Swimming

Visit the Alliston Rotary Pool information page for swim schedules, admission fees and admission guidelines. The pool opens annually on July 1st and closes on Labour day weekend. We're hiring lifeguards.  

Become a Lifeguard  

Learn about the steps to take to become a Lifeguard.

Leadership courses are currently being offered in BarrieBradford, CaledonCollingwoodInnisfil and Wasaga Beach to assist you in obtaining the qualifications to become a lifeguard. 

View  Alliston Rotary Pool Summer Aquatic Job Postings

steps to take to become a lifeguard

Swimming Lessons

The Town of New Tecumseth is a proud affiliate of the Lifesaving Society. The Lifesaving Society’s Swim for Life® Program makes sure your kids are Water Smart®. You’re never too young to start, and never too old to learn. 

Swim Lesson Registration 

Summer program registration date to be announced. 

Private Swim Lessons
Summer program registration date to be announced. 
Swim Lesson Conversion Chart 
Please refer to the swim lesson conversion chart to identify which level you should register your child in for the next swim lesson session.
Lifesaving Society Swim for Life Program
Now offering the Lifesaving Swim for Life Program
Lifesaving Society Swim for Life® Lesson Descriptions
Parent and Tot 4 months to 36 months 
Parent and Tot 1
Designed for the 4 to 12-month-old to learn to enjoy the water with the parent/caregiver. Parent/caregiver is required to be in the water with the child.
Parent and Tot 2
Designed for the 12 to 24-month-old to learn to enjoy the water with the parent/caregiver. Parent/caregiver is required to be in the water with the child..
Parent and Tot 3
Designed for the 2 to 3-year-old to learn to enjoy the water with the parent/caregiver. Parent/caregiver is required to be in the water with the child..

 

Preschool 3 to 5 years 
Preschool 1

We encourage the parent to participate until their child lets them know they can do it themselves. These preschoolers will have fun learning to get in and out of the water. We’ll help them jump into chest deep water. They’ll float and glide on their front and back and learn to get their faces wet and blow bubbles underwater.

Preschool 2
These preschoolers learn to jump into chest- deep water by themselves and get in and get out wearing a life jacket. They’ll submerge and exhale underwater. Wearing a life jacket, they’ll glide on their front and back.
Preschool 3
These preschoolers will try both jumping and a sideways entry into deep water while wearing a life jacket. They’ll recover objects from the bottom in waist-deep water. They’ll work on kicking and gliding through the water on their front and back.
Preschool 4
Advanced preschoolers will learn to do solo jumps into deeper water and get out by themselves. They’ll do sideways entries and open their eyes underwater. They’ll master a short swim on their front wearing a life jacket and gliding and kicking on their side.
Preschool 5
These preschoolers get more adventuresome with a forward roll entry wearing a life jacket and treading water for 10sec. They’ll work on front and back crawl swims for 5 m, interval training and get a giggle out of whip kick.
School Aged 6 to 12 years 
Swimmer 1
These beginners will become comfortable jumping into water with and without a life jacket. They’ll learn to open their eyes, exhale and hold their breath underwater. They’ll work on floats, glides and kicking through the water on their front and back.
Swimmer 2 
These advanced beginners will jump into deeper water and learn to be comfortable falling sideways into the water wearing a life jacket. They’ll be able to support themselves at the surface without an aid, learn whip kick, swim 10m on their front and back, and be introduced to flutter kick interval training (4 x5m).
Swimmer 3
These junior swimmers will dive and do in-waterfront somersaults and handstands. They’ll work on 15m of front crawl, back crawl, and 10 m of whip kick. Flutter kick interval training increases to 4 x15m.
Swimmer 4
These intermediate swimmers will swim 5m underwater and lengths of front, back crawl, whip kick, and breaststroke arms with breathing. Their new bag of tricks includes the completion of the Canadian Swim to Survive® Standard. They’ll cap it all off with front crawl sprints over 25m and 4 x 25 m front or back crawl interval training.
Swimmer 5 
These swimmers will master shallow dives, cannonball entries, eggbeater kicks, and in-water backward somersaults. They’ll refine their front and back crawl over 50m swims of each, and breaststroke over 25m. Then they’ll pick up the pace in 25m sprints and two interval training bouts: 4 x 50 m front or back crawl; and 4 x 15 m breaststroke.
Swimmer 6
These advanced swimmers will rise to the challenge of sophisticated aquatic skills including stride entries, compact jumps and lifesaving kicks like eggbeater and scissor kick. They’ll develop strength and power in head-up breaststroke sprints over 25m. They’ll easily swim lengths of front crawl, back crawl, and breaststroke.