General Information – Swim Lessons
Please be aware of the following guidelines:
- Participants may not register for multiple sets until their current lesson set is over and the appropriate level has been determined on their report card. You may be registered for a multiple set of the same level.
- Our computer system will not allow successful registration into the next level until the prerequisite level has been successfully completed.
- We highly recommend you check your prerequisites prior to Registration Day by checking your account online on activewestvanrec.ca, calling or visiting our front desk to help ensure a smooth registration experience.
- Don’t let your class get cancelled, register as soon as possible.
First time registering or unsure of swim level?
Parents, if you are unsure of the level of your child or registering with us for the first time, we offer free swim evaluations during any of our Public Swim times. One of our lifeguards or instructors will be happy to do an assessment of your child which takes approximately 5 – 15 minutes. We recommend that assessments be completed prior to Registration Day to avoid any complications during your registration experience. Children under 7 years old must be accompanied by an adult into the water for swim assessments.
Upon completion of the assessment, you will receive a slip of paper with the assessed level which you must bring to the front desk to update your account.
On First Day of Lessons
Upon arrival simply notify the front desk clerk that you are here for lessons and they will buzz you through the gate. Once you are on the pool deck, please remember to remove your street shoes.
PLEASE NOTE: All participants should be using the designated change rooms.
- Preschool lesson signs are located at the opposite end of the main pool shallow end. Red Cross levels 1 – 5 meet in front of the control room situated between the two pools; Red Cross levels 6 – 10 and Swim for Fit meet in front of the designated signs on the blue wall, just past the men’s change room.
- Please help our classes start promptly by having your child shower before entering the pool deck.
- Parents are not permitted to view the lessons from the pool deck and are directed to watch from the designated viewing area.
- On the 5th lesson, classes will end 5 minutes early so parents can quickly connect with the instructors for a progress update.
- Please remember to bring your child’s previous report card to your new instructor. They will add their evaluation to the original card and return it on the last day of lessons.
- If you miss the last day of lessons, all unclaimed report cards are filed at the front desk under the child’s last name. Cards will be stored for six months past the last day of the lessons.
During our afterschool and weekend lessons we have a Lesson Supervisor who will assist you with any questions or concerns that you may have regarding your child’s lessons? Look for them in the bright blue shirt.
Photographic equipment is not allowed to be used in respect of the privacy of all participants.