Lessons & Programs
Pool Lessons & Courses
Beechwood West #1 follows the Canadian Red Cross Swim Kids Program.
Children's group lessons will be held weekday mornings during July and August as per the following session dates:
Important NOTE! Each level/class will have a set number of spaces only, in order to maintain a safe guard to child ratio.
After the cut-off date, children will be added to a class only if a numbered spot is still available. Once those spaces are full no one will be added to that class. We cannot accommodate exceptions. Thank you for your support!
Children will receive a progress report at the end of each two-week session. In order to receive a progress report, children must attend 7 of 10 lessons. Irregular attendance does not allow the instructors an adequate chance to report on a child's progress. To complete a swimming level, the instructor must see each skill performed to standard on 3 separate occasions.
Pre-Bronze, Junior Lifeguard, Bronze Star Courses
Our pool will offer special courses for kids who have completed their swimming level 10, but do not meet the age requirement (i.e. not yet 13 yrs of age) if there is enough demand. The following courses are available:
Focuses on lifesaving skills and learning to rescue. This class also includes swimming stroke improvement.
Will teach additional rescue training and first aid. This program includes a requirement to provide 5 volunteer hours as part of completing the course.
By taking these courses, students will maintain their swimming skills and learn advanced lifesaving skills, helping to prepare them until they are old enough to take the Bronze Medallion Course.
Please contact the guards for further details or to sign up using the registration form.
Meet the Lifeguards for 2021
This year, we are pleased to have new and returning lifeguards! Please note that this year the community was fortunate enough to receive funding from the Government of Canada through the Canada Summer Jobs Initiative (CSJ). This initiative is part of the Youth Employment Strategy, which aims to help young people between the ages of 15 and 30 to gain skills, work experience, and abilities that they need to transition successfully into the labour market.