Youth Swim Lessons

The Trent Athletics Centre offers Lifesaving Society's Swim for Life Swimming Lesson programming.

Trent Athletics is committed to providing quality aquatics programs that are a positive experience for all swimmers and parents. A nationally recognized program, the Athletics Centre follows the Lifesaving Society’s Swim for Life Program which focuses on basic survival skills and proper swimming technique. 

Our lessons are available in group size, semi-private, private and adaptive formats. 

To inquire about appropriate swim levels for your child please contact our Aquatics Centre at 705-748-1432 or aquatics@trentu.ca

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Swim for Life Preschool

Independent Swim Lessons
3 - 5 years old

 

Preschool program dates:

SUNDAYS, September 15 to December 1

TUESDAYS, September 10 to November 26

THURSDAYS, September 12 to November 28

SATURDAYS, September 14 to December 7 (no class Oct 19)

Members save 15% on programs!

 

Preschool 1

Preschoolers will have fun learning to get in and out of the water. We'll help them jump into chest deep water. They'll float and glide on their front and back and learn to get their faces wet and blow bubbles underwater.

 

Preschool 2

These preschoolers learn to jump into chest-deep water by themselves, and get in and get out wearing a life jacket. They'll submerge and exhale underwater. Wearing a life jacket they'll glide on their front and back.

 

Preschool 3

These youngsters will try both jumping and a sideways entry into deep water while wearing a life jacket. They'll recover objects from the bottom in waist-deep water. They'll work on kicking and gliding through the water on their front and back.

 

Preschool 4

Advanced preschoolers will learn to do solo jumps into deeper water and get out by themselves. They'll do sideways entries and open their eyes underwater. They'll master a short swim on their front wearing a life jacket and gliding and kicking on their side.

 

Preschool 5

These youngsters get more adventuresome with a forward roll entry wearing a life jacket and treading water for 10 sec. They'll work on front and back crawl swims for 5m, interval training and get a giggle out of whip kick.


Swim for Life Swimmer

Independent Swim Lessons
6 years and older

 

Preschool program dates:

SUNDAYS, September 15 to December 1

TUESDAYS, September 10 to November 26

THURSDAYS, September 12 to November 28

SATURDAYS, September 14 to December 7 (no class Oct 19)

Members save 15% on programs!

 

Swimmer 1

These beginners will become comfortable jumping into water with and without a life jacket. They'll learn to open their eyes, exhale and hold their breath underwater. They'll work on floats, glides and kicking through the water on their front and back.

 

Swimmer 2

These advanced beginners will jump into deeper water, and learn to be comfortable falling sideways into the water wearing a life jacket. They'll be able to support themselves at the surface without an aid, learn whip kick, swim 10m on their front and back, and be introduced to flutter kick interval training (4 x 5m).

 

Swimmer 3

These junior swimmers will dive and do in-water front somersaults and handstands. They'll work on 15m of front crawl, back crawl and 10 m of whip kick. Flutter kick interval training increases to 4 x 15m.

 

Swimmer 4

These intermediate swimmers will swim 5 m underwater and lengths of front, back crawl, whip kick, and breaststroke arms with breathing. Their new bag of tricks includes the completion of the Canadian Swim to Survive® Standard. They'll cap it all off with front crawl sprints over 25 m and 4 x 25m front or back crawl interval training.

 

Swimmer 5

These swimmers will master shallow dives, cannonball entries, eggbeater kicks, and in-water backward somersaults. They'll refine their front and back crawl over 50m swims of each, and breaststroke over 25m. Then they'll pick up the pace in 25m sprints and two interval training bouts: 4 x 50m front or back crawl; and 4 x 15m breaststroke.

 

Swimmer 6

These advanced swimmers will rise to the challenge of sophisticated aquatic skills including stride entries, compact jumps and lifesaving kicks like eggbeater and scissor kick. They'll develop strength and power in head-up breaststroke sprints over 25m. They'll easily swim lengths of front crawl, back crawl, and breaststroke, and they'll complain about the 300m workout.