Lessons

We Offer

  • Private Swim Lessons for Parent and Tot 1 to Swimmer 8
  • Equipment for aquatic programs is now available for sale! Click here to download a copy of the brochure.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are unable to offer group classes and semi-private lessons at this time.

All classes Parent and Tot 1 - Swimmer 3 require that a parent be in attendance in the water with their child for the entire lesson.

Dependent on registration, we are considering a rolling registration. All those interested are encouraged to contact the Aquatics Coordinator -  Jason Munns, jmunns@bgclondon.ca or 519-434-9115 ext. 246

Private Lessons 

Cost
Members
$155.00 per person

Visitors
$160.00 per person

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

Online registration for private lessons is available.

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Fall Private Swim Lessons Schedule

  • October 3, 17, 24, 31
  • November 7, 14, 21, 28
  • No Class: October 10

Winter Private Swim Lessons Schedule

  • December 12, 19
  • January 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • February 6
  • No Class: December 26

To accommodate cleaning of the change rooms, swimming classes will be broken up by gender (whichever change room you prefer).

The schedule will be as follows:

  • 8:30-9:00 men’s private lessons – 4 blocks available
  • 9:00-9:30 men’s private lessons – 4 blocks available
  • 9:30-10:00 women’s private lessons – 4 blocks available
  • 10:00-10:30 women’s private lessons – 4 blocks available
  • 10:30-11:00 men’s private lessons – 4 blocks available
  • 11:00-11:30 men’s private lessons – 4 blocks available
  • 11:30-12:00 women’s private lessons – 4 blocks available
  • 12:00-12:30 women’s private lessons – 4 blocks available

COVID-19 Swim Lessons Policy

PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19, we are currently offering private lessons ONLY. Lessons will be taught at a distance with limited equipment.

  • At the entrance each member will be met by a staff member where they will complete the COVID-19 waiver (this will only be required once) and undergo daily screening.
  • If any member shows symptoms of COVID-19, they will not be permitted in the building.
  • Please arrive no more than 15 minutes prior to lesson start, in swim attire (if possible).
  • There will be no viewing area, there are benches in the Aquaplex for only 1 person per child(ren).
  • There will be a flip sign on each stall to indicate a clean/used stall, please be sure to use this.
  • Lockers are now available and will be cleaned between each swim block.

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.

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.

Important Information

Make up Lesson Policy: We do not offer make-up lessons for missed classes due to illness, injury, late registration, conflicting obligations, lack of transportation or lack of success and/or enjoyment from the program. However, make-up lessons may be offered due to pool mechanical issues or instructor illness, if scheduling permits.

In the case of poor registration, classes will be cancelled and a full refund will be issued. We will do our best to combine classes and alter the schedule, so this is not the case.

Dependent on registration we are considering a rolling registration, all those interested are encouraged to contact the Aquatics Coordinator - Jason Munns, jmunns@bgclondon.ca or 519-434-9115 ext. 246

Questions?

For all swimming lessons inquiries (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 Jason Munns, the Aquatic Coordinator at 519-434-9115 ext. 246 or jmunns@bgclondon.ca.

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