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 three 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 24 hours notice is required to cancel or reschedule your registered swim program reservation
  • 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: Jan 3 - Feb 28 (8 classes, no class Feb 21)
Session II: March 7 - April 25 (8 classes)

Wednesdays, 5:15 - 6:15 PM
Session I: Jan 12 - March 2 (8 classes)
Session II: March 9 - April 27 (8 classes)

Fridays, 5:15 - 6:15 PM
Session II: March 4 - April 29 (8 classes, no class April 15)

Saturdays, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Session I: Jan 8 - Feb 26 (8 classes)
Session II: March 12 - April 30 (8 classes)

Sundays, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Session I: Jan 9 - Feb 27 (8 classes)
Session II: March 6 - April 24 (8 classes)
Location
Pool
Pre-requisite
No swim experience needed
Fee
Member $160 | Non-member $228

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, 6:45 - 7:45 PM
Session I: Jan 3 - Feb 28 (8 classes, no class Feb 21)
Session II: March 7 - April 25 (8 classes)

Wednesdays, 6:45 - 7:45 PM
Session I: Jan 12 - March 2 (8 classes)
Session II: March 9 - April 27 (8 classes)

Fridays, 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Session II: March 4 - April 29 (8 classes, no class April 15)
Location
Pool
Pre-requisite
Able to swim 25m, comfortable in deep water.
Fee
Member $160 | Non-member $228

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: Jan 11 - March 1 (8 classes)
Session 2: March 8 - April 26 (8 classes)

Thursdays, 6:15 - 7:15 PM
Session I: Jan 13 - March 3 (8 classes)
Session II: March 10 - April 28 (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
Member $160 | Non-members $228

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 3 - Feb 28 (8 classes, no class Feb 21)
Session II: March 7 - April 25 (8 classes)

Wednesdays, 6:30 - 7:30 AM
Session I: Jan 12 - March 2 (8 classes)
Session II: March 9 - April 27 (8 classes)

Fridays, 6:30 - 7:30 AM
Session I: Jan 7 - Feb 25 (8 classes)
Session II: March 4 - April 29 (8 classes, no class April 15)
Location
Pool
Pre-requisite
Able to swim 100m with ease, familiar with four swim strokes, comfortable in deep water
Fee
Member $160 | Non-member $228
Aquatic Member clinics

Free for members, the following clinics are special workouts or presentations with experts/instructors in the field of nutrition, health, exercise or physical training.

Members can self-book the Member Clinics online through MyClub or by emailing bookings@ywcavan.org.

Non-members can register in-person at Member Services or by calling 604 895 5777 or 604 681 0178.

YWCA SWIM LEVEL 1 | LEARN Clinic

Get a sneak peak of the YWCA's SWIM LEVEL 1 program in this clinic!

Schedule
Saturday, March 5 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Instructor

Lifeguard

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