Swimming Lessons

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Welcome! We offer Swimming Lessons for all ages and abilities at the Maple Ridge Leisure Centre (11925 Haney Place) and at Hammond Outdoor Pool (20601 Westfield Avenue) during the its operational season.

The next season of Swimming Lessons begins January 2023 with registration starting online November 29 (see "2023 Lessons" tab for full details). You can register for Swimming Lessons on this page by scrolling down to the registration window or calling 604-467-7422 during phone-in registration hours.

Upcoming Changes


Starting January 2023, we will transition from offering Canadian Red Cross Water Safety Programs to offering the Lifesaving Society's Swim for Life program. See the "Upcoming Changes" tab for full details!
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Upcoming Changes

Starting January 2023, we will transition from offering Canadian Red Cross Water Safety Programs to offering the Lifesaving Society of Canada’s Swim for Life program. This is because Canadian Red Cross is winding down its swim and lifeguarding programming to focus on surging humanitarian demands in other areas. We thank them for their years of support and wish them all the best in their important humanitarian work around the globe.

Frequently Asked Questions
 

How will this swimming lesson transition affect my current and future lesson levels?
All those who are currently enrolled in our swimming lessons will complete their lessons/programs with Canadian Red Cross until December 31, 2022. All lessons starting January 2023 will use the Lifesaving Society of Canada's Swim for Life program.

Swimming lesson participants/future participants can review our Swimming Lesson Transition Chart and/or view the "Registration Guidelines" tab to help determine their appropriate level. Those who are currently in Swimming Lessons will also receive a recommendation for their next level from their instructors once they have completed their current lesson. Should you need further assistance determining the appropriate level, please email swim@mapleridge.ca

View the "2023 Lessons" tab for information about upcoming swimming lesson registration dates. 

Why did the City choose to transition to the Lifesaving Society of Canada's Swim for Life program? 
After evaluating available program alternatives, the City decided to transition to the Lifesaving Society of Canada’s Swim for Life program. The program has been running successfully throughout the country for over 20 years. The Lifesaving Society supports drowning prevention and aligns with our goals of promoting water safety and drowning prevention throughout our programs.  

The Canadian Red Cross, our current program provider, has worked closely with the Lifesaving Society of Canada to ensure that the transition between the programs is as seamless as possible from having transfer information available for our customers, to developing and training our staff with online transition programs.

Why is the City changing Swimming Lessons from Canadian Red Cross to Lifesaving Society's Swim for Life?
The City is changing Swimming Lessons from Canadian Red Cross Water Safety Programs (CDC) to Lifesaving Society Canada's Swim for Life Program. This is because CDC has made the difficult decision to wind down its swim and lifeguarding programming to focus on surging humanitarian demands. We thank them for their years of support! 

During 2022, CDC is encouraging and supporting its water safety training partners in making the transition to the swimming, lifeguarding and aquatic leadership programs of the Lifesaving Society Canada. 

Our programs that are currently running until December 31, 2022 are CDC. Starting January 1, 2023, programs will be Lifesaving Society Canada's Swim for Life. 

We encourage you to read this news release for more information.  

Will the transition in swimming lesson program affect prices?
Swimming lesson costs are based on several factors and are evaluated yearly. We do not expect the cost to increase beyond what our yearly evaluation would demand.

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