All participants are welcome in our swimming lessons.Please contact the Recreation Centre if your child requires special considerations to ensure needs are met in a fun, safe manner.
To determine which swimming level your child is in, book your free Aquatic Skill Testing today!
West Nipissing Community and Recreation Centre
219 O'Hara Street
Sturgeon Falls, ON
Questions? Call the Recreation Centre at 705.753.0160.
Red Cross Swimming Levels
Book your swimming skills test prior to registering.
Free Aquatic Skill testing (takes 10 minutes or less) by appointment: 705.753.0160
Starfish (4-12 months), Duck (12-24 months) and Sea Turtle (24-36 months) are group lessons for young swimmers and their parents/caregivers.
Sea Otter, Salamander, Sunfish, Crocodile and Whale are group lessons for swimmers ages 3 to 6.
Swimmers ages 3 and up are permitted to be in the pool with the Water Safety Instructor without direct parental supervision. However, to accompany your young swimmer in the water to ease nerves, please speak with your child's instructor so they can plan for your presence.
Swim Kids Levels 1-10 are for swimmers ages 6 and older.
Once swimmers turn 7 years old, they are no longer eligible for the Swim Preschool program. Please use the following equivalency chart to determine which level to enroll your swimmer in:
|Current Swim Preschool Level||Equivalent Swim Kids Level|
|Incomplete or complete Sea Otter/Salamander||Swim Kids Level 1|
|Incomplete Sunfish||Swim Kids Level 1|
|Complete Sunfish or incomplete Crocodile||Swim Kids Level 2|
|Complete Crocodile or incomplete Whale||Swim Kids Level 3|
|Complete Whale||Swim Kids Level 4|
Registration and Payment
Preparing for your swimming lesson
Other than a swimsuit, other equipment or aids are not required:
In addition, please note:
Frequently Asked Questions
We will make every attempt to accommodate swimmers. However, there is no guarantee there will be a vacancy in their desired class. If you are unsure of your swimmer's level, book an Aquatic Skill test prior to registering.
Some instructors are unilingual. If your child requires instruction only in French, all attempts will be made to assign a bilingual Water Safety Assistant to their class.
A current Family Membership is the only level of facility membership eligible for a swimming lesson discount.