week for 12 weeks beginning Friday, March 23.

Lesson Information can be found in the Winter/Spring 2018 Leisure Activities Guide distributed to the public Thursday, November 16.

* NEW! for Spring 2018, we will be introducing a 12-week session. Why?

Swimming takes practice, and the more consistent time swimmers can work with an instructor will help them build endurance, learn more skills and lead them towards being successful in their swim level. Red Cross Swim programs are designed to contribute to Canadians' long-term athlete development which improves overall health and offers a lifetime of sport participation. 

Private Swimming Lesson Information

one-on-one swimming lessons are available throughout the week for swimmers ages 3 and older that require more attention to improve on their swimming skills, and are ideal for those that may move, learn, or communicate differently. lessons will be taught to our curriculum program or can be completely customizable.

Semi-Private Swimming Lesson Information

To set-up semi-private lessons (two swimmers to one instructor) you must do the following: 

  1. Register the first swimmer into a regular Private Lesson (at the regular private lesson rate)
  2. Call 519-756-9900 to register the second swimmer (at an additional, reduced rate)

Note: for safety precautions, the two swimmers being registered in the semi-private lessons must be no greater than 2 levels apart (e.g. Swim Kids 1 and Swim Kids 3) to be in a semi-private lesson combined with a child that is capable of swimming 25+ metres of the pool due to safety and supervision requirements.

Price structure: private and semi-private lessons follow the same dates as group lessons, and cannot be customized outside of these dates. 

  • Private (1:1) 30 minutes $192/person (8 classes-Winter Session), $288/person (12 classes-Spring Session)
  • Semi-Private (2:1) 30 minutes $140.00/person (8 classes-Winter Session), $210.00/person (12 classes-Spring Session)
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