WIBIT (Jamie Platz)

On your mark, get set...have fun! What is a WIBIT? Think of it as a floating obstacle course. Balance, coordination, motor function... On the AquaTrack every skill is required. (For children 6 years and older. All users must complete a deep water swim test)

Member Swim

Bring the family and come enjoy our pools during special member family swim times! Members Family Swim is FREE and open only to YMCA members. Not a member? No problem! YMCA Public Swim is open to everyone.

Pool Rentals

Do you have a school or community group that’s looking for swimming fun or swimming education? Consider booking your group for a recreational swim or group lessons at a YMCA Health Fitness & Aquatic centre. Pool bookings are available during various times throughout the week. There is also availability for specialty aquatic programming. For more information, please contact your...

Public Swim

Bring the family and come enjoy our pools during public swim times! There will always be at least one...

Swim Lessons

The YMCA Continuous Swim Model

At the YMCA, we know that it takes more than six to eight weeks to develop effective lifelong swimming and water-safety skills. That is why we are thrilled to offer the YMCA Canada continuous swim lesson model.

Members sign up for a convenient time slot that continues throughout the year. All levels will happen during the same time slot. If you have a family with several children, they can all participate at the same time, giving you the freedom to schedule other activities throughout the day.

Participants will progress at their own pace without the pressure of completing levels within the typical lesson set structure and time frame. Our new swim program provides continuous feedback and promotes relationship building between the instructor, swimmer and families.

You do not need to re-register if you are in a Continuous Swimming Lessons. You will only be removed from Continuous lessons if you do not meet our absence policy, put your membership on hold, cancel or your membership expires (and is lapsed).

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Aquatic Fitness

Want to add a little variety to group fitness classes? Just add water!

The properties of water will bring a new dynamic to your workout. The resistance of the water strengthens your muscles as you push and pull your body through the water. While moving at top speed, or any speed, your body weight is supported by the buoyancy of the water, so you reduce the impact on your joints as you improve your cardiovascular fitness. Led by trained YMCA Instructors, these classes offer a host of benefits for all fitness levels, and you'll appreciate the ability to control the intensity by modifying surface area, speed, and force of movements.

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Swim Clubs

Take your swim skill to the next level with a YMCA Swim Club. Club experiences help swimmers build self-esteem, confidence, sportsmanship and a strong sense of team. Our coaches will work on improving endurance while improving swim skill. With a focus on teamwork and healthy competition, our programs offer opportunities to participate in fun, friendly competitions with other swimmers. 

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Dive into the widest range of aquatics programs anywhere!

Nothing builds confidence like learning how to swim. It’s an essential life skill that can provide a lifetime of fun in and around water. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced swimmer, you can gain the skills and strength you need to stay safe and enjoy making a splash.

The YMCA has been offering swimming lessons to Canadians since the 1900s. Thousands of Canadians have learned to swim at the Y and so can your kids. That’s why we offer swim lessons, aquatic fitness classes and other programs for toe dippers, deep divers and everyone in between.

Find the aquatics program that's right for you and your family.