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Due to repairs, the Joyce Fromson Pool closed with an anticipated re-open date of January 2019.

Request for Instructors

If you would like to request a specific instructor for your child’s program please send an email including the name of your child(ren), the time/day of the program you have registered for, and the name of the instructor you would like to request, to Although we will do our best, requests cannot be guaranteed.

New to our pool?

Are you new to our pool? Not sure which lessons would be the best fit? Check out this program chart for a bit of guidance. Still not sure? Ask us- we’re happy to help! We’re best reached by email: or


Fall/Winter Age/Pre-requisite
Learn To Swim
Parent and Tot Infants-5
Tots 1 3-5
Tots 2 3-5
I Can Swim 5-13
Youth Beginner I Can Swim 10-14
Teen I Can Swim 13-16
Private/Semi-Private Swimming Lessons All ages
Special Interest Aquatics
Swim Fit 11-16
Swim Patrol 8-15
Steps to Becoming a Lifeguard
Bronze Star 10-13
Bronze Medallion 13+ OR Bronze Star
Bronze Cross 13+ AND Bronze Medallion
National Lifeguard (NL) Certification and Standard First Aid with CPR C 16+ AND Bronze Cross
Adult Swimming
Adult Introduction to Swimming 18+
Adult Intermediate 18+
Adult Advanced 18+

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Please consult the University of Manitoba Recreation Services Activity Guide for all adult swimming classes. Contact 204-474-6100 or visit

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Please note: the temperature of the pool is 28°C, which makes it cooler than most. This pool is a training centre for high-performance athletes and must be maintained at this temperature. Due to the annual shutdown of the university’s steam plant during the month of June, pool temperatures will be closer to 27°C.

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In the event of an unplanned pool closure, a credit will be placed on the computer file of the swimming lesson participants affected. The credit amount will be for the missed class only and can be used for any Active Living program for one year. Where possible, every effort will be made to notify parents and/or participants of the closure. Please note: Only children four and under are allowed in the opposite-gender change room.


For the safety of its users swimmers must be 13 years of age and 1.35 meters in height to use the 3M diving board. It’s use will not be permitted during camp or swimming lesson time.

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camp swimming lessons

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