Since 1931, the YMCA has been a leader in aquatics in Canada
The YMCA developed the first nationally recognized aquatics program and has continued to train aquatic leaders ever since.
COVID-19 has affected some of our programming and we are currently NOT offering most Aquatic fitness and specialty programs, and certification courses; for more the most up-to-date information, please see our Reactivation.
Why swim at the YMCA?
- At the YMCA we focus on helping people develop. Each swimmer is challenged to grow and improve while the levels are a tool to help parents understand progress on different items. Children will be continually challenged and not limited to completing a level before being introduced to new skills.
- YMCA staff are trained not only to teach swim skills but also help children understand and live the YMCA Core Values – Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.
Has your child been previously enrolled in Lifesaving Society or Red Cross Swim Lessons? CLICK HERE for a YMCA Swimming Lesson Conversion Chart. Continuous swim lessons is the name given to YMCA’s swim lesson format, which offers lessons throughout the year and eliminates the need for participants to re-register. It provides the ability for participants to register at any time and progress at their own pace within a group. Program break weeks will occur March, September, and December/January. Progress cards are available online.