Genesis Place offers lessons for babies, preschool children, youth and adults as well as certification programs. Remember to hand in previous report cards to your swim instructor on the first day of classes. Register for lessons at the bottom of the page.
Unsure of your level? Contact the Aquatic Programmer 403.948.8804 ext. 5507 for an $11 swim assessment.
Starting with January swim programs, our swimming lessons will be part of the Lifesaving Society's Swim for Life® programming.
How will I know what level my child is supposed to register in?
Please view the transfer chart below and match the swimmer's Red Cross level with the appropriate Lifesaving Society's swim program. For example: if your swimmer is going into Sunfish they would register in Preschool 2.
|Red cross program||lifesaving society program||ages|
|Starfish||Parent & Tot 1||4-12 months|
|Duck||Parent & Tot 2||12-24 months|
|Sea Turtle||Parent & Tot 3||24-36 months|
|Sea Otter||Preschool 1||3-5 years|
|Salamander||Preschool 1||3-5 years|
|Sunfish||Preschool 2||3-5 years|
|Crocodile||Preschool 3||3-5 years|
|Whale||Preschool 4/5||3-5 years|
|*if student passed Whale, go to Swimmer 1 or 2 at 5 years of age*|
|Swim Kids 1||Swimmer 1||5-12 years|
|Swim Kids 2||Swimmer 2||5-12 years|
|Swim Kids 3||Swimmer 2||5-12 years|
|Swim Kids 4||Swimmer 3||5-12 years|
|Swim Kids 5||Swimmer 3||5-12 years|
|Swim Kids 6||Swimmer 4||5-12 years|
|Swim Kids 7||Swimmer 5||5-12 years|
|Swim Kids 8||Swimmer 6||5-12 years|
|Swim Kids 9/10||Swim Patrol||8+ years|
Why is this change happening?
The Canadian Red Cross has decided to wind down their involvement in swim and lifeguard programming across Canada to direct more attention to surging humanitarian needs.
What is the Lifesaving Society?
The Lifesaving Society is a full-service provider of programs, products and services designed to prevent drowning. They focus on preventing water-related injury through their training programs, Water Smart® public education, aquatic safety management services, lifesaving sport and water incident research.
How will this transition work?
Red Cross has been working with the Lifesaving Society to ensure a smooth transition to the introduction of Lifesaving Society's swim programs from Red Cross. They have analyzed their current swim program to match up with appropriate programs with the Lifesaving Society's courses.
Withdrawal from any program prior to program commencement date will be subject to a non-refundable $10 administration fee per program/ registrant. Once a program has started withdrawals will not be permitted.
If you miss a class, Genesis Place will not offer a make-up class and will not issue a credit. If Genesis Place cancels a single class (ex. from pool contamination), a credit for that class will be applied to your account.
If the facility cancels a program, a full reimbursement will be issued.
Genesis Place reserves the right to cancel and/or combine all aquatic and dry land programs (registered and/or drop-in) that have not met minimum enrolment numbers, without notice.
Private and semi-private swimming lessons are available for swimmers of all abilities, ages three and up, including adults.
If you would like to book a semi-private lessons online, register one individual in a private swim lesson and email firstname.lastname@example.org to register the additional individual.