Sessions

Upcoming Sessions:

Fall 2014:
September 28 - December 7 (10 weeks; NO class on October 12th for Thanksgiving weekend)

Winter 2015:
January 18 - March 29 (10 weeks; NO class on February 15th for Family Day weekend)

Winter 2015:
April 12 - June 21 (10 weeks; NO class on May 17th for Victoria Day weekend)

Fall, Winter and Spring Lessons run on Sunday mornings from 8:30am to 12:30pm.

Lessons are at the Berkshire Club

Jolly Swim School Programs

The Jolly Swim School Inc. program provides goals for the students that are reasonable and attainable for success. Our program is skill based and also incorporates lifesaving skills. It is our goal to teach your child to be independent in the water and have the skills to be safe in an aquatic environment.

Instructors at Jolly Swim School are fully qualified with current Royal Lifesaving Instructor qualifications and our assistants have Bronze Cross and Assisted Lifesaving Instructors qualifications. Many of our teachers who have worked at Jolly Swim School are graduates of the program and are very familiar with the high standards. Our instructors have supportive and enthusiastic personalities that reinforce the philosophy of Jolly Swim School.

Our instructors teach the skills necessary to achieve success and to continue to the next level.  Each student is working on individual goals as well as program goals. This is all possible with our low student-teacher ratio.

Below are the levels of Jolly Swim School that identifies the expectations for each level and describes the skill that the student will demonstrate.

Moms and Tots:
The learner will:

  • demonstrate correct posture in the water on front and back floats
  • move arms and legs in the water
  • jump into the water from shallow end, go under water
  • use water toys and play games
  • show parent techniques for submerging infant in water
  • pass child from instructor to parent
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Aqua Bee
The learner will:

  • blow bubbles on the steps
  • put fact in the water on the steps
  • practice kicking while on the steps while blowing bubbles
  • perform front and back floats while kicking with assistance
  • enter and exit pool independently
  • jump into the water with assistance
  • play water games
  • use aids while swimming
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Bubbler
The learner will:

  • perform front floats while blowing bubbles and kicking with assistance
  • perform back floats while kicking with assistance
  • get entire body wet
  • jump into shallow water with assistance
  • play water games
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Glider
The learner will:

  • Float unassisted on front
  • Perform proper kicking action in water
  • Perform back floats with assistance
  • Jump into shallow water with assistance
  • Play water games
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Motorboat
The learner will:

  • perform a front and back float with proper kicking action
  • float across the width of pool while kicking
  • perform 3-4 paddlewheel arms in a row
  • jump into deep water with assistance
  • play water games
  • recite water safety pool rules
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Paddlewheel
The learner will:

  • perform 5-6 paddlewheel arms in a row while kicking
  • demonstrate a back float with assistance
  • begin performing breathing with front floats and paddlewheel arms
  • recite water safety rules
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Prebeginner
The learner will:

  • perform 7-8 paddlewheel arms in a row while kicking
  • demonstrate a back float without assistance
  • tread water for 15 seconds
  • perform a front and back float in the deep end
  • perform rollover: front float to back and back to front in both shallow and deep water
  • recite water safety regarding where and when to swim
  • jump into deep water and perform paddlewheel arms to the side
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Beginner
The learner will:

  • demonstrate front crawl (1-2-3 breathe) with paddlewheel arms
  • perform a front dive
  • perform strong front and back floats in both shallow and deep water
  • tread water for 20-25 seconds
  • demonstrate water safety using buoyant object rescuing
  • perform rhythmic: 10 times
  • retrieve object from deep water
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Dolphin
The learner will:

  • perform front crawl with correct breathing for 10 meters
  • perform a back float while kicking for 10 meters
  • demonstrate a front dive
  • solidly following through with front crawl
  • perform a front and back float in both shallow and deep water
  • tread water for 30 seconds
  • demonstrate water safety using a P.F.D. and a life jacket
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Marlin
The learner will:

  • perform solidly front crawl for 20 meters
  • perform a back crawl for 10 meters
  • demonstrate a front dive and swim front crawl for 20 meters
  • demonstrate the H.E.L.P position
  • demonstrate water safety rescues using reaching assists
  • perform a forward roll into deep water
  • tread water for 1 minute
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Level 6 – refer to Aqua Quest sheets for details
The learner will:

  • 1 length of front crawl
  • 1 length of back crawl
  • ½ pool head-first sculling
  • ½ pool feet-first sculling
  • endurance swim 3 lengths any stroke
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Level 7
The learner will:

  • 2 lengths of front crawl
  • 2 lengths of back crawl
  • ½ pool whip kick on back
  • ½ pool whip kick on front
  • front sculling ½ pool
  • feet first sculling on back ½ pool
  • endurance swim 4 lengths any stroke
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Level 8
The learner will:

  • 3 lengths front crawl
  • 3 lengths back crawl
  • 1 length elementary back stroke
  • 1 length breast stroke
  • endurance swim 8 lengths
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Level 9
The learner will:

  • 4 lengths front crawl
  • 4 lengths back crawl
  • 2 lengths elementary back stroke
  • 2 lengths breast stroke
  • sculling of choice 1 length
  • endurance swim 11 lengths
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Level 10
The learner will:

  • 5 lengths front crawl
  • 5 lengths back crawl
  • 3 lengths elementary back strokes
  • 3 lengths breast stoke
  • 1 length side stroke
  • ½ pool dolphin kick
  • endurance swim 17 meters
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Level 11
The learner will:

  • 6 lengths front crawl
  • 6 lengths back crawl
  • 3 lengths elementary back stroke
  • 3 lengths breast stroke
  • 3 lengths side stroke
  • ½ pool butterfly
  • endurance swim 22 lengths
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Level 12
The learner will:

  • 6 lengths front crawl
  • 6 lengths back crawl
  • 4 lengths elementary back stroke
  • 4 lengths breast stroke
  • 3 lengths side stroke
  • 1 length butterfly
  • endurance 28 lengths
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Bronze Medallion
Refer to Royal Lifesaving Society Manual

Bronze Cross
Refer to Royal Lifesaving Society Manual

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