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!

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Swim Level Conversion Guide

The YMCA of Canada uses its own system of levels for swimming lessons. YMCA Canada, The Canadian Red Cross and the Lifesaving Society have worked together to produce the chart below which converts Red Cross and Lifesaving Society levels to the YMCA’s program. This chart will be used as a tool to assist the aquatic staff in determining a swimmer’s readiness for participation in a...

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