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Swimming lessons – a winter activity for all ages!

For immediate release: December 27, 2018 - 10:29am

A New Year’s resolution may have you wondering about ways to stay active during the cold winter months or have you looking to kick the winter blues.

Despite the cold weather, the City of Saskatoon Leisure Centres offer a wide range of activities for a winter escape - from Red Cross swimming lessons to preschool and youth recreation programs and adult fitness and specialized wellness programs - there is something to keep the whole family active this winter.

Registration for Winter 2019 programs opened at the beginning of December 2018, and there is still room to register in many programs of your choice.

Swimming lessons are an activity for all ages and have benefits far beyond developing basic life skills and water safety.  Studies have shown regular exercise in the cold winter months will help build your children’s immune system and maintain energy levels.

There are many class options for you and your family’s busy life - weekday, weekend, and evening sessions.

In addition to the Red Cross Swim Program with classes for babies to adults, there are other options designed for your convenience.  Find your fit!

Block Swim Lessons are available at Lawson Civic Centre for families with multiple children wanting Red Cross swim lessons at the same time.  When registering, tell us the swim levels your children should be in, and we will ensure they all receive instruction during the same time.  Register by phoning or visiting any Leisure Centre (not available through Leisure Online).

Family Swim Lessons are a new offering designed for a group of up to four family members to receive basic swim instruction together in the following areas:  water safety, front and back float, front and back glide with kick, and work toward front swim for 10 metres.  Currently, the family swim lessons are offered at Harry Bailey Aquatic Centre and the Shaw Centre.

If individualized instruction appeals to you, Private Swim Lessons are available at Harry Bailey Aquatic Centre, Lakewood Civic Centre, Lawson Civic Centre, and the Shaw Centre.  With the instructor’s full attention, these sessions are an excellent way to get to the next level of development. 

For more information about winter program options, refer to the Winter Leisure Guide or visit

Registrations are accepted online at or by calling or visiting any of the six Leisure Centres – Cosmo, Lakewood, and Lawson Civic Centres; Harry Bailey Aquatic Centre; Saskatoon Field House; and the Shaw Centre.