SwimSkill Lesson Program

       Growing strong swimmers for life!


For the past 20 years, Kamloops Classic Swimming's swim lesson program has been operating in conjunction with the City of Kamloops to offer expanded swimming opportunities for local families. Our hope is that your child will have so much fun in lessons with their friends that they'll move into our novice group of Club Swimming and become swimmers for life! **previously Olympic Way/I Can Swim Swim Lessons

What is the SwimSkill Lesson Program?

  • 5 level swim lesson program developed & administered by Kamloops Classic Swimming - Ages 5-12
  • follows the "Active Start" level of Swimming Canada's Longterm Athlete Development Strategy
  • 16 (8 wks) - 45-minute lessons
  • Coaches are certified Water Safety Instructors with additional SwimSkill training.
  • focus on the four competitive strokes & fun skills like tumble turns and streamlining
  • supportive and enjoyable environment - maximum class size of 8
  • end-of-session FUN Challenge Meet
  • To view the curriculum for each level click here

              Is the cost similar to the City of Kamloops swim lessons?

Lesson Cost Comparison Table
  SwimSkill Lessons City of Kamloops Swim Lessons
Price per session $130 $47
No. of lesson hours 12 Hours (16 x 45 minute lessons) 4 Hours (8 x 30 minute lessons)
Cost per hour $10.83/Hour $11.75/Hour




The answer is yes! Plus, register in multiple sessions at registration and save more!
**Please note: beginning Fall of 2014, a $5 annual family membership to Kamloops Classic Swimming (Kamloops Aquatic Club) will be charged.


When are 2016-17 SwimSkill Swim Lessons offered?

FALL 2016

Sept 26 - Nov 21:  Mon/Wed 3:30 pm or 4:15 pm

Sept 27 - Nov 17:  Tues/Thurs 3:45 pm, 4:30 pm or 5:15 pm

Jan 9 - Mar 6:  Mon/Wed 3:30 pm or 4:15 pm
Jan 10 - Mar 2:  Tue/Thu 3:45 pm, 4:30 pm or 5:15 pm
Mini Meet: Wednesday March 8, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

SPRING 2017 Online Swimming Lesson Registration
Apr 3 - May 31 Mon/Wed 3:30 pm or 4:15 pm
(no Tue/Thu for this session)
Mini Meet: Friday May 26, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Week long camps - half & full day options (July & Aug) CLICK HERE

 Fall, Winter & Spring registration will open on August 15, 2016.

 How do I know what level to register my child in?Red Cross to

To begin in the Green level children should be comfortable in deep water, be able to retrieve an object from 1.5 metre depth from 3 metres distance, flutter kick on their back, and swim underwater for 3 metres. If your child has been involved in Red Cross lessons, the chart to the right should help you determine which level to register them in. Lifejackets and PFDs are not worn in our program.

**Once classes begin our lesson coordinator will ensure that each child is in the appropriate level. If you would like more information about which level to register your child in, please contact us for a free 5 minute assessment.