Our
Programs

Community. Aquatics. Team Spirit. We've got your summer plans covered! There is no better way to spend your summer than among friends at your neighbourhood pool!

Swimming Lessons (all abilities)

All Windermere members are welcome to participate in swimming lessons.  You can opt for morning lessons which are offered 4 days/week Monday-Thursday mornings between 8:30-11 or evening lessons which are offered 3 days week, Monday/Tuesday/Thursday from 5:30-6:30. 

 

Lessons will go for 8 weeks, in 3 sessions (2 weeks, 3 weeks, 3 weeks) and children will receive a report card at the end of each session, after which a new schedule will be published.

 

At Windermere, we follow the Olympic Way lesson program.  See the link below to read more about each level or ask a lifeguard for an evaluation:

Olympic Way Level Descriptions

Swimming Lesson

Tadpoles (5 and under)
Monday to Thursday 10:45am - 11:15am

Tadpoles is a new program that is geared to kids 5 and under! It takes place in the baby pool where little ones can participate in animated, age appropriate games with a lifeguard! Note that children must be accompanied by an adult in the baby pool area at all times.

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Guppies (5 and up, minimum level yellow)
Monday to Thursday 10:45am - 11:15am

Guppies is a recreational introduction to swim team where kids 5 and up, who are a minimum of level yellow can participate in a variety of guided games in the pool! They will learn necessary skills and gain endurance in order to participate in swim team in future years.

Swimming Coach

Daytime Swim Team (6 and up, minimum red level)
Monday to Thursday 11:15am - 12:00pm or 12:00pm - 12:45pm

Swim team is a competitive program offered daily to all our members! It is the heart of our aquatic programming and we encourage all those who meet the minimum criteria to join in the fun! We swim against local pools every Wednesday evening from June 29th onward for 7 weeks. Spirit – fun – friendship!

Swimming Race

Evening Swim Team (6 and up, minimum level blue)
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday during evening lessons (approx. time 5:30pm)

**Evening swim team is a pilot project we are working on for 2022 – this will be offered IN LIEU of evening lessons (at the same time) for swimmers who are at least 6 years old, and who are in level BLUE and up.

 

Swim team is a competitive program offered daily to all our members! It is the heart of our aquatic programming and we encourage all those who meet the minimum criteria to join in the fun! We swim against local pools every Wednesday evening from June 29th onward for 7 weeks. Spirit – fun – friendship!

Swimmer

Synchro (level blue and up, ability to swim in the deep end)
Practice times vary by team

At Windermere, we have a strong synchro community!  Athletes will be divided up into teams according to age and ability at the beginning of the summer, and the training schedule for each team will vary.  Coaches will help the athlete develop skills while building a routine, which they will compete on August 18th at the ALPS synchro finals.

*All athletes will be required to purchase a team bathing suit.  They will fundraise throughout the summer to help cover part of the cost.

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Waterpolo (ages 8 and up AND level blue and up)
Monday to Thursday 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Our waterpolo teams range in ability from beginner to seasoned athlete!  The coaches will teach athletes the rules and skills required! This is a great place to build friendships and learn teamwork.

Water Polo Players

WAC Gym (ages 6 and up, held in the soccer field next to the pool)
Monday to Thursday 10:45am - 11:15am

WAC gym is unique to Windermere – we take all our athletes out the field each day to play sports and games of all kinds, no skills required! Come join in the fun every day before swim team!

Children's Race

Junior and Senior Leaders (Junior 11 - 12 years old, senior 13+)
Practice times vary by team

Our leaders program features a way for pre-teens and teens to gain responsibility around the pool, make friends and participate in group activities, on their way to becoming lifeguards one day!  They help with various programs as assistants (babysitting, lesson assistants, WAC gym animators) to the lifeguards, and fundraise toward social activities!

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Aquafitness (16+, all abilities welcome!)
Monday to Thursday 10:45am - 11:15am

Join our dynamic group of adults who workout in the water and have fun each day!

Aerobic Class in Pool

Bronze Medallion / Bronze Cross (minimum age of 13 for bronze medallion, 14 for bronze cross). Extra course and exam fee, approximately $80.

Bronze Med/Cross are the first certifications offered by the lifesaving society.  Learn first aid and general lifesaving in this course.

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