All lessons are 30 min 1:1 private lessons with a certified and experienced instructor for ages 2-12 years old. The instructor follows the Red Cross Swim Kids program. On the first scheduled lesson the instructor will ask some background info about your child’s experience with the water and then will assess what level they think they should work towards over the duration of the lessons. At the end of the lessons, the instructor will award your child with a report card ranging from levels 1-10. Lessons are available in 10, 20 and 30 lesson packages. Packages can be split between siblings as well. A minimum of 10 lessons is recommend to complete a level and achieve the child’s full potential but of course this varies per student.

Are you looking to properly introduce your baby to water and want to do it in the comfort of your own pool? SSA offers Mommy and Me classes that will involve songs, games, jumps, kicks, bubbles and much more to create a positive early exposure to water for your baby. This program is recommend for ages 6 months to 2 years old. The classes will be 30 mins long and be private lessons or group lessons with a maximum of 5 kids. Lesson packages are available in 10,20 and 30 lessons. It is best if the pool owner books and purchases the lessons and collects from the rest of the group particpating. 

Do you have a child 10+ years that is confident in their swimming abilities? Our new program focuses on stroke correction, building endurance and strength in the water. This is a great program for athletes such as hockey, lacrosse, soccer, baseball etc players to prepare for the upcoming season. In addition, being a strong swimmer is essential if you own a cottage as lake swimming is very different than swimming in a pool. The lesson will include laps and treading water to build endurance, diving for weights/treading water to build strength, kick drills, water running, water crunches and much more. We can create a customizable plan for whatever your child is looking to focus on. All lesson package prices apply to this program. 

Does your child want to become a lifeguard?  The NLS course is very physically demanding and are often only offered in crash courses, which makes it quite overwhelming. We can teach/practice all the required NLS skills with your child to prepare them to pass the course with flying colours. We recommend they plan to take the course within 6 months after their lessons. All lesson packages apply to this program. 

Do you lack confidence in your swimming abilities and don’t feel comfortable around your own pool? Adult swim lessons is the perfect opportunity for you to enhance your endurance and strokes within the comfort of your own home. The instructor can cater the lessons to exactly where you’d like to improve upon. All lesson packages apply to this program. 

If you are hosting a pool party, it is important to have eyes on the pool at all times. Having a lifeguard is crucial as the host is usually unaware of all the children’s swimming abilities and is pre-occupied hosting the party. The lifeguard can be hired from 2-4 hours at a time and will set up a chair appropriately to lifeguard the children for the entire party. The lifeguard will also go over basic pool rules to keep the party safe and will conduct a swim test if required. The lifeguards are fully qualified and insured. The ratio is 1 guard for every 20 kids. Therefore, if you expect more then 20 kids we please ask you hire a additional lifeguard.

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Policies and Procedures

Lesson Appointments

  • All lessons are pre-booked and paid in full for the summer in the spring
  • If you need to reschedule a lesson you must provide 48 hours’ notice or the lesson will unfortunately be missed. 
  • Once lessons are booked only 3 lesson reschedules per child throughout the summer will be allowed. (Includes sick days) 
  • There are NO REFUNDS issued, only credits that can be used next season
  • If your child is not cooperating with the lessons, the lessons can be transferred to a sibling, another child or be used as a credit for next season
  • Lessons are 30 mins long and will start at the scheduled time. However, if our instructor is running late due to traffic, the 30 mins will start once they are in the pool
  • If our instructor can’t make it to the lesson and we don’t have a replacement instructor, we will reschedule the lesson to another date/time
  • We will try our best to keep the same instructor each lesson but cannot guarantee this every time due to unforeseen circumstances


  • All lessons will operate in light rain but in the event of down pours and thunder/lightning we will reschedule the lesson
  • You will receive an email or text message advising you of the plan for lessons for inclement weather. If you don’t hear from us consider the lesson a GO
  • If the temperature is chiller then usual, please heat your pool accordingly to make your child comfortable for their lesson

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding of our policies and procedures. It helps to effectively manage and organize our hundreds of families and instructors lesson schedules.