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.

Winter registration open.

Parent and Tot

Parent 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.

Winter Lessons
Code Day Time Dates Price
86191 Thu 1:30–2 p.m. Jan 21-Mar 17* $66
86192 Fri 5:30–6 p.m. Jan 15-Mar 18* $66
86193 Sat 10:45–11:15 a.m. Jan 9-Mar 19* $66
86194 Sun 12–12:30 p.m. Jan 17-Mar 20* $66

*No classes Jan 16, Feb 12-14 & 18-21

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

Winter Lessons
Code Day Time Dates Price
86317 Sun 12:45–1:15 p.m. Jan 17-Mar 20* $69

*No class Feb 14 & 21

Preschool 1/2 » 8 Classes

Winter Lessons
Code Day Time Dates Price
86195 Thu 1:30–2 p.m. Jan 21-Mar 17* $69
86196 Fri 5:30–6 p.m. Jan 15-Mar 18* $69
86197 Sat 10–10:30 p.m. Jan 9-Mar 19* $69
86198 Sun 12–12:30 p.m. Jan 17-Mar 20* $69

*No classes Jan 16, Feb 12-14 & 18-21

Preschool 2 » 8 Classes

Winter Lessons
Code Day Time Dates Price
86318 Sun 12:45–1:15 p.m. Jan 17-Mar 20* $69

*No class Feb 14 & 21

Preschool 3/4/5 » 8 Classes Winter Lessons
Code Day Time Dates Price
86200 Thu 1:30–2 p.m. Jan 21-Mar 17* $69
86201 Fri 5:30–6 p.m. Jan 15-Mar 18* $69
86202 Sat 10–10:30 a.m. Jan 9-Mar 19* $69
86303 Sun 1–1:30 p.m. Jan 17-Mar 20* $69
86319 Sun 1:15–1:45 p.m. Jan 17-Mar 20* $69

*No classes Jan 16, Feb 12-14 & 18-21

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

Winter Lessons
Code Day Time Dates Price
86225 Thu 2:45–3:15 p.m. Jan 21-Mar 17* $69
86226 Fri 6–6:30 p.m. Jan 15-Mar 18* $69
86227 Sat 11:30–12 p.m. Jan 9-Mar 19* $69
86228 Sun 12:30–1 p.m. Jan 17-Mar 20* $69

*No classes Jan 16, Feb 12-14 & 18-21

Swimmer 2» 8 Classes

Winter Lessons
Code Day Time Dates Price
86230 Thu 2:45–3:30 p.m. Jan 21-Mar 17* $74
86231 Fri 6–6:45 p.m. Jan 15-Mar 18* $74
86232 Sat 11:15 a.m.–12 p.m. Jan 9-Mar 19* $74
86233 Sun 12:30–1:15 p.m. Jan 17-Mar 20* $74

*No classes Jan 16, Feb 12-14 & 18-21

Swimmer 1/2» 8 Classes

Winter Lessons
Code Day Time Dates Price
86229 Thu 2–2:45 p.m. Jan 21-Mar 17* $74

*No class Feb 18

Swimmer 3» 8 Classes

Winter Lessons
Code Day Time Dates Price
86313 Fri 6–6:45 p.m. Jan 15-Mar 18* $74
86320 Sun 12–12:45 p.m. Jan 17-Mar 20* $74

*No class Feb 12, 14, 19 & 21

Swimmer 4» 8 Classes

Winter Lessons
Code Day Time Dates Price
86314 Fri 5:30–6:15 p.m. Jan 15-Mar 18* $74
86321 Sun 12–12:45 p.m. Jan 17-Mar 20* $74

*No class Feb 12, 14, 19 & 21

Swimmer 3/4» 8 Classes

Winter Lessons
Code Day Time Dates Price
86234 Thu 2–2:45 p.m. Jan 21-Mar 17* $74
86236 Sat 10–10:45 a.m. Jan 9-Mar 19* $74

*No classes Jan 16, Feb 13, 18 & 20

Swimmer 5» 8 Classes

Winter Lessons
Code Day Time Dates Price
86315 Fri 6:45–7:30 p.m. Jan 15-Mar 18* $74

*No class Feb 12 & 19

Swimmer 6» 8 Classes

Winter Lessons
Code Day Time Dates Price
86316 Fri 6:45–7:30 p.m. Jan 15-Mar 18* $74

*No class Feb 12 & 19

Swimmer 5/6» 8 Classes

Winter Lessons
Code Day Time Dates Price
86238 Thu 2–2:45 p.m. Jan 21-Mar 17* $74
86240 Sat 10:30–11:15 a.m. Jan 9-Mar 19* $74
86241 Sun 1:15–2 p.m. Jan 17-Mar 20* $74

*No classes Jan 16, Feb 13-14, 18, 20 & 21

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

Winter Lessons
Code Day Time Dates Price
86242 Thu 2:45–3:30 p.m. Jan 21-Mar 17* $79
86243 Fri 6:30–7:15 p.m. Jan 15-Mar 18* $79
86244 Sat 10:30–11:15 a.m Jan 9-Mar 19* $79
86245 Sun 1:15–2 p.m. Jan 17-Mar 20* $79

*No classes Jan 16, Feb 12-14 & 18-21

Adult

"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.

Winter Lessons
Code Day Time Dates Price
86173 Sat 10:45–11:30 a.m. Jan 9-Mar 19* P $85
M $77
86174 Sat 10:45–11:30 a.m. Jan 9-Mar 19* S $64

*No class Jan 16, Feb 13 & 20

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.

Winter Lessons
Code Day Time Dates Price
86163 Fri 6:45–7:30 p.m. Jan 15-Mar 18* P $85
M $77
86164 Fri 6:45–7:30 p.m. Jan 15-Mar 18* S $64
86165 Sat 10–10:45 a.m. Jan 9-Mar 19* P $85
M $77
86166 Sat 10–10:45 a.m. Jan 9-Mar 19* S $64
86175 Sun 1:30–2:15 p.m. Jan 17-Mar 20* P $85
M $77
86176 Sun 1:30–2:15 p.m. Jan 17-Mar 20* S $64
86167
(Female Only)
Sun 10:45–11:30 a.m. Jan 17-Mar 20* P $85
M $77
86168
(Female Only)
Sun 10:45–11:30 a.m. Jan 17-Mar 20* S $64

P-Public  M-Member  S-Student
*No class Jan 16, Feb 12-21

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.

Winter Lessons
Code Day Time Dates Price
86169 Sat 11:15 a.m.–12 p.m. Jan 9-Mar 19* P- $85
M- $77
86170 Sat 11:15 a.m.–12 p.m. Jan 9-Mar 19* S- $64

P-Public M-Member S-Student
*No class Jan 16, Feb 13 & 20

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.
Winter Lessons

Code Day Time Dates Price
86171 Sat 11:15 a.m.–12 p.m. Jan 9-Mar 19* P $85
M $77
86172 Sat 11:15 a.m.–12 p.m. Jan 9-Mar 19* S $64
P-Public M-Member S-Student
*No class Jan 16, Feb 13 & 20

Adult 2/3 » 8 Classes

Winter Lessons
Code Day Time Dates Price
86246
(Female Only)
Sat 10:45–11:30 a.m. Jan 17-Mar 20* P- $85
M- $77
86247
(Female Only)
Sat 10:45–11:30 a.m. Jan 17-Mar 20* S- $64

P-Public M-Member S-Student
*No class Feb 14 & 21

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 $82/ person Public $110/ person
Member $72/ person Member $100/ 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.

School Group Swim Lessons

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


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