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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.

Swim 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!

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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!


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
  • Standard First Aid
  • YMCA Swim Instructor Course
  • National Lifeguard

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