Register online at recreation.nanaimo.ca General Inquiries 250-756-5200 84 Pools Shopping for Swim Lessons Using the “X” Grid STEP 1 Select a facility (Beban Pool or Nanaimo Aquatic Centre) STEP 2 Select day(s) of the week and dates wanted STEP 3 Select swim lesson level (Sea Otter, Swim Kids 1, etc.) STEP 4 Select available times (“x”indicate available times) STEP 5 Register in person, over the phone or online through recreation.nanaimo.ca - In-person or on the phone, provide the clerk with the level and your choice of location - Search for swim lessons in recreation.nanaimo.ca using a key word(s) in the search field (Sea Otter, for example) Swimming Lesson Tips for Success We are pleased to offer Red Cross lessons at our facilities, as this program highlights the importance of swimming and water safety skills. Swimming can be fun, and it’s also a necessary life skill. Help your child start swimming lessons on the right foot. • Evaluate your child’s swim ability and choose a class level, date and time. Not sure of their ability? Stop by one of our pools during an "Everyone Welcome" swim session and ask one of the lifeguards to evaluate your child (based on staff availability). • Register for a class online or at one of our facilities early, as classes fill up quickly. • Arrive early to check in with the lesson supervisor on deck and familiarize your child with the facility. Please have your child ready for class at the start of the lesson time. • Lockers are available and recommended. Tokens can be purchased from the pool cashier. • Have your child go to the bathroom before lessons. Children who are not potty trained must wear a swim diaper (available for purchase at the front desk). • All patrons must shower before entering the pool. • Bring your child’s towel onto the pool deck to keep your child warm before and after lessons. • Please do not bring your child to swim lessons if they are ill. • At the end of the set of lessons, your instructor will recommend the appropriate level for the next set of lessons. Levels are frequently repeated to allow students to master skills and feel successful before moving onto a new level.