Aquatic Programs

The City of Edmonton is transitioning from the Red Cross learn to swim program to the Lifesaving Society’s Swim for Life program. The Swim for Life program has been around for 20 years and is a nationally recognized learn to swim program, created as a result of extensive research and testing.

The former Red Cross level as well as the new Swim for Life equivalent will be listed for ease of use. For more information, visit our website.

Fall Programs

  • Registration for programs occurring at a Small/Medium Recreation Centre will open on August 6, 2024 at 8:30 am
  • Registration for programs occurring at a Large Recreation Centre will open on August 7, 2024 at 8:30 am

*Large recreation centres include Clareview, Commonwealth, The Meadows and Terwillegar Community Recreation Centres

Swim Assessment & Private Lessons

Not sure which swimming lesson to pick? Register for a Swim Assessment or Private Lesson and work with an instructor to determine next steps!

Preschool Programs

Get your little one used to the water! Our preschool programs range from Parent and Tot classes to lessons for kids. 4 months - 5 years old

Child Programs

Our child aquatic programs include: Lifesaving Society learn to swim, Swim Patrol and Junior Lifeguard Club! 6 - 15 years old

Youth and Adult Programs

It's never too late to learn how to swim! 9 years old - Adult

SwimAbilities Programs

Modified swimming techniques that accommodate the abilities of individuals with cognitive or physical limitations. Parented class

Women, Girls & Transgender Inclusive Programs

Women, girls & transgender inclusive, aquatic learn to swim programs. 9 years old - Adult

French Aquatic Programs

Aquatic program instruction and program materials delivered in French!

Bronze Medal Programs

The first step to becoming an Aquatic Instructor or a Lifeguard! 13 years old - Adult