The new Swim for Life program has started their winter swimming lessons here in Weyburn. 

Tina Clay, Program Manager with the City of Weyburn, said that although they are excited to teach the program, there has been some confusion with the public in regards to the new offering, as Swim for Life does differ from the Red Cross swimming lessons.

"So, for example, a Swimmer 6 in the Swim for Life program is not the same as the Swim Kids 6 program with the Red Cross. It's more comparable to, say, a Swim Kids 8 or 9."

"So, when parents are registering their children in what they think they should be in as opposed to what is recommended, they're actually making things a little bit harder for their child and the other children in the class and the instructor." 

Clay reiterated that they really encourage parents to follow the recommendations that are posted on their website, as well as staff guidance.

"But with that being said, there are still some spaces in a few of our lessons that are beginning at the end of February, and we do have spring registration coming up March 14th." 

Clay added that in February, March and April of this year, Leisure Services will be offering bronze medallion classes and a couple of bronze cross courses.

"These are actually the first steps to becoming a lifeguard, and you can find out more information about these courses on our website.