The Canadian Red Cross will no longer be offering swimming lessons in 2023, as it focuses its efforts on surging humanitarian demands around the globe. The Red Cross has been running swimming lessons in Canada for the past 76 years.

Instead, the City of Moose Jaw will be offering Lifesaving Society “Swim for Life” Swimming Lessons starting in January 2023.

"What will change is maybe the look and feel of a progress card and the title of a program that you enroll into but swimming lessons will be offered by the same qualified staff who have been transitioned over to the Lifesaving Society program now and we are ready to carry on the good work of swimming lessons right away in the new year," said Recreation Services Supervisor Shelly Howe.

She notes the Lifesaving Society will offer programs from parent and tot all the way up to the National Lifeguard program.

"Swimming lessons is about learning some skills and some water safety and no matter what program that we run, we will always be able to offer our quality swimming lessons here in Moose Jaw," added Howe.

Registration opens Wednesday, December 7 at or by using the free city app.

The City of Moose Jaw will continue to offer Canadian Red Cross First Aid, Stay Safe, Babysitting and Psychological First Aid courses.