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Children's Red Cross Swim Lessons

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Pool Reopens this week

Repairs to the pool have been completed.

The Swimming Pool will reopen for swimming lessons on Wednesday, October 3 and for all other aquatic programming on Thursday, October 4.

We recognize the impact this extended closure has had on our aquatic community and greatly appreciate everyone’s patience as we have worked through improvements to the pool.

Swim & Skate Members
Please be aware that if your Swim & Skate membership was temporarily frozen due to the pool closure, your membership will be reactivated and extended by 18 days when the pool reopens. If you have already received your next photo ID card, you can just continue using it. The extension will be pre-loaded on your card. If you haven't picked up your photo ID membership card yet, please stop at the Customer Service office for your next visit. Our Customer Service staff are available to answer any questions you might have.

FIT Pass Members
FIT Pass Members with a FIT Pass starting before October 3rd are eligible to collect 5 free aquafit tickets at the Customer Service Counter. Please present your card to the Customer Service staff and they will provide you with your 5 free tickets. 

Swim Lesson Participants
Swim lesson participants that had their session shortened have received an account credit added to their client profile. The account credit can be applied towards future purchases with the Loyalist Township Recreation Services Department. Our Customer Service staff are available to answer any questions you might have regarding your account credit.

Thank you once again for your patience.


Register online
(Children's  lessons will only be visible when registration is open.)

Picture of little boy dressed in a pirate costume on the pool deck. Picture taken by Loyalist Township Recreation Department.
Fall Registration: Registration is now open
There are three ways in which you can register for Red Cross Swimming Lessons.

1.) Online here.  Registration opens on August 27th for Loyalist Residents and August 28th for Non-Residents

2.) By phone beginning on September 6th at either 613-389-3648 or 613-634-5355 

3.) In Person beginning on September 6th:

                     W.J. Henderson Rec. Centre 
                         322 Amherst Drive
                      Leisure & Activity Centre
                       177 Upper Park Drive
                  (Formerly 108 Amherst Drive)


Red Cross Preschool Programs

Children ages 4-36 months participate in a relaxed learning environment consisting of fun activities, the parent and child practice various skills designed to help the child become comfortable in water.

Children up to 12 months and their parent or guardian.
Children from 12 to 24 months and their parent or guardian.
Sea Turtle

Children from 24 to 36 months and their parent or guardian.

Children aged 3-5 years move through our Preschool levels based on skill evaluation.  Once the child turns 6 they move to Swim Kids. Please use this level conversion chart when moving from the Preschool program to a Swim Kids level.
Sea Otter
 Red Cross Swim Kids Program

Children aged 6 and up move through the Swim Kids program.

Swim Kids 1
Swim Kids 2
Swim Kids 3
Swim Kids 4
Swim Kids 5
Swim Kids 6
Swim Kids 7
Swim Kids 8
Swim Kids 9
Swim Kids 10
What are the next steps for my child once they have completed their Swim Kids 10? Check out our advanced aquatics programs.