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Aquatic Programs

Aquatic Programs

Did you know the John Abbott Casgrain Pool offers swimming lessons for children and adults, aquafitness classes as well as lifesaving courses?

For more information and the schedules of the programs we offer, please visit our registration website at the following link: Link to the aquatic program registration website

 Registration Dates for Aquatic Programs 2019-2020 

SESSION Pre-registration1 Registration
Fall 2019 In-person at the Sports Centre
August 19th, 7pm – 9:30pm
Online on August 19th as of 7pm to September 2nd, 2019
In-person at the Sports Centre
August 22nd, 7pm – 9:30pm
Online on August 22nd as of 7pm to September 2nd, 2019
Winter 2020 In-person at the Sports Centre
November 25th, 7pm – 9:30pm
Online on November 25th as of 7pm to January 1st, 2020
In-person at the Sports Centre
November 28th, 7pm – 9:30pm
Online on November 28th as of 7pm to January 1st, 2020
Spring 2020 In-person at the Sports Centre
February 24th, 7pm – 9:30pm
Online on February 24th as of 7pm to March 1st, 2019
In-person at the Sports Centre
February 27th, 7pm – 9:30pm
Online on February 27th as of 7pm to March 1st, 2019

 1 Only clients who have registered to our programs in the past year are eligible to the pre-registration period.

CHILD LESSONS

We are proud offer swimming lessons from the Canadian Red Cross Swim Program, which combines swimming instruction with water-safety skills development.

During the fall, winter and spring, we offer swimming lessons on Friday evenings from 5pm to 7pm, on Saturday and Sunday mornings from 8am to 12pm and on Sunday afternoons from 3pm to 5pm.
For the exact session schedules, please visit our registration website.

The Red Cross Swim Preschool Program is designed for infants aged as young as 4 months, up to 6 years old.

Please consult the following guide to help you choose the perfect level for your child:

Program Level Registration Guide – Red Cross Swim Preschool
Guide pour l’inscription – Croix-Rouge Natation préscolaire

The Red Cross Swim Kids Program is for children aged 6 to 13, with levels for first-time swimmers as well as for experienced underwater explorers.

Please consult the following guide to help you choose the right level for your child:

Program Level Registration Guide – Red Cross Swim Kids

Guide pour l’inscription – Croix-Rouge Natation junior

We also offer an Introduction to Competitive Swimming and Introduction to Lifesaving course for swimmers who have completed at least the Red Cross Swim Kids level 8.

ADULT LESSONS

During the fall, winter and spring, we offer teen and adult swimming lessons for individuals aged 14 and up, on Tuesday evenings from 20h00 to 21h00.

For the exact session schedule, please visit our registration website.

We offer three different types of courses:

  1. Beginner: No previous swimming skill required. Learn the fundamental skills of swimming strokes.
    Participants swim less than 25 meters.
  2. Intermediate: In which you continue to work on swim strokes and build endurance. Participants must be able to swim at least 50 meters, and be comfortable in deep water.
  3. Advanced: In which you develop swimming strokes, increase endurance, distance and speed. Participants must be able to swim at least 100 meters, and be comfortable in deep water.

AQUAFITNESS

Looking for a new fun and refreshing way to exercise? Come and try out our Aquafitess classes!

During the fall, winter and spring, we offer Aquafit classes on Monday & Wednesday evenings from 20h00 to 21h00 and Tuesday & Thursday evenings from 16h30 to 17h30.

For the exact session schedules, please visit our registration website.

LIFESAVING COURSES

Are you interested in becoming a lifeguard? We are proud to offer lifesaving courses from the Canadian Lifesaving Society!

Please consult the Aquatic Continuum for more information on different courses required:

Aquatic Continuum – Quebec

Continuum Aquatique – Québec

During the fall and winter, we offer the following courses:

  • Bronze Medallion
    • Prerequisites: 13 years old and Red Cross Swim Kids, level 10
  • Bronze Cross
    • Prerequisites: 13 years old and Bronze Medallion
  • Standard First Aid & National Lifeguard
    • Prerequisite: 16 years old and Bronze Cross

For the exact session schedules, please visit our registration website.

FEES & POLICIES

The Casgrain Sports Centre is not liable for circumstances beyond our control such as the following, but not limited to, power failure, vomit and fecal accidents. No refunds will be issued and no make-up classes will be offered cases where a situation out of our control affects a class. Exceptions to this policy are at the discretion of the management staff.

The staff and senior (60+) discount is 15% (to a maximum of $15) per course, per session. In order to benefit from a staff discount, registration must be done in person. No refund will be given after the registration payment has been processed in order to collect a discount.

Policy for late registration

  • If space is still available, clients may register in classes up until the start of the 3rd week of lessons.
  • If registering after registration end date, a $5.00 fee will be added to each course.
  • If registering after courses have begun, a $5.00 fee will be added to each course and no price adjustments will be made for missed classes.

Policy for refunds

For courses

  • Requests must be made before the start of the 3rd class, after which no refund will be issued.
  • The refund request must be made to the Pool Technician or Supervisor on duty.
  • The date at which the refund request is completed will be considered as the cancellation date and will be used to calculate the eligible amount for the refund.
  • A $10.00 administration fee will be charged per transaction.

For requalification clinics

  • No credits or refunds will be issued for requalification clinics.

Hours

  Regular Hours Summer Hours
 
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Pricing (including taxes)

  Daily Price Multiple Use Card Summer Session Annual Membership
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Children
0 – 5 years of age
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Children
6 – 12 years of age
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Individual
13+ years of age
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Family - - - - -

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Location

John Abbott College
21 275 Lakeshore Road
Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, H9X 3L9
Casgrain Building, Room C-0131

Contact

Please contact the pool manager directly for inquiries regarding pool rentals and aquatic programs.
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8h00 – 16h00
Phone: 514-457-6610 x5325
Email: pool@johnabbott.qc.ca

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