Take Swimming Lessons

The Mix Family Aquatic Centre offers swim lessons for all ages and abilities, occurring either once or twice a week. When you choose Red Cross swim programs, your child will receive proven, age-appropriate learning through games and songs, with a focus on safety, comfort, and love of aquatic environments.

We also offer drop-in and registered aquatic fitness classes,  lifeguarding, and swim instructor programs.

When are swimming lessons? 

Swim Lesson Schedule

Swim Lessons by Age

Swimming Lesson Policies

To keep our classes safe and fun for everyone:

  • Please help the Lifeguards and Instructors ensure everyone’s safety by keeping your children close at hand IN and OUT of the water before and after your lessons.
  • If you wish to public swim before or after your lessons, please purchase a wristband at Guest Services prior to entering the pool area.
  • If you would like to participate in your child’s lesson on parent day, please make arrangements with another parent or our Child Minding staff for any additional children on this day.

If you've taken swimming lessons elsewhere

If you are new to the Red Cross Learn to Swim Program but have taken swimming lessons with another organization, you may be able to pick up where you left off.

Red Cross / Lifesaving Society

Red Cross / YMCA

Did you know that the Parented Preschool classes (Starfish, Duck and Sea Turtle) include 15 minutes in the Whirlpool or Hot Tub after your lesson to warm up with your child and visit with the other lesson participants? If you have a child in other lessons they will need to purchase a public swim wristband to sit in the Whirlpool or Hot Tub with you as unparented lessons do not include this treat.

Swim Evaluations

Take the guesswork out of registration. In just 10 minutes, an instructor can assess your child's skill level and suggest the class level that's right for them. The fee includes a drop-in single admission to LRC.

To set up, simply let Guest Services know you would like to do an evaluation when you pay and we'll have an instructor ready on deck.

Your child's progress

Please remember that your child's progress is not necessarily indicated by their completion or incompletion of a level.  Our experienced instructors focus on ensuring class safety as well as properly developing your child's swimming skills.  More than one attempt at a level may be required.

How to Sign Up

See our Registered Aquatics programs or the City Guide to sign up for swimming lessons.