Swimming Programs

Swimming Programs

Swimming Lessons are planned to be offered in Summer 2021. Please see our modifications for COVID-19 below. Registration opens May 25th @ 6:00pm.

The Grimsby Lions Community Pool (GLCP) offers a variety of programs for people of all ages to learn to swim, become a lifeguard, and enjoy recreational and fitness swimming. Registration for all swim programs can be done on the online registration portal.

Changes due to COVID-19

  • Classes will be one week in duration 
  • Parents must accompany their children in the water for Preschool Levels and Swim 1-4
    • All levels Starfish to Swim 4 will be parented classes
    • Parent or caregiver must be at least 18 years of
      age with competent swimming ability and living in the same household as the registered swimmer.
    • Lessons will be taught by the instructor from the pool deck, and the parent or caregiver will be in the
      water with the swimmer. Classes will be 30 minutes with reduced class sizes and skill modifications.
    • This is a requirement of the Canadian Red Cross and no exceptions will be given
  • For levels Swim 5 – 10, swimmers will be maintaining physical distancing with the instructor and other
    participants throughout the lesson. Lessons will have reduced class sizes and skill modifications.
  • All participants must come ready to swim (changerooms are closed except for washroom access) 

Swimming Lesson Schedule 

Register Online 

Lessons for children

The GLCP offers Red Cross swimming lessons for children ages 0-5 in our pre-school program and 6-12 in our Swim Kids program.

  • Small class sizes
  • Heated outdoor pool

Lifesaving leadership courses

Lifesaving leadership courses available for participants over the age of 10 who are interested developing lifesaving and first aid skills. These courses are required to become a lifeguard in Ontario.

Bronze Star (Ages 10-15)

  • Swim 10 is a pre-requisite
  • This course includes Basic First Aid

Bronze Medallion

  • Must be 13 years of age or have completed Bronze Star
  • This course includes Emergency First Aid

Bronze Cross

  • Must have completed Bronze Medallion and Emergency First Aid
  • Pre-requisite for National Lifeguard certification course

Private lessons

Our afternoon and evening private lessons for children or adults who prefer and individual approach or are struggling with specific skills.

  • 5 classes with one of our excellent instructors
  • Each class is 30 minutes in length
  • Please visit our online registration page to view availability 

Lane Swim

Swim in a loop in a slow, medium or fast lane. Swimmers must

be at least 14 yrs of age.

Contact Us

Parks, Recreation and Culture Deptartment
Peach King Centre, 162 Livingston Ave., Grimsby, ON L3M 4G3
T.: 905-945-1288, F.: 905-945-5010
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