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 Spring 2023 season of Swimming Lessons is currently active (scroll down for registration window).
The Summer 2023 season of Swimming Lessons starts soon! Lessons will be viewable online on Friday, June 9 followed by online registration starting Tuesday, June 13 at 6:00 AM and in-person/phone registration starting Thursday, June 15 at 8:00 AM. Please see the "2023 Lessons" tab for more information.
The charts below (one for Infant - 5Y and another for 5Y+) will help you determine the appropriate Lifesaving Society's Swim for Life program according to your child's age and ability. For those who have previously taken swimming lessons within the Canadian Red Cross program, please refer to the third column to help determine the equivalent within Swim for Life.
Click here for our Swimming Lessons Transition Chart.
Free Lesson Evaluations
Need help determining the appropriate level for your child? After November 1, come to the Maple Ridge Leisure Centre (11925 Haney Place) during public swim times for a FREE lesson evaluation. Just ask Customer Experience at the front desk and they will connect you with our Aquatics Team!
|Guidelines for Infant - 5 Years Old||Register in Lifesaving Society's Swim For Life:||Red Cross Equivalent (no longer offered):|
|4 to 12 months old and ready to learn to enjoy the water with a parent/guardian||Jellyfish - Parent & Tot 1||Starfish|
|12 to 24 months old and ready to learn to enjoy the water with a parent/guardian||Goldfish - Parent & Tot 2||Duck|
|24 to 36 months ||Seahorse - Parent & Tot 3||Sea Turtle|
|3 to 5 years old and just starting out||Octopus - Preschool 1||Sea Otter|
|Can get in and out and jump into chest-deep water assisted; float and glide on front and back||Crab - Preschool 2||Salamander|
|Can jump into chest-deep water; submerge and exhale underwater; float on front and back assisted for 3 seconds||Orca - Preschool 3||Sunfish|
|Can jump into deep water wearing a lifejacket; recover objects from the bottom; hold breath underwater; float, glide and kick on front and back||Sea Lion - Preschool 4||Crocodile|
|Can do solo jumps into deep water; swim front crawl for 5m wearing a lifejacket and flutter kick on front and back||Narwhal - Preschool 5||Whale|
|Guidelines for 5 Years Old +||Register in Lifesaving Society's Swim for Life:||Red Cross Equivalent (no longer offered):|
|5 to 12 years old and just starting out||Swimmer 1||Swim Kids 1|
|Can jump into chest-deep water by themselves and into deep-water wearing a lifejacket; open eyes, hold breath, and exhale underwater; float, kick on front and back||Swimmer 2||Swim Kids 2|
|Can jump into deep water and do a sideways entry wearing a lifejacket; support self at the surface for 15 seconds; do whip kick in vertical position; and swim 10 m on front and back||Swimmer 3||Swim Kids 3|
|Can tread for 30 seconds; do kneeling dives and front somersaults; 10 m whip kick on back; and swim 15 m front crawl and back crawl||Swimmer 4||Swim Kids 4|
Swim Kids 5
|Can complete the Canadian Swim to Survive Standard: Roll - Tread (1 min.) - Swim (50 m); dive; swim underwater; 15 m whip kick on front; breaststroke arms with breathing; and swim front and back crawl 25 m||Swimmer 5||Swim Kids 6|
|Can do shallow dives and cannonballs; eggbeater and scissor kick; swim 50 m front and back crawl; breaststroke for 25 m; sprint 25 m; interval training 4 x 50 m||Swimmer 6||Swim Kids 7|
|Can do stride entries and compact jumps; legs-only surface support for 45 seconds; sprint 25 m breaststroke; swim 100 m of front crawl and back crawl and 300 m workout||Swimmer 7 / Rookie Patrol||Swim Kids 8|
|Preferred successful completion - Swimmer 7/Rookie Patrol||Swimmer 8 / Ranger Patrol||Swim Kids 9|
|Preferred successful completion - Swimmer 8/Ranger Patrol||Swimmer 9 / Star Patrol||Swim Kids 10|
Spring 2023 Lessons
- Online Registration | Available Now (scroll to registration window below)
- In-Person | Available Now at the Maple Ridge Leisure Centre and Albion Community Centre
- Phone | 604-467-7422
The Summer 2023 Program Guide is now available for viewing! Swimming Lessons for Summer will be available to view in the registration window below (scroll down) starting the morning of June 9.
NEW! For our upcoming summer season, we will be implementing staggered registration dates. This means that we will have separate registration dates for aquatics programs, such as swimming lessons, and non-aquatics programs, including summer camps, arts, sports, and fitness programs. The purpose of staggered registration is to allow our customers to focus on non-aquatics programs first, followed by aquatics programs, which are typically in high demand. By staggering the registration dates, customers can more easily prioritize their interests and register for their desired programs.
Have Questions? We are always looking for ways to improve your experience! Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Register for All Non-Aquatic Programs:
- Online | Tuesday, May 30 @ 6:00 AM
- Phone (604-467-7422) & In-Person*| Thursday, June 3 @ 8:00 AM
- Register for Aquatic Programs (including but not limited to swimming lessons):
- Online | Tuesday, June 13 @ 6:00 AM
- Phone (604-467-7422) & In-Person*| Thursday, June 15 @ 8:00 AM
*In-Person Registration takes place at the Maple Ridge Leisure Centre and Albion Community Centre.
Want to get in touch with our aquatics team?
Email us at email@example.com if you have feedback, questions or ideas for future programming!
Need help with lesson registration?
You can register seasonally for swimming lessons below on this page; however, if you require assistance, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-467-7422 during our registration hours. You can also visit our Program Registration page for more information including "How To" registration videos.
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