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2020 Summer Swimming Lessons

Red Cross Swim

Red Cross Lessons for Kids

Swimming is a necessary skill for families living in (or visiting) lake communities in the summer months. Swimming lessons in the lake are designed to help children to feel competent and comfortable in the lake waters.

We have Red Cross Swimming Lessons throughout the summer at different locations. Lessons typically run Monday -Thursday of each week (except Holidays). 8 lessons per session.

Red Cross swim lessons will proceed this summer with the following COVID-19 regulations in place:

All preschool lessons will require a parent to enter the water at certain points during a lesson to eliminate contact between the instructor and participant. Parents need to arrive prepared to enter the water with their child.

All participants must bring their own lifejacket and their own pool noodle. NSSCR can only provide equipment that can be sanitized between uses.

All lessons will follow rules to ensure physical distancing between participants and instructors.

All participants are required to sanitize hands before beginning their lesson. (This will be done onsite).

All swim times have been adjusted to ensure that physical distancing protocols are followed. New times are posted on the website. Please check your confirmation email which go out 1 2 weeks before your class starts for your final class time. We are making adjustments to ensure that all kids can participate in swimming lessons.

Please plan to arrive no more than 5 minutes before your lesson time and exit the swim lesson area as soon as your lesson is over.


Register now. See below for 2020 lesson dates and times.

Please note: Session 1 - July 6th-16th (Sunnybrae), Session 2 - July 20th-30th (Sunnybrae), Session 4 - Aug 4th-Aug 13th (Blind Bay) and Session 5 - Aug.4th-13th Evenings (Blind Bay) classes are full and will be waitlisted.

Click here to Register Online

Coming this summer - Bronze Medallion & Bronze Cross


Dates & Times Coming Soon
Fee: $TBD (includes life saving manual required for all lifesaving courses)
Requirements: 13 years old by the last day of course or Bronze Star. Advanced stroke skill is an asset.


The Bronze Medallion is the first step in acquiring the National Life Guarding Certification. Candidates learn lifesaving techniques for challenging open-water rescues and develop stroke efficiency and endurance (500-meter timed swim). Certification includes CPR-A/AED.

The Bronze Cross is the second step in acquiring the National Life Guarding Certification. Bronze Cross is designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced training including an introduction to safety supervision. Bronze cross is a pre-requisite for all advanced training programs including National Lifeguard and Instructor Certification. Participants develop stroke efficiency and endurance in timed swims (600m). Bronze Cross includes CPR-C.


Red Cross Swimming Lessons:

Session 1 - July 6th-16th 8 classes (Mon-Thurs)
Location: Sunnybrae Community Park

9:45 am - Preschool 3 - Sunfish, Crocodile, Whale
10:30 am - Preschool 2 - Salamander
11:15 am - Preschool 1 - Sea Otter
12:00 pm - Level 1
12:45 pm - Level 2 & 3
1:30 pm - Level 4, 5 & 6
2:30 pm - Level 7, 8, 9 & 10

Session 2 - July 20th-30th 8 classes (Mon-Thurs)
Location: Sunnybrae Community Park

9:45 am - Preschool 3 - Sunfish, Crocodile, Whale
10:30 am - Preschool 2 - Salamander
11:15 am - Preschool 1 - Sea Otter
12:00 pm - Level 1
12:45 pm - Level 2 & 3
1:30 pm - Level 4, 5 & 6
2:30 pm - Level 7, 8, 9 & 10

Session 3 Evening Lessons (North Shuswap) - July 20th-30th 8 Classes ( Mon-Thurs each week)
Location: Scotch Creek Wharf Road Community Park

4:00 pm - Preschool 1 - Sea Otter
4:45 pm - Preschool 2 - Salamander, Sun Fish, Crocodile, Whale
5:30 pm - Level 1
6:15 pm - Level 2 & 3 & 4
7:00 pm - Level 5-10

Session 4 - Aug 4th-Aug 13th 8 classes (Tue-Fri week 1, Mon-Thurs week 2)
Location: Blind Bay Pebble Beach

9:45 am - Preschool 3 - Sunfish, Crocodile, Whale
10:30 am - Preschool 2 - Salamander
11:15 am - Preschool 1 - Sea Otter
12:00 pm - Level 1
12:45 pm - Level 2 & 3
1:30 pm - Level 4, 5 & 6
2:30 pm - Level 7, 8, 9 & 10

Session 5 Evening Lessons- Aug 4th-Aug 13th 8 classes (Tue-Fri week 1, Mon-Thurs week 2)
Location: Blind Bay Pebble Beach

4:00 pm - Preschool 1 - Sea Otter
4:45 pm - Preschool 2 - Salamander, Sun Fish, Crocodile, Whale
5:30 pm - Level 1
6:15 pm - Level 2 & 3 & 4
7:00 pm - Level 5-10

Session 6 - August 17th-27th 8 classes (Mon-Thurs each week)
Location: Blind Bay Pebble Beach

9:45 am - Preschool 3 - Sunfish, Crocodile, Whale
10:30 am - Preschool 2 - Salamander
11:15 am - Preschool 1 - Sea Otter
12:00 pm - Level 1
12:45 pm - Level 2 & 3
1:30 pm - Level 4, 5 & 6
2:30 pm - Level 7, 8, 9 & 10

**Class times or groupings may be adjusted slightly to accommodate registration numbers


Preschool lessons generally 3-5 yr olds. Level 1 is generally 6 yrs & over.

Which level should I put my child into?

Fees

  • Preschool- Level 4: $55.00 for eight 30 minute sessions
  • Level 5-10: $65.00 for eight 45 minute sessions


Our Partners

Thank you to GoodLife Fitness and The North Shuswap Lions Club for their generous support.

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