swim lessons



Our swim lessons strive to make water safety active, engaging and age-appropriate.  Our programs also come with recognition tools to encourage each swimmer’s success, no matter their age or ability.  We teach all five strokes (front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, and sidestroke), and promote a love of water, fitness and endurance.  Lessons are available for ages 4 months and up. 

Bronze Medallion+Emergency First Aid

Bronze Medallion (15 hrs.) challenges the candidate both mentally and physically. Judgment, knowledge, skill, and fitness – the four components of water rescue – form the basis of Bronze Medallion training. Candidates acquire the assessment and problem-solving skills needed to make good decisions in, on, and around the water. Bronze Medallion is a prerequisite for assistant lifeguard training in Bronze Cross.

Prerequisite: Minimum 13 years of age or Bronze Star certification (need not be current).

Instruction & Certification: Current Lifesaving Instructors teach and evaluate most items, but only Bronze Examiners may certify candidates. The Lifesaving Society deems its certifications to be "current" for 24 months from the certification date.

Candidate recognition: Bronze Medallion medal, Bronze Medallion Award crest, certification card.

Required reference material: Canadian Lifesaving Manual. Bronze Medallion Workbook recommended.



30 minute group class (Parent and Tot, Preschool, Swim Kids 1-6) -- $28.50 per class
45 minute group class (Swim Kids 7-10, Patrol classes, Adult Classes, Fitness classes) -- $41.50 per class
60 minute group class (Swim Team) -- $50 per class
30 minute private -- $60 per class
30 minute semi private (Please email us to add a second child to your private class) -- $50 per student per class

Thanks to the generosity of Freddie Shore, the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre is able to offer free swim and aquatic leadership classes to people of all ages. Through Mr. Shore's generous continued support, the MNjcc can extend its reach and continue its important work towards preventing unnecessary drowning tragedies. For more information about the Freddie Shore Learn to Swim subsidy, contact Wendy Moss at (416) 924-6211 x 6231 or wendym@mnjcc.org.

The application form is available on our Financial Accessibility page and can be emailed to wendym@mnjcc.org.

Please note that we will not be accepting applications by mail or in person.




Please read through this carefully before you register:

  1. Registration is online on a first-come, first-served basis. Please do not come to the building as we will not be taking in-person applications.

  2. We will not hold spots or hand out numbers in advance.

  3. You do not need to be a member to register.

  4. All classes will have waiting lists to join after they are full.

  5. Should you have specific questions, please email swimlessons@mnjcc.org.

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Swimming is one of the best activities you can do for yourself. Whether you’re a child or adult, swimming engages many of your muscles and has stress-reducing effects. Learning this skill is setting yourself up for a lifetime of worthwhile experiences in and around many bodies of water.

Though there are many positive benefits of a group environment (see classes above), one size does not fit all. If your child needs additional attention or learns at a different pace than their peers, private lessons may be an excellent option to consider. Ready to dive in?