Crescent Beach Swimming Club

Welcome to the CBSC Swimming Program, Summer of 2017! 

We have 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.

Learn to Swim

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 in the water.

Lessons run on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, every half hour from 9:30am to 2:00pm. NEW THIS YEAR: Afternoon and Evening Classes every half hour from 4:30pm to 6:00pm and 7:30pm to 8:30pm. Each class is 25 minutes, during which your child will receive instruction from their coach, build swimming skills and, most importantly, have fun. Fees: $85/month or $45/week

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

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

 Crescent Beach Level  Red Cross Equivalent
 Tiny Tots  Preschool Sea Turtle - Sea Turtle
 Floaters 1  Preschool Salamander
 Floaters 2  Preschool Crocodile - Swim Kids 1
 Beginner 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 Level 8-9
 Stroke Correction  Swim Kids Levels 9-10 

Enrollment can be somewhat limited, and registration for classes is on a first come, first serve basis on registration day.  On registration day, children may only be registered in one Learn to Swim lesson per month.  If you wish to register your child in a second Learn to Swim lesson for July and/or August, you may do so on Monday July 3, 2017 if space permits.

CBSC also offers private lessons. Private lessons provide one-on-one contact for swimmers that may need extra attention, a little additional help on something specific, or for those that just haven’t found their place in group lessons. Private lessons are subject to coach availability. To arrange a private lesson please contact CBSC.

If you have any questions regarding the Learn to Swim program at any time in the summer, look for
Annika Olsen or Cookie Armstrong on the pool deck.

Parent and Tot Lessons

Laugh, play and swim together! This lesson is for children 18 – 36 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 or Tuesday/Friday) either 10:00 or 10:30 am. Program will run dependent on sufficient registration.


CBSC offers Lifesaving Society Lifesaving training. All Lifesaving Society Bronze courses are offered on the weekend. Please note that all courses are run depending on a sufficient number of registrants. We recommend that anyone planning to register for Bronze Star take Junior Lifeguard Club instead, and wait until they are old enough to take Bronze Medallion. Participants must be required age by test date. 100% attendance at all classes is required in order to complete the courses (prior approval for any missed classes is required). NOTE: Star & Medallion switched dates from 2016.

A)    Bronze Star Offered July 15-16 Fee: $90

B)    Bronze Medallion Offered July 7-9 Fee: $150
       Must be 13 years old by July 9 or have Bronze Star.

C)    Bronze Cross Offered August 11-13  Fee: $150
       Must have Bronze Medallion.

Lifesaving Handout 2017.docx

Bronze Star Prerequisites 2017.docx

Bronze Medallion Prerequisites 2017.docx

Bronze Cross Prerequisites 2017.docx


8 week course: First 2 weeks and last 2 weeks – once a week. Middle 4 weeks, MTThF. 100% attendance at all classes and attendance at most CBSC events is required in order to complete the course (prior approval for any missed classes or events is required). For those born in 2002 or earlier. Must have Bronze Cross to complete the Leaders course. Requirement for those who wish to apply for future swim coach positions at CBSC. Please note: priority preference for swim coach positions will be given to job applicants who have significant past involvement with CBSC and participated in a competitive program at CBSC up to & including their Leader year.  Fee: $100 (includes t-shirt)

Junior Lifeguard Club

Ages 10-14, two 2 hour sessions per week, offered in July and August. Location details: Meet at lifeguard tower at the foot of Sullivan St. Fee: $70/month

Evening Masters Swimming

Adult training with swim coach, T/Th from 7:30 to 8:30pm (except the night of the synchro show). Drop-In.  FREE

Morning Masters Swimming

Adult training with swim coach, T/Th from 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.
Fee: $45/month

Family Swims

Family swim is a great time for members and their guests to come take advantage of the CBSC pool! Wednesday 2-5pm (except July 19 & 26), Tuesday and Thursday 6:30-7:30pm (except August 24). Saturday and Sunday 1-5pm (except Aug 27). Children under 12 yrs. must be accompanied by an adult who accepts responsibility for the child during the swim. FREE

Adult Length Swims

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday from 12-1pm. No length swims on the last Friday of each month due to Funday! Drop-in. FREE  

Winter Maintenance

Our winter maintenance program is open to ALL swimmer/waterpolo players who plan on competing in a BCSSA swim meet or water polo tournaments next summer. Usually Fridays and Sundays starting late September, at South Surrey Indoor Pool and/or Grandview Pool. For more information, contact Katy Messcu.

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