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Aquatic Programs

AQUATIC PROGRAMS

Members have been emailed a login and password to access online booking at columbuscentre.antaris.ca. For individuals who currently do not have a valid email address registered with the Columbus Centre Athletic Club, you can book your time slot by calling the Aquatics Department at (416) 789-7011 ext. 215 or email fitness@villacharities.com to request a time slot.

To ensure your safety, certain restrictions will apply.

POOL UPDATE:

The swimming pool will be closed for annual cleaning and maintenance

Saturday December 17, 2022- Thursday January 5, 2023.

The swimming pool will re-open on Friday January 6, 2023

Fall 2022 / Winter 2023 Programs

Registration opens on Tuesday, September 13 for Members and Thursday, September 15 for Non-Members. Swimming Lessons will begin on Monday, September 26.

 

Registration opens on Tuesday, January 10 for Members and Thursday, January 12 for Non-Members. Swimming Lessons will begin on January 23.

 

Register via email at fitness@villacharities.com, in-person at our Membership Office during office hours, or call 416- 789-7011 ext. 215.

The following programs are included with all membership levels. For pricing, please contact the Membership Office for more information.

  • Five minutes set-up time required before and after all programs.
  • Open Swim — children and private instructors are welcome.
  • Programs subject to extra charges and special registration.
  • Schedule is subject to change.
  • All swimmers must obey pool rules and regulations.

Columbus Centre offers pool rentals for birthday parties, social functions and other organized events. Capacity limits apply as per safety measures.

 

For more information on bookings and prices:
Phone: 416-789-7011 Ext. 215
Email: gungar@villacharities.com

 

Every fitness staff member in the Athletic Club is certified in C.P.R, First Aid and A.E.D.

Private and semi-private lessons for both adults and children are available. Dates and times can be arranged by completing a Private Lesson Request form from the Membership or Pool Office. We do not guarantee the arrangement due to limited availability of instructors. All classes are 30 minutes only.

 

Private Lesson Fees

Members: $237.00/person for a set of 5 lessons
Non-Members: $257.00/person for a set of 5 lessons

 

Semi-Private Fees

Members: $302.00 for a set of 5 lessons (2 participants)
Non-Members: $337.00 for a set of 5 lessons (2 participants)

 

All private and semi-private swimming lessons must be completed within six months of purchase. There will not be any credits or refunds after that period.

Give your child a head start on learning to swim. The Lifesaving Society Preschool program helps your child to develop an appreciation and healthy respect for the water before these kids get in too deep.

 

In our basic aquatic progressions we work to ensure 3 to 5-year olds become comfortable in the water and have fun acquiring and developing a foundation of water skills. We incorporate Lifesaving Society Water Smart® education in all Preschool levels.

    • Price: $170.00 (per program) Member Fee / $190.00 (per program) Non-Member Fee 

PRESCHOOL A
These preschoolers will have fun learning to get in and out of the water. We’ll help them jump into chest deep water. They will try floats and glide on their front and back, and learn to get their face wet and blow bubbles underwater.

Program duration: 30-minute lessons / 8 weeks

 

PRESCHOOL B
These preschoolers learn to jump into chest-deep water by themselves, and get in and get out wearing a lifejacket. They’ll submerge and exhale underwater. While underwater and while wearing a life jacket, they’ll glide on their front and back.

Program duration: 30-minute lessons / 8 weeks

 

PRESCHOOL C
These youngsters will try both jumping and a sideways entry into deep water while wearing a lifejacket. They’ll recover objects from the bottom in waist-deep water. They’ll work on kicking and gliding through the water on their front and back.

Program duration: 30-minute lessons / 8 weeks

 

PRESCHOOL D
Advanced preschoolers will learn to do solo jumps into deeper water and get out by themselves. They’ll do sideways entries and open their eyes underwater. They’ll master a short (5m) swim on their front wearing a lifejacket and gliding and kicking on their side.

Program duration: 30-minute lessons / 8 weeks

 

PRESCHOOL E
These youngsters will try both jumping and a sideways entry into deep water while wearing a lifejacket. They’ll recover objects from the bottom in waist-deep water. They’ll work on kicking and gliding through the water on their front and back.

Program duration: 30-minute lessons / 8 weeks

The Lifesaving Society’s 6-level Swimmer program makes sure your children learn how to swim before they get in too deep.

 

Swimmer progressions accommodate children 6 years and older including absolute beginners as well as swimmers who want to build on the basics.

 

We stress lots of in-water practice to develop solid swimming strokes and skills. We incorporate Lifesaving Society Water Smart® education in all Swimmer levels.

  • Price: $170.00 (per program) Member Fee / $190.00 (per program) Non-Member Fee

SWIMMER 1
These beginners will become comfortable jumping into water with and without a lifejacket. They’ll learn to open their eyes, exhale and hold their breath underwater. They’ll work on floats, glides and kicking through the water on their front and back.

Program duration: 30-minute lessons / 8 weeks

 

SWIMMER 2
These advanced beginners will jump into deeper water, and learn to be comfortable falling sideways into the water wearing a lifejacket. They’ll be able to support themselves at the surface without an aid, learn whip kick, swim 10m on their front and back, and be introduced to flutter kick interval training 4 x 9-12m.

Program duration: 30-minute lessons / 8 weeks

 

SWIMMER 3
These junior swimmers will dive, do in-water front somersaults, and handstands. They’ll work on 10-15m of front crawl, back crawl and whip kick. Flutter kick interval training increases to 4 x 25m. Their new bag of tricks includes the completion of the Canadian Swim to Survive® Standard.

Program duration: 30-minute lessons / 8 weeks

The Lifesaving Society’s 6-level Swimmer program makes sure your children learn how to swim before they get in too deep.

 

Swimmer progressions accommodate children 6 years and older including absolute beginners as well as swimmers who want to build on the basics.

 

We stress lots of in-water practice to develop solid swimming strokes and skills. We incorporate Lifesaving Society Water Smart® education in all Swimmer levels.

  • Price: $175.00 (per program) Member Fee / $195.00 (per program) Non-Member Fee 

SWIMMER 4
These intermediate swimmers will swim 5m underwater and lengths of front, back crawl, whip kick, and breaststroke arms with breathing. They’ll cap it all off with front crawl sprints over 25m and 4 x 25m front or back crawl interval training.

Program duration: 45-minute lessons / 8 weeks

 

SWIMMER 5
These swimmers will master shallow dives, cannonball entries, eggbeater kicks, and in-water backward somersaults. They’ll refine their front and back crawl over 50m swims of each, and breaststroke over 15-25m. Then they’ll pick up the pace in 25m sprints and two interval training bouts: 4 x 50m front or back crawl; and 4 x 10-15m breaststroke.

Program duration: 45-minute lessons / 8 weeks

 

SWIMMER 6
These advanced swimmers will rise to the challenge of sophisticated aquatic skills including stride entries, compact jumps and lifesaving kicks like eggbeater and scissor kick. They’ll develop strength and power in head-up breaststroke sprints over 25m. They’ll easily swim lengths of front crawl, back crawl, and breaststroke, and they’ll complain about the 300m workout.

Program duration: 45-minute lessons / 8 weeks

Give your child a head start on learning to swim. The Lifesaving Society Preschool program helps your child to develop an appreciation and healthy respect for the water before these kids get in too deep.


In our basic aquatic progressions we work to ensure 3 to 5-year olds become comfortable in the water and have fun acquiring and developing a foundation of water skills. We incorporate Lifesaving Society Water Smart® education in all Preschool levels.


Preschool A
These preschoolers will have fun learning to get in and out of the water. We’ll help them jump into chest deep water. They will try floats and glide on their front and back, and learn to get their face wet and blow bubbles underwater.


Preschool B
These preschoolers learn to jump into chest-deep water by themselves, and get in and get out wearing a lifejacket. They’ll submerge and exhale underwater. While underwater and while wearing a life jacket, they’ll glide on their front and back.


Preschool C
These youngsters will try both jumping and a sideways entry into deep water while wearing a lifejacket. They’ll recover objects from the bottom in waist-deep water. They’ll work on kicking and gliding through the water on their front and back.


Preschool D
Advanced preschoolers will learn to do solo jumps into deeper water and get out by themselves. They’ll do sideways entries and open their eyes underwater. They’ll master a short (5m) swim on their front wearing a lifejacket and gliding and
kicking on their side.


Preschool E
These youngsters will try both jumping and a sideways entry into deep water while wearing a lifejacket. They’ll recover objects from the bottom in waist-deep water. They’ll work on kicking and gliding through the water on their front and back.

The Lifesaving Society’s 3-level Canadian Swim Patrol program provides enriched training for those who want to develop swim strokes and skills while having fun in the challenging world of lifesaving. Swim Patrol develops swimming strength and efficiency with emphasis on Water Smart® behaviour. Skill drills enhance capability in the water, good physical conditioning and lifesaving judgment.

  • Price: $170.00 (per program) Member Fee / $190.00 (per program) Non-Member Fee

SWIMMER 7 (Rookie Patrol)
Swimmers continue stroke development with 50m swims of front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke. Lifesaving sport skills include a 25m obstacle swim and 15m object carry. First aid focuses on assessment of conscious victims, contacting EMS, and treatment for bleeding. Fitness improves in 350m workouts and 100m timed swims.

Program duration: 60-minute lessons / 8 weeks

 

SWIMMER 8 (Ranger Patrol)
Swimmers develop better strokes over 75m swims of each stroke. They tackle lifesaving sport skills in a lifesaving medley, timed object support and rescue with a buoyant aid. First aid focuses on assessment of unconscious victims, treatment of victims in shock and obstructed airway procedures. Skill drills develop a strong lifesaving foundation.

Program duration: 60-minute lessons / 8 weeks

 

SWIMMER 9 (Star Patrol)
Swimmers are challenged with 600m workouts, 300m timed swims and a 25m object carry. Strokes are refined over 100m swims. First aid focuses on treatment of bone or joint injuries and respiratory emergencies including asthma and allergic reactions. Lifesaving skills include defence methods, victim removals and rolling over and supporting a victim face up in shallow water.

Program duration: 60-minute lessons / 8 weeks

This program is geared to youths 10 – 15 years of age who wish to continue working on their swimming or life-saving skills. Motivated by a qualified instructor the participant will improve their stroke mechanics, strength and endurance and life-saving techniques in a rigorous one-hour workout.

Note: JSC is designed fill the gap between the Lifesaving Society Swimmer 9 and the Bronze courses

  • Price: $170.00 Member Fee / $190.00 Non-Member Fee
  • Program duration: 60-minute lessons / 8 weeks

Prerequisite: Participants are expected to have completed The Lifesaving Society Program – Swimmer 9 or have equivalent swimming ability.

Whether you’re just starting out or just want help with your strokes, our Adult program is for the young at heart – no matter what your age. Set your own goals. Work with certified instructors to learn to swim, or improve your current swimming ability and water fitness.

 

You won’t be going to the Olympics, but you’ll develop water confidence and smooth recognizable strokes good enough for lane swimming and fit enough for the beach. We incorporate Lifesaving Society Water Smart® education in all Adult levels.

  • Price: $170.00 (per program) Member Fee / $190.00 (per program) Non-Member Fee

ADULT 1
You’ll work towards a 10–15m swim on your front and back. You’ll do jump entries from the side and recover an object from the bottom in chest-deep water. Improve your fitness and your flutter kick with 4 x 9–12m interval training.

Program duration: 30-minute lessons / 8 weeks

 

ADULT 2
Kick it up a notch working on two interval training workouts of 4 x 25m kicking and front or back crawl. You’ll be able to perform dive entries and demonstrate breaststroke arms and breathing over 10–15m. You’ll be supporting yourself at the surface for 1–2 minutes, and showing off your handstands in shallow water.

Program duration: 30-minute lessons / 8 weeks

 

ADULT 3
No sweat (or at least none anyone can see). You’ll learn eggbeater, stride entries and compact jumps. You’ll be doing a 300m workout and sprinting 25–50m. You’ll master your front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke.

Program duration: 30-minute lessons / 8 weeks

BRONZE MEDALLION AND EMERGENCY FIRST AID

Prerequisite Age 13 or Bronze Star

  • Teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water-rescue education – judgment, knowledge, skill and fitness.
  • Rescuers learn tows and carries, defense and release methods in preparation for challenging rescues of increased risk involving conscious and unconscious victims of various types.
  • Lifesavers develop stroke efficiency and endurance in a 500m timed swim.
  • Price: $350.00 Member Fee / $375.00 Non-Member Fee
  • Program duration: 120-minute lessons / 10 weeks

BRONZE CROSS AND EMERGENCY FIRST AID

Prerequisite Bronze Medallion

  • Designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced training including an introduction to safe supervision in aquatic facilities.
  • Bronze Cross is a prerequisite for all advanced training programs including National Lifeguard and Instructor certification.
  • Includes a timed 600m swim.
  • Price: $300.00 Member Fee / $325.00 Non-Member Fee
  • Program duration: 120-minute lessons / 10 weeks

DEEP END AQUAFITNESS

The benefits of deep water training are similar to land-based exercises if the intensity is the same. It provides combined muscular and cardiovascular conditioning along with increased range of motion with no impact. Participants must be comfortable in deep water with a belt or a noodle. This is an excellent cross-training class because there is no centre of gravity in deep water and the body’s stabilizer muscles become more intensely involved.

  • Price: $105.00 Member Fee / $125.00 Non-Member Fee
  • Program duration: 60-minute classes/ 10 weeks

ARTHRITIS AQUAFITNESS
Suffering from Arthritis Pain?

Columbus Centre Athletic Club’s Arthritis Aquafitness program is fun, safe, easy to follow, and easy on the body, especially on the joints. Suitable for all ages, this therapeutic program takes place in Columbus Centre’s 86°F pool and is beneficial for both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis conditions.

  • Price: $105.00 Member Fee / $125.00 Non-Member Fee
  • Program duration: 45-minute classes/ 10 weeks

For more information please contact the Aquatics Department:
Phone: 416-789-7011 ext. 215.

Shallow Water Gentle Aquafitness provides a great stretching, strengthening, and low impact aerobic workout, in warm, soothing waist to chest-deep water. A great aerobic workout for toning muscles and improving flexibility, where the shallow water places the body’s balance at the feet, which is easier for those new to aquatic fitness programs and/or non-swimmers.  

Support gear (noodles, belts, etc.) are available to use during classes. 

No previous swimming experience necessary.

  • Price: $105.00 Member Fee (per program) / $125.00 Non-Member Fee (per program) 

MILD CHALLENGE LEVEL
Mild Challenge Level is by design, intended to offer a mild strength and mild cardiovascular effort. This is an excellent class for seniors, those who wish to have a mild conditioning class, and great for those who have had joint replacement surgery, arthritis and fibromyalgia.
Program duration: 60-minute classes / 10 weeks

MODERATE CHALLENGE LEVEL
Moderate Challenge Level classes will increase the cardiovascular effort required while still offering complete scalability on the strength side. Classes are ideal for participants who want a mid-level cardio experience with individualized strength and mobility development.
Program duration: 60-minute classes / 10 weeks

Experience your own personal fitness class in the pool! Water has a thousand times more resistance to that of air so it can provide an awesome workout. It is suitable for everyone as all movements use the body’s own resistance.

 

Your private instructor will lead you through a series of exercises for flexibility, muscular strength, cardiovascular health and stretching. Exercising in water relieves stress on joints and provides a very effective workout.

 

Register today! For more information please contact the Aquatics Department: 416-789-7011 ex. 215 or 231.

 

Please note extra payment required for this program.

Strict adherence of the following is required by all participating members:
  • Washrooms ARE available for patron use
  • Flotation devices will be provided
  • Personal flotation equipment may be used
  • Small cubby storage spaces will be available for towels, robes and small personal items
  • DO NOT bring large bags or other sizeable items as the Pool deck MUST remain clear at all times
  • The following programs are available to members and non-members for an extra cost. All participants are required to register before the start of each session.

Please contact the Membership Office for more information:

 

Phone: 416-789-7011 ext. 213

Fax: 416-789-3951

Email: fitness@villacharities.com