The YMCA has a long history in aquatics and was the first organization to offer formalized swim instruction in Canada. We are proud of this history and look forward to building upon it as we continue to support our communities.
Swimming Instruction for all ages of participants and members is important at the YMCA and our swimming lessons are for people from infant to adult. We welcome everyone to access our programs and services, including swimming. It is our goal to help people develop skills and habits that will keep them healthy throughout their lives. We are also interested in developing skills which may be used as building blocks for employment.
Learn to swim with the YMCA swimming instructional program. We recognize that everyone is unique in the how they learn and apply new skills. The YMCA provides swim instruction based on abilities and pace of progression. Our swim lessons for members are offered through a continuous evaluation program.
If you need help determining which class will best meet the needs of your child, in-person swim assessments may be arranged. Please inform the Welcome Desk that your child needs a swim assessment when you arrive at lesson time so that the deck lead can be notified. On your child’s first day of lessons, the deck lead will do a swim assessment to determine which swimming level your child should be in.