MAKING A SPLASH at Holland Bloorview
The Canadian Red Cross announced in early 2022, after more than 75 years of swimming lessons, that it is ending its water safety program in Canada.
As a result, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital has designed our own Learn-to-Swim program that will be introduced in January 2023. Welcome to Making a Splash at Holland Bloorview!!!
We are excited to continue to offer a program for all ages – Infants, Preschool, School-Aged, Teens and Adults. And of course you can expect the same level of quality swimming lessons based on robust instructor training and experience, small class sizes, individualized lesson planning and priority registration for children with a disability and their siblings.
Whether you are new to swim lessons or were registered in the old program, we have developed a conversion chart for each section of the new program.
For those of you in our Fall session, you will see a recommended level in our new program when you receive your child’s report card at the end of the term.
View the chart below to see how your Red Cross level will convert to our new Making a Splash levels.
|Former Red Cross Level||New Holland Bloorview Swim Program||Age Requirement|
|Parent and Tot||Infant|
|Sea Turtle||Frog||24-36 months|
|Sea Otter||Seal||3-5 years|
|Salamander||Sea Lion||3-5 years|
|Swim Kids 1||Splash 1||6-14 years|
|Swim Kids 2||Splash 2||6-14 years|
|Swim Kids 3||Splash 3||6-14 years|
|Swim Kids 4||Splash 4||6-14 years|
|Swim Kids 5||Splash 5||6-14 years|
|Swim Kids 6||Splash 6||6-14 years|
|Swim Kids 7||Splash 7||6-14 years|
|Swim Kids 8||Splash 8||6-14years|
|Swim Kids 9||Splash 9||6-14 years|
|Teen Basic||Teen Shallow or Teen Deep||15-21 years|
|Adults||Adult 1 or Adult 2 or Adult 3||21 years +|