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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. Thousands of Albertans have learned to swim at the Y and so can you. Find the aquatics program that's right for you and your family by clicking here

Aquatic Programs


Swim Lessons

Swim lessons are back for the July 5, 2021, to August 28, 2021 season! To help keep our communities healthy and safe, masks will be required in transition zones. Please come swim-ready to limit time spent in locker rooms. Registration for swim lessons opens at 12:00 AM on June 17, 2021 at Please note that this is a new session, so no previous swim lesson registrations will be carried over. Your child’s YMCA membership must be active at the time of registration, otherwise, you will be unable to register your child in swimming lessons.

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

Download our Aquatics Guide

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 skill. 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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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

We do not have public swim available at this time. Not a member? Find out more about our YMCA memberships by visiting!