Classes & Training
Registered Aquatics

With our group swim programs, you can learn to swim, improve your swimming ability or advance to the next level of fitness and skill. 

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Take Your Swimming to the Next Level

The YWCA Swim Programs were developed by our expert Aquatics team. The four levels are designed to support you in meeting your swim goals whether you’re a beginner or seasoned swimmer! Our experienced lifeguards have been trained in the YWCA Swim Programs and 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.

To register, please call Member Services
604 895 5777 or 604 681 0178

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • A minimum of 72 hours notice before the program starts is required for any cancellations or rescheduling 
  • Once the program has started, missed classes are non-refundable
  • 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
Explore Programs

YWCA SWIM LEVEL 1 | LEARN

The program is designed for new and beginner level swimmer. Learn the fundamentals of water safety and gain comfort in and around the water. With a focus on fun and safety you’ll be introduced to different strokes and swim drills to increase your confidence and overall swimming ability.

Schedule
Mondays, 5:15 - 6:15 PM
Session I: May 2 - June 27 (8 classes, no class May 23)
Session II: July 4 - August 15 (6 classes, no class August 1)

Wednesdays, 5:15 - 6:15 PM
Session I: May 4 - June 22 (8 classes)
Session II: June 29 - August 17 (8 classes)

Fridays, 5:15 - 6:15 PM
Session I: May 6 - June 24 (8 classes)
Session II: July 8 - August 19 (7 classes)

Saturdays, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Session I: May 7 - June 25 (8 classes)
Session II: July 2 - August 20 (8 classes)

Sundays, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Session I: May 8 - June 26 (8 classes)
Session II: July 3 - August 21 (8 classes)
Location
Pool
Pre-requisite
No swim experience needed
Fee
6 classes: Member $126 | Non-member $177
7 classes: Member $147 | Non-member $206.50
8 classes: Member $168 | Non-member $236

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.

Schedule
Mondays, 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Session I: May 2 - June 27 (8 classes, no class May 23)
Session II: July 4 - August 15 (6 classes, no class August 1)

Wednesdays, 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Session I: May 4 - June 22 (8 classes)
Session II: June 29 - August 17 (8 classes)

Fridays, 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Session I: May 6 - June 24 (8 classes)
Session II: July 8 - August 19 (7 classes)
Location
Pool
Pre-requisite
Able to swim 25m, comfortable in deep water.
Fee
6 classes: Member $126 | Non-member $177
7 classes: Member $147 | Non-member $206.50
8 classes: Member $168 | Non-member $236

YWCA SWIM COMBO LEVEL 2/3 | DEVELOP & MASTER

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.

Schedule
Tuesdays, 6:15 - 7:15 PM
Session I: May 3 - June 21 (8 classes)
Session II: June 28 - August 16 (8 classes)

Thursdays, 6:15 - 7:15 PM
Session I: May 5 - June 23 (8 classes)
Session II: June 30 - August 18 (8 classes)
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 $126 | Non-member $177
7 classes: Member $147 | Non-member $206.50
8 classes: Member $168 | Non-member $236

YWCA SWIM LEVEL 3 | MASTER

The level 3 program is designed for intermediate/advanced swimmers looking to train with ongoing stroke correction, group challenges and more. All four strokes are incorporated in this program, it also includes a series of timed swims and endurance bench marks. Great training for a triathlon event and for those who want to improve their swim fitness. 

Schedule
Mondays, 6:30 - 7:30 AM
Session I: May 2 - June 27 (8 classes, no class May 23)
Session II: July 4 - August 15 (6 classes, no class August 1)

Wednesdays, 6:30 - 7:30 AM
Session I: May 4 - June 22 (8 classes)
Session II: June 29 - August 17 (8 classes)

Fridays, 6:30 - 7:30 AM
Session I: May 6 - June 24 (8 classes)
Session II: July 8 - August 19 (7 classes)
Location
Pool
Pre-requisite
Able to swim 100m with ease, familiar with four swim strokes, comfortable in deep water
Fee
6 classes: Member $126 | Non-member $177
7 classes: Member $147 | Non-member $206.50
8 classes: Member $168 | Non-member $236
Aquatic Member clinics

 

Stay tuned for upcoming clinics!