Prices & Registration – How and When to Sign Up for Classes


Registration for group lessons (including Leadership programs and Competitive Swimming) is online only. You can access the system to see the schedule of lesson times before registration starts.

Make sure to create an account with your name and add your family members as participants. Keep this information updated and make sure to do it BEFORE registration day.

Spring 2018 Swim Lesson Registration:

Group Lessons

For classes at Palmerston location: Saturday March 24th 12:00pm

For classes at Winona Pool location: Sunday March 25th 12:00pm

Competitive Swim Team Registration

Saturday March 17th at 6:00pm.

Online Only

Private Lessons Registration began on March 20th – very limited availability remains. Check this page or call us for availability. 

ONLY accepted via email. First come, first served.

Registration for private and semi-private lessons will be accepted by email only.
Scan and send your Private Lesson Application(s) as an email attachment to
Forms will not be accepted before this time.We will confirm by email or by telephone – please make sure you write clearly on the form.
Application form for Private Lessons.
Participants in Semi-Private lessons must pre-arrange their own groups before registering; they are not arranged by St. Alban’s staff. Participants cannot be more than one level apart.

Prices Spring 2018:

Group Lessons: $130.00/session

Private/Semi-Private Lessons:

1:1 $265.00
1:2 $175.00 per participant
1:3 $145.00 per participant

Participants in Semi-Private lessons must pre-arrange their own groups before registering; they are not arranged by St. Alban’s staff. Participants cannot be more than one level apart.

Competitive Swimming – See registration system

Private versus Group Lessons
It is a common belief that children will progress faster if they are registered in a private lesson. Statistically, there is no evidence to support this. In fact, private lessons are not necessary for the majority of the population, unless you have the following considerations:
1. A specific skill that your child is not progressing on which is forcing them to be held back in lessons.
2. Any type of special need or requirement that prohibits your child from participating in a group environment.

We strive to give each child equal amount of attention in a group lesson—as well, a group environment promotes teamwork, offers encouragement and motivation, as well as enjoyable interaction with other children. Consider group lessons first!

Evaluation provides guidance on how swimmers can progress and what class level would provide the best environment for development.  It is unusual for participants to progress through a level on the first try.  Swimmers often spend a few sessions in a level before moving to the next one.   A recommendation to repeat the same level should not be misinterpreted as a lack of improvement as this is seldom the case.  For this reason, parents/guardians are encouraged to respect the recommendation of the aquatic staff.

Refund Policy
Participants are permitted to withdraw from a course up to the 2nd class.  A refund for the remaining classes, less a 15% administration fee will be granted.  NO REFUNDS are issued after the 2nd class, nor if a class is missed by the participant.
EXCEPTION – LEADERSHIP CLASSES – 15% admin fee for cancellations up to two weeks before first class. No refund granted after the two weeks prior.

Bathing Caps
The use of a bathing cap is strongly encouraged. Bathing caps can be purchased at both locations.

Shower Policy
In accordance with Ontario Public Pool Regulation 565/90 all bathers must take a full shower before entering or re-entering the pool.
Taking a shower before you swim means less dirt, oil, dead skin cells, sweat, and bacteria entering the pool. This eliminates the chances of diseases entering the pool and reduces the amount of chemicals needed to keep the pool clean.

Make Up Classes
Pool time is fully booked and the Club is not able to accommodate individuals who miss classes. Lifesaving courses are designed for 100%% attendance; missing lifesaving classes may jeopardize passing the course. Instructor courses require 100% attendance.

Pool Closures
Temporary pool closures may occur at any time. If this happens, we make every effort to telephone all swimmers. We will add an extra week at the end of term, if scheduling permits. Otherwise, a credit will be issued.