Our Swimming Program

Vision

Our swimming program aims to create a transformative impact within the Black community of Kitchener-Cambridge.

We recognize the lack of swimming programs tailored to the needs of Black women and children, despite the crucial importance of water safety in Canada. Our initiative aims to fill this gap by providing essential swimming skills and fostering confidence and inclusion among participants, empowering them to navigate water environments effectively.

Impact

In 2023, our program achieved resounding success, with all spots filled within hours, providing essential swimming classes to 83 residents. Certified instructors, in collaboration with the City of Kitchener, created a safe and inclusive space where participants not only learned to swim but also experienced the joy of a supportive community. Building on this achievement, we are expanding in 2024, offering eight sessions from July to August across four pools.

FAQs

No, the program is entirely free of charge. We are committed to breaking barriers and providing equal access to swimming skills.

The program is open to Black women and children in the Kitchener-Cambridge area. All skill levels, including beginners, are welcome.

We're gearing up for the 2024 season and will announce the registration date on our newsletter and social media channels. Be sure to subscribe below and follow us here.

The program consists of eight sessions, running from July to August. Each session is one hour long.

Sessions will be held in four different pools in the Kitchener-Cambridge area. Specific details about locations will be provided upon registration.

Yes, one of the cohorts is exclusively for Black women to accommodate those with religious requirements or preferences for a women-only environment.

Participants will acquire essential skills such as breathing techniques, floating on the back, swimming in forward motion, and treading water.

For the moment, the program is only available to residents of the Kitchener-Cambridge area. If we expand to other regions in the future, we'll announce it on our channels.