Swim with the best ... Red Cross Swim!
The Canadian Red Cross has been offering swimming instruction and leadership development programs in Canada for more than 60 years. Today, over one million Canadians enrol in our programs each year and 20,000 are trained and certified annually as Water Safety Instructors.
Why Choose Red Cross Swim?
Research: Our programs are based on research about why and how people drown, injury prevention methodology to promote wise choices, and market research from consumers across Canada, like you.
Quality: Our programs strive to make water safety active, engaging and age appropriate. Red Cross Water Safety Instructors train for more than 75 hours and have practical teaching experience. Our programs also come with recognition tools to encourage each swimmer’s success.
Program Content: Red Cross Swim teaches all five strokes (front crawl, back crawl, breast stroke, elementary backstroke, and sidestroke), promotes fitness and endurance, and gives swimmers lifelong skills to safely enjoy other aquatic pursuits. Learn to swim and see where Red Cross Swim can take you or your family.
Recognition: The Red Cross is one of the most recognized and respected brands in the world. Chances are many parents and caregivers learned to swim with Red Cross. You may already understand our injury prevention mandate and the value of the programs for your own children.
National Program: Swimmers can easily transfer or continue training between communities, which is especially important for teens taking the Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Development program as they are able to work anywhere in Canada.
Red Cross Swim: ask for it by name at your local pool!