Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to all possible questions regarding swim programs, schedules, fees, etc.

Please find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions.  If the question you are looking for is not there, give us a call – we’re always here to help.

General Questions

My child is new to swimming; What class should I register for?

You should contact Aquastream to schedule a complimentary 30-minute swimming assessment to get started. Our swimming instructors will evaluate your child’s skills and determine the level.

Click here to schedule your free swim tryout.

What are the class ratios?

At Aquastream Swim School we follow the Canadian Red Cross
guidelines that list 1 instructor per 3 students for Swim Kids, and 1 instructor to 2 students for Preschooler levels.

How long is a typical swim lesson?

Swim lessons are 30, 45, and 60 minutes in length.
Parents and Tots (0-2 years): 30 minutes
Preschoolers (2-5 years): 30 minutes
Swim Kids (5-13 years): 45 minutes
Swim Teens (13-18 years): 60 minutes

My child has attended swimming classes before, how do I know what level my child is?

If your child has had previous swimming experience you may contact us at swim@youraquastream.ca or 905.879.7946 to a free tryout class.

When should I register for classes?

We have four sessions: Summer (July to August), Fall (September to December), Winter (January to March), and Spring (March to June). Some of our classes fill quickly so we recommend enrolling at least one month in advance.

How should I enrol?

You may enrol in person after you have completed your free tryout, or by phone by contacting us at 905.879.7946 or by sending us an email at swim@youraquastream.ca.

How much do swim lessons cost?

Our tuition fees vary based on the number of lessons in a session. Please visit or call us for detailed pricing and scheduling information.

Do you provide private (one-on-one) classes?

Yes, we do. However, please contact us to ensure we can provide you with a class at your desired time.

What do I need to bring to swimming lessons?

Please bring a bathing suit, towel, goggles, and two swim diapers if the child is not toilet trained.
If you desire you may also bring shampoo and body wash. However, we do provide these at the facility as well.

If my child misses a class can I schedule a make-up class?

Make-up classes are subject to availability and can be scheduled by emailing us at swim@youraquastream.ca.

We enforce scheduling a make-up maximum of 3 days after the absence so that your child learns the lesson plan of the week.

Makeups should be scheduled via email only. Our lesson plans are progressive so in order to advance and progress safely, we recommend that your child attends their regular class consistently.

How can I pay for my swimming classes?

We currently accept VISA, MASTER CARD as well as cheques and cash. To make a payment, either call us at 905.879.7946 or send us an email to swim@youraquastream.ca and simply ask us to process payment.

How will this program benefit my baby?

  • Strengthened heart, lungs, which in turn aids the development of the brain
  • Emotional and physical development
  • Improved coordination, balance, and strength
  • Increased confidence at an early age
  • Improved concentration skills and perceptual abilities
  • Greater social skills and intelligence
  • Calming experience (great for babies with Autism and Asperger’s)

What to expect from Parent & Tots program?

Besides parents’ learning how to hold their child during a back float, tots will learn the following skills:

  • Holding breath under the water
  • Swimming the distance between parent and instructor
  • Grabbing onto the side of the pool
  • Jumping into the water
  • Floating independently
  • Kicking
  • Rolling from front to back

What should I bring to Parents & Tots lesson?

  • Swimsuit for you and your baby
  • Two swim diapers. You may also purchase at the front desk
  • Towels for you and your baby
  • Indoor shoes. (We provide boot covers in case you forgot to bring indoor shoes)