Antigonish County Recreation offers the Red Cross Swim Preschool and Swim Kids Water Safety Programs as well as Leadership Development.

Red Cross Swim Preschool and Swim Kids Water Safety Programs
Red Cross Swim Preschool is an eight-level stand-alone program for four-month to five-year-old children that allows swimmers to enter various levels based on age and ability.

Red Cross Swim Kids is a 10-level stand-alone program for five years of age and over. Children learn to swim, be fit, and stay safe in a fun environment that promotes achieving a personal best and celebrates personal success.

Red Cross Swim teaches all five strokes (front crawl, back crawl, breast stroke, elementary backstroke, and sidestroke), promotes fitness and endurance, and gives swimmers lifelong skills to safely enjoy other aquatic pursuits.

Red Cross Swim Preschool and Swim Kids Water Safety Programs are offered annually in the summer, fall, winter and spring. Visit the county quarterly  for current swim program details.

Leadership Development (How to become a Swim Instructor)
Individuals wanting to become Red Cross Swim Instructors must successfully complete the Instructor Development Program.  For more information on becoming a Swim Instructor, please click here.

Community Water Safety Program
The Water Safety Project was initiated in 1995 as a result of a fatal boating accident. In 1996 a pilot project was implemented in Arisaig. To date, there are three communities participating in the Water Safety Project: Arisaig, Ballantyne’s Cove and Livingstone’s Cove. The communities involved are responsible for monitoring buoys which are placed in the water to designate safe swimming areas. The buoys are checked and logs are submitted to Antigonish County Recreation.

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