YWCA Swim

Registered Aquatics

Take Your Swimming to the Next Level

With our group swim programs, you can learn to swim, improve your swimming ability or advance to the next level of fitness and skill. The YWCA Swim and Masters programs were developed by our expert Aquatics team. Levels are designed to support you in meeting your swim goals whether you're a beginner or seasoned swimmer! Our experienced and trained lifeguards are certified in Water Safety Instruction & Coaching. They can accommodate varying skill and fitness levels - you'll get the guidance, support and motivation to succeed. Class sizes have been reduced to support a safe learning environment.

Summer registration opens on Wednesday, April 24th, at 11AM for members and Thursday, April 25th for non-members. Members can book on our YWCA Health + Fitness Centre mobile app under "Programs". Non-members please call Member Services at 604-895-5777. Please email bookings@ywcavan.org for any registration issues.

POLICIES

  • We cannot guarantee a specific instructor or the same instructor for all of your group lessons. All instructors are trained to teach to lesson plans and can pick up from your previous session.
  • The facility is closed on Statutory Holidays
  • Read our Registration Policy for more information.
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YWCA Masters *NEW!*

Swimmers in this group are self-motivated and want to improve or excel in the aquatic environment. This program is designed to improve swim fitness for competition or to complement alternate training. Participants will follow a structured technical swim program that includes sets with different drills, interval training that include the use of pace times and various uses of equipment. Sessions typically range anything from 2.2 - 3.0 KM per session. 

 

 

 

Schedule
Wednesdays, 6:30 - 7:30AM
Session I: May 1 - June 19 (8 classes)
Session II: June 26 - August 14 (8 classes)

Fridays, 6:30 - 7:30AM
Session I: May 3 - June 21 (8 classes)
Session II: June 28 - August 16 (8 classes)

Saturdays, 2 - 3PM
June 29 - August 17 (8 classes)
Instructor
Lifeguard
Location
Pool
Pre-requisite
Able to swim 1,500 meters in 1 hour
Must be able to do level 3 requirements
Fee
8 classes: Member $158 | Non-member $226
1 Drop in class: Member $24.75 | Non-member $33.25

YWCA SWIM LEVEL 1 | LEARN

The program is designed for new and beginner level swimmers. Learn the foundations of basic water safety management in order to gain comfort in and around the water. You'll be introduced to different strokes and swim drills to increase your confidence and overall swimming ability.

Testimonial:

"Great classes taught by experienced instructors. Very convenient location and clean facility. Staff are friendly and helpful. The app also makes it easy to look up and book classes!"

- Lucy

Schedule
Mondays, 5 - 6PM
Session I: May 6 - June 17 (6 classes, no class May 20)
Session II: June 24 - August 12 (6 classes, no class July 1 or Aug 5)

Wednesdays, 5 - 6PM
Session I: May 1 - June 19 (8 classes)
Session II: June 26 - August 14 (8 classes)

Fridays, 5 - 6PM
Session I: May 3 - June 21 (8 classes)
Session II: June 28 - August 16 (8 classes)

Saturdays, 12 - 1PM
Session I: May 4 - June 22 (8 classes)
Session II: June 29 - August 17 (8 classes)

Sundays, 12 - 1PM
Session I: May 5 - June 23 (8 classes)
Session II: June 30 - August 18 (8 classes)
Instructor
Lifeguard
Location
Pool
Pre-requisite
No swim experience needed
Fee
6 classes: Member $180 | Non-member $231
7 classes: Member $210 | Non-member $269.50
8 classes: Member $240 | Non-member $308

YWCA SWIM LEVEL 2 | DEVELOP

This is a great option to develop your swimming abilities! You'll get a good workout with each class and have variety to your routine. Learn the best training techniques and how to use various swim tools properly e.g. pace clocks. This program is geared towards intermediate level swimmers, and those interested in doing their first triathlon or open water swim. 

Testimonial:

"The program is not only a welcoming and supportive environment to develop swimming technique, but an opportunity to be part of a diverse community of individuals with shared interests, thereby meeting both physical and social needs."

Samantha

Schedule
Mondays, 6:30 - 7:30PM
Session I: May 6 - June 17 (6 classes, no class May 20)
Session II: June 24 - August 12 (7 classes, no class July 1)

Wednesdays, 6:30 - 7:30PM
Session I: May 1 - June 19 (8 classes)
Session II: June 26 - August 14 (8 classes)

Fridays, 6:30 - 7:30PM
Session I: May 3 - June 21 (8 classes)
Session II: June 28 - August 16 (8 classes)
Instructor
Lifeguard
Location
Pool
Pre-requisite
Able to swim 25m, comfortable in deep water
Fee
6 classes: Member $180 | Non-member $231
7 classes: Member $210 | Non-member $269.50
8 classes: Member $240 | Non-member $308

YWCA SWIM COMBO LEVEL 2/3 | DEVELOP & COMPLETE

Three lanes are reserved for this program. Lesson plans are provided for each level. Participate in group activities and use a variety of equipment. Improve your swimming efficiency and skills.

Testimonial:

"I really enjoy the people in the swim group and the workouts the instructor designs for us! I have improved greatly in my technique and this makes swimming so much more enjoyable. I highly recommend this swim program. It is fun to swim with others. It pushes me to get more out of my swim workouts. I never mind getting up early to swim!"

- Daniel

Schedule
Mondays, 12 - 1PM
Session I: May 6 - June 17 (6 classes, no class May 20)
Session II: June 24 - August 12 (7 classes, no class July 1)

Tuesdays, 6:30 - 7:30PM
Session I: May 7 - June 25 (8 classes)
Session II: July 2 - August 13 (7 classes)

Fridays, 7:45 - 8:45AM
Session I: May 3 - June 21 (8 classes)
Session II: June 28 - August 16 (8 classes)
Instructor
Lifeguard
Location
Pool
Pre-requisite
Level 2: able to swim 25m, comfortable in deep water
Level 3: able to swim 50m with ease, familiar with some of the swim stokes, comfortable in deep water
Fee
6 classes: Member $180 | Non-member $231
7 classes: Member $210 | Non-member $269.50
8 classes: Member $240 | Non-member $308

YWCA SWIM LEVEL 3 | COMPLETE

The level 3 program is designed for intermediate/advanced swimmers looking to train with ongoing stroke correction or who have been successful in the YWCA Level 1 and 2 programs and are ready for the next step. Learning to fine tune all four strokes will be incorporated into this program, it also includes a series of timed swims and endurance bench marks. Great training for a first time swim event and for those who want to improve their swim fitness and fine tune their four strokes.

Testimonial:

"The Level 3 swim program put on at the YWCA has been part of my weekly routine for almost 15 years. The level of teaching and coaching is of the highest level and seamlessly designed for swimmers of all abilities. As important as the teaching and coaching are, the swimmers and coaches have formed close bonds which has extended outside the pool with social outings and even swim competitions. The programs challenge all while adding fun to the process. Thank you to the YWCA team and to all involved for creating and scheduling a program that include substantial benefits for all involved."

- Don

Schedule
Mondays, 6:30 - 7:30AM
Session I: May 6 - June 17 (6 classes, no class May 20)
Session II: June 24 - August 12 (6 classes, no class July 1 or Aug 5)

Thursdays, 6:30 - 7:30PM
June 27 - August 15 (8 classes)
Instructor
Lifeguard
Location
Pool
Pre-requisite
Able to swim 100m with ease, familiar with four swim strokes, comfortable in deep water
Fee
6 classes: Member $180 | Non-member $231
7 classes: Member $210 | Non-member $269.50
8 classes: Member $240 | Non-member $308