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.

Registration opens on Wednesday, January 4th at 11:00 AM

Non-members may register by phone or in person. Members may register through our mobile app or member portal. Our mobile app is available for both Apple and Android mobile devices. Just search for YWCA Health + Fitness Centre in the app or play store and download. After downloading the app, simply click "Register Now" to create your account. Please email bookings@ywcavan.org for any registration issues.

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • A minimum of 24 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, 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Session I: Jan 9 - Feb 27 (7 classes, no class Feb 20)
Session II: Mar 6 - April 17 (7 classes)

Wednesdays, 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Session I: Jan 11 - Mar 1 (8 classes)
Session II: Mar 8 - April 26 (8 classes)

Fridays, 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Session I: Mar 3 - April 28 (8 classes, no class April 7)

Saturdays, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Session I: Jan 14 - Mar 4 (8 classes)
Session II: Mar 11 - April 29 (8 classes)

Sundays, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Session I: Jan 8 - Feb 26 (8 classes)
Session II: Mar 5 - April 23 (8 classes)
Location
Pool
Pre-requisite
No swim experience needed
Fee
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: Jan 9 - Feb 27 (7 classes, no class Feb 20)
Session II: Mar 6 - April 17 (7 classes)

Wednesdays, 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Session I: Jan 11 - Mar 1 (8 classes)
Session II: Mar 8 - April 26 (8 classes)

Fridays, 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Session I: Jan 6 - Feb 24 (8 classes)
Session II: Mar 3 - April 28 (8 classes, no class April 7)
Location
Pool
Pre-requisite
Able to swim 25m, comfortable in deep water.
Fee
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, 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Session I: Jan 10 - Feb 28 (8 classes)
Session II: Mar 7 - April 25 (8 classes)

Thursdays, 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Session I: Jan 12 - Mar 2 (8 classes)
Session II: Mar 9 - April 27 (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
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: Jan 9 - Feb 27 (7 classes, no class Feb 20)
Session II: Mar 6 - April 17 (7 classes)

Wednesdays, 6:30 - 7:30 AM
Session I: Jan 4 - Feb 22 (8 classes)
Session II: Mar 1 - April 19 (8 classes)

Fridays, 6:30 - 7:30 AM
Session I: Jan 6 - Feb 24 (8 classes)
Session II: Mar 3 - April 28 (8 classes, no class April 7)
Location
Pool
Pre-requisite
Able to swim 100m with ease, familiar with four swim strokes, comfortable in deep water
Fee
7 classes: Member $147 | Non-member $206.50
8 classes: Member $168 | Non-member $236
SWIM CLINICS

Free for members, the following clinics are special workouts with our trained lifeguards.

Registration opens on Wednesday, January 4th at 11:00 AM

Non-members may register by phone or in person. Members may register through our mobile app or member portal. Our mobile app is available for both Apple and Android mobile devices. Just search for YWCA Health + Fitness Centre in the app or play store and download. After downloading the app, simply click "Register Now" to create your account. Please email bookings@ywcavan.org for any registration issues.

YWCA FLIP TURN Clinic

Guaranteed to flip you upside down! Come and learn how to do a flip turn with a coached swim workout. Drills will be incorporated for you to practice this new skill! This clinic is ideal for those who are not familiar with flip turns.

Schedule
Monday, April 24 | 6:30 - 7:30 AM
Monday, April 24 | 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Wednesday, April 26 | 6:30 - 7:30 AM
Instructor

Lifeguard

Location
Pool
Pre-requisite
Able to swim a minimum of 25 meters continuously and is comfortable in deep water.
Fee
Free for members | Non-members $26

YWCA SWIM LEVEL 1 | LEARN Clinic

 

Do you want to improve your swimming but didn't know where to start? Unsure of your swimming abilities? Have a fear of the water? In this clinic, you'll work closely with a Swim Instructor to explore water management skills as well as gain a level of water comfort and confidence through swim progressions. This explorative class will offer you a positive experience and give you the confidence you'll need to float, glide, and self-rescue in the water. This clinic is designed for beginner swimmers.

Schedule
Wednesday, Jan 4 | 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Saturday, Jan 7 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Monday, April 24 | 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Sunday, April 30 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Instructor

Lifeguard

Location
Pool
Pre-requisite
No swim experience needed
Fee
Free for members | Non-members $26