Frequently Asked Questions
what is the location of the pool?
granite ridge subdivision, stittsville, on
When does Stittsville swim teach lessons?
We teach most weeks from the end of june - August. Check the 'Swimming lessons' tab for the weeks/times that lessons are available.
Is the water salt or chlorine?
Who can take lessons?
Anyone can! We are confident that everyone can get something out of swimming lessons, whether you are 6 years old or 40! We have taught many adults!
What if I can't make it the day of?
After you have signed up for lessons and committed, we do not allow for rescheduling due to our very busy schedule. As for the weather, we continue to teach in rain or shine (except thunder and lightning). Lessons cancelled due to the thunder & lightning will be rescheduled. See the tab 'Cancellations' for more information and specific conditions.
How many lessons do you have to complete to finish a level?
Each session is a set of five lesson. This is generally the minimum number of lessons for a swimmer to complete all requirements for the Red Cross curriculum and to move up an entire level. Since we only offer private/Semi-Private lessons, we often have children pass their level, sometimes they pass more than one level!
How long are the lessons?
All of our lessons run for 30 minutes.
Do parents stay?
You have the option of staying and sitting in our cozy lawn chairs, or you can simply drop off and pick up at the end (please come back 5 minutes before the end of the lesson).
What is the temperature of the pool?
We will keep our pool heated at 80+ degrees.
Is Stittsville Swim Insured?
Yes, we are fully insured.
When is payment due for lessons?
All registrations require the payment of a $30 non-refundable deposit. Prior to the week of lessons, invoices will be sent via e-mail indicating the total amount owing (less deposit). This amount is required to be paid by the end of the first lesson. Payment can be made by cheque (payable to Stittsville Swim) or cash and deposited in an envelope into the secure mailbox next to the patio.
Can I sign my child up for the entire summer?
Yes you can, and we have had many children come all summer! Please note that the $30 non-refundable deposit must be paid for each session booked.
Do you offer lessons in only your pool or do you go to other peoples pools too?
Depending on where/when, we may be able to travel to YOUR pool prior to June 30th. After this date we unfortunately, will not be able to travel to your pool because of scheduling difficulties.
What type of lessons do you teach? are they the same as the city of ottawa?
We teach red cross lessons, as we are a red cross TRAINING partner we are able to evaluate on the same criteria as the city of ottawa. Most of our instructors have taught for the city of ottawa . for our lifeguarding courses, we use the lifesaving society's criteria-this is exactly what you need if you want to work as a lifeguard for the city of ottawa.