Western Educational Adventures Life Saving Society Swimming Lessons
Western Educational Adventures - Victoria BC

Outdoor Private Swimming Lessons

Many Vancouver Island and Victoria BC locals swim in lakes and other waterways during the summer - so why are all the private swimming lessons in Victoria BC only run in community recreation centers and swimming pools? WEA's adult & kids swimming lessons run in various lakes throughout the Greater Victoria area, other Vancouver Island locations like Nanaimo, Courtenay, Duncan BC, etc. or in your own private pool. Most importantly, our private swimming lessons are tailored to fit into your schedule - you don't have to modify your day to fit in our swimming lessons! WEA offers private, Life Saving Society Victoria swimming lessons for kids in Greater Victoria BC and the rest of the Island for all ages and abilities.

***Bookings for the school year are accepted on an ongoing basis. Summer bookings open May 15, 2023***


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Private Victoria BC Swim lessons in the outdoors!

Vancouver Island, Victoria BC, Duncan BC, Sooke BC, Langford BC

Pricing - Scheduled Private Lessons

2 Lessons $190 $95
4 Lessons $320 $80
6 Lessons $450 $75
8 Lessons $560 $70

Pricing - Custom Private Lessons

1-2 Lessons $100
3-5 Lessons $80
5 or more Lessons $70

About Private Pricing

  • • Lesson prices are based on 1 hr. lessons
  • • Prices for private lessons are listed for 1 participant only. Additional children are $5/hr
  • • Half hour lessons are sometimes possible.
  • • Maximum 3 participants per private lesson class
  • • GST is included

Pricing - Group Lessons

4 Lessons $72 $18
8 Lessons $144 $18
About Group Pricing

  • • Group lesson prices are based on 1/2 hr. lessons. Some group lessons are 45 min to 1 hr long.
  • • Prices for group lessons are listed for 1 participant only.
  • • Maximum 4 participants per group lesson class.
  • • GST is included

Lesson Availability

Summer lake swim lesson bookings open in late May & early June. At this time we will be contacting families in order from our booking request list. If you would like to be on this list, please complete this form to get priority booking when we open registration in May.

Scheduled Privates June 15 - Sept 15 May 15
Group Lessons June 15 - Sept 15 June 1
Custom Privates June 15 - Sept 15 May 15
Your Private, Heated Pool Bookings taken year round

**Please note that we may require minimum bookings of 1 hour. Also, bookings outside of our 15km range of Saanich, Duncan, Chemainus, Nanaimo, Port Alberni or the Comox Valley may be charged a transportation fee**

Why Choose WEA?

  • • Small swim lesson group sizes
  • • Lower volume volume swim lesson provider that focuses on quality over quantity
  • • Sanctioned Life Saving Society swim lessons
  • • The best swim instructors available in Victoria
  • • Flexible schedule and locations
  • • Customized curriculums
  • • No hassle customer service
  • • Simple registration process
  • • Consistent swim instructor throughout your swim lesson set
  • • Instruction from beginner swim lessons to lifesaving courses
  • • Our swim lesson rates competitive to aquatic facilities

WEA's Swim Lesson Victoria & Vancouver Island Philosphy

In order to help kids improve their swimming ability in the long term, we beleive that kids must have fun, be warm, be physically fit, have plenty of time to practive and be provided specific feedback during their lessons. Over the years, we have noticed that many children fail the same swim level over and over again. While occasionally some kids just aren't athletic, 9 times out of 10, children are not being taught the right technique or are given ineffective correction. WEA has a different approach to swimming lessons on the South Island. First off, we don't worry too much about Life Saving Society levels. The goal instead, is to create well-rounded swimmers. We start by determining the swimmer's goals and then identifying the student's technical deficiencies. From there we give specific, effective drills that strongly encourage improvement. We then focus on swimming as much as possible during each lesson as this helps keep kids warm, gives them plenty of practice and most importantly, allows them to become strong swimmers. Being a strong, physically fit swimmer is so important and often overlooked by many swim instructors. Kids who are not fit often get tired part-way through the lesson and tired swimmers don't have the precise muscle control required swim well. If you are looking for great swimming lessons or are just tired of your child not passing the same level, give us a try, you will be thrilled with the result!

Where & When do we do swim lessons on Vancouver Island?

  • • Summer swim lessons in private swimming pools, public lakes & community pools
  • • Fall/winter/spring swimming lessons in your pool at home

WEA's Preffered Outdoor Swimming Lesson Lakes in the Greater Victoria Area

**For other Vancouver Island locations, contact us for more information. We are currently working on setting up locations up island for this summer.

Thetis Lake • Matheson Lake • Durrance Lake • Kemp Lake • Sooke Potholes

We primarily offer outdoor swimming lessons in Saanich & Langford, with occasional lessons offered in Sooke & Metchosin. However, if the lake you want is not listed, we may be able to accomodate your request. Keep in mind that some Lakes are ideal for running swimming lessons, while others are not. Thetis Lake in Langford for example is a great lake to run lessons in all summer, wherease Elk Lake in Saanich almost always has some sort of health advisory in place.

Types of Lessons

This summer WEA is offering 3 types of lessons to try and address the needs of different families. If it is financially viable for your family, we highly suggest private lessons over group lessons. While group lessons are still very high quality, you get more one-on-one attention in private lessons and a more personally tailored experience. We feel private lessons are the best value.

Private Scheduled Lessons

WEA sets a schedule of lessons being offered at popular dates, times, locations, etc. Families pick one of the regularily scheduled lesson sets.

Private Custom Lessons

Custom lessons are lessons that are not regularily scheduled by WEA. This may include lessons at a private location or lessons offered outside of our normal times at a local lake.

Group Lessons

We may be trialing a select number of group lessons this year. Participants are grouped in like abilities, max 4 students per group. This is a good value option for families with one child. If we decide to trail these group lessons, more information about group ability, etc. will be added to this page.

Swim Lesson Information Package


Vancouver Island Swim Lesson Booking Process

1. Booking Request Form

Complete the below booking request form.

2. Swim Lesson Placeholder

Complete the "Swim Lesson Placeholder" booking as per the instructions in the Swim Lesson Information Package. This step allows you to complete all the necessary registration information. It also allows WEA to collect your payment information for when you book over the phone in step 4.

3. Junk Mail Check

By this point, you will have received 2 automatic emails from us. Double check and make sure our emails aren't going into your junk mail folder.

4. Call Us to Book

Once you have read through the swim lesson information package and completed the above steps, give us a call when registration for your requested type of lesson is open. We do not take any bookings that have not completed all the above steps.

**All personal information provided will not be shared with third parties unless it is relevant to the participants well being or quality of experience**