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Learn to Swim

Public Swimming Lessons 

As of October 10th please note that our pool is closed for continued maintenance. You can receive updates on our re-opening by calling 613-232-0925 x239. 

The Ron Kolbus Clubhouse offers paid swimming lessons to the public. As a Canadian Red Cross affiliate, we teach our lessons using the Red Cross Swim format. 

This program teaches 5 main swim strokes, with an emphasis on drowning prevention and water safety. Learning how to swim is a progressive skill and we are accommodating to all needs and abilities.

It is never too late to learn how to swim! Read below for further information or contact us to register for lessons.

Red Cross Preschool Swimming Lessons

Red Cross Swim Preschool is an eight-level stand-alone program for four-month to six-year-old children that allows swimmers to enter various levels based on age and ability.


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Swim Kids

Red Cross Swim Kids is a 10-level stand-alone program for five to twelve-year-old children. Children learn to swim, be fit, and stay safe in a fun environment that promotes achieving a personal best and celebrates personal success.

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Swim Basics
Red Cross Swim Basics is a two-level learn-to-swim program for adults and teens (ages 13+). Participants learn how to have safe and enjoyable experiences in the water by developing safety and self rescue skills, as well as enhanced endurance and fitness ability.

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Swim Strokes

Red Cross Swim Strokes is a stand-alone stroke development program for adults and teens, and for participants in Red Cross Swim Kids who require additional work on their strokes to complete the program. We recommend that participants register for this program after completing the Swim Kids and/or Teen or Adult Basics 2.  

Please contact us for more information about the Swim Strokes program!

Women and Girls Only Swim Classes

We offer Swim Kids classes for girls ages 6-12, as well as two Teen/Adult swim levels (Basics 1 and Basics 2) for teen girls and women. We do not permit male staff or participants in the pool area during these designated swim times. 

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Private Lessons (one on one); or Semi-Private (2+ participants)
The aquatic department is pleased to offer private and semi-private swim lessons. These lessons are recommended for all swimmers ages 3+ who are looking for a lower ratio teaching environment.

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