Program Information

Welcome to Eclipse Swim School


Who are we? Eclipse Swim School is our all new name for the already amazing programming we have to offer here at RiverCity Recreation Inc. Eclipse is a different type of swim programming. The focus is on learning to swim better, faster and Eclipsing the competition.

Our program is a uniquely developed combination of many years of swim programming made into a more practical and better suited program to fulfill the needs of those learning to swim. By not only learning to swim but learning to swim efficiently swimmers have better understand and techniques. Swimming lessons are an essential life skill, why not have fun and learn at the same time?


Why the name change? As RiverCity Recreation continues to grow and expand our programming, we decided to give it a fresh new look.


What has changed? Quite simply, Nothing! RiverCity Recreation Inc. is now in it's second year of running our unique swimming lesson program. This year however we are running the program on our own and at all new facilities in and around the City of Edmonton. We will not waiver from our values or desire to ensure everyone has a safe and full understanding of the water. We will continue to offer industry leading instructors who create a positive and fun-loving atmosphere for all who participate.


What is unique about your program? Eclipse Swim School is a one of a kind lesson program. Designed to teach all ages to effectively swim. Our program starts children off at a young age to encourage good learning habits and repetitions. Eclipse offers smaller class sizes and a more intensive learning experience. Our focus is on teaching the 4 core strokes to swimming and competitive skills.

At Eclipse we still focus on water safety, however we emphasize on learning to efficiently and effectively swim.


Who is your program for? Our program is for ALL ages and levels of swimming. Our classes are tailored to those 4 months & up and we can even design a program for those adults who need to brush up on swimming technique or abilities.


Is there a safety component incorporated in your lessons? Yes, our program does offer pool / water safety to our students, however unlike other programs we emphasize more on the correct technique of the swimmer. This helps the student swim longer, and more effectively while in the water


What training do your instructors have?  All Eclipse Swim instructors are certified swim instructors through different national programs, in addition many of them have a competitive swim backround. Our instructors are trained in the specific ways we teach at Eclipse through shadowing and regular meetings with our Deck Supervisors, Instructors have past expierence in instructing and are coached on a regular basis.

Do you offer make-up classes?  Unfortunately no, our program is uniquely designed in that we allow all instructors to create and execute there own lesson plans. As our program session run back to back we simply do not have scheduling availability to add make up classes. *We ask that all parents ensure they are able to attend at least 5 of 6 classes and ensure the children are practising on a regular basis at home in the tub or at the swimming pool. We offer lessons 6 days per week so please find a class that will best suit your schedule*

Where is your program offered? Currently our program will be offer out of the following locations at various times throughout the season;

Scona Pool -



Will there be evaluation camps? Yes! We have evaluation camps at Scona Pool, Evaluations are not mandatory to register;



                                       *Please select your desired day to register for our free evaluation camp*


Stay Tuned more evaluation camps to be announced soon


Session Dates - *Please note registration will close 1 week prior to the session start*

For registrations after the closing date please send us an e-mail


Session 4 - Feb 16 - March 26 - Registration Now Open!!


Session 5 - April 3 - May 13 - Registration Now Open


Session 6 - May 22 - June 30 - Registration Now Open *Please note no Sunday classes will be available due to calendar restrictions*


What are the costs for your program? Our programming costs are based on class length. We do NOT have registration fees



Class Name Cost Class Size Class Length
Bubbles 1 $90 12 30 Minutes
Bubbles 2 $90 4 30 Minutes
Bubbles 3 $90 4 30 Minutes
Splash 1 $135 5 45 Minutes
Splash 2 $135 6 45 Minutes
Splash 3 $135 8 45 Minutes
Waves 1 $180 10 60 Minutes
Waves 2 $180 10 60 Minutes
Waves 3 $180 10 60 Minutes
Private Lessons $300 1 30 Minutes
Adult / Stroke Improvement $75 12 30 Minutes



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