YMCA of Eastern Ontario

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YMCA of Eastern Ontario Aquatics

Whether it’s learning how to swim, perfecting your stroke or staying fit, the Y has a program that’s right for you.

Has your child done swimming lessons before in the Lifesaving Society or Red Cross programs? Use our Equivalency Chart below to match their level with the equivalent YMCA level.


Age Groups Red Cross Program Life Saving Society Program YMCA Program
0-2 years old accompanied
by a caregiver
Starfish Parent & Tot 1 Splashers
Duck Parent & Tot 2 Bubblers
Sea Turtle Parent & Tot 3 Bubblers
3-5 years old accompanied
by a caregiver or on their own
Sea Otter Preschool A Bobbers
Salamander Preschool A Floaters
Salamander Preschool B Floaters
Salamander Preschool B Gliders
Sunfish Preschool B Divers
Crocodile Preschool C Surfers
Whale Preschool D Dippers
Whale Preschool D Dippers
6-12 year olds Swim Kids 1 Swimmer 1 Otter
Swim Kids 2 Swimmer 2 Seal
Swim Kids 2/3 Swimmer 3 Dolphin
Swim Kids 4/5 Swimmer 4 Swimmer
Swim Kids 6 Swimmer 5 Swimmer
Swim Kids 7 Swimmer 6 Star 1


For more information on what’s available in Brockville or Kingston, view the program guides.