Downtown YMCA - Aquatics Swim Lessons Programs & Drop-in Nov 12 2018 to Jan 27 2019

Saturday

Drop-in Swimming Lessons

  • 9:15AM - 10:00AM Drop-in Parent and Tot Swim
    Ages 0-5 Years

    Getting time to work out with your little one can be a challenge. YMCA Parent and Tot sessions give you time to play, move, and splash in the pool with your infant, toddler, or preschooler.

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Lane Swim & Open Swim

  • 8:00AM - 9:15AM Open & Lane Swim
    All Ages
    Use YMCA Open & Lane Swim times to improve your cardio fitness and muscle tone, or to just have some fun in the water! All sessions are supervised by a YMCA-certified lifeguard. Available at no cost to YMCA members, open swim sessions are unstructured and allow time to play and workout at your own pace. Community members can also access YMCA facilities for Open Swim through the purchase of...
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  • 1:00PM - 7:00PM Open & Lane Swim
    All Ages
    Use YMCA Open & Lane Swim times to improve your cardio fitness and muscle tone, or to just have some fun in the water! All sessions are supervised by a YMCA-certified lifeguard. Available at no cost to YMCA members, open swim sessions are unstructured and allow time to play and workout at your own pace. Community members can also access YMCA facilities for Open Swim through the purchase of...
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Pool Closed - Lessons & Events

Registered Swimming Lessons

  • 9:15AM - 10:00AM Star Five/Six/Seven
    Ages 10+
    Star 5 Star 5 is for children 10 years and older who have completed Star 4 or who show an equivalent skill level. We will introduce the butterfly stroke along with lifesaving and first aid elements from the Rookie and Ranger levels of the Canadian Swim Patrol program. Swimmers will also have the opportunity to continue to develop advanced aquatics skills by selecting from a range of options:...
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  • 9:30AM - 10:00AM Dolphin/Swimmer
    Ages 6-12 Years
    Dolphin Dolphin is for children 6-12 years old who have completed Seal or who demonstrate an equivalent skill set. Your child will be introduced to swimming on their front, back, and underwater. Dolphin teaches kids how to stay safe in the water and to develop their swimming skills. During these classes, your child will also select from an optional list of skills to learn during the session....
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  • 10:05AM - 10:35AM Otter/Seal
    Ages 6-12 Years
    Otter An introductory level for beginner swimmers aged 6-12 years old, Otter will teach your child the basics of pool safety, going underwater, and gliding on their front and back. Otter teaches your child how to stay safe in the water and to develop their swimming skills. During these classes, your child will also select from an optional list of skills to learn during the session. Seal Seal is...
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  • 10:05AM - 10:50AM Star One/Two
    Ages 6-12 Years
    Star 1 Star 1 is for children 6-12 years old who have completed the Swimmer level in our Learn to Swim program. In this class, kids will learn to use the whip kick on their back and the egg-beater motion for treading water. We will help your child continue to develop front and back crawl technique and endurance. In Star 1 we also introduce your child to other aspects of swimming. Kids select...
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  • 10:05AM - 10:35AM Bobbers/Floaters
    Ages 3-5 years
    Bobbers The third level of our YMCA L'il Dipper program, Bobbers, is for children 3-5 years old who are new to swimming. Children are encouraged to attend without a parent. In Bobbers, we'll continue to introduce fun activities in the water to activate the movements that will eventually lead to swimming. By the end, your child will be comfortable having their face in the water, and will...
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  • 10:40AM - 11:25AM Star Three/Four
    Ages 6-12 Years
    Star 3 Star 3 is for children 6-12 years old who have completed Star 2 or who show an equivalent skill level. In this level your child will focus on the breaststroke and egg-beater motion for treading water, while continuing to build endurance in the pool. We will also introduce young swimmers to introductory lifesaving concepts. Building on the optional skills learned in Star 2, kids will select...
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  • 10:40AM - 11:10AM Gliders/Divers
    Ages 3-5 Years
    Gliders The fifth level of our YMCA L'il Dipper program, Gliders, is for children who are 3-5 years old and have completed Floaters or show an equivalent level of competence. In Gliders, children will combine kicking with gliding to learn how to propel themselves through the water. Children are encouraged to attend without a parent. Divers The sixth level of our YMCA L'il Dipper program,...
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  • 10:55AM - 11:25AM Otter/Seal
    Ages 6-12 Years
    Otter An introductory level for beginner swimmers aged 6-12 years old, Otter will teach your child the basics of pool safety, going underwater, and gliding on their front and back. Otter teaches your child how to stay safe in the water and to develop their swimming skills. During these classes, your child will also select from an optional list of skills to learn during the session. Seal Seal is...
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  • 11:15AM - 11:45AM Dolphin/Swimmer
    Ages 6-12 Years
    Dolphin Dolphin is for children 6-12 years old who have completed Seal or who demonstrate an equivalent skill set. Your child will be introduced to swimming on their front, back, and underwater. Dolphin teaches kids how to stay safe in the water and to develop their swimming skills. During these classes, your child will also select from an optional list of skills to learn during the session....
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  • 11:30AM - 12:15PM Star One/Two
    Ages 6-12 Years
    Star 1 Star 1 is for children 6-12 years old who have completed the Swimmer level in our Learn to Swim program. In this class, kids will learn to use the whip kick on their back and the egg-beater motion for treading water. We will help your child continue to develop front and back crawl technique and endurance. In Star 1 we also introduce your child to other aspects of swimming. Kids select...
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  • 11:30AM - 12:00PM Bobbers/Floaters
    Ages 3-5 years
    Bobbers The third level of our YMCA L'il Dipper program, Bobbers, is for children 3-5 years old who are new to swimming. Children are encouraged to attend without a parent. In Bobbers, we'll continue to introduce fun activities in the water to activate the movements that will eventually lead to swimming. By the end, your child will be comfortable having their face in the water, and will...
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  • 11:50AM - 12:20PM Gliders/Divers
    Ages 3-5 Years
    Gliders The fifth level of our YMCA L'il Dipper program, Gliders, is for children who are 3-5 years old and have completed Floaters or show an equivalent level of competence. In Gliders, children will combine kicking with gliding to learn how to propel themselves through the water. Children are encouraged to attend without a parent. Divers The sixth level of our YMCA L'il Dipper program,...
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  • 12:05PM - 12:35PM Otter/Seal
    Ages 6-12 Years
    Otter An introductory level for beginner swimmers aged 6-12 years old, Otter will teach your child the basics of pool safety, going underwater, and gliding on their front and back. Otter teaches your child how to stay safe in the water and to develop their swimming skills. During these classes, your child will also select from an optional list of skills to learn during the session. Seal Seal is...
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  • 12:20PM - 12:50PM Surfers/Dippers
    Ages 3-5 Years
    Surfers The seventh level of our YMCA L'il Dipper swim program, Surfers, is for children 3-5 years old who have completed Divers or show an equivalent level of competence. In Surfers, we'll continue to help your child develop front and back swimming skills and build up to a distance of 15 metres. And now that your child is comfortable jumping into the water, we'll work on some...
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