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Swimming Lessons During COVID-19

At KCS, the safety of our families is our number one priority. Our swim school was founded on low-ratio group lessons but, as a result of COVID-19, we feel offering private and semi-private lessons and socially-distanced parent and tot classes, for the time being, is the responsible choice to ensure the safety and wellness of you and your family.

Pools Have Now Re-Opened with COVID-Safe Measures in Place!

As per the Phase 3 reopening plan regulations, any business that is open and provides in-person teaching or instruction must enable students to maintain a physical distance of at least two metre from any other person who is not in the same household as them except where necessary for teaching and instruction that cannot be effectively provided if physical distancing is maintained.

Since swimming lessons are a key life saving skill and by nature instructional, we can follow these new regulations. As always, the safety of your kids is paramount. To ensure that this new lesson format is safe for your kids and for our team members we have:

  • Adapted our lesson plans to reduce the amount of physical contact between your kids and our Aquatic Educators;
  • Decided to continue only offering private and semi-private lessons and socially-distanced babies group lessons;
  • Properly configure our big pool to facilitate physical distancing and installed plastic barriers between lanes in the small pool.

We will also continue to closely follow all of our existing COVID-safety measures.

IMPORTANT: COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Requirement for Guests 18 and Over 

Please note that the government of Ontario published regulations that require us to introduce a mandatory vaccine certification policy. To that end, effective at 12:01AM on September 22, 2021, all KCS guests, aged 18 and over (except for guests with recognized exemptions as detailed in our mandatory vaccine policy), will be required to provide both a proof of vaccination status (either in paper or electronic) and also present an approved government-issued photo-ID in order to enter a KCS Centre.

Lessons Offered During COVID-19

Due to current COVID-19 government mandated restrictions, our usual low-ratio group lessons are not being offered at this time. We are currently offering the following programs:

Private Lesson
(1 kid or 1 baby)

  • 4 x 25-minute lessons with 1 child or 1 baby;
  • Hands-on instruction from our highly trained Aquatic Educators – no parents in the pool needed for our K1 and above kids;
  • 95% + of Active Learning Time (Amount of time that your child is moving and taking instructions from our Aquatic Educator);
  • Lessons tailored to the skills,  and unique learning style of your kids;
  • Our Learning Guarantee – if your child hasn’t moved up a level in 20 lessons, their swimming lessons are free until they progress to the next level;
  • Monthly assessments and progress reports through our customer portal.

Price: $220/month + HST

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Semi-Private Lesson
(2 kids or 2 babies)

  • 4 x 25-minute lessons with 2 kids or 2 babies from the same household;
  • Hands-on instruction from our highly trained aquatic educators – no parents in the pool needed for our K1 and above kids;
  • 85% + of Active Learning Time (Amount of time that your child is moving and taking instructions from our Aquatic Educator);
  • Lessons tailored to the skills and unique learning style of your kids;
  • Our Learning Guarantee – if your child hasn’t moved up a level in 20 lessons, their swimming lessons are free until they progress to the next level; and
  • Monthly assessments and progress reports through our customer portal.

Price: $300/month + HST for 2 kids.

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*Subject to some age limits. Please contact us for more details.

Baby Group Lesson
(Socially distanced classes between each parent/tot and Aquatic Educator)

  • 4 x 25-minute lesson with a 4:1 Babies-to-Aquatic Educator ratio;
  • 1 parent per baby in the water;
  • Have fun, learn the basics of swimming, and bond with your baby;
  • Lessons in our warm, shiver-free and shallow pools.

Offered for babies 3 months to 2.5 years old.

Price: $120/month + HST

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* We do not provide refunds/credits or makeup tokens for missed private, semi-private classes or group babies classes.

How Monthly Lessons Work

Our facility operates on a recurring monthly subscription basis so instead of sessions you sign up for the month of swimming. The subscription includes 1 weekly lesson at the same swim time and date or a total of 4 lessons per month.

If you are registering for a class mid-month, you would pay a prorated fee for the remaining classes in the month, and regular recurring monthly billing would begin on the 1st of the next month.

The subscription automatically renews on the 26th of the month for the following month of swimming with your same swim time and date unless you choose to cancel.

Do I Have to Sign a Contract? How do I Cancel?

While you register for classes on a calendar monthly basis, and your subscription renews automatically each month with your same swim time and date, there is no contract.

To cancel your subscription all you need to do is to log in to your parent portal account and cancel the class before the 25th of the month.

For step-by-step instructions on how to cancel your enrolment, please click on this link to watch a short video.

How to Register

Registration for our classes begins by creating an account on our parent portal at this link. Once you’ve created an account and added your swimmers, you can search for classes, see available classes and register for them or add yourself to a waitlist for a class. Click on this link to watch our step-by-step videos for registration!

What if I Miss a Class – Do You Have Makeups?

Given the extraordinary need for swimming lessons in our community created by the pandemic, our Centre is currently operating at near full capacity and cannot guarantee that a makeup class would be with your same instructor. As such, we cannot offer refunds, credits or makeup classes for missed lessons in an effort to limit the potential contact between our guests, swimmers and team.

However, in the case that you are forced to isolate while waiting for a COVID test, have been told your child cannot swim for a medical reason, or are forced to isolate by a public health authority, up to one makeup token per month will be provided to you for your use during an alternate available time.

These makeup tokens are valid for up to 2 months and can be used to book a class in addition to your existing class and can be booked up to 1 week in advance. They cannot be used as credit towards future tuition.

This policy is in effect until, at minimum, December 31st, 2021 when we will reassess the COVID-19 situation and whether or not a return to group lessons will be possible at that time

COVID-19 Diagnosis

While we do not provide refunds, we understand that the pandemic has created some difficult situation for our KCS family – thus, should any member of your family be diagnosed with COVID-19 we will credit your account with 2 weeks’ worth of missed lessons (same value as you paid) and hold your existing swim time and date upon the provision of a medical note. This credit is valid for 90 days.

How are My Kids Assessed in Private Lessons?

Our full and complete swimming education program includes monthly assessments of each swimmer’s technical and practical progress. Swimmers have the freedom to learn at their own pace and graduate to the next level when they are ready. No one fails and no one gets left behind. We also ensure that upon their first lesson our swimmers are assessed no matter when they join to ensure we teach them the right skills.

What’s Survival Week?

Every month includes Survival Week training, where we work on core survival skills. Kids will learn what it’s like to swim with their clothes on, how to call for and receive help, how to tread water, and more.

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