Red Cross Swim Program
Red Cross Swim Preschool (ages 4-36 months)
Red Cross Swim Preschool is an eight-level program that allows your children, aged four months to five years, to enter levels based on their age and abilities. Each level is built around an aquatic animal theme and has its own mascot, which will make learning engaging and fun for young children. A parent or caregiver* will participate in the classes together with their child. Progression is based on participation and age. Click here to view the lesson level descriptions. Visit Leisure Online or the seasonal Leisure Guide for class times.
*Beginning in July parents/caregivers will no longer be required to participate in Red Cross preschool programs for children ages 3 and up (Sea Otter, Salamander, Sunfish, Crocodile and Whale).
Red Cross Swim Kids (ages 6+)
Red Cross Swim Kids is a 10-level program for children ages six and up that will help swimmers develop all five swimming strokes (front and back crawl, elementary back stroke, breast stroke and sidestroke), actively learn how to be safe around the water and increase their fitness and endurance through fun activities. Children will be challenged to achieve personal best in distance and time, which will be a strong motivator through all 10 levels. Red Cross Swim Kids teaches more than swimming skills – it allows kids to strive for and reach their personal best. Progression is based on skill evaluation. Click here to view the lesson level descriptions. Visit Leisure Online or the seasonal Leisure Guide for class times.
* Swim Kids Levels 1-4 currently require a parent in the water. Beginning in July these levels will return to unparented.
Click here to view the transfer chart for Red Cross Swim Preschool to Red Cross Swim Kids.
Red Cross Adult Swim
Red Cross Adult Swim Lessons are designed to meet the needs of adults and adolescents. The lessons focus on basic swim skills as well as stroke and skill enhancement. Click here to view the lesson level descriptions. Visit Leisure Online or the seasonal Leisure Guide for class times.
Additional Swim Lesson Options
The City of Saskatoon also offers Private, Semi-Private, Family and Stroke Improvement Lessons. Refer to the seasonal Leisure Guide for more information.
Swim Lesson Registration
Registration for Fall swim lessons opened on Sunday, August 21 at 6:00 p.m. Registration is available by logging into to your account on leisureonline.saskatoon.ca, or by calling any Leisure Centre. All swimming lessons are listed in the Leisure Guide and online at leisureonline.saskatoon.ca. For more information on the registration process, visit Registered Programs.
Transition to Lifesaving Society Canada Swim Programs in 2023