Aquatics Instruction


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Register for Aquatics Instruction

Our aquatics instruction courses will take you from a basic level of swimming strokes through to intermediate proficiency, stroke mechanics and beyond!


Programs & Schedules 

SUMMER 2022 Aquatic InsTruction Schedule/Registration


Location:

Athletic Centre (55 Harbord St., Toronto)

25 Yard Pool - 25-yard Benson Pool | UofT - Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education (utoronto.ca) 

50m Varsity Pool - Varsity Pool | UofT - Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education (utoronto.ca)

 


Absolute Beginner - Level I

  • An introduction to basic swimming skills: buoyancy, breathing, submersion of whole face in water and propulsion. No swimming skills required.
  • Note: Women's Only class is only for those who identify as a woman. An introduction to basic swimming skills: buoyancy, breathing, submersion of whole face in water and propulsion. No swimming skills required. During women-only registered classes: Windows and doors are completely covered. Only staff members who are women are on deck. An enclosed shower space is available immediately outside the pool. Women can change into bathing attire in accessible, private washrooms adjacent to the pool deck so that they do not need to go through public spaces in bathing attire.

Basic Swim - Level II

  • Prerequisite = Completion of Adult Swim 1 - Absolute Beginner OR participants must be able to swim 15 metres on their front with face submerged and 15 metres on their back. Participants must also be able to complete a distance swim of 15 to 30 metres.

  • Note: Women's Only class is only for those who identify as a woman. Participants are taught front crawl, back crawl, treading water, and deep water skills when ready. During women-only registered classes: Windows and doors are completely covered. Only staff members who are women are on deck. An enclosed shower space is available immediately outside the pool. Women can change into bathing attire in accessible, private washrooms adjacent to the pool deck so that they do not need to go through public spaces in bathing attire.

  • Participants are taught front crawl, back crawl, treading water, and deep water skills when ready

Intermediate Swim Level III

  • Swimmers practice front crawl and back crawl and learn breast stroke, elementary back stroke and side stroke
  • Prerequisite = Completion of Adult Swim 2 - Basic Swim OR participants must be able to swim 25 metres of each front crawl and back crawl. Participants must also be able to complete a distance swim of 50 metres including in deep water.
  • Note: Women's Only class is only for those who identify as a woman. Swimmers practice front crawl and back crawl and learn breast stroke, elementary back stroke and side stroke. During women-only registered classes: Windows and doors are completely covered. Only staff members who are women are on deck. An enclosed shower space is available immediately outside the pool. Women can change into bathing attire in accessible, private washrooms adjacent to the pool deck so that they do not need to go through public spaces in bathing attire.

Stroke Mechanics Level IV

  • Classes focus on improving stroke technique in front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke
  • Prerequisite = Completion of Adult Swim 3 - Intermediate Swim OR  participants must be able to swim 100 metres of each front crawl and back crawl, 25 metres of breast stroke. Participants must also be able to complete a distance swim of  200 metres of continuous swimming in deep water.
  • Note: Women's Only class is only for those who identify as a woman. Swimmers practice front crawl and back crawl and learn breast stroke, elementary back stroke and side stroke. During women-only registered classes: Windows and doors are completely covered. Only staff members who are women are on deck. An enclosed shower space is available immediately outside the pool. Women can change into bathing attire in accessible, private washrooms adjacent to the pool deck so that they do not need to go through public spaces in bathing attire.

Swim Training Level V

  • NOT OFFERED DURING SUMMER TERM
  • Participants are coached through a series of workouts. Workout distances average from 1 to 3.5 kilometres and accommodate a range of abilities. 

Springboard Diving 

  • NOT OFFERED DURING SUMMER TERM
  • Divers learn basic skills in a safe and non-competitive environment. Emphasis is on the performance of basic skills from the one-metre springboard.
  • Three and five-metre entries are not available. All skill levels are welcome; no diving experience is necessary. 
  • Prerequisite: Participants must be comfortable jumping into deep water and able to complete the deep end swim test (jump in, submerge and recover, swim 25m and tread water for 2 minutes).

Private Lessons

  • NOT OFFERED DURING SUMMER TERM
  • Private swimming lessons are offered in 30-minute sessions and are tailored to your specific needs. Times & locations may be selected from the pre-set classes
  • Unfortunately requests for particular instructors and make-ups classes cannot be accommodated