The Township of Edwardsburgh Cardinal offers summer camp programming for children, and swimming lessons and aquatics programs for residents of all ages.

Please review and follow all COVID-19 health and safety regulations and service changes before taking part in your chosen program(s). We are committed to ensuring as safe an experience as possible for all of our staff and participants. If you have any questions in regards to our summer programs, please email or call 613-802-6774.

Swimming lessons

Both Johnstown and Cardinal community pools will offer swimming lessons by the Lifesaving Society’s Swim for Life and Lifesaving Instructional program. Lessons will stress in-water practice to develop solid swimming strokes and skills, as well as Water Smart education which will last a lifetime. The following Swim for Life programs will be offered at the Cardinal and Johnstown pools. Each Session is $45 per child and Family Rate (3 or more children) $100.00/session this does not include Bronze level courses.

Swim team

Joining a swim team is a fun and rewarding way to strengthen swimming skills and endurance, while having fun with your teammates. Participating in swim clubs can assist with building confidence and enriching your social experiences. You will learn proper stroke techniques, flip turns and dive entries. On weekends, swimmers can have the opportunity to compete against other swimmers in their age and gender categories at local pools. Must have completed swimmer 3 to participate. 

Public Swimming/Lane Swim

Public swimming and Lane swim will be available at both the Cardinal and Johnstown community pools.

Aquatic Fitness

A fun way to exercise with friends and socialize! All Aquafit classes are taught by our energetic instructors so that everyone can experience the benefits of water-based aerobic fitness. Lane swimming is also available for adults only during this time.

Summer Camps

We run four two-week sessions of summer camp every year at the South Edwardsburgh Community Centre and the Johnstown Pool, and this summer we will be offering two sessions of camp in Cardinal at the Ingredion Centre and the Cardinal Pool. Our camps are offered to children between the ages of 5 and 12. Registration for Summer 2022 Day Camp is now closed. 

Lifesaving Instructional Program

The following Lifesaving Instructional programs will be offered at the Cardinal and Johnstown pools. 

  • Canadian Swim Patrol (3 Levels) Rookie Patrol, Ranger Patrol and Star Patrol
  • Bronze Star
    • Prerequisite: None (Swim Patrol experience recommended).
  • Bronze Medallion
    • Prerequisite: Minimum 13 years of age or Bronze Star certification (need not be current).
  • Bronze Cross
    • Prerequisite: Bronze Medallion and Lifesaving Society Emergency or Standard First Aid certifications (need not be current) or EFA or SFA from an approved agency.

National Lifesaving Certification (NL)

The NLS course will be offered Summer 2023, pending registration numbers. Students must be at least 15 years of age and have obtained their Bronze Cross and Lifesaving Society Standard First Aid (need not be current) or Standard First Aid from one of the Lifesaving Society's approved agencies.

National Lifesaving Recertification (NL)

A recertification course for NLS will also be offered Summer 2023.

Standard First Aid with CPR-C

Lifesaving Society’s Standard First Aid provides comprehensive training covering all aspects of First Aid and CPR. Standard First Aid incorporates all of Emergency First Aid and is designed for those who require a more in-depth understanding of First Aid including: legal implications of First Aid treatment, spinal injuries, heat or cold injuries, bone and joint injuries, chest injuries, and medical emergencies. Includes CPR-C certification. Standard First Aid with CPR-C will be offered Summer 2023.

Swim Instructor

Candidates will learn to teach and evaluate basic swim strokes and related skills and acquires proven teaching methods and a variety of stroke development drills and correction techniques. Swim Instructors are certified to teach and evaluate all levels of lifesaving swim program: Parent & Tot, Preschool, Swimmer, and Adult Swimmer. Swim Instructor Course will be offered Summer 2023.