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Featured programs at Southland Leisure Centre

The featured programs below are just a few of the many great classes available at Southland Leisure Centre. For information about additional programs and classes, please view our Online Recreation Program Guide. To find featured programs at other locations, check Recreation's featured programs.

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Last Updated: Sunday January 22, 2017 10:51:28 PM

Featured programs
Strength - Older Adults - Check details and register
This introductory program covers the proper techniques of weight training using a combination of free weights and machines in the weight room. Learn proper stability and strengthening exercises for improving strength, functionality, balance and independence. Come prepared to workout. Age Group: 50 Years and Over
Swim for Life - Parent & Tot 1,2 &3 - Check details and register
Parent & Tot is aimed at children from 6 months to 3 years and their parents. Based on the principal of 'Within Arms' Reach', Parent & Tot focuses on close playful interaction and shared fun between child, parent and the water. Age Group: 0-17 Years + Adult
Swim for Life - Parent & Tot 1&2 - Check details and register
Parent & Tot is aimed at children from 6 to 24 months and their parents. Based on the principal of 'Within Arms' Reach', Parent & Tot focuses on close playful interaction and shared fun between child, parent and the water. Age Group: 0-17 Years + Adult
Swim for Life - Parent & Tot 2&3 - Check details and register
Parent & Tot is aimed at children from 12 months to 3 years and their parents. Based on the principal of 'Within Arms' Reach', Parent & Tot focuses on close playful interaction and shared fun between child, parent and the water. Age Group: 0-17 Years + Adult
Swim for Life - Preschool 1 - Check details and register
These preschoolers learn to enter and exit shallow water safely and to put their face in the water blowing bubbles. They will learn to move safely in shallow water and to wear a lifejacket to be comfortable with floats and back glides. Age Group: 0-6 Years
Swim for Life - Preschool 2 - Check details and register
These youngsters will jump into chest deep water and learn to submerge and to exhale underwater. They will be introduced to lateral rollovers and will practice front and back glides as well as flutter kick wearing a lifejacket or other buoyant aid. Prerequisite: Swim for Life - Preschool 1. Age Group: 0-6 Years
Swim for Life - Preschool 3 - Check details and register
These youngsters will perform a sideways entry into deep water wearing a lifejacket. They will recover objects from the bottom in waist deep water. They will master independent front and back floats, lateral rollovers, front and back glides and flutter kick on front and back. Prerequisite: Swim for Life - Preschool 2. Age Group: 0-6 Years
Swim for Life - Preschool 4&5 - Check details and register
The preschoolers will work on the skills outlined for their appropriate swim level, but will also have the opportunity to gain and/or perfect skills from the combined swim level. Age Group: 0-6 Years
Swim for Life - Preschool 5 - Check details and register
These skilled preschoolers will demonstrate that they can support themselves in deep water for 10 seconds using the sculling action and a supportive kick. Wearing a lifejacket, they will practice a forward roll entry into deep water. Whip kick, back crawl and interval training will also be introduced. Preschool 5 graduates will be prepared to enter Swimmer 2 at 6 years of age. Prerequisite: Swim for Life - Preschool 4. Age Group: 0-6 Years
Swim for Life - Swimmer 1 - Check details and register
This level is the foundation for swimming skill development. It includes safe entries into various depths of water, treading water with sculling action of hand, breath control, opening of the eyes under the water, front and back floats, lateral rollovers, front, back and side glides, flutter kick on front and back, and front crawl. Age Group: 6-17 Years
Swim for Life - Swimmer 3 - Check details and register
Swimmers will practice kneeling dives, forward roll into deep water, handstands and front somersaults in water. They'll work on front crawl, back crawl, whip kick on back, and include interval training. Prerequisite: Swim for Life - Swimmer 2. Age Group: 6-17 Years
Swim for Life - Swimmer 6 - Check details and register
Stride entry and compact jumps into deep water are introduced. Swimmers are treading water legs only using a lifesaving kick such as eggbeater and scissor kick. They will easily accomplish a 300 m workout with their effective strokes for front crawl, back crawl and/or breaststroke. Swimmer 6 graduates will be well prepared for success in the Canadian Swim Patrol awards. Prerequisite: Swim for Life - Swimmer 5. Age Group: 6-17 Years