At Atlantis, our exceptional instructors, warm water pools and small class sizes separate us from your typical recreation centre, and better helps us build your child’s confidence in the water. Find the appropriate swim program for your child.
From new fish in the pond, to kids with great front crawl and back stroke, there is a level perfect for your child. Our 1 hour classes (Swim Kids 1-7) and small class sizes provide kids with the skills to master these basic strokes. For Swim Kids 8-10, we bump up the classes to 1.5 hours as they work their way to swimming 500 metres!
Swim Club – 1.5 hours
This is a non-competitive introduction to the strokes and skills of racing! Kids learn starts, turns, and butterfly stroke. It is recommended children have completed at minimum Swim Kids 7 before enrolling.
Private lessons - 30 mins or 1 hour
Accelerate learning and accomplish goals in a focused way with one-on-one time with an instructor. Private lessons are great for beginners or those looking to refine a particular skill.
Swim Camp – 2 hours
What a splash! The first hour is our typical swim lesson, followed by a snack break on deck. Afterwards, kids get back into the water for games and activities. Children can complete a skill level, and the extra time allows kids to practice their skills in a directed, yet playful environment.
Birthday Parties – 2.5 hours at Arbutus Village only (CURRENTLY NOT OFFERED)
Celebrate your child’s birthday with a splash at Atlantis! Your party will have exclusive use of the pool and all its toys and equipment. Pool time is 1.25 hours and party room time is 1.25 hours. One Atlantis team member will organize games and activities in the pool, while another lifeguards. After the swim, you will move to our party room with tables, chairs, fridge and microwave. We even have floating candles and sing happy birthday in the pool! Package includes a FREE Atlantis t-shirt for the birthday child.
We are currently not offering birthday parties for this season.
Water Safety Instructor (CURRENTLY NOT OFFERED)
Looking to certify for Water Safety Instruction? Want to build your skills in swimming? Check out our certification courses or adult swimming lessons.
Adult Swimming Lessons
It is never too late to learn to swim, swimming is a life skill. Or if you are a swimmer already we offer multiple levels for adults of all competencies. We offer three levels for adults:
Beginner – For adults that are learning to float and not comfortable in deep water.
Intermediate – For adults that are somewhat comfortable swimming upto 25 meters, even with a head-up stroke.
Advanced – For experienced swimmers looking to fine-tune their strokes (Front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, elementary).
combo camp (pedalheads - atlantis)
Let’s work on two essential life skills in one week! This combination bike and swim camp is offered at our Vancouver - Point Grey location and NEW for 2018 our Arbutus Prince of Wales location, and involves a half day bike camp with a 2-hour swim camp.