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Swim Lessons and Programming

Lifesaving Society Swim for Life 

The City of Woodstock is pleased to offer the Lifesaving Society's Swim for Life program as our learn to swim program at our facilities. To help our swim lesson participants keep track of their swim lesson progression, you can now access your child's progress reports online.

Parent and Tot: 3 level program for children 4 months to 3 years of age.

Through structured in-water interaction between parent and child, we stress the importance of play in developing water-positive attitudes and skills. We provide Lifesaving Society Water Smart® tips on keeping your child safe in any aquatic setting. Certified instructors provide guidance and answers to your questions.
Because activities and progressions are based on child development, you register in the level appropriate for your child's age: 4-12 months, 12-24 months, or 2-3 years.

Preschool: 5-level program for children 3 to 5 years of age

Give your child a head start on learning to swim. The Lifesaving Society Preschool Program develops an appreciation and healthy respect for the water before these kids get in too deep. In our basic aquatic progressions, we work to ensure 3 to 5-year olds become comfortable in the water and have fun acquiring and developing a foundation of water skills. We incorporate Lifesaving Society Water Smart® education in all Preschool levels.

Swimmer: 9 level program for children 5+ years of age

The Lifesaving Society's 6-level Swimmer program makes sure your children learn how to swim before they get in too deep. Swimmer progressions accommodate children 5 years and older including absolute beginners as well as swimmers who want to build on the basics.We stress lots of in-water practice to develop solid swimming strokes and skills. We incorporate Lifesaving Society Water Smart® education in all Swimmer levels.

New to the Swim For Life Program? Not sure what level you should register for check out our conversion chart 

Swim Synchro!

This creative, routine-based synchro orientation program is designed to develop basic synchro skills while increasing existing swimming skills. The program is designed so that there is success at every level! Recreational synchronized swimming teaches skill development, provides an opportunity for interpersonal relations in both individual and group components, physically and creatively challenges both participant and instructor and, in its simplest form, provides a FUN and exciting aquatic activity!

Woodstock Lifesaving Club

The Woodstock Lifesaving Club (WLC) aims to teach fair play, team-building, and ethics in sport while helping swimmers develop their skills in the pool and working towards achieving their personal best. Success with the WLC can be gained with a positive attitude and putting forth a best effort each week. We will be learning and practicing together as a team, so respect for ourselves and each other is a very important component in our progress. Please arrive to practice on time, ready to give your best effort so that the team can achieve their goals together.

For programs dates and time, reference our Recreation and Leisure Guide or use our Online Registration portal.

Contact Us

© 2017 City of Woodstock P.O. Box 1539, 500 Dundas Street, Woodstock, ON N4S 0A7


Phone: 519-539-1291
TTY: 519-539-7268
Email: General Information

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