It’s time for swimming lessons to start again!
Due to Covid-19, there will be some differences in our registration procedures.
- Lessons will be scheduled between 9:00am – 1:00pm on Fridays.
- Some leadership classes and, if necessary, Swimmer levels, could begin as early as 8 am.
- Due to Covid-19 protocols, there will be no open swim at this time. Open swim will run throughout lessons.
Please complete the following registration
along with your payment.
The shopping cart is below the registration box.
Please complete one registration for each swimmer.
Due to Covid-19 protocols, there will be no open swim this term.
NEW – open swim is available for FREE for families of registered swimmers. If you would like to drop in or bring a friend, there is a weekly drop-in fee of $10. You can pre-pay here, or bring $10 CASH ONLY and give it to Stephanie on the pool deck. For safety reasons, these spots are limited.
Winter 2021 – January 29 for 10 weeks
There will be no class on April 2nd, for Good Friday. If we are interrupted by Covid, we will continue classes as soon as the facility is reopened.
Spring dates will be predicated on any winter closures.
Christmas POOL PARTY
Due to Covid-19 protocols, there are no plans for a Christmas pool party at this time.
10 – 11:30 in the pool with the slides, rope, rock walls & splash pad (includes both shallow and deep water)
11:30 – 2 for the potluck (there is a fridge in the room, if needed)
Cost: $15/family – please register at stephanie at hems-ns.ca
The shopping cart will appear below this text once something has been added to the cart.
Parent & Tot 1-3: ages 3 months – walking / 30 minute classes
Parent participation required.
Join one of our experienced instructors as they teach you to interact safely with your little one in the water. This class is always a time of fun and discovery.
Parent & Tot 1
Parent & Tot 2
Parent & Tot 3
Preschool 1-5: ages 3-6 / 30 minute classes
Preschool 1 (3-5)
Preschool 2 (3-5)
Preschool 3 (3-5)
Preschool 4 (3-5)
Preschool 5 (3-5)
Lifesaving Society Swim for Life: ages 5+ / 30 minute classes
Swim Kids 4
Stroke Improvement Program:
Appropriate for any child who is struggling with stroke technique or endurance. Please indicate the stroke of concern in your registration.
Experience the best of the variety of aquatic sports including boating, surfing, synchronized swimming, competitive swimming and diving. Ability to swim 50 meters required for this program.
Junior Lifeguard Club:
All caught up with lessons but not yet 16? Join the HEMS en guarde Junior Lifeguard Club. Hone your lifesaving skills while learning some of the basic lifeguarding skills as well. First aid, fitness and fun! There will be opportunities to compete against other clubs throughout the year.
Adult Learn to Swim:
Have you always wanted to learn how to swim but never had the time? Now is your chance. HEMS & Sportsplex are pleased to offer learn to swim classes for adults. These classes are tailor made to help you overcome your fear of the water and develop the basic skills necessary to make the most of our City of Lakes.
Adult Masters Swimming
You know how to swim and you’d like to get/stay fit? This may be just the thing. Join one of our experienced instructors/coaches for guided strength/endurance and technique training. Everyone is able to work at their own pace, gradually increasing their skill and performance.
Lifesaving Society Swim Patrol: ability to swim (recommended for after Swimmer 6 or older beginners) / 30-45 minute classes depending on scheduling
Lifesaving Society Bronze Program:
Bronze Star – minimum 12 years old
Bronze Medallion – minimum 13 years old or Bronze Star / 20 hours (2/week)
Price includes one pocket mask (yours to keep at the end of the term)
Bronze Cross – minimum 13 years old and Bronze Cross / 20 hours (2/week)
If you did not purchase a pocket mask in Bronze Medallion, please select this button.
Distinction – prerequisite Bronze Cross / 20 hours (2/week)
Distinction – extra endurance & practice sessions
Lifesaving Society Leadership: minimum of six registrations required to run class
National Lifeguard Service (NLS) – 16 years old, Bronze Cross (need not be current), and current Standard First Aid Certification OR another NLS option (need not be current) / 40hours (4/week)
Swim For Life Instructor – 15 years old, Bronze Cross or Nationals (need not be current)
Lifesaving Instructor (LSI) – 16 years old, Bronze Cross or NLS (need not be current) /20 hours (2/week)
***Bronze Star through Lifesaving Instructor will be offered only as there is sufficient registration. That means, if you want in, you HAVE to let me know. Waiting until the last minute to see if the program is going to run will probably result in me not being able to retain the necessary instructors. These higher levels require specialized instructors so I need time to get them on board.
For more information on the leadership programs, please visit:
If you are interested in the leadership programs, it may be helpful to include a second choice in your registration. That may open the opportunity to run a program this term and your first choice next term.
Classes will be assigned after the last day of registration and the complete schedule will be posted on our website. In order to protect your children’s identities, we will post last initials and not whole last names.
If you have any special requests, they must be included in your registration. I will do my best to accommodate everyone, but with over 100 children and three hours, this is not always possible. There will be no changes made after the schedule is published.
Times: will be allocated as I receive registration and emailed to participating families
Costs per Level:
|Parent & Tot – Swimmer 6||$75|
|Adult Learn to Swim||$75|
|Rookie, Ranger & Star Patrol
|Swim Sport & Junior Lifeguard Club & Adult Masters||$95|
|Semi-private lesson (only with approval)||$140|
|Private lesson (only with approval)||$160|
|Swim For Life Instructor||$200|
Please remember that I do my best to accommodate schedules and reduce wait times. However, there are a lot of swimmers in our program and it is not always possible to meet everyone’s requests. If our schedule does not work for you, we will cheerfully refund your money before day one of the program.
I know that was a lot of information, thanks for slogging through it all. I look forward to seeing you in the upcoming term.