Swimming Lessons

Swimming Lessons

Swimming Lessons in Niagara

It’s never too early or too late to learn how to swim. Swimming is fun but it is also a life-saving skill that everyone should know regardless of age or gender. To make sure everyone has a good time, it’s important to know how to stay safe and be smart around the water.

Children under 12 have an increased drowning risk and need attentive supervision in and around the water. Knowing the basics and understanding proper safety around open water is beneficial for everyone.

The Niagara region offers a wide variety of resources and programs aimed to teach young and old the basics of water safety. In association with the Lifesaving Society of Ontario these programs work to prevent drowning and water-related injury through the training programs, Water Smart® public education, safety management services, drowning prevention research and lifesaving sport.

The Lifesaving Society Swim for Life Program stresses lots of in-water practice to develop basic swim skills and strokes. The Swim for Life Program incorporates Water Smart education that will last a lifetime. The levels are designed to cater to the swimmer’s ability and skill level while challenging them to improve.

For more information on Lifesaving Society and their many swimming and lifesaving programs, visit their website.

To find a class offered in your city check out the links below:

Niagara Falls

The City of Niagara Falls offers the Lifesaving Society Swim for Life swim lesson programs year round at the MacBain Community Centre.

St. Catharines

The City of St. Catharines offers Lifesaving Society swimming lessons to residents of all ages at the Kiwanis Aquatics Centre and select outdoor pools.


Welland offers instructional programs for those just learning to swim to anyone looking to improve their skills at their three public outdoor swimming pools.


The town of Grimsby offers a variety of programs for people of all ages to learn to swim, and enjoy recreational and fitness swimming at the Grimsby Lions Community Pool.

Fort Erie

Fort Erie in association with Boys and Girls Club of Niagara offers Lifesaving Society swimming lessons at the EJ Freeland Community Centre for age groups 0-6, 6-12, and teen 13+.

YMCA Niagara

Members of the YMCA Niagara can register for swimming lessons through their home club. Available for children in group, private, or semi-private lessons and adult/teen private lessons.

MP Paradise Pools & Spas is not affiliated with these programs or courses. We aim to provide resources for our community to learn from, practice, and be safe in and around water, whether it be a pool or hot tub in their backyard, public pools and hot tubs, open water lakes, ocean, ponds or rivers, or any other type of swimmable water. For more information about swimming lessons and safety resources, check out your city or town’s website.