SwimSkill Lesson Program

       Growing strong swimmers for life!


For the past 25 years, Kamloops Classic Swimming has been offering expanded swimming opportunities for local families. This program is targeted to children that have completed some early swim instruction and are comfortable in deep water. SwimSkill instructors will focus on stroke development and endurance with your child in a fun and supportive atmosphere. 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! 

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

2020 SwimSkill Swim Lesson Schedule



Monday/Wednesday classes | January 13 - March 9 Available times: 3:30 pm or 4:15 pm

Tuesday/Thursday classes | January 14 - March 9  Available times: 3:45, 4:30 or 5:15 pm

Mini Meet: Friday March 11, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Holidays (no classes): February 17th (Family Day)


Monday/Wednesday classes | March 25 - May 25 Available times: 3:30 pm or 4:15 pm
(no Tue/Thu for this session)

Mini Meet: Wednesday May 27, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Holidays - April 22 (Easter) and Monday, May 20th (Victoria Day)

**All sessions are now open for registration. 

Online Swimming Lesson Registration




 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 2 metre distance, flutter kick on their back, and swim underwater for 2 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.


              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 $165.00 $38.20
No. of lesson hours 12 Hours (16 x 45 minute lessons) 4 Hours (8 x 30 minute lessons)
Cost per hour $13.75/Hour $9.55/Hour

How does our program differ? 

What your child will receive is an enriched program of stroke development and endurance taught by certified Water Safety Instructors (with additional SwimSkill training), many of whom are competitive swimmers. Our classes are taught solely in the deep water pool so your child becomes comfortable and confident in that environment and capable of swimming longer distances in any of the four strokes. 

We are vested in your child progressing; our hope is that they will love swimming so much that they will choose to continue into our other competitive and recreational program to become swimmers for life! Plus, register in multiple sessions at registration and save!