Lots of in-water practice. Hands-on teaching activities that are fun for everyone. An emphasis on solid swimming strokes and skills. These key components of our Swim for Life™ program combine to create life-long swimmers.
Our swim lessons programming, for students of all levels and abilities, 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. Swim with us and learn skills that last a lifetime.
If your child took lessons with a different program and you want to know the Swim for Life™ equivalent, see our program transition chart.
Group swim lessons
Parent and Tot
For children four months to three years old and within arm's reach of their parents.
Five levels for ages 3-5, from getting in the water up to front and back crawl.
Six levels for school-aged children, from floats up to initial endurance workouts.
Level 7/8/9: Rookie/Ranger/Star Patrol
Canadian Swim Patrol Program—lifesaving, first aid skills, plus refining strokes.
Classes for beginners or to develop water confidence, plus stroke and endurance development.
Female-led classes to develop water confidence or stroke and endurance development and fitness.
Small group program for children aged 4-16 with special needs. Skills are broken down into manageable components and progressions.
Group swim lessons: Summer
In summer, families focus on vacation, fun and getting as much sun as they can. To accommodate this, our summer lessons for youth (age 4-12) are only one-week long and tailored to swim ability and not age. All Jr Griffins Aquatic camps include registration in a summer swim lesson.
If your child took lessons with a different program and you want to know the Swim for Life™ equivalent, see our Summer Lessons Transition Chart.
This is for those who are still developing confidence in the water. No minimum swim ability required.
These lessons are designed for swimmers who are fairly comfortable in the water, can jump into deep water, and can flutter kick on front and back for over 5 m.
Swimmers in this level should be comfortable in deep water, be able to tread water for 1 minute, and swim front and back crawl for 25 m.
These lessons are designed for swimmers are proficient in the water; are able to swim 100 m non-stop and want to focus on developing endurance and strong swimming skills for life!
School Group Lessons
Students receive a thorough level assessment and are organized to ensure swimmers are properly challenged. Contact us to register.
Private swim lessons
Led by our highly-trained instructors, these sessions are ideal for anyone wanting personalized instruction to improve their swimming. Lessons are tailored to each individual/group. The cost of the lesson is the same whether with a single participant or group—so grab some friends and swim for a fraction of the cost! Max of 3 participants per group. We suggest that individuals are similar in swimming skills to optimize time with the instructor.REGISTER
Swim Program Design
During these two one-on-one sessions you will receive a comprehensive consultation, assessment, and personalized workout program tailored to your goals and skill level.REGISTER