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Swimming Lessons


Lesson Transition to Lifesaving Society 

Beginning in January 2023, CK Recreation will be switching over from Canadian Red Cross swim lessons to the Lifesaving Society swim and lifeguard programs. If you have taken previous lessons with us, we encourage you to use the conversion list below or view the chart found in our Program Guide to find the equivalent Lifesaving Society level.

Lifesaving Society Lesson Name [Equivalent Red Cross Lesson Name]

  • Little Tots 1 [Starfish]
  • Little Tots 2 [Duck]
  • Little Tots 3 [Sea Turtle]
  • Preschool 1 [Sea Otter]
  • Preschool 2 [Salamander]
  • Preschool 3 [Sunfish]
  • Preschool 4 [Crocodile]
  • Preschool 5 [Whale] 
  • Swimmer 1 [Swim Kids 1]
  • Swimmer 2 [Swim Kids 2]
  • Swimmer 3 [Swim Kids 3 and 4]
  • Swimmer 4 [Swim Kids 5]
  • Swimmer 5 [Swim Kids 6]
  • Swimmer 6 [Swim Kids 7]
  • Rookie Patrol [Swim Kids 8]
  • Ranger Patrol [Swim Kids 9]
  • Star Patrol [Swim Kids 10] 

 Lesson Schedule 

You can view the complete swimming lesson class schedule in our program guide below or by visiting our registration page

View Lesson Schedule
Register for Lessons

Progress Reports

Your child's progress reports are available through Swimgen. Please call 519-676-4544 to get your child's Client ID. 


What level should my child be in?

There are a few options to assist you in finding the right level:

  • Check a previous report card for the instructor's recommendation.
  • Take a free assessment!
  • Review the lesson descriptions.
  • Speak with our staff. We're always available for assistance at 519-676-4544.

    Winter 2023 Program Guide