Private / Semi-Private Lessons

Private / Semi-Private Lessons

If you would like your child to have more one-on-one attention to give them that extra boost they need, you may like the idea of private or semi-private lessons.

In private lessons, your child will be the only one with an instructor for a thirty-minute class. Cost: $71 (Fee effective April 1, 2024)

If your child has a sibling, friend or relative around the same swimming level, you can book semi-private lessons for the 2 children with an instructor for a thirty-minute class. Cost: $36 per participant. (Fee effective April 1, 2024) 

Please contact the pool for availability.

Gatchell Pool: 705-688-3905

R.G. Dow Pool: 705-688-3909

Nickel District Pool: 705-688-3907

Onaping Pool: 705-688-3908

Howard Armstrong Recreation Centre: 705-688-3906

Municipal Swimming Pools 

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The French interface of our new registration system is still under development, however it is important that the City goes live with the new system as the existing registration and facility booking system is no longer supported by the vendor. Residents can still receive this service in French by calling 311 to have a French-speaking operator process bookings or registrations. The French interface will be launched in time for the fall/winter registration period.