Through swim lessons, aquatic fitness classes, and other programs, our Aquatics department offers you and your family a wide variety of ways to make a splash and enjoy the water! Whether you're a beginner or an experienced swimmer, you can gain the skills and confidence you need to stay safe and have fun in the water.

The YMCA has offered swimming lessons to Canadians since the 1900s. Thousands of Canadians have learned to swim at the Y.  Dive into our aquatics program to find the one that's right for you and your family.

Advanced Lifeguarding

Open the door to employment and volunteer possibilities through our YMCA Aquatic Certifications programs. Certification as a lifeguard or swimming instructor can lead to exciting opportunities at the YMCA and elsewhere. You'll also develop leadership skills that can have a profound impact on your future success.

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Aquatic Fitness

Want to add a little variety to your fitness routine? Just add water! 

The resistance of the water strengthens your muscles with each movement. Whether you move at top speed or a moderate one, your body weight is supported by the buoyancy of the water, which reduces joint impact and improves 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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Aquatic Specialty Programs

From water sports to swim clubs, YMCA Aquatic Specialty programs bring swimmers together for organized activities in the water. Whether you're new to the pool or looking for some friendly competition, our programs will keep you moving and having fun.

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Swim Lessons

Knowing how to swim can save your life — or even someone else's. Taught by certified YMCA instructors, our swimming lessons will give you and your family the skills to stay safe around water. But there's more to our swim lessons than just learning to swim. We want you and your family to build confidence in the water, meet new people, have fun, and hopefully develop a lifelong passion for swimming!

Explore our swim lessons to find the program that's the right fit!​

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Swim Times

Come and enjoy the water at your own convenience! Our pool is available for drop-in and lane swimming throughout the day. No matter how busy you are, there is a swim time to fit your schedule. 

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