Swim Lessons

Swim for Life™ at MacEwan University

You’re never too young to start and never too old to learn! Our Swim for Life™ Program stresses lots of in-water practice to develop solid swimming strokes and skills. We incorporate valuable Water Smart® education that uses hands-on teaching activities to create fun, active lessons that will last a lifetime. All programming is built around the Lifesaving Society Swim to Survive™ standard, which stresses orienting yourself after falling into the water, supporting yourself at the surface and swimming to safety.

If your child took lessons at another facility and want to know the Swim for Life equivalent, see our Program Transition Chart.

Registration for Spring/ Summer Classes is open. Register now! Fall Registration opens August 3.

Parent & Tot

Summer Classes

Day Date Time Code Price
Parent & Tot Especially for children aged 4 months to 3 years and their parents. Based on the principle ‘Within Arms; Reach;, these classes focus on close playful interaction and shared fun between child, parent and water.
Tue- Fri Aug 15-25 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. 93196 $66

Fall Classes

Day Date Time Code Price
Parent & Tot Especially for children aged 4 months to 3 years and their parents. Based on the principle ‘Within Arms’ Reach’, these classes focus on close playful interaction and shared fun between child, parent and water.
Thu Sep 28-Nov 23* 4-4:30 p.m. 93196 M-$61
P- $68
Fri Sep 22-Nov 24* 5-5:30 p.m. 93197 M-$61
P- $68
Sat Sep 23- Dec 2* 10:45-11:15 a.m. 93198 M-$61
P- $68
Sun Sep 24-Nov 26* 1:30-2 p.m. 93199 M-$61
P- $68

Preschool

Preschool 1/2 » 8 Classes

Summer Classes

Day Date Time Code Price
Preschool 1/2 A combination of Preschool 1 and 2 levels. Preschool 1: These preschoolers learn to get in and out of the water safely. They’ll learn to move safely in shallow water and use a lifejacket to be comfortable with their floats and glides. Preschool 2: These youngsters will explore the water learning to submerge and exhale underwater. Buoyant aids are used to help them discover rollovers, glides and flutter kicks. Ages 3-5.
Tue-Fri Aug 15-Aug 25 10–10:30 a.m. 91571 $69
Tue-Fri Aug 15-Aug 25 11:15– 11:45 a.m. 91573 $69
Day Date Time Code Price
Preschool 3/4/5 A combination of Preschool 3,4 and 5 levels. Preschool 3: These preschoolers will master their floats, glides and short swims on their front and back (3 m). They’ll be able to pick up objects from waist deep water and use their lifejackets to jump and roll into the deep end.
Preschool 4: These capable preschoolers will strengthen their flutter kicks and try swimming front crawl. They’ll start to learn how to support themselves in deep water and in the end they’ll do solo jumps and side rolls into deep water. Their lifejacket will support them while they learn to tread water and swim to safety (5 m) in the deep end. Preschool 5: These skilled and independent youngsters will master short swims doing front crawl (5 m) and back crawl (5 m). They are ready to take on a forward roll into deep water with their lifejacket on and to tread water without the extra support. Here they will get their first chance to try whip kick and fitness training. Ages 3-5.
Tue-Fri Aug 15-Aug 25 10–10:30 a.m. 91575 $69
Tue-Fri Aug 15-Aug 25 11:15– 11:45 a.m. 91577 $69

Fall Classes

Day Date Time Code Price
Preschool 1 These preschoolers learn to get in and out of the water safely. They’ll learn to move safely in shallow water and use a lifejacket to be comfortable with their floats and glides. Ages 3-5.
Fri Sep 28-Nov 23* 6:15-6:45 p.m. 93613 M-$64
P- $71
Preschool 1/2 A combination of Preschool 1 and 2 levels. Preschool 1: These preschoolers learn to get in and out of the water safely. They’ll learn to move safely in shallow water and use a lifejacket to be comfortable with their floats and glides. Preschool 2: These youngsters will explore the water learning to submerge and exhale underwater. Buoyant aids are used to help them discover rollovers, glides and flutter kicks. Ages 3-5.
Thu Sep 28-Nov 23* 2:30-3 p.m. 93202 M-$64
P- $71
Fri Sep 22-Nov 24* 5:15-5:45 p.m. 93203 M-$64
P- $71
Sat Sep 23- Dec 2* 11:15-11:45 a.m. 93204 M-$64
P- $71
Sun Sep 24-Nov 26* 12-12:30 p.m. 93206 M-$64
P- $71
Sun Sep 24-Nov 26* 12:45-1:15 p.m. 93207 M-$64
P- $71

*No classes Oct 6-8, Nov 4, 9-12

Day Date Time Code Price
Preschool 2 These youngsters will explore the water learning to submerge and exhale underwater. Buoyant aids are used to help them discover rollovers, glides and flutter kicks. Ages 3-5.
Fri Sep 22-Nov 24* 6:15-6:45 p.m. 93614 M-$64
P- $71
Preschool 2/3/4 A combination of Preschool 2, 3, and 4 levels. Preschool 2: These youngsters will explore the water learning to submerge and exhale underwater. Buoyant aids are used to help them discover rollovers, glides and flutter kicks. Preschool 3: These preschoolers will master their floats, glides and short swims on their front and back (3 m). They’ll be able to pick up objects from waist deep water and use their lifejackets to jump and roll into the deep end. Preschool 4: These capable preschoolers will strengthen their flutter kicks and try swimming front crawl. They’ll start to learn how to support themselves in deep water and in the end they’ll do solo jumps and side rolls into deep water. Their lifejacket will support them while they learn to tread water and swim to safety (5 m) in the deep end. Ages 3-5.
Thu Sep 28-Nov 23* 4-4:30 p.m. 93615 M-$64
P- $71

*No classes Oct 6, Nov 9, 10

Day Date Time Code Price
Preschool 3/4/5 A combination of Preschool 3,4 and 5 levels. Preschool 3: These preschoolers will master their floats, glides and short swims on their front and back (3 m). They’ll be able to pick up objects from waist deep water and use their lifejackets to jump and roll into the deep end.
Preschool 4: These capable preschoolers will strengthen their flutter kicks and try swimming front crawl. They’ll start to learn how to support themselves in deep water and in the end they’ll do solo jumps and side rolls into deep water. Their lifejacket will support them while
they learn to tread water and swim to safety (5 m) in the deep end. Preschool 5: These skilled and independent youngsters will master short swims doing front crawl (5 m) and back crawl (5 m). They are ready to take on a forward roll into deep water with their lifejacket
on and to tread water without the extra support. Here they will get their first chance to try whip kick and fitness training. Ages 3-5.
Thu Sep 28-Nov 23* 2:30-3 p.m. 93213 M-$64
P- $71
Fri Sep 22-Nov 24* 5:15-5:45 p.m. 93214 M-$64
P- $71
Fri Sep 22-Nov 24* 5:45-6:15 p.m. 93215 M-$64
P- $71
Sat Sep 23- Dec 2* 10-10:30 a.m. 93216 M-$64
P- $71
Sat Sep 23- Dec 2* 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. 93217 M-$64
P- $71
Sun Sep 24-Nov 26* 12-12:30 p.m. 93218 M-$64
P- $71
Sun Sep 24-Nov 26* 1-1:30 p.m. 93219 M-$64
P- $71

*No classes Oct 6-8, Nov 4, 9-12

Swimmer

Summer Classes

Swimmer 1» 8 Classes

Code Day Time Dates Price
91579 Tue- Fri 10:45–11:15 a.m. Aug 15- 25 $69

Swimmer 2» 8 Classes

Code Day Time Dates Price
91581 Tue- Fri 10:45–11:30 a.m. Aug 15- 25 $74

Swimmer 3» 8 Classes

Code Day Time Dates Price
91583 Tue- Fri 10-10:45 a.m. Aug 15- 25 $74

Swimmer 4» 8 Classes

Code Day Time Dates Price
91585 Tue- Fri 10-10:45 a.m. Aug 15- 25 $74

Swimmer 3/4» 8 Classes

Code Day Time Dates Price
91397 Thu 3:30–4:15 p.m. May 4-Jun 22 $74

Swimmer 5» 8 Classes

Code Day Time Dates Price
91586 Tue- Fri 10:30–11:15 a.m. Aug 15- 25 $74

Swimmer 6» 8 Classes

Code Day Time Dates Price
91587 Tue- Fri 10:30–11:15 a.m. Aug 15- 25 $74

Fall Classes

Day Date Time Code Price
Swimmer 1 These beginning swimmers will work on safe entries, exits and moving through the water. When ready they’ll do floats, glides and kicking on their front and back without assistance. They’ll even explore jumping into deep water and treading water with their lifejackets on.
Thu Sep 28- Nov 23* 3-3:30 p.m. 93275 M-$64
P- $71
Fri Sep 22-Nov 24* 5:45-6:15 p.m. 93276 M-$64
P- $71
Fri Sep 22-Nov 24* 7-7:30 p.m. 93277 M-$64
P- $71
Sat Sep 23- Dec 2* 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. 93278 M-$64
P- $71
Sun Sep 24-Nov 26* 12:30-1 p.m. 93279 M-$64
P- $71
Swimmer 1/2 A combination of Swimmer 1 and 2 levels. Swimmer 1: These beginning swimmers will work on safe entries, exits and moving through the water. When ready they’ll do floats, glides and kicking on their front and back without assistance. They’ll even explore jumping into deep water and treading water with their lifejackets on. Swimmer 2: These children will be able to jump or side-roll into deep water, tread water and swim (10 m) using either front crawl or back crawl. They’ll try vertical whip kick and begin to work on their endurance level by stepping into the world of fitness interval training.
Thu Sep 28- Nov 23* 2:30-3:15 p.m. 93282 M-$66
P- $77
Sat Sep 23- Dec 2* 10:45-11:30 a.m. 93616 M-$66
P- $77
Sun Sep 24-Nov 26* 12-12:45 p.m. 93617 M-$66
P- $77

*No classes Oct 7, 8, Nov 4, 9, 11, 12

Day Date Time Code Price
Swimmer 2 These children will be able to jump or side-roll into deep water, tread water and swim (10 m) using either front crawl or back crawl. They’ll try ‘vertical’ whip kick and begin to work on their endurance level by stepping into the world of fitness interval training.
Thu Sep 28- Nov 23* 3-3:45 p.m. 93283 M-$66
P- $77
Fri Sep 22-Nov 24* 5:30-6:15 p.m. 93284 M-$66
P- $77
Fri Sep 22-Nov 24* 6:45-7:30 p.m. 93285 M-$66
P- $77
Sat Sep 23- Dec 2* 11:15 a.m.-12 p.m. 93286 M-$66
P- $77
Sun Sep 24-Nov 26* 12:30-1:15 p.m. 93287 M-$66
P- $77

*No classes Oct 6-8, Nov 4, 9-12

Day Date Time Code Price
Swimmer 3 These swimmers will dive and do forward rolls into deep water. Watch them learn handstands and front somersaults underwater. They’ll work on their front crawl, back crawl and whip kick over short distances and add some interval fitness training to their practice.
Fri Sep 22-Nov 24* 5:30-6:15 p.m. 93289 M-$66
P- $77
Sat Sep 23- Dec 2* 10-10:45 a.m. 93290 M-$66
P- $77
Sun Sep 24-Nov 26* 12-12:45 p.m. 93291 M-$66
P- $77
Swimmer 3/4 A combination of Swimmer 3 and 4 levels. Swimmer 3: These swimmers will dive and do forward rolls into deep water. Watch them learn handstands and front somersaults underwater. They’ll work on their front crawl, back crawl and whip kick over short distances
and add some interval fitness training to their practice. Swimmer 4: These swimmers will swim further with their front crawl and back crawl. They’ll get introduced to breaststroke arms drills, underwater swims and front crawl sprints. Interval training will add to their fitness level. By the end they’ll be able to meet the Swim to Survive standard: Roll into deep water, tread water (1 min) and swim (50 m).
Thu Sep 28- Nov 23* 3:30-4:15 p.m. 93294 M-$66
P- $77
Fri Sep 22-Nov 24* 6:45-7:30 p.m. 93618 M-$66
P- $77
Sun Sep 24-Nov 26* 12:45-1:30 p.m. 93619 M-$66
P- $77

*No classes Oct 6-8, Nov 4, 9-12

Day Date Time Code Price
Swimmer 4 These swimmers will swim further with their front crawl and back crawl. They’ll get introduced to breaststroke arms drills, underwater swims and front crawl sprints. Interval training will add to their fitness level. By the end they’ll be able to meet the Swim to Survive
standard: Roll into deep water, tread water (1 min) and swim (50 m).
Fri Sep 22-Nov 24* 5:30-6:15 p.m. 93295 M-$66
P- $77
Sat Sep 23- Dec 2* 10-10:45 a.m. 93296 M-$66
P- $77
Sun Sep 24-Nov 26* 12-12:45 p.m. 93297 M-$66
P- $77

*No classes Oct 6-8, Nov 4, 10-12

Day Date Time Code Price
Swimmer 5 These swimmers will try eggbeater kick, head up front crawl, shallow dives, and just for fun try `tuck’ jumps and underwater back somersaults. They’ll easily go the distance with a strong front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke.
Fri Sep 22-Nov 24* 6:15-7 p.m. 93300 M-$66
P- $77

*No classes Oct 6, Nov 10

 

Day Date Time Code Price
Swimmer 5/6 A combination of Swimmer 5 and 6 levels. Swimmer 5: These swimmers will try eggbeater kick, head up front crawl, shallow dives, and just for fun try tuck jumps and underwater back somersaults. They’ll easily go the distance with a strong front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke. Swimmer 6: These swimmers will master eggbeater and scissor kicks, front crawl, breaststroke and back crawl. With the interval training and sprint racing drills they’ll be ready to make the 300 m endurance workout. And, just for fun, they’ll try stride jumps and compact jumps. Next step: on to the Canadian Swim Patrol program.
Thu Sep 28- Nov 23* 3:45-4:30 p.m. 93302 M-$66
P- $77
Sat Sep 23- Dec 2* 10:30-11:15 a.m. 93303 M-$66
P- $77
Sun Sep 24-Nov 26* 1:15-2 p.m. 93305 M-$66
P- $77

*No classes Oct 7, 8, Nov 9, 11 and 12

Day Date Time Code Price
Swimmer 6 These swimmers will master eggbeater and scissor kicks, front crawl, breaststroke and back crawl. With the interval training and sprint racing drills they’ll be ready to make the 300 m endurance workout. And, just for fun, they’ll try stride jumps and compact jumps. Next step: on to the Canadian Swim Patrol program.
Fri Sep 22-Nov 24* 6:15-7 p.m. 93306 M-$66
P- $77

*No classes Oct 6, Nov 10

Level 7/ 8/ 9: Rookie/ Ranger/ Star Patrol

Summer Classes

Code Day Time Dates Price
91589 Tue- Fri 11:15 a.m.–12 p.m. Aug 15- 25 $79

Fall Classes

Day Date Time Code Price
Swimmer 7/ 8/ 9: Ranger/ Rookie/ Star Patrol Canadian Swim Patrol: Rookie Patrol develops fitness levels to meet a timed 100 m swim and 350 m workout. Water proficiency skills include: swims with clothes, ready position and foot first and head first surface dives. Demonstrating an ability to conduct a primary assessment and initiating EMS are included as first aid skills. Victim recognition and throwing assists are other key elements of the program.
Canadian Swim Patrol: Ranger Patrol enhances capability in the water, including stride entry, underwater forward and backward somersaults, lifesaving eggbeater kick and increased fitness levels to meet a 200 m timed swim. Rescue skills involve an increased skill level in ABC first aid basics, victim recognition and non-contact rescues.
Canadian Swim Patrol: Star Patrol demands good physical conditioning and lifesaving judgment. Participants develop lifesaving and first aid skills; further refine front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke over 100 m each; and complete 600 m workouts and 300 m timed swims.
Fri Sep 22-Nov 24* 6:15-7 p.m. 93308 M-$74
P- $82
Sat Sep 23- Dec 2* 10:30-11:15 a.m. 93310 M-$74
P- $82
Sun Sep 24-Nov 26* 1:15-2 p.m. 93311 M-$74
P- $82

*No classes Oct 6-8, Nov 4, 10-12

Adult

Fall Classes

Day Date Time Code Price
Adult 1: Learn to Swim These adult classes are for beginners who are just starting to swim. Participants will set goals to gain confidence in the water and improve strokes with instructor support. Water Smart education is a part of all classes. Fulfill your dream of learning to swim with us!
Thu Sep 28- Nov 23* 3:15-4 p.m. 93126 Student-$64
Thu Sep 28- Nov 23* 3:15-4 p.m. 93125 Member-$77
Public- $85
Fri Sep 22-Nov 24* 7-7:45 p.m. 93128 Student-$64
Fri Sep 22-Nov 24* 7-7:45 p.m. 93127 Member-$77
Public- $85
Sat Sep 23- Dec 2* 10:45-11:30 a.m. 93132 Student-$64
Sat Sep 23- Dec 2* 10:45-11:30 a.m. 93131 Member-$77
Public- $85
Sun Sep 24-Nov 26* 1:30-2:15 p.m. 93138 Student-$64
Sun Sep 24-Nov 26* 1:30-2:15 p.m. 93137 Member-$77
Public- $85
"Scared Stiff" Adult 1: Learn to Swim  
Sat Sep 23- Dec 2* 10-10:45 a.m. 93130 Student-$64
Sat Sep 23- Dec 2* 10-10:45 a.m. 93129 Member-$77
Public- $85

*No classes Oct 6-8, Nov 4, 9-12

Day Date Time Code Price
Adult 2/3: Stroke and Endurance Development  
Fri Sep 22-Nov 24* 7-7:45 p.m. 93140 Student-$64
Fri Sep 22-Nov 24* 7-7:45 p.m. 93139 Member-$77
Public- $85
Sat Sep 23- Dec 2* 11:15 a.m.-12 p.m. 93142 Student-$64
Sat Sep 23- Dec 2* 11:15 a.m.-12 p.m. 93141 Member-$77
Public- $85
Sun Sep 24-Nov 26* 12:45-1:30 p.m. 93146 Student-$64
Sun Sep 24-Nov 26* 12:45-1:30 p.m. 93145 Member-$77
Public- $85

*No classes Oct 6-8, Nov 4, 10-12

Female Only

DayDateTimeCodePrice
Female Only Adult Learn to Swim These adult classes are for beginners who are just starting to swim. Participants will set goals to gain confidence in the water and improve strokes with instructor support. Water Smart education is a part of all classes. Fulfill your dream of learning to swim with us!
SunSep 24-Nov 26*10:15-11 a.m.93134Student-$64
SunSep 24-Nov 26*10:15-11 a.m.93133Member-$77
Public- $85
SunSep 24-Nov 26*11-11:45 a.m.93136Student-$64
SunSep 24-Nov 26*11-11:45 a.m.93135Member-$77
Public- $85
SunSep 24-Nov 26*11-11:45 a.m.93144Student-$64
SunSep 24-Nov 26*11-11:45 a.m.93143Member-$77
Public- $85
Female Only Swim to SurviveThese lessons are for adults of all ages, with a wide range of skill and interest levels. They are not intended to replace traditional swim lessons; rather they provides the essential self-rescue skills to enable a person to survive an unexpected fall into deep water. It could make the difference between life and death when immersion in water is sudden and unexpected.
SunOct 15-2910:45-11:30 a.m.93270Student- $18
SunOct 15-2910:45-11:30 a.m.93269Member-$22
Public- $25

*No classes Oct 8, Nov12


SwimAbilities

Day Date Time Code Price
 SwimAbilities This group swimming program is designed for children aged 4-16 with special needs. In SwimAbilities, instructors will break down swimming skills into small, manageable components with logical progressions and lots of opportunities for success. Students will benefit from a slower paced program, visual supports, more one-on-one assistance, appropriate modifications to their programming, and a just-right challenge. Each class is 45 minutes long with 30 minutes class time and 15 minutes transition time for play and getting into or out of the pool.
Sat Sep 23- Dec 2* 12:30-1:15 p.m. 93271 $60
Sat Sep 23- Dec 2* 12:30-1:15 p.m. 93272 $60
Sat Sep 23- Dec 2* 1:15-2 p.m. 93273 $60
Sat Sep 23- Dec 2* 1:15-2 p.m. 93274 $60

Parent/Caregiver must be in the water with swimmer at all times. Note: If the child can swim independently 5 m on their front, 5 m on their back and complete a distance swim of 10 m, please contact us at Aquatics@macewan.ca for program options.

Swim to Survive

Day Dates  Time Code Price
Swim to Survive Learn basic swimming skills with the Swim to Survive standard: Roll into deep water, Tread water for one minute and Swim 50 metres.
Tue, Wed, Fri Oct 10, 11, 13 4:15-5 p.m. 94913 Free for MacEwan Students
Tue Oct 17, 24, 31 3:45-4:30 p.m. 94916 Free for MacEwan Students
Mon, Wed, Fri Oct 30, Nov 1, 3 4:15-5 p.m. 94917 Free for MacEwan Students
Female Only Class
Mon, Wed, Fri Oct 16, 18, 20 4:15-5 p.m. 94914 Free for MacEwan Students
Male Only Class
Mon, Wed, Fri Oct 23, 25, 27 4:15-5 p.m. 94915 Free for MacEwan Students

Register at the Sport and Wellness Welcome Desk, Building 8, main floor.

Volunteer for Swim to Survive

Volunteer with us and help us teach our MacEwan students how to Swim to Survive! The Swim to Survive Champion is a volunteer who assists the aquatic department in delivering safe and fun Swim to Survive lessons for MacEwan students. Volunteering for this program is Co-Curricular Record Eligible!

Apply to volunteer now!


 

Private Lessons

Private Lessons

For Children, Youth and Adults
These half-hour sessions are ideal for any children, youth and/or adults wanting personal, one-on-one or group instruction to help improve their swimming abilities or stroke efficiency. 

Individual Private Lessons

 

30 min LessonsMember/ StudentPublic
1$42$46
5$192$213
8$278$309

 Semi-Private Lessons (2 people)

30 min Lessons Member/ Student Public
1  $32/ person  $35/ person
5  $144/ person  $160/ person
8  $209/ person  $233/ person

 Group Private Lessons (3-5 people)

30 min Lessons Member/ StudentPublic
5 $78/ person$89/ person
8  $108/ person$119/ person


Lessons are by appointment only. Please email Brittany or phone 780.497.4616 to book Private lessons.

School Group Swim Lessons

Visit the Bookings and Rentals sections for School Group Swim Lessons, Recreational swim and Birthday bookings.


Participants in aquatic programs pay the discounted member price on Junior Griffins Summer Aquatic Camps.

Schedules & Guides
Swim to Survive

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