Swimming lessons

Children, teens and adults can register for swimming lessons offered by the City with the goal of learning the swimming skills needed to safely enjoy the water.

Summer 2024 Session

The ''Société de sauvetage'' ''Nager pour la vie'' program replaces Red Cross swimming lessons. It teaches children, teens and adults the swimming skills needed to enjoy the water safely. See the Swimming classes for children and adults tab for full details. 

An in-water evaluation to determine your child's level is strongly recommended.
To this end, we are offering two time slots for this evaluation, if you are unsure of the level at which to register your child:

  • Saturday, June 8, between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 9, between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

There will be no group transfers after the start of the session.


Registration is done online on the registration platform. It is important to create an account at least 48 hours before the opening date of registration, if you have not already done so. To create an account and to register, residents must have a valid citizen card. Registration by phone is also possible for people who do not have access to a computer (450-455-3371, option 4).

Registration dates 

  • Vaudreuil-Dorion residents: starting June 10, 6 p.m.
  • For all: starting June 12, 9 a.m.

The summer session will take place from June 29 to August 18, 2024 for children and from June 25 to August 15, 2024 for adults in the outdoor pools.

Procedure for online registration (in French)

Procedure for creating an account on the registration platform (in French)

Swimming classes for children and adults

Taught by qualified instructors trained in supervision and safety, the Swim for Life program is structured in motivating modules, ensuring progressive learning between each level.

To view the Lifesaving Society's Swim for Life swimming continuum, click HERE.

*Please note that the following levels are not currently offered: parent-child 1 (4-12 months) and parent-child 2 (12-24 months).

We invite you to consult the table below, to learn more about the swimming courses offered and their respective prerequisites.

Swimming lessons


Designed for children ages 2 to 5


Class length: 30 minutes

Cost: $56 (residents) | $96 (non-residents)


A parent must accompany the child up to and including the Preschool 3 level.


Course description


Schedule (summer 2024)


Designed for children 6 years and older


Nageur 1 et 2
Class length: 30 minutes
Cost: $56 (residents) | $96 (non-residents)


Nageur 3 à 6
Class lenght: 40 minutes
Cost: $64 (residents) | $104 (non-residents)


Course description


Schedule (summer 2024)


Designed for children ages 8 to 14


Class length: 55 minutes

Cost: $80 (residents) | $120 (non-residents) 


Are you ready to go beyond learning to swim? Would you like to develop your leadership skills, self-confidence, judgment, team spirit and physical fitness? Becoming a Junior Lifeguard will not only allow you to improve your swimming techniques, but also to acquire the basic lifesaving and first-aid skills needed to pass Bronze level courses.


Course description


Schedule (summer 2024)


Designed for teenagers (ages 10 to 16)

Class length: 30 minutes
Cost residents : $56 | Cost non-residents : $96


Course description


Course schedule (summer 2024)



Designed for adults (16 years and older)


Class length: 40 minutes


Cost for classes on Mondays (six weeks):

$48 (residents), $42 (55+) | $78 (non-residents), $72 (55+)


Cost for classes from Tuesday to Friday (eight weeks):

$64 (residents), $56 (55+) | $104 (non-residents), $96 (55+)


Course description



Schedule week days (summer 2024)

Designed for adults (16 and older)

Class length: 40 minutes


Cost for classes on Mondays (six weeks):

$48 (residents), $42 (55+) | $78 (non-residents), $72 (55+)


Cost for classes from Tuesday to Friday (eight weeks):

$64 (residents), $56 (55+) | $104 (non-residents), $96 (55+)

Description of swimming lessons - Adult

Schedule week days (summer 2024)



Aquatic fitness classes

Course descriptions

Fitness swimmer

  • Course schedule (summer 2024) : June 25 to August 15, 2024 (8 weeks)
  • Frequency: twice a week
  • Tuesday and Thursday, 7:50 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Sainte-Madeleine pool

Aquaforme and aquaforme-aquaprofond combo

  • Course schedule (spring 2024)
  • Classes on Monday: July 8 to August 15, 2024 (six weeks)
  • Classes from Tuesday to Friday: June 25 to August 15, 2024 (eight weeks)
  • Frequency: twice a week
  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 9:40 a.m.
  • Saint-Jean-Baptiste pool

Water safety and rescue training

Consult the description of the training offered by the Société de sauvetage.

This winter, the Ville de Vaudreuil-Dorion is once again offering free training to become a lifeguard or instructor, as part of the unveiling of the Plan d'action pour valoriser la pratique d'activités physiques, sportives et récréatives au Québec 2022-2027.

Summer 2024

Intensive Bronze Medallion

  • Online registration starting June 10 at 6 p.m. (residents) and June 12 at 9 a.m. (non-residents)
  • Course duration: 24,5 h + exam
  • From June 25 to 28 + exam on June 28
  • Saint-Jean-Baptiste pool
  • Free for residents and non-residents, through the Programme d’aide financière pour la gratuité de la formation des surveillants-sauveteurs et des moniteurs aquatiques du ministère du Sport, du Loisir et du Plein air
  • Fees: Pocket mask ($16) 
  • Prerequisites: must be at least 13 years old at the time of the final exam or hold a Bronze Star certificate.

The Bronze Medallion intensive course is recommended for experienced swimmers who can swim 400 metres in 12 minutes or less.

Class Date Time
Class 1 Tuesday, June 25 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Class 2 Wednesday, June 26 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Class 3 Thursday, June 27 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Class 4 Friday, June 28 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
EXAM Friday, June 28 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Les Citadins competitive swim club

Eligibility criteria

  • Must be between 7 and 12 years of age
  • Be able to move without a floating object over a distance of 15 meters
  • Be comfortable in the water to learn crawl and backstroke swimming techniques.
  • Ability to go into the deep end

Contact info@lescitadinsnatation.com to book an appointment for a free evaluation by the coaches.


  • The swimming cap is mandatory for all.
  • Footwear (including sandals) worn on the outside is not permitted in the changing rooms or on the pool deck. A room is available at the entrance of the building for users to leave outside footwear before entering the changing rooms.
  • For safety reasons, children under 6 years of age and those carrying a floating device must be accompanied by a responsible person in the water.

For more information, please contact the Recreation and Culture Department on weekdays at 450-455-3371, option 4, or call 514 477-7000, poste 1962. (evenings and weekends).

Cancellation and refund


It is important to choose the right level when registering.

In-water evaluation is strongly recommended. To this end, we offer time slots a few weeks before the registration period for the upcoming session. During the open swim sessions on Saturdays and Sundays, depending on the pool's attendance, it is possible to ask the lifeguards for an assessment of the appropriate skill level.

Submit a refund request

For a refund request or credit rating, complete the refund or transfer request form (in French) and send it by email to the Recreation and Culture Department. No refunds will be issued for withdrawals unless a medical certificate is provided.

For refund requests by cheque:

  • If the request is sent prior to the start of the event, an administration fee of 10% or $10 (whichever is greater) will be deducted from the amount to be refunded.
  • If the request is sent after the event has begun, the amount of services rendered must be added to the previous calculation on a pro-rata basis from the date of receipt of the form.

For credit notes, the amount to be credited will be calculated on a pro rata basis for services rendered from the date of receipt of the form.

In the event of cancellation by the City, a credit will be issued to the account in proportion to the service not received.

Course retake

In the event of absence, please note that there are no retakes. The City does not offer private lessons. All courses are fully booked, and as the City must respect the Lifesaving Society's ratio of swimmers to instructors, it is impossible to change days or times. Thank you for your understanding.

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