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.

Parent and Tot

Parent and TotParent and 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 between child, parent and water.

CodeDayTimeDatesPrice
84697Thu1:30–2 p.m.Sep 24-Nov 19*$66
84698Fri5:30–6 p.m.Sep 25-Nov 20*$66
84699Sat10:45–11:15 a.m.Sep 26-Nov 28*$66
84700Sun12–12:30 p.m.Sep 27-Nov 22*$66

*No classes Oct 9-11 and Nov 7

Preschool

Preschool Lessons

The Swim for Life™ Preschool Program gives children a head start on learning to swim, teaching them the basics to be safe and confident little swimmers. Water Smart® education is part of every Preschool level.

PresSchool SwimPreschool 1 Lessons

These preschoolers learn to get in and out of the water safely. They'll learn to move safely in shallow water and use a life jacket 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.

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 life jackets 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 whipkick and fitness training.

Preschool 1 » 8 Classes

Code Day Time Dates Price
84707 Sun 12:45–1:15 p.m. Sep 27-Nov 22* $69

*No class Oct 10

Preschool 1/2 » 8 Classes

Code Day Time Dates Price
84703 Thu 1:30–2 p.m. Sep 24-Nov 19* $69
84704 Fri 5:30–6 p.m. Sep 25-Nov 20* $69
84705 Sat 10–10:30 p.m. Sep 26-Nov 28* $69
84706 Sun 12–12:30 p.m. Sep 27-Nov 22* $69

*No class Oct 9-11 and Nov 7

Preschool 3/4/5 » 8 Classes

Code Day Time Dates Price
84711 Thu 1:30–2 p.m. Sep 24-Nov 19* $69
84712 Fri 5:30–6 p.m. Sep 25-Nov 20* $69
84713 Sat 10–10:30 a.m. Sep 26-Nov 28* $69
84714 Sun 1–1:30 p.m. Sep 27-Nov 22* $69

*No class Oct 9-11 and Nov 7

Swimmer

Swimmer Swimming Lessons - 6 YEARS AND OLDER

Lifesaving Society Swimmer levels make sure your child learns how to swim before they get in too deep. Each level challenges school-aged children 6 years and older to develop strong foundational skills, leading to smooth and efficient swimming strokes.

SwimmerSwimmer 1/2 

In Swimmer 1, children will work on safe entries, exits and moving through the water. When ready, they’ll do floats, glides and kick on their front and back without assistance. They’ll even explore jumping into deep water and treading water while wearing a PFD. In Swimmer 2, they will be able to jump or side roll into deep water, tread water and swim (10–15m) 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.

Swimmer 3/4 

In Swimmer 3, children will learn to dive, do handstands, front underwater somersaults and forward rolls into deep water. They’ll work on their front crawl, back crawl and whip kick over short distances and add some interval fitness training to their practice. By the end they’ll be able to meet the Swim to Survive™ standard: roll into deep water, tread water (1 min) and swim (50m). In Swimmer 4, they will get introduced to breaststroke arm drills, underwater swims and front crawl sprints.

Swimmer 5/6 

In Swimmer 5, children will learn eggbeater kick, head-up fron t crawl, breaststroke, back crawl and shallow dives. Just for fun they will try tuck jumps and underwater back somersaults. In Swimmer 6,they will easily go the distance with a strong front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke. With interval training and sprint racing drills children will be ready to complete the 300m endurance workout. They will also try stride jumps and compact jumps. Note: After completing Swimmer 6 you can move to Rookie Patrol.

Swimmer 1» 8 Classes

Code Day Time Dates Price
84741 Thu 2:45–3:15 p.m. Sep 24-Nov 19* $69
84742 Fri 6–6:30 p.m. Sep 25-Nov 20* $69
84743 Sat 11:30–12 p.m. Sep 26-Nov 28* $69
84744 Sun 12:30–1 p.m. Sep 27-Nov 22* $69

*No class Oct 9-11 and Nov 7

Swimmer 2» 8 Classes

Code Day Time Dates Price
84750 Thu 2:45–3:30 p.m. Sep 24-Nov 19* $74
84751 Fri 6–6:45 p.m. Sep 25-Nov 20* $74
84752 Sat 11:15 a.m.–12 p.m. Sep 26-Nov 28* $74
84753 Sun 12:30–1:15 p.m. Sep 27-Nov 22* $74

*No class Oct 9-11 and Nov 7

Swimmer 1/2» 8 Classes

CodeDayTimeDatesPrice
84747Thu2–2:45 p.m.Sep 24-Nov 19*$74

*No class Oct 9-11 and Nov 7

Swimmer 3/4» 8 Classes

Code Day Time Dates Price
84756 Thu 2–2:45 p.m. Sep 24-Nov 19* $74
84757 Fri 6–6:45 p.m. Sep 25-Nov 20* $74
84758 Sat 10–10:45 a.m. Sep 26-Nov 28* $74
84759 Sun 12–12:45 p.m. Sep 27-Nov 22* $74

*No class Oct 9-11 and Nov 7

Swimmer 5/6» 8 Classes

Code Day Time Dates Price
84762 Thu 2–2:45 p.m. Sep 24-Nov 19* $74
84763 Fri 6:45–7:30 p.m. Sep 25-Nov 20* $74
84764 Sat 10:30–11:15 a.m. Sep 26-Nov 28* $74
84765 Sun 1:15–2 p.m. Sep 27-Nov 22* $74

*No class Oct 9-11 and Nov 7

Patrol

Level 7: Rookie Patrol

Rookie PatrolRookie 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.

Level 8: Ranger 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.

Level 9: Star 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.

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

CodeDayTimeDatesPrice
84768Thu2:45–3:30 p.m.Sep 24-Nov 19*$79
84769Fri6:30–7:15 p.m.Sep 25-Nov 20*$79
84770Sat10:30–11:15 a.mSep 26-Nov 28*$79
84771Sun1:15–2 p.m.Sep 27-Nov 22*$79

*No class Oct 9-11 and Nov 7

Adult

Adult Swimming"Scared Stiff" Adult 1 Learn to Swim » 8 Classes

The “Scared Stiff” Adult 1 lessons are for those who have a fear of water or who would like to work through the skills slowly. We believe everyone learns best in a comfortable environment. Don’t let your fear be a barrier to learning this life skill! We will help you every step of the way.

Code Day Time Dates Price
84676 Sat 10:45–11:30 a.m. Sep 26-Nov 28* P $85
M $77
84677 Sat 10:45–11:30 a.m. Sep 26-Nov 28* S $64

Adult 1 Learn to Swim » 8 Classes

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. Skill appropriate fitness drills will increase strength and endurance.
 

Code Day Time Dates Price
84666 Fri 6:45–7:30 p.m. Sep 25-Nov 20* P $85
M $77
84667 Fri 6:45–7:30 p.m. Sep 25-Nov 20* S $64
84668 Sat 10–10:45 a.m. Sep 26-Nov 28* P $85
M $77
84669 Sat 10–10:45 a.m. Sep 26-Nov 28* S $64
84678 Sun 1:30–2:15 p.m. Sep 27-Nov 22* P $85
M $77
84679 Sun 1:30–2:15 p.m. Sep 27-Nov 22* S $64
84670
(Female Only)
Sun 10:45–11:30 a.m. Sep 27-Nov 22* P $85
M $77
84671
(Female Only)
Sun 10:45–11:30 a.m. Sep 27-Nov 22* S $64

P-Public  M-Member  S-Student
*No class Oct 9-11 and Nov 7

Adult 2 Stroke Development » 8 Classes

These swimmers are really going to develop their confidence. Here they’ll explore underwater skills like handstands, and front somersaults. On top, they’ll try their hand at standing dives, forward rolls and “tuck” jumps. Interval and sprint training will help them master their newly developed front crawl and back crawl skills.

Code Day Time Dates Price
84672 Sat 11:15 a.m.–12 p.m. Sep 26-Nov 28* P- $85
M- $77
84673 Sat 11:15 a.m.–12 p.m. Sep 26-Nov 28* S- $64

P-Public M-Member S-Student

*No class Oct 10 and Nov 7

Adult 3 Endurance Development » 8 Classes

These confident swimmers will master their lifesaving kicks and swimming strokes. With the interval training and sprint racing drills, they’ll be ready to make the 300 m endurance workout. Shallow dives, stride jumps and compact jumps put some spice into class, along with underwater swims to recover objects, plus underwater back somersaults.

Code Day Time Dates Price
84674 Sat 11:15 a.m.–12 p.m. Sep 26-Nov 28* P- $85
M- $77
84675 Sat 11:15 a.m.–12 p.m. Sep 26-Nov 28* S- $64

P-Public M-Member S-Student
*No Class May 16

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.  

1 x 30 min Lesson 5 x 30 min Lesson 8 x 30 min Lesson
Public $46 Public $213 Public $309
Member $42 Member $192 Member $278
Student $42 Student $192 Student $278

 

Semi-Private Lessons (2 people)

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

 

Group Private Lessons (3-5 people)

For Children, Youth and Adults

5 x 30 min Lesson (3–5 people) 8 x 30 min Lesson (3–5 people)
Public $78/ person Public $105/ person
Member $69/ person Member $95/ person

Add GST if participant is age 15 or older.

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


Sport and Wellness swimming lessons may qualify for the Children's Fitness Tax Credit.

Registration opens August 6.