Project Description

Swim Program 2021

The CBSC Swim Program has a fantastic group of coaches this year who are looking forward to working with you and your family! Our swim program offers a wide variety of programs for children of all ages. All of our staff have received both Red Cross and Crescent Beach specific training, and are experienced in their areas of work.

In light of Covid-19, the Swim Program has been adapted to meet Provincial and Federal guidelines, following the guidance of leading associations such as SwimBC, the Lifesaving Society, BCSSA, WaterPoloBC, VolleyballBC and TriathlonBC. A full-time Covid-19 Compliance Officer will be onsite, who is responsible for sanitizing frequently touched areas and monitoring social distancing at all times.

Other modifications are being made to keep our Programs running in a safe manner.

Swim Program 2021 COVID Modifications
Swim Program 2021 Program Schedule

For the summer of 2021, CBSC is offering the following disciplines: Learn to Swim Lessons, Triathalon, Developmental Swimming, Competitive Swimming, Recreational Artistic Swimming (star levels), Competitive Artistic Swimming, Water Polo and Volleyball. Members are allowed to sign up for 1 lesson from each discipline. For Competitive programs (speed swimming and artistic swimming), registration for both months is required. For water polo and recreational artistic swimming, you may register for July only, however to sign up for August, you must register for both months.


The largest aspect of the swim club is our Learn to Swim program. Starting at 2-3 years of age, children progress through a unique set of levels aimed to develop confident swimmers who have fun and feel comfortable in the water. For 2021, we anticipate that parents/caregivers will not be required to be in the water with their swimmers for lessons. Please note that children will be in lessons with other participants and a coach.

Lessons start July 5, 2021 and will run M/T/Th/F. August lessons start on August 2, 2021. Each class is 25 minutes, during which your child will receive instruction from their coach, build swimming skills and, most importantly, have fun. Fee: $90/month.

New for 2021, once a week lessons on Saturdays. Fee: $40/month

A more descriptive Level & Objective handout for each class can be found here.

A rough correlation to the Red Cross program is laid out below.

Crescent Beach Level Red Cross Equivalent
Tiny Tots (age 3+) Preschool Sea Turtle
Floaters 1 Preschool Salamander
Floaters 2 Preschool Crocodile – Swim Kids 1
Beginners Gliders Swim Kids Levels 2-4
Advanced Gliders Swim Kids Levels 4-6
Strokers 1 Swim Kids Levels 6-7
Strokers 2 Swim Kids Levels 7-8
Strokers 3 Swim Kids Levels 8-9
Stroke Correction Swim Kids Levels 9-10

Enrollment is limited, and registration for classes is on a first come, first serve basis on registration. At registration, children may only be registered in one Learn to Swim lesson per month. Please ensure that you select the appropriate swim level for your child. Due to limitations in class sizes, it may be difficult to move your child after registration. Please contact Head Learn to Swim, Cameron Cooke, at with any questions you may have or to help determine the appropriate class for your child.


Laugh, play and swim together! This lesson is for children 12-24 months old and a water-ready parent. An instructor will help you and your wee one become more happy and comfortable in the water through a variety of fun water activities. This lesson will also introduce some baby steps towards swimming skills. Come join us for this great way to introduce your child to the water!

Our lessons will be 25 minutes two days a week (Monday/Thursday). Program will run dependent on sufficient registration.


Laugh, play and swim together! This lesson will also introduce some baby steps towards swimming skills, children age 24-36 months. Come join us for this great way to introduce your child to the water! Swimmers will be getting comfortable in the water, with other kids, and with instructor.

Our lessons will be 25 minutes two days a week (either Monday/Thursday or Tuesday /Friday).


Laugh, play and swim together! This pre-booked small group lesson is in the little pool and for members of the same family to a maximum of 4 children. Geared towards Tiny Tots, Splashers, Floaters and Gliders. Classes run M/T/Th/F, each class is 25 minutes, during which your child(ren) will receive instruction from their coach, build swimming skills and, most importantly, have fun Fee: $90 per child.


8 week course: First 2 weeks and last 2 weeks – once a week. Middle 4 weeks, M/T/Th/F. 100% attendance at all classes and attendance at most CBSC events required in order to complete the course (prior approval for any missed classes or events is required). For those born in 2006 or earlier. Must have Bronze Cross to complete the Leaders course. Successful completion of Leaders is a requirement for those who wish to apply for future swim coach positions at CBSC. Please note: priority preference for leader course registration and swim coach positions will be given to those who have significant past involvement with CBSC and participated in a competitive program at CBSC up to & including their Leader year. Fee: $100 (T-shirt included).


Adult training with swim coach, T/Th, 7:30 to 8:30pm. FREE.

Adult Training with swim coach cancelled: July 27 and August 26.

Adult lane swimming, T/Th, 8:30 to 9:30pm, W 8:00-9:00pm and Sundays 10am-noon. FREE.

Adult lane swim cancelled on July 7, July 11, July 18, July 21, July 27, August 11, August 15, August 24, August 25 and August 26.

MORNING MASTERS SWIMMING (now two programs, 2 days/week or 3 days/week!)

Adult training with a swim coach, M/W/F or T&Th, 6:30 to 7:30am. This program is designed for participants to swim as a group in a lane with similar level swimmers. Registration required. 3 day a week Fee: $60/month. 2 day a week Fee $45/month.

Morning masters swim cancelled on August 25.


Adult training with a swim coach, W 7:30 to 8:00am. We’re trying out a new program – Masters Water Running. FREE.

Morning masters water running adjusted time:

  • August 25: Noon-1:00pm


Adult training with triathlon coach, T/Th, 6:30 to 7:30am. This program is enhanced run training designed for all levels of runners! Sessions will include warm-up, stretching and drills to help keep runners injury-free and training consistently.

Registration required. Fee: $45/month.


July 7, 10 and 11 family swim is members only.

Family swim is a great time for members to come take advantage of the CBSC pool! Wednesday 4:00-8:00pm. Saturday and Sunday 12:00-7:00pm.

Family swim cancelled; July 21 and 28, August 14 and 29

Family swim adjusted times:
  • July 7: 4:00-6:00pm
  • July 10 and 11: 2:00-8:00pm
  • July 17 and 18: 5:00-8:00pm
  • July 31: 2:00-7:00pm
  • August 11: 4:00-6:00pm
  • August 15: 5:00-8:00pm
  • August 22: noon-5:00pm
  • August 25: 4:00-6:30pm


At precisely 9:00am (Crescent Beach Time) at “the Tanks” at the end of each month of lessons. Certificates are awarded to swimmers who complete 25 yards using proper freestyle stroke. Participants must be recommended by their coaches and have attended the practice swim. FREE.


During the Certificate Swims medals are awarded to the six youngest swimmers of the year who can complete 25 yards without touching the sides and without progressing solely with the current. Age is based on the day of the swim. FREE.


If you are interested in purchasing CBSC one piece suits, jammers or water polo suits as well as goggles, noseplugs or swim caps please email for availability. Contactless porch pickup is available.

Shark C Team Aquatics