Lessons

Lessons

We Offer

• Parent/Guardian Participation Programs
• Group Classes
• Private Lessons* (online registration for private lessons is not available. Please fill out the PDF registration form)
• Semi-Private Lesson
• Swim Patrol & Bronze Star certification course

Sessions

Tuesday

Saturday

Spring I:

February 12, 19, 26,

March 5, 19, 26,

April 2, 9

No Lessons:

March 12

Spring 1 

February 9

March 2, 9, 23, 30

April 6, 13

No Class:

March 16

Spring II:

April 23, 30,

May 7, 14, 28,

June 4, 11, 18

No Lessons:

May 21

Spring II:

April 27,

May 4, 11, 25,

June 1, 8, 15, 22

No Lessons:

May 18

For all swimming lessons (group, private, semi-private lessons), please contact the Information Booth at 519-434-9114 or info@bgclondon.caChanges to registrations are at our discretion and subject to an administrative fee.

A registration form must be filled out every year (September to August).

All other inquiries may be directed to the Aquatic Coordinator at 519-434-9115 ext. 246 or jmunns@bgclondon.ca.

Group Lessons

We encourage all registrants to carefully review session dates. There will be no refunds once the class begins.

Cost
Members
$55

Visitors
$60

All lessons are 8 class sessions that range from 30 - 45 minutes, depending on the level and program requirements. Available on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Semi-Private Lessons  

Cost
$120 Per Person

All lessons are 8 class sessions that are 30 minutes in length, held Tuesday and Saturdays. Lessons are tailored to the skills of the participants of all ages.

Note: Semi-Private lessons are for two siblings, friends, etc. to sign up together who are also in similar swim levels as each other. When completing a registration form, you must have two children registering together for these lessons.

Private Lessons 

Cost
Members
$155

Visitors
$160

All lessons are 8 class sessions that are 30 minutes in length, held Tuesday and Saturdays. Lessons are tailored to the skills of the participants of all ages.

Online registration for private lessons is not available. Please fill out the PDF registration form.

Bronze Star

Cost
Members
$75

Visitors
$80

Parent & Tot Programs

Parent & Tot 1
Designed for the 4 to 12-month-old to learn to enjoy the water with the parent.

Parent & Tot 2
Designed for the 12 to 24-month-old to learn to enjoy the water with the parent.

Parent & Tot 3
Designed for the 2 to 3-year-old to learn to enjoy the water with the parent.

Pre-School Programs

Preschool 1
A beginner’s class for children aged 1-5. This class is focused on getting them used to the water and used to the instructor assisting them when they do their skills. By the end of the class, they should be comfortable putting their face in the water by themselves.

Preschool 2
For children aged 1-5. This class introduces children to be independent in the water. Some skills are instructor assisted, while some are meant to be performed without the instructor (but still with a floatation device or PFD).

Preschool 3
For children aged 1-5. By the end of this class, children should be attempting skills independent from the instructor or a floatation device/PFD. Basic floats and glides will be able to be performed by themselves!

Preschool 4
For children aged 1-5. This class focuses on building distances for already developed skills and introducing more difficult variations. Children starting this class should already be able to perform skills without the instructor or aid of a floatation device/PFD.

Preschool 5
For children aged 1-5. This class builds on previously learned skills and begins to apply them to strokes. For advanced swimmers only.

Swimmer Programs

Swimmer 1
A beginner class for children 6 or over who are not yet comfortable in the water. Skills will be performed with the aid of an instructor or a floatation device/PFD.

Swimmer 2
For children 6 or older. By the end of this class, children should be able to perform basic skills on their own.

Swimmer 3
For children 6 or older. Children build on skills, learning front crawl and preparing to learn back crawl in the next level. They also start doing skills in the deep end.

Swimmer 4
For children 6 or older. Children should be fairly comfortable in the deep end. Diving is introduced. Front crawl is expanded upon and back crawl is learned. They also start to learn whip kick on back to prepare for elementary backstroke.

Swimmer 5
For children 6 or older. Longer distances are introduced. More complex dives are learned. Back crawl is expanded upon. Elementary backstroke is learned and whip kick on front is learned to prepare for breaststroke. Eggbeater is introduced. Children going into this level should have minimal corrections to make on their Front crawl.

Swimmer 6
For children 6 or older. Elementary backstroke is expanded upon. Breaststroke is learned. Other strokes are not taught yet to allow for children to practice the complexities of breaststroke (often a difficult stroke to learn). Children going into this level should have minimal corrections to make on their Front and Back crawl.

Swimmer 7
For children 6 or older. Breaststroke is expanded upon. Scissor kick is learned to prepare for side stroke. Children going into this level should have minimal corrections to make on their Front and Back crawl, and Elementary backstroke.

Swimmer 8
For children 6 or older. Side stroke is learned and expanded upon. All strokes are expected to be perfected and need no corrections by the end of this level. First aid and rescue skills become a larger component to prepare for Rookie, Ranger and Star. Greater focus is placed on creating and working towards goals that children make for themselves.

Swim Patrol

Rookie Patrol
Swimmers continue stroke development with 50 m swims of front crawl, back crawl, and breaststroke. Lifesaving sports skills include a 25 m obstacle swim and 15 m object carry. First aid focuses on assessment of conscious victims, contacting EMS, and treatment for bleeding. Fitness improves in 350 m workouts and 100 m timed swims.

Ranger Patrol
Swimmers develop better strokes over 75 m swims of each stroke. They tackle lifesaving sports skills in a lifesaving medley, timed object support and rescue with a buoyant aid. First aid focuses on assessment of unconscious victims, treatment of victims in shock and obstructed airway procedures. Skill drills develop a strong lifesaving foundation.

Star Patrol
Swimmers are challenged with 600 m workouts, 300 m timed swims and a 25 m object carry. Strokes are refined over 100 m swims. First aid focuses on treatment of bone or joint injuries and respiratory emergencies including asthma and allergic reactions. Lifesaving skills include defense methods, victim removals and rolling over and supporting a victim face up in shallow water.

Bronze Star *NEW*
Swimmers develop problem-solving and decision-making skills individually and in partners. Candidates learn CPR and develop the lifesaving skills needed to be their own lifeguard. Includes a timed 400 m swim.

More Information

Please contact
Jason Munns
519-434-9115 ext. 246
jmunns@bgclondon.ca

Swimforlife

Swim Lessons Brochure 

Registration

(online registration for private lessons is not available. Please fill out the PDF registration form instead.)

PDF Registration Form

Spring 1 Online
Registration

Spring 2 Online
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