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

Outdoor Group and 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 and aquatic leadership courses 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.

Interested in teaching these programs? Trying to find a Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross or Swim Instructor certification course? We offer them! CLICK HERE

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


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Victoria BC private swimming lessons
Vancouver Island private swimming lessons

Convenient Group & Private Swim lessons in the outdoors in Victoria and other parts of the island!

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

Swimming Lessons - Custom Private Lessons

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

About Private Lessons

  • • 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
  • • WEA will respond to booking requests as per the seasonal swim lesson schedule


Swimming Lessons - General Group Lessons

About Group Lessons

  • • Group lessons are offered for youth at Thetis/Langford Lake and West Shawnigan Lake Provincial Park
  • • Prices are for number of sessions and the length of each session. Sessions are 30 min, 45 min or 1 hr depending on the level.
  • • Prices for group lessons are listed for 1 participant only.
  • • Maximum participants per group lesson class is dependent on the Lifsaving Society standards.
  • • Minimum 3 youth required to run a group lesson
  • • GST is included
  • • WEA will respond to booking requests as per the seasonal swim lesson schedule


Swimming Lessons - Daycare & Other Organized Group Lessons

For more information please contact us


Swim Lesson Seasonal Schedule

Group Lessons June 15 - Sept 15 June 03
Privates June 15 - Sept 15 June 12
Your Private, Heated Pool Bookings open year round
Your Private Pool at Your House Bookings open year round

**Please note that for private lessons 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 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
  • • Fall/winter/spring swimming lessons in your pool at home
  • • At a local recreation center if you arrange the lane space

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 • West Shawnigan Lake Provincial Park • Matheson Lake • Durance Lake • Kemp Lake • Sooke Potholes • Young Lake

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 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 offer group lessons with levels for general public registration just like the recreation centers do! We also offer orgnaized lessons for groups like daycares, camps, after-school care, etc.


Aquatic Leadership Courses

Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross, Swim Instructor courses and more offered in local lakes during the summer. CLICK HERE for more info!

Swim Lesson Information Packages


Private & Group Vancouver Island Swim Lesson Booking Process

Group Lesson Booking Process

1. Group Booking Request Form

Complete the Group Booking Form if you do not see group lesson dates and times that will work for you. We need a minimum of 2 children to offer a new group lesson. Check back regularly as we are constantly adding new group lessons on a regular basis.

2. Register for a Group Swim Lesson

Register directly for the group lesson of your choosing


Private Lesson Booking Process

1. Booking Request Form

Complete the below booking request form. We take and complete bookings based on the order this form was completed.

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. You will be charged a $1 fee payable only by credit card. This fee allows WEA to collect your payment information for when you book dates and times 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. Wait for Us to Call

Once you have read through the swim lesson information package and completed the above steps, we will call you to register for your requested type of lesson when registration opens for the season. We do not take any bookings before the season opens and that have not completed all the above steps. **Please note that there is a very high demand for our swim lessons. As such, it may take us a few weeks to call you!**

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