French Programming Pilot Launched at Nickel District Pool


A pilot program to provide group swimming lessons in French at Nickel District Pool is now open for registration. 

French speaking instructors will lead lessons for tots and children between March 1 and April 13 at Nickel District Pool. If there is sufficient demand for the service, a second session will be scheduled in late spring. Cost is $77 for seven lessons.

Various levels of preschool lessons for ages 3 to 5 are scheduled on Fridays between 4 and 6 p.m. Lessons at various levels for ages 6 and over are scheduled on Fridays between 4 and 5:30 p.m.

More advanced swimmers ages 6 and up who qualify for Rookie Patrol, Ranger Patrol and Star Patrol programs begin their lessons at 11:30 a.m. on Saturdays.

Greater Sudbury pools require a minimum number of registrants in each swim program. Classes may be combined or cancelled if there is low enrolment.

Residents can register online at, in person at Nickel District Pool and Citizen Service Centres, or by calling 311. For more information about swim programs at Nickel District Pool, visit

Additional French language swim lessons are available at the Howard Armstrong Recreation Centre in Hanmer.