Fall 2020 SwimSkill Lesson Program

       Growing strong swimmers for life!


Our popular SwimSkill 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
  • 5 x 40-minute lessons 
  • Coaches are certified Red Cross Water Safety Instructors with additional SwimSkill training delivered by our Club.
  • the majority of our instructors are competitive swimmers and stroke development experts!
  • Focus on the four competitive strokes & fun skills like tumble turns and streamlining
  • Maximum class size of 2
  • To view the curriculum for each level click here


Online Swimming Lesson Registration






Fall 2020 Semi-Private SwimSkill Lesson Schedule. 



** This is a deep pool only so all swimmers must be able to swim 2m unassisted in deep water

Lesson Types 

  • Green Level (7-12 yrs) (Semi-Private Lesson 1:2) will resume at Canada Games Pool
  • Blue Level (7-12 yrs) (Semi-Private Lessons 1:2)  Schedule now posted
  • Bronze level (7-12 yrs)(Semi-Private Lessons 1:2)  Schedule now posted
  • Silver/Gold Level (7-12 yrs)(Semi-Private Lessons 1:2) *Please contact us. 


Tues/Thurs Semi-private lessons Blue lessons (deep pool)

  • Lesson Set#1:
    • Tues Oct 13- Thurs Oct 29 (6 lessons)
    • Times: 2:55-3:35 tentatively
    • Cost: $135.00
  • Lesson Set #2
    • Tues Nov 3- Thurs Nov 19 (6 lessons)
    • Times: 2:55-3:35 tentatively
    • Cost: $135.00

Tues/Thurs Semi-private lessons  Bronze-Gold lessons 

  • Lesson Set #1:
    • Tues Oct 13- Thurs Oct 29 (6 lessons) 
    • Times: 2:55-3:35pm tentatively
    • Cost: $135
  • Lesson Set #2
    • Tues Nov 3- Thurs Nov 19 (6 lessons)
    • Times: 2:55-3:35 tentatively
    • Cost: $135.00

Registration is now open!


Please note: Pool space is extremely limited in the City and we are trying to offer lessons to as many families as we can, as pool space becomes available.

​Also  we are very flexible with our classes at this time. If you would like to register a swimmer and their siblings in the same class please contact us and we will see if we can make it work for you. Email

Transition Swim Camp

A 4-week NOVICE-Prep Camp has been scheduled for lesson students that have passed Bronze level or have reached SwimKids 10 of the Red Cross program. 

Novice-Prep Camp #1 Sept 8-Oct 8th, 2020 from 6:30pm- 7:30pm  (TUES | THURS) Brock Pool FULL

Novice-Prep Camp #2 Oct 13-Nov 12th, 2020 from 5:45-6:45pm (TUES|THURS) Westsyde Pool  FULL

Novice-Prep Camp #3 Nov 17 - Dec 17 TBA Canada Games Pool

(Registration will open for this camp when we have the official re-opening date for the Canada Games Pool -  Let us know if you would like to be added to the wait list! ) 


Register HERE

Please call 250-828-3660 for more information or EMAIL US

Thank you for your continued patience, we have a lot of issues we're working around but are trying to get lessons open for Kamloops kids as soon as we're able to! :)


COVID-19 Protocols

How is this program affected by COVID-19?

KCS is committed to providing a safe environment for our staff and swimmers. Recently our Workplace Safety Plan and Return to Swimming Plan was completed and ratified by our Board of Directors. This plan integrates best practices from a number of organizations including The City of Kamloops, SwimBC, Swimming Canada, VIaSport, WorkSafeBC, and the Lifesaving Society of Canada. The plan can be viewed by members under our Club Resources page. 

What are some of the most notable changes?

  • Parent Participation for Green level classes: a parent/guardian is required to be in the water to help the swimmer with body positioning at the instructors direction. 
  • Small Class Sizes Private and Semi-private (2 swimmers) lessons only.
  • Instructors cannot be in the water with swimmers. Physical manipulation teaching methods are not permitted by staff 
  • Physical Distancing strategies both in the pool and on the pool deck
  • Daily online Wellness Survey completion required for both staff and swimmers to ensure symptoms are not present. 
  • Pricing: Due to small class sizes the prices are unfortunately higher as we still have to cover swimmer insurance, instructor wages, admin and pool rental costs.


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 to discuss.


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 Green & Blue classes are taught in the shallow Tot pool, which will provide added confidence as children develop their fundamental floating and stroke mechanics.  Our Bronze, Silver and Gold levels will be taught in the deep water tank at Brock Pool. These upper level swimmers will become comfortable and confident in a deep water 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!