The YMCA of Canada uses its own system of levels for swimming lessons. YMCA Canada, The Canadian Red Cross and the Lifesaving Society have worked together to produce the chart below which converts Red Cross and Lifesaving Society levels to the YMCA’s program.

This chart will be used as a tool to assist the aquatic staff in determining a swimmer’s readiness for participation in a particular swim program. Please remember the conversion table should be used merely as a general guide since individual differences and situations will occur.