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Our aquatic programs are about more than just techniques and skills; they are about building friendships, developing self-esteem and creating positive experiences that will last a lifetime. We offer swim lessons, aquatic fitness classes and other programs for toe dippers, deep divers and everyone in between at YMCA Health and Wellness Centre pools in Edmonton. Thousands of Albertans have learned to swim at the Y and so can you.

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Aquatic Programming

Fall Registration begins August 17, 2021, at! Important fall session dates:

  • Fall Session 1 – September 13 - October 31
  • Fall Session 2 – November 1 - December 19

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Swim Lessons

Swim lessons are back for the July 5, 2021, to August 28, 2021 season!

Nothing builds confidence like learning 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. Find out more about our swim lessons by downloading our Aquatics guide! Register today at! Need support? Visit

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YMCA Swim Club

Take your swim skill to the next level with the YMCA Swim Club. This club experience will help swimmers build self-esteem, confidence, sportsmanship and a strong sense of team. Our coaches will work on improving endurance while improving swim skills. With a focus on teamwork and healthy competition, our program will offer the opportunity to participate in fun, friendly competitions with other swimmers. Register today at! Need support? Visit

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Lifeguard and Swim Instructor Certification Programs

Since 1931, the YMCA has been a leader in aquatics in Canada. That year, the YMCA developed the first nationally recognized aquatics program and has continued to train aquatic leaders ever since. Here are some certifications that we offer:

  • Bronze Medallion
  • Bronze Cross
  • YMCA Swim Instructor Course
  • National Lifeguard

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Aquatics - Drop-in Swim


Drop-in Swim


Member & Lane Swim

Bring the family and enjoy our pools during swim times for members! Member swim is included in membership and open to all YMCA members. All swim options must be booked in advance. Bookings are available in 50-minute time blocks

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Public Swim

Public swim is now available at select YMCA Health and Wellness Centres. Book a 50-minute reservation for you and your family to spend time in the pool today!

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    Online Registration

    Registering for a program is easier than ever before! Find a YMCA program or services, like group fitness, first aid certifications, and sport and recreation programs on our registration portal.

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