Swimming Lessons

at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort

The art of swimming is a life skill that can provide much joy, teach safety and build confidence at any age. Fairmont Hot Springs Resort in partnership with Dara's Dolphins offers instruction to all ages in the most beautiful outdoor setting in temperate mineral waters.

To book swimming lessons please email register@darasdolphins.net or for more information please call or text 250.342.1348. Swimming programs are offered year-round with private lessons available upon request. Please see darasdolphins.net for more information.
  • Sea Turtle (24-36 months)

    While participating with a parent or care giver, the swimmer will work on moving forward and backwards, floating on front and back, and recovery using buoyant objects for support.

  • Sea Otter (3-5 years)

    With assistance, the swimmer will float and glide on their front and back. The swimmer will jump into shallow water, as well as open eyes under water and blow bubbles.

  • Salamander (3-5 years)

    Swimmer will work on assisted front and back floats, roll over float and glides, jumping entry into chest deep water and two-meter distance swim.

  • Sunfish (3-5 years)

    Swimmer will float on front and back in deep water, swim five meters on their front, swim a five-meter distance swim and perform a deep water entry with assistance.

  • Crocodile (3-5 years)

    Swimmer will swim five-meters on front and back, jump into deep water unassisted, use personal flotation device in deep water and swim a ten-meter distance swim.

  • Whale (3-5 years)

    Swimmer will swim in ten-meters on front and back, throw assists to someone in the water and swim a fifteen-meter distance swim.

    Red Cross Swim Preschool

    Swimmer learns to submerge head and exhale through mouth/nose, front and back floats, glides with kicking, rollover guides (assisted), deep water activities, distance swim up to 10m.

  • Red Cross Swim Kids

    Swimmer learns front/side glide combo, from swim up to 25 m (depending on skill level) kneeling dive, front and back crawl, whip kick treading water for up to 1 1/2 minutes, learns recognition of a swimmer in difficulty.

  • Red Cross Swim Adults & Teens

    Swimmer learns front and back crawl up to 100m tread water for up to 3 minutes, surface dive, distance swim of up to 500m, safe boating guidelines, ice rescue and drowning information.


    Junior Lifeguard Club

  • Rookie, Ranger, Star Patrol
  • Bronze Star (12 years of age)
  • Bronze  Medallion (13 years of age or Bronze Star)
  • Bronze Cross (Bronze Medallion)

    Babysitting Course (11 years of age)

  • Emergency First Aid Course
  • Standard First Aid Course
  • Child Care First Aid Course
  • CPR & AED Courses
Swimming Lessons
To book swimming lessons please email register@darasdolphins.net or for more information please call 250.342.1348.
Lessons must be paid for at time of booking. Cancellations need to be made 24 hours pior to the booked lesson for a full refund.
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