Adult Swimming Programs

Fitness

Aquafit

A certified WaterART™ instructor, provides an aquatic exercise class to improve flexibility, aerobic capacity, muscular strength, and endurance. Aquafit is low-impact and well suited to seniors and those just starting out on their fitness journey. Participants must be at least 15 years of age.

NEW! Diaperfit

Diaperfit is an exercise program designed for parents wit toddlers aged 4 months to 2 years. Toddlers are placed in a baby boat and incorporated into the Aquafit class for 30 minutes. This is followed by a parent & tot lesson!

 

 

Adult Swimming Lessons

It’s never too late to learn how to swim or improve your technique! Portage Pool offers adult swimming lessons for people of all abilities aged 16 and up.

Basic 1 Swim

backcrawlThis course is an introduction to swimming with a focus on front swim. Adult courses are meant to develop or increase swimmers’ comfort in the water through basic flotation, movement, and breathing skills and to foster the basic knowledge, skills, and attitudes you need to stay safe in, on, and around the water.

Prerequisite: No previous water experience is required for this level.

Note: Women’s Only classes are only available to women and they’re taught by female instructors. During the lesson, blinds are drawn and a barrier is placed across the viewing area to ensure privacy for the class.

Basic 2 Swim

The focus of this course is on developing front and back crawl, getting comfortable in deep water, and increasing the swimming distance. Adult courses are meant to develop or increase swimmers’ comfort in the water through basic flotation, movement, and breathing skills and to foster the basic knowledge, skills, and attitudes you need to stay safe in, on, and around the water.

Prerequisite: Participants should be comfortable in the water and be able to swim at least 10-25m of any stroke (doggy paddle too).

Intermediate Swim

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Program aimed at swimmers who have mastered the basics of learning to swim and are ready to focus on developing and improving their strokes and increasing the distance they can swim. This course builds swimmers’ confidence and improves their performance in the following stroked: front crawl, back crawl, elementary back stroke, breast stroke, and sidestroke. Open to individuals aged 16+ and those who may not have taken lessons in the past. This program is coed.

 Prerequisite: Participants must be able to swim at least 25m comfortably.

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