Kenora, ON

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Swimming Program

RLWYC is pleased to offer the Life Saving Society Swim for Life Program as well as Bronze Levels, First Aid and CPR programs. Each week there will be time scheduled for formal lessons following the Life Saving Society Swimmer program.  The schedule and registration for Lessons is available online.  Children registered in Lessons will be supervised for 1 hour each day.  In-water swim will be offered for a minimum of 30 minutes for young children and 45 minutes for older children.  If the weather is warm and the kids can manage, these times will be extended. The remainder of the time will be spent leaning on-land water safety and supervised games.

Higher levels, including Bronze Levels, are formally scheduled for later in the day to accommodate the schedule of many teens who may be working during the day.  These classes will be held subject to demand and can be scheduled at a more suitable time for participants if necessary.  Please contact us for scheduling.

We strive to create the safest possible environment for our children, so pre-registration for swimming will be required and drop-ins will not be accepted.  Register online or by calling the Club.  Non-members who are interested in registering for swimming lessons may also call the Club or e-mail

First Aid and CPR will be offered as either certification or non-certification courses. These will be run twice a summer.  For 2016 we will offer a 4-hour First Aid/ AED/ CPR certification course on Sunday 10 July and Sunday 7 August.  A 2-hour non-certification course will run on Monday 11 July and Monday 8 August in the evening.  Please refer to the RLWYC calendar for times/ dates and call the office for more information.

An exciting addition to the 2016 Swimming Program is the Introduction of the Minnow Team.  We encourage all young swimmers (no age restriction) to join the ‘Minnow Barge’ and participate in the famous RLWYC Three Island Swim.  The RLWYC barge will be manned with lifeguards and Minnow Team participants will be able to swim as little or as much of the course as they want or can manage.  Special prizes and team-wear for all participants.  More information will be made available during the summer.

For more detailed information on swimming lessons, combinations sessions and registration, Click Here.

To contact the Rear Commodore of Swimming or Head Aquatics Instructor please email the addresses below.

Three Island Swim

The Three Island Swim is a 3-km swim around three islands, one of which is our own Yacht Club Island.  Open to all levels and ages, swimming the whole course or in a relay team, the Three Island Swim is a fun and exciting event that is not to be missed!  Canoes, kayaks, and rowboats escort swimmers on their journey out and back to the club dock.  Always on hand is a crowd of enthusiastic supporters cheering on their favorite participants.  For more information on events at RLWYC please contact :