Swim to Survive

Drowning is the second-leading cause of accidental death in Canada for those 55 years of age and under. The Lifesaving Society’s Canadian Swim to Survive® standard defines the essential minimum skills required to survive an unexpected fall into deep water.

Swim to Survive Programs

Swim to Survive classes are provided as part of the Grade 3 public school and the Grade 4 Catholic school curriculum. Students are bused to a Town of Oakville pool for three in-water lessons focusing on the sequence of three skills: roll into deep water; tread water for one-minute; and swim 50 metres.

Fees are subject to grant funding. Please call for rates.

Swim to Survive Plus

Swim to Survive Plus builds on the skills taught in Swim to Survive. Geared toward presenting real-life situations for students in Grade 7, participants will learn:

  • How to roll, tread and swim with clothes on.
  • How to help a friend in deep water without putting themselves in danger (talk, reach, throw).
  • Basic physical fitness concepts through interval training and a fitness swim.

Fees are subject to grant funding. Please call for rates.

Pool rentals and programs

Pool rental and programs can be created for Grades 1 through 12. We offer lessons, water safety or fun swim programs based on interest and skill level. Email bookafacility@oakville.ca or visit the Facility Rentals page for details.


Jonathan Brooker
Aquatics Coordinator, White Oaks Pool
905-845-6601, ext. 3466

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