Boy swimming at Surrey Sport & Leisure Complex.

Find information about swimming lessons in Surrey.

Learning to swim is an important life skill. It’s fun, great for your health and puts you on a path to an active lifestyle. Sign up your children for swimming lessons or a pool activity at Surrey Sport & Leisure Complex, Guildford Recreation Centre or Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre. Youth and adult swim lessons are running and also available for registration.


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Registration by phone is available. Call 604-501-5100, Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm and a customer service representative will be happy to help you.

In person registration is available at any Surrey Parks, Recreation & Culture facility during hours of operation. Bring your recreation passcard when you visit. 

If you need to cancel your registration, log in to your account and follow our How to Cancel Your Activity video.

Alternatively, you can call 604-501-5100, Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:30pm and Sundays from 9pm to 11pm and a customer service representative can cancel your registration for you.

If you no longer want to use your Recreation Pass, learn how to receive a refund.

If you are on the waitlist for a registered activity, please wait until you receive a confirmation call that a spot has become available. Waiting at the facility may not guarantee space in the activity.

Mask Use at Indoor Pools

  • Masks must be worn inside recreation facilities, except when swimming.

  • Spectators on pool decks are required to wear masks.

  • Masks are required in the changeroom but can be stored in a locker instead of wearing the mask out onto the pool deck. Participants will need to put on their face mask again at the end of their swim prior to changing.

  • The City of Surrey is operating aquatic services following guidelines from the BC & Yukon Lifesaving Society and the BC Recreation and Parks Association.  

For Everyone's Safety

Our modified procedures align with both the Lifesaving Society of BC and Fraser Health to ensure the health and safety of both our patrons and staff. 

  • Pools will have reduced capacity to ensure physical distancing can be maintained.  

  • Patrons who are sick will not be allowed entry.  

  • Patrons must shower prior to using the pool.   

  • Lockers are now available but we recommend leaving valuables at home.  

  • Enhanced first aid and lifeguard rescue procedures will be in place.  

  • Hot tubs are available with limited capacity. 

  • Saunas and steam rooms will be closed. 

  • No private rentals or birthday party bookings.  

Please note: We will actively monitor our procedures and may adjust as necessary. 

Red Cross Swim Lessons

Parent Participation

Parent participation is required for the preschool and Red Cross Swim Kids levels 1 to 4 and for all children 7 and under.

Red Cross Swim Preschool - Level 1 to 3

4 to 36 months

This program is for babies and toddlers, with the participation of a caregiver. Your child will learn basic movement in the water, buoyancy, floating techniques and how to enter and exit shallow water. Parent participation is required for all preschool and Swim Kids 1 to 4.

Red Cross Swim Preschool - Level 4 to 8

3 to 5 years

This program is designed to promote success, focusing on water safety. It has a fun format with activities geared towards children who want to work on front and back floats and glides, as well as sit diving and back swimming. Parent participation is required for all preschool and Swim Kids 1 to 4. 

Red Cross Swim Kids - Level 1 to 10

5 to 12 years

Learn to swim with Red Cross Swim Kids! Children will learn stroke development, water safety, front and back floats, glides and more. These classes include a fitness component. With our 10-level program, your children will be challenged at their individual level and learning style.

Please ask for a swim assessment if your child completed any of the Red Cross Swim Preschool levels. This will help determine which Swim Kids level is best suited for your child’s needs.

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