More than 80 per cent of swimming lessons in Canada are free or reduced prices, according to a report released Wednesday.
In a report called The Swim Advantage, the Institute of Sport and Exercise Science said the average price for a six-hour lesson in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver is $1,500, and the average in Toronto is $2,000.
The report says the average cost for a lesson in Montreal, which has a population of over 1.3 million, is $3,300.
In Toronto, which is home to more than 3.4 million people, the average is $5,500.
In Vancouver, which boasts over 1 million residents, the study said the price of a six hour lesson in Vancouver is between $4,000 and $6,000, while in Toronto the average costs are between $3.50 and $5.00.
The institute says the price difference in pricing in each city is due to different standards and regulations in each province.
A spokesperson for the institute said the institute is “looking forward to further collaboration with other stakeholders to improve this information and improve the accessibility of information for Canadians.”
With files from the Associated Press and The Canadian Press