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Swim Lessons

Beginning September 2022, we will be offering Lifesaving Society's Swim for Life lessons for all ages and abilities.

As we adjust to a new program format please review the Swim for Life Program Equivalency Chart before registering in lessons.

Register online or call 250-334-9622 ext. 0 for assistance.

Parent & Tot Lessons (Ages 4 months-3 years) - 30 minute classes

Parent & Tot 1 Jellyfish
4-12 Months - Enter & exit the water safely with tot, readiness for submersion, hold tot on front with eye contact, hold tot on back with head & back support, front float (face out & asst.), back float (asst.), float wearing PFD (asst.), arms - splashing/ reaching/paddling (on front & back), & legs-tickling/splashing/kicking (on front & back).

Parent & Tot 2 Goldfish
12-24 Months - Entry from sitting position (asst.), exit the water (asst.), blow bubbles on & in water, face wet & in water, attempt to recover object below surface, entry from sitting position wearing PFD & return (asst.), front float (face in & asst.), back float (asst.), kicking on front & back (asst.), & surface passes with continuous contact.

Parent & Tot 3 Seahorse
24-36 Months - Jump entry (asst.), entry & submerge from sitting position (asst.), exit the water – unassisted, hold breath underwater (asst.), attempt to open eyes underwater, attempt to recover object from bottom, standing jump entry/return to edge (asst.), jump entry & float wearing PFD (asst.), front & back “starfish” floats (asst.), front & back “pencil” floats (asst.), kicking on front & back (asst.), & underwater passes.
 

 

Preschool Lessons (ages 3-6 years) - 30 minute classes

Preschool 1
Octopus - Enter & exit shallow water (asst.), jump into chest-deep water (asst.), face in water, blow bubbles in water, float on front & back (3 sec. each) asst., safe movement in shallow water wearing PFD, & glide on front & back (3m each) asst.

Preschool 2
Crab- Enter & exit shallow water wearing PFD, jump into chest-deep water, submerge, submerge & exhale 3 times, float on front & back (3 sec. each) wearing PFD or with buoyant aid, roll laterally front to back & back to front wearing PFD, glide on front & back (3m each) wearing PFD or with buoyant aid, & flutter kick on back with buoyant aid 5m.

Preschool 3
Orca -
 Jump into deep water wearing PFD & return & exit, sideways entry wearing PFD, hold breath underwater 3 sec., submerge & exhale 5 times, recover object from bottom in waist deep water, back float & roll to front & swim 3m, float on front & back 5 sec. each, roll laterally front to back & back to front, glide on front & back 3m each, flutter kick on back 5m, & flutter kick on front 5m.

Preschool 4
Sea Lion -
 Jump into deep water, return & exit, sideways entry, tread water 10 sec. wearing PFD, open eyes underwater, recover object from bottom in chest deep water, wearing a PFD-sideways entry into deep water-tread 15 sec.- swim/kick 5m, front float-roll to back-swim 5m, glide on side 3m, flutter kick on front 7m-on back 7m-on side 5m, & front crawl 5m wearing PFD.

Preschool 5
Narwhal -
 Forward roll entry wearing PFD, tread water 10 sec., submerge & hold breath 5 sec., recover object from bottom in chest-deep water, wearing PFD-sideways entry into deep water-tread 20 sec.-swim/kick 10m, whip kick in vertical position 20 sec. with a PFD or buoyant aid, front crawl 5m, back crawl 5m, interval training-4 x 5m flutter kick on back with 30 sec. rests. 
 

Swim Kids Lessons (ages 5-12 years) - 30 to 45 minute classes

Swimmer 1 - Enter & exit shallow water, jump into chest-deep water, jump into deep water wearing PFD, tread water 30 sec. wearing PFD, hold breath underwater 5 sec., submerge & exhale 5 times, open eyes underwater, float on front & back 5 sec. each, roll laterally front to back & back to front, glide on front/back & side 3m each, flutter kick on front & back 5m each, & front crawl 5m wearing PFD.

Swimmer 2 - Jump into deep water-return & exit, sideways entry wearing PFD, tread water 15 sec., recover object from bottom in chest-deep water, wearing PFD-jump into deep water-tread 30 sec.-swim/kick 15m, flutter kick on front/back & side 10m each, whip kick in vertical position 30 sec. with aid, front crawl & back crawl 10m each, & interval training-4 x 5m flutter kick with 20 sec. rest. 

Swimmer 3 - Kneeling dive into deep water, forward roll entry into deep water, tread water 30 sec., handstand in shallow water, front somersault (in water), jump into deep water-tread 30 sec.-swim/kick 25m, flutter kick on back 5m-reverse direction & flutter kick on front 5m, flutter kick on front 5m-reverse direction & flutter kick on back 5m, whip kick on back 10m, front crawl & back crawl 15m each, & interval training-4 x 15m flutter kick with 20 sec. rest.

Swimmer 4 - Standing dive into deep water, tread water 1 min., swim underwater 5m, roll entry into deep water-tread 1 min.-swim 50m, whip kick on front 15m, breaststroke arms drill 15m, front crawl & back crawl 25m each, interval training-4 x 25m front or back crawl with 20 sec. rests, & sprint front crawl 25m.

Swimmer 5 - Shallow dive into deep water, tuck jump (cannonball) into deep water, jump entry into deep water-tread 2 min., stationary eggbeater kick 30 sec., back somersault (in water), roll entry into deep water-tread 90 sec.-swim 75m, breaststroke 25m, front crawl & back crawl 50m each, head-up front crawl 10m, interval training-4 x 50m front or back crawl with 30 sec. rests, interval training-4 x 15m breaststroke with 30 sec. rests, & sprint front crawl & back crawl 25m each. 

Swimmer 6 - Stride entry into deep water, compact jump into deep water, legs-only surface support 45 sec., swim underwater 10m to recover object, eggbeater kick on back 15m, scissor kick 15m, breaststroke 50m, front crawl & back crawl 100m each, head-up swim 25m, interval training-4 x 25m breaststroke with 30 sec. rests, sprint breaststroke 25m & workout 300m.  

Swimmer 7-9 Patrol -  After completing Swimmer 6 this is the next step.  This course is a blended program where participants will work towards their Rookie Patrol, Ranger Patrol and Star Patrol certificates.  Participants will continue to develop their strokes, increase their endurance and learn first aid and water rescue skills. 
 

Teen and Adult Lessons (ages 12+) - 45 minute classes

Teen/Adult Beginner - Beginner swimmers welcome!  Don’t like getting your face wet?  Never felt comfortable floating?  Want to learn how to do more than just dog paddle?  
Teen/Adult Inter./Advanced - Designed for swimmers that feel comfortable in the water & can swim at least 2 lengths.  Small class size means we can cater to each individuals needs whether you just want to learn how to do butterfly or work on your strokes for your next triathlon.  
 

Private Lessons (ages 3+) - 30 minute classes

Ages 3+ -  30 minute class
Does your child keep repeating the same level? Need that extra practice to get you through to the next level? Register for a single private lesson.

Personalized Lesson Package
Do the scheduled lessons not fit into your schedule? Have difficulty concentrating in a class situation? Registering more than one child in the same level? These private lessons follow the regular lesson set dates and times. Register for personalized lessons for the entire lesson set and receive 10% off. 

Skating Lessions

We offer quality Ice Skating Lessons for all ages and abilities.
Register Online or call 250-334-9622, ext. 2 for assistance.

Parent & Tot Lessons (Ages 2-5 years) - 30 minute classes

Parent and Tot Skating lessons: Enjoy playing a variety of games on the ice with your child while you both develop your skating skills. No previous skating experience is required for either participant, it is all about the fun!

Parent & Tot Hockey Lessons: Parents and tots will get a chance to develop both their skating and hockey skills during this program. Lots of family fun with an emphasis on skill development.

H2O x 2 Skating and Swimming Combo Lesson: This program combines both activities in one trip to the CVRD Sports Centre. Participants will spend the first 30 minutes on the ice with a skating instructor followed by a 30 minute swimming lesson. Save time and money with this combo program.

Skate, Snack & Story: Caregivers and children are invited to join us for a fun introduction to ice skating. Lesson includes a 30 minute skating lesson followed by a healthy snack and a story in the lobby.

Ice Blades Preschool Lessons (Agese 3-6 years) - 30 to 45 minute classe

Artic Bunny: Using games and activities participants will spend quality time learning how to become comfortable on the ice. 

Artic Fox: Proper form and balance is introduced and practiced.  Parents may help on ice to encourage student participation.

Artic Owl: Participants are comfortable with both forward and backwards gliding on alternate feet.  Forwards crossovers are introduced and practiced.

Artic Penquin: More complex skating positioning is introduced, such as slalom ski and outside edge work.  Participants are encouraged to practice a combination of at least three basic skills together.

Artic Bear: Participants are comfortable doing backwards crossovers and are introduced to parallel stopping.  Participants are encouraged to practice a combination of at least four basic skills together.

Tiny Tot Hockey: Our instructors will introduce participants to the wonderful world of hockey through a variety of fun drills and mini games. All participants must be able to skate on their own and full gear is required.

Ice Blades Youth Lessons (Ages 6-13) - 30 to 60 minute classes

Flurry: Participants will be introduced to a variety of skating skills and balance positions on the ice.

Blizzard: Participants are comfortable with both forward and backwards gliding on alternate feet.  Forwards crossovers are introduced and practiced.

Storm: Participants are comfortable combining four or more simple skills in one skill session and are introduced to complex skills, such as, crossovers with momentum.

Iceberg: Participants are introduced to parallel stops and pumping for speed.

Northern Lights: Participants are comfortable with advanced skills such as pivots, mohawk turns and staggered slalom ski courses.

Coolest Game on Earth: If you have always wanted to learn to play hockey but have never tried, this is the program for you. Learn basic hockey skills and have fun in a non competitive environment. All participants must be able to skate on their own and full gear is required.

Crashed Kids, Ice Obstacle Training: Push your limits to the max and join us for this high paced and exciting training opportunity. Participants will run through a variety of on ice challanges designed to develop speed and agility.

Teen and Adult Lessons ( Ages 13+) - 60 minute classes

Comox Valley Stars Hockey League (ages 15+): This is a great program for all athletes aged 15+ with developmental disabilities. Our coaches will help you work on your skating and hockey skills and it dose not matter if you have never played or skated before. As the team builds we hope to play teams in neighbouring communities in fun exhibition style games. Full Gear is required.

Adult Learn to Play (ages 18+): If you have always wanted to learn to play hockey but have never tried, this is the program for you. Learn basic hockey skills and have fun in a non competitive environment. All participants must be able to skate on their own and full gear is required.

Private Lessons (ages 3+) - 30 minute classes

If group lessons do not work for you or your child, we offer individualized private and semi lessons. Please call 250-334-9622 x 225 to arrange a lesson that works for your schedule.

Day Camps

We offer a number of fun, active, skill-building programs and camps. 

Set up a Perfect Mind online registration account to get started.
For assistance, call our customer service representative at 250-334-9622 (ext. 0).

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