Swim School 1, 2 & 3
Active Start for the beginner!

Swim School targets 4-8 year-old swimmers and runs in three separate sessions that start in September, January* and April*.

Swim School 1: Ages 4-6

Swim School 2: Ages 4-7

Swim School 3: Ages 4-8


Each Swim School level builds swimmers' skills through progressions and lots of practice! Our focus is on developing proper swimming technique, preparing swimmers to enter our Competitive programs. 

Swimmers entering Swim School 1 must:

  • be a minimum of 4 years of age,
  • be comfortable sumberging under water
  • be able to float on their front and back
  • be comfortable in the water with a coach - due to current facility COVID-19 restrictions, spectators will be limited to ONE parent per swimmer for Canyon Meadows programs. Parents will not be permitted in the viewing area at the Seton YMCA, but will be permitted to use the library and cafe areas, or fitness areas (please refer to the Seton YMCA's facility use information). For more detailed information on spectators and locker room access, please refer to our COVID-19 Resources page. 


Swimmers will be placed in small groups with other swimmers approximately their own age and ability. New swimmers must attend a Rookie Camp Assessment prior to registering*, where our Coaching team will be able to determine which of our program levels is the best fit for your swimmer.

SPRING 2021 Update: We are awaiting further easing of restrictions that will allow for a return of our Swim School programs.

In-person Rookie Camps will not be held for the upcoming session of Swim School. Please click here for our Parent Assessment Tool to determine which of our program levels your swimmer should enter.

  • Practices: 1 or 2 Training Practices per week 

  • Pools: Canyon Meadows Pool - Swim School 1, 2 & 3

​                  Brookfield Residential YMCA at Seton - Swim School 3 ONLY 

  • Practice Length: 2x a week 30 minutes each (OR) 1x a week 45 minutes each

  • Meets: None 


* Please note: Session dates are being revised to reflect the provincial COVID-19 related closures

Practice Times

Spring 2021 Session - START DATE TBD

Swim School Schedule

Please note: Registration & Session dates will be confirmed once Provincial Health Restrictions are updated



Canyon Meadows Pool

Swim School 1,2,3 

*all levels will be available in each time slot

Seton YMCA

Swim School 3 ONLY

Monday Only


4:15 - 5:00 PM

5:15 - 6:00 PM

6:15 - 7:00 PM


Tuesday & Thursday


4:15 - 4:45 PM

5:00 - 5:30 PM

5:45 - 6:15 PM

6:30 - 7:00 PM


Wednesday Only


4:15 - 5:00 PM

5:15 - 6:00 PM

6:15 - 7:00 PM


Saturday Only


9:15 - 10:00 AM

10:15 - 11:00 AM



Monday & Wednesday


4:15 - 4:45 PM

5:00 - 5:30 PM


Tuesday & Thursday


5:45 - 6:15 PM
6:30 - 7:00 PM



Acadia Pool 

Due to ongoing facility closure, Swim School programs will not be available at this location for the Winter 2021 Session







Spring 2021 Fees - To Be Confirmed

Canyon Meadows programs 

Monday only   (1 practice / week)                

Tuesday & Thursday   (2 practices / week)    

Wednesday only   (1 practice / week)           

Saturday only   (1 practice / week)              


Seton YMCA Swim School 3 programs          


Monday & Wednesday  (2 practices / week)   

Tuesday & Thursday (2 practices / week)      

All fees are due (in full) to the office prior to swimmers beginning the program.

* All swimmers in our LTCS (LearnTo-Competitive-Swim) program are registered members of Swim Alberta and Swimming Canada. This Swimming Canada fee is included in the fees listed above, and will be detailed on your billing invoice. 

Please note: There is a $50 charge for the 1st group change (days/times) if they are requested within 72 hours of the first day of programming. Additional changes or changes done on the day are between $100-$150 per change. There are no refunds after the first day of the program. Withdrawals prior to the first day of the program will be subject to a $25 administration fee.

* We are unable to provide credits, refunds, or make-up opportunities for missed practices, including for those due to illness or self-isolation requirements. 


Swim School swimmers require the following equipment

  • Bathing Suit (Team Suit Recommended) 

  • Cascade Cap - included with registration fees

  • Goggles 

  • Swimming Fins (FINIS fins preferred - colour coded by size)

Visit our swim gear page to learn about options to buy your swim gear


Swim School Programs do not have any volunteer requirements

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