How Do Group Lessons Operate?
- Two sets of lessons will be offered at the Niagara-on-the-Lake pool and the St. Davids pool. A total of 10 lessons are offered 5 days per week from Monday through Friday for 2 weeks (30 minutes per lesson).
Times and dates for lessons will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.
- Classes will not exceed 12 participants and class size will be carefully scrutinized by the Aquatics/Camp Coordinator based on the availability of the participants and the type of course.
How Do Semi-Private and Private Lessons Operate?
- All semi-private and private lessons consist of six 30-minute lessons and are arranged at mutually agreed times subject to pool and instructor availability.
- Persons wishing to register for semi-private lessons are responsible to arrange for their own partners, but if you are unable to find a partner the pool staff will try to secure one for you. Semi-private lessons are a maximum of 3 students. A lesson will be forfeited without 24-hour notice of cancellation.
Are Refunds Offered?
Prior to the second lesson, refunds will be issued for medical reasons only (less 10%).
Can I Purchase a Public Swimming Season Pass?
- Swimming Passes can be purchased at the pool office.
- Passes can be used at either pool.
Do You Offer Advanced Courses or Special Programs?
Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross and First Aid Courses are offered.
Note: Candidates must be 13 years of age to proceed to Bronze Medallion. Bronze star is no longer accepted as a prerequisite. Candidates must be 14 years of age and hold their Bronze Medallion to proceed to Bronze Cross. For additional information, email firstname.lastname@example.org .
What do I need to bring to the pool?
- A proper bathing suit and towel
- Goggles (optional) *Will not be provided by the pool
- Kickboard/noodle (optional for Lane swim/Family swim) *No equipment will be provided by the pool
- Lifejackets/small float toys/diving toys (optional for family swim/pool rentals) *Not provided by the pool
Will my child need to take a swim test?
All swimmers aged 6-9 years old are required to complete the facility swim test in order to
- Swim in the deep end
- Use diving boards/slide
- Swim unattended by a parent or guardian
The swim test includes swimming two(2) widths of the pool unassisted and without the child putting the feet on the bottom of the pool. If successful, lifeguard will provide a green wristband that must be worn for the duration of the swim. If the child is unable to complete the swim test or chooses not to do it, they will be given a yellow wristband and are required to have a parent or guardian on the pool deck for the duration of their swim.
*All swimmers 5 and under will be given a red wristband and must have a parent or guardian within arms reach in the pool at all times.
Q: Can my child swim unattended if wearing a life jacket/floaties?
NO. I child may only swim unattended if they have passed the swim test and/or are 10 years of age or older. Children wearing life jackets/floaties need to be within arms reach of a parent or guardian at all times and are NOT permitted to use diving boards or slide.
Q: How do I know what swim level to register my child in?
Please refer to our Swimming Lessons Comparison chart for descriptions of each level as well as to see what Life Saving Swim level your child belongs in if they have taken lessons under the Red Cross or the YMCA