Swimming Lessons

BGC Durham offers low ratio swimming lessons throughout the year. As with many businesses reopening, there have been some changes made to how swimming lessons will operate. For the time being class sizes will remain small, instructors will not make physical contact with participants, and parents must be in the water with their child for lessons of Swim Kids level 4 and under.


Download the Winter 2022 Brochure

Due to limited availability, we ask that each child is only registered for one class each session - this will allow as many children as possible to have access to swimming lessons. 

Please note: If you register for a semi-private class and we cannot match you with another participant, then your time will be turned into a private class and you will have to pay the difference to upgrade to a private class or be offered a full refund. There will be no make- up classes due to participant's illness, etc...

The BGC Durham offers options for almost every age and ability! Check out some of our available options below:

Swim Preschool

  • Parent & Tot
  • Sea Otter
  • Salamander
  • Sunfish
  • Crocodile

Swim Kids

  • Swim Kids 1-10
  • Private and Semi-Private Options Available

Adapted Aquatics

  • Lessons designed for children and youth with special needs
  • Lessons are based on the child's individual needs and requirements
  • Sponsored by GoodLife Kids Foundation

Adult Programming

  • Aqua Fitness
  • Adult Private Lessons

*Not every option is offered during every session

Not sure what level to register for?

Assessments are available at the pool during operational hours. Please call the Aquatic Director Eden Sanger at 905-728-5121 x228 or esanger@bgcdurham.com to arrange a time to have your child's swimming ability assessed.


Cancellations and transfers are subject to a $10 administration fee. If a class is cancelled due to low registration, we will offer a full refund or credit note for the following session.

Financial Assistance

Canadian Tire Jumpstart Foundation and Their Opportunity offer financial assistance to those who need it financial assistance help to enroll their children in sport programs.

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