Jack of Sports Swim Programs

Jack of Sports provides a unique lesson template where specific Red Cross Skills and Jack of Sports drills are taught and practiced during this one hour lesson. From the start of each lesson, "Welcome to Jack of Sports Instructors Lets Swim " to the creative Small Games at the end, the kids experience a high tempo swim lesson that challenges them within the confines of their ability and allows them to enjoy a swimming experience. The parents leave satisfied that they are receiving excellent value for their money with their child excited about returning to the program. Jack of Sports fees are competitive to public swim programs and significantly lower to private swim programs.No family is turned away for financial reasons at Jack of Sports "Everyone swims, everyone plays."

Swim Program Descriptions

Group Lessons

  • Each lesson is 55 minute long to maximize learning
  • Lessons are broken up into 4 stations, Stroke Technique, Deep-End Skills, Endurance, & Small Games
  • Emphasis on teaching proper technique, skill development, endurance and positive reinforcement
  • Class ratios are 1:5 to 1:6 depending on swim levels. Parent & Tot classes can go up to a 1:8 ratio
  • Siblings can swim at the same hour and placed in classes based on swim level & age
  • Class composition may be split levels to accommodate for the multiple levels registered each hour
  • Must enroll for full swim session
  • Electronic report cards are provided at the end of each session
  • Click here for fees and schedule by pool

Private Lessons

  • Covers Red Cross levels 1-10 for kids & adults.  Click here for Swim level descriptions.
  • Enjoy the benefits of 1 on 1 instruction
  • Siblings can swim at the same hour and placed in a different class running the same hour
  • Each lesson is 55 minute long to maximize learning
  • Lessons are broken up into 4 stations, Warm Up, Red Cross Skills, Endurance, & Small Games
  • Emphasis on teaching proper technique, skill development, endurance and positive reinforcement
  • Private Lesson $75 / hour + tax 
  • Must enroll for full swim session
  • Electronic report cards are provided at the end of each session

Schedule for the Private lessons is the same as the Group Lessons schedule. See Group Lesson schedule above.

Semi-Private Lessons

  • Covers Red Cross levels 1-10 for kids & adults.  Click here for Swim level descriptions.
  • 2 kids or adults to 1 instructor
  • Familymust provide 2 children or adults for Semi Private lessons (*can join with a friend)
  • Both kids or adults can be taught together for 55 minute lesson or the time can be split for a private lesson per child/adult
  • Each lesson is 55 minute long to maximize learning
  • Lessons are broken up into 4 stations, Warm Up, Red Cross Skills, Endurance, & Small Games
  • Emphasis on teaching proper technique, skill development, endurance and positive reinforcement
  • Semi Private (2 children/adults) $90/ hour ($45 per child/adult) + tax
  • Must enroll for full swim session
  • Electronic report cards are provided at the end of each session

Schedule for the Semi-Private lessons is the same as the Group Lessons schedule. See Group Lesson schedule above.

Racing Club

  • Designed to teach children the basics in swim racing.
  • Goal of the program can be for Bronze Star or Bronze Med/Cross strength and endurance preparation or as an introduction for competitive swimming (*please notify coach on first day your child's desired goals)
  • For children who have completed their Red Cross/Jack of Sports level 10 or any of the Bronze Courses.
  • Offered to students who are Red Cross/Jack of Sports swim level 7 to level 10 in combination with regular swim lessons.
  • Focuses on the following:
  1. Racing dives & flip turns
  2. Stroke technique & proper breathing
  3. Stroke efficiency & closing race
  4. Endurance & speed
  • Students are trained and time in preparation for the sesssion end Interdistrict Meet for the following events:
  1. 25M & 50M Front crawl
  2. 25M & 50M Back crawl
  3. 25M & 50M Breast stroke
  4. 4X 25M Relay race
  • End of each session there is a friendly Interdistrict Swim Meet for students to compete against other strudents in the same age division
  • Medals are awarded for each event per age division
  • Winter 2018 Swim Meet: Sunday March 4th 9-3pm
  • Spring 2018 Swim Meet: Sunday June 10th 9-3pm
  • Click here for fees and schedule by pool

Lifesaving Certification Course: Bronze Star

  • Prerequisite: 10 years old or completed Red Cross Level 10
  • Recommendation: Kids 12 years old or have completed Red Cross Level 10 and Racing Club so the child has the mental maturity and physical strength to advance to the Bronze Star course
  • Excellent preparation for success in Bronze Medallion & Cross.
  • Candidates learn CPR and develop the lifesaving skills needed to be their own lifeguard
  • Includes a timed 400 meter swim
  • Evaluation & Certification: Current Lifesaving Instructors evaluate all items and certify candidates
  • Candidate Recognition: Bronze Star Medal, Bronze Star Award Crest, Certification Card
  • Complete Bronze Star can move onto Bronze Medallion at any age
  • Must enroll for full swim session
  • Click here for fees and schedule by pool
  • Fee includes instruction and examination

Lifesaving Certification Course: Bronze Medallion & Cross Combined Course

  •  Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross is a combined course
  • Curriculum for both courses will be reviewed and practiced over the course of the 9-13 week program
  • Examination for both Bronze Medallion & Cross are concurrent so a student can attain both certifications at once
  • Those who have the Bronze Medallion already will only be examined for the Bronze Cross.

Bronze Medallion (approx 18-24 hours)

  • Prerequisite: Minimum 13 years of age or Bronze Star Certification
  • Recommendation: For children that passed the Bronze Star and are under 12 years old, it is recommended they register for the Swim Club (intro to racing) to continue working on their swimming technique and physical strength that are critical to passing the Bronze Med/Cross courses. 
  • Teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water rescue education: judgement, knowledge, skill & fitness
  • Rescuers learn tows and carries and defense methods and releases for rescues in preparation for challenging rescues of increased risk
  • Involves conscious and unconscious victims of various types
  • Lifesavers develop stroke efficiency and endurance in a 500 meter timed swim
  • Candidate Recognition: Bronze Medallion Medal, Award Crest & Certification Card
  • Required Reference Material: Canadian Lifesaving Manual
  • Candidate Recognition: Bronze Medallion Medal, Bronze Medallion Award Crest, Certification Card
  • Complete Bronze Medallion can be examined for the Bronze Cross

Bronze Cross (approx 18-24 hours) 

  • Prerequisite: Bronze Medallion
  • Designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced training, including an introduction to safe supervision in aquatic facilities
  • Bronze Cross is a prerequisite for advanced training programs including National Lifeguard and Instructor Certification
  • Endurance is developed through a 600m timed swim
  • Candidate Recognition: Bronze Cross Medal, Award Crest & Certification Card
  • Required Reference Material: Canadian Lifesaving Manual
  • Candidate Recognition: Bronze Cross Medal, Bronze Cross Award Crest, Certification Card
  • Complete Bronze Cross & Standard First Aid certification can register for the National Lifeguard course at the age of 16 (*the NLS or the Standard First Aid courses are currently not offered at Jack of Sports)  
  • Must enroll for full swim session
  • Click here for fees and schedule by pool
  • Fee includes instruction, course book and examination
  • Winter 2018 Examination Date: Saturday March 10th 12-3pm
  • Spring 2018 Examination Date: Saturday June 16th 12-4pm

Adult Group Lessons

  • Covers Red Cross levels 1-10 for adults.  Click here for Swim level descriptions.
  • Each lesson is 55 minute long to maximize learning
  • Lessons are broken up into 4 stations, Warm Up, Red Cross Skills, Endurance, & Small Games
  • Emphasis on teaching proper technique, skill development, endurance and positive reinforcement
  • Minimum class ratios is 1:4 up to 1:6
  • Children can swim at the same hour and placed in classes based on swim level & age
  • Class composition may be split levels to accommodate for the multiple levels registered each hour
  • Group Lesson $25 / hour + tax 
  • Must enroll for full swim session
  • Electronic report cards are provided at the end of each session
  • Please visit our Contact Us page to register.

Pool Locations

West End Pools

Central Pools

East End Pools

Click here for more information on how to register or other Frequently Asked Questions about our Swim Program.