Niagara Falls Red Cross, swimming lessons start Monday


Published July 14, 2021 at 3:32 pm

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Niagara Falls parents who have been stuck inside with children this summer will likely welcome the news that the City’s Red Cross Swim Kids and private swim lessons are back on July 19.

The Red Cross and private lessons are resuming at three city pools on Monday: Prince Charles, Niagara Falls Lions Club and EE Mitchelson.

The city said in an announcement, “For children up to 12 years of age, including infants as young as four months, Red Cross Swim Kids and Swim Preschool programs offer age-appropriate learning with a focus on safety, comfort, and skills to help parents and children develop a healthy lifestyle through swimming.”

For all levels in Red Cross Swim Preschool and Red Cross Swim Kids levels 1 through 4, a parent or caregiver at least 16 years of age with competent swimming ability must be in the water with the child during the lesson. Adult accompaniment is not required for upper levels 5 through 10.

For adults and children looking for one-on-one, personalized instruction, private lessons with experienced instructors are also available. Sessions last one week and are available for $45.

All lessons will be held daily, Monday through Friday. Each lesson lasts 30 minutes and each level will take one week to complete. The fee for Red Cross Swim Kids and Preschool programs is $26 per child, per week.

The city said, “If you’re not sure where to start, why not drop in for a free swim evaluation with a Red Cross Instructor? Evaluations help place swimmers in the appropriate Swim Kids level and are available without an appointment.”

The pools are located at:

  • Prince Charles Pool, 6320 Arad Street (Sundays, 2 – 4 p.m.)
  • NF Lions Club Pool, 4981 Drummond Road (Mondays, 2 – 4 p.m.)
  • EE Mitchelson Pool, 3800 Springdale Avenue (Wednesdays, 2 – 4 p.m.)

For more information on all City of Niagara Falls aquatics programs, registration and pool information, please visit:

(Photo courtesy of the City of Thorold)

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