Registered Aquatics

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

Our experienced instructors and coaches can accommodate varying skill and fitness levels to help you achieve your goals. They will give the guidance, support and motivation to succeed. Sign up with Member Services today! 604 895 5777 


YWCA SWIM LEVEL 1/ LEARN 

Learn the fundamentals of water safety and comfort in and around the pool.  This program is for brand new swimmers who would like to develop a fun and safe approach to swimming.  Each stroke will be introduced followed by various drills to ensure that each participant walks away feeling more confident with their overall swimming ability. Pre-requisite: no swim experience necessary

Trial Class | Jan 13 & 17, 5:15 pm 
Free for members. Registration required

Mondays, 5:15 - 6:15 pm 
Session I: Jan 20 - Mar 2 (6 classes, no class Feb 17)
Session II: Mar 16 - Apr 27 (6 classes, no class Apr 13)  

Tuesdays, 6:00 - 7:00 pm 
Session I: Jan 21 - Feb 25 (6 classes)
Session II: Mar 10 - Apr 14 (6 classes) 

Fridays, 5:15 - 6:15 pm 
Session I: Jan 24 - Feb 28 (6 classes)
Session II: Mar 13 - Apr 24 (6 classes) 

6 classes: Member $93/ Non-member $129


YWCA SWIM LEVEL 2 / DEVELOP

This is a great option for those looking to get a good work out from swimming, and add variety to their routine. Learn good training techniques and how to use certain tools (pace clocks etc) properly. This level is geared towards intermediate level swimmers, or those who might be interested in their first triathlon or open water swim. Pre-requisite: Able to swim 25-50m comfortably, comfortable in deeper water. 

Trial Class | Jan 14 & Mar 3 7:15 pm, Jan 18 11:00 am 
Free for members. Registration required

Tuesdays, 7:15 - 8:15 pm
Session I: Jan 21 - Feb 25 (6 classes) 
Session II: Mar 10 - Apr 14 (6 classes) 

Saturdays, 11 - 12 PM 
Session I: Jan 25 - Feb 29 (6 classes)
Session II: Mar 14 - Apr 25 (6 classes, no class Apr 11)

6 classes: Member $93/ Non-member $129


ywca swim combo level 2/3

This split level adult swim program encompasses the use of 3 lanes, one for each level. There will be a separate practice provided for each level/lane. Included are group activities and other fun learning tools to help you achieve your goals and improve your swim efficiency. Pre-requisite: Level 2 - swim 25m, comfortable in deeper water / Level 3 - swim 50m, familiar with swim strokes, comfortable in deep water.

Trial Class | Jan 13 6:30 pm, Jan 15 & Mar 11 5:15 pm
Free for members. Registration required

Mondays, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Session I: Jan 20 - Mar 2 (6 classes, no class Feb 17)
Session II: Mar 16 - Apr 27 (6 classes, no class Apr 13)  

Wednesdays, 5:15 - 6:15 pm 
Session I: Jan 22 - Feb 26(6 classes) 
Session II: Mar 18 - Apr 22(6 classes)

6 classes: Member $93/ Non-member $129


YWCA SWIM LEVEL 3 / MASTER

This program is for the more advanced swimmer, who is looking for a great training opportunity. If you participate in triathlon events, or simply want to improve your swim fitness this is the option for you. Includes ongoing stroke correction, a series of timed swims and endurance bench marks, group challenges and more! All four strokes will be further developed. Pre-requisite: able to swim 100m comfortably, familiar with the four strokes, comfortable in deeper water.

Trial Class | Jan 10, 6:30 am  
Free for members. Registration required

Mondays, 6:30 - 7:30 am
Session I: Jan 13 - Mar 2 (7 classes, no class Feb 17)
Session II: Mar 9 - Apr 27 (7 classes, no class Apr 13)  

Fridays, 6:30 - 7:30 am
Session I: Jan 17 - Feb 28 (7 classes) 
Session II: Mar 6 - Apr 24 (7 classes) 

7 Classes: Member $108.50/ Non-member $150.50


YWCA SWIM FIT

This program has it all - it’s circuit based training that incorporates cardio, strength and interval exercises. It also utilizes the four strokes with other varieties of drills and skills that will improve your stroke efficiency and swim fitness.  Pre-requisite: Able to swim 25m unassisted and familiar with the four strokes, comfortable in deeper water. 

Trial Class | Jan 16, 6:15 pm  
Free for members. Registration required

Thursdays, 6:15 - 7:15 pm
Session I: Jan 23 - Feb 27 (6 classes) 
Session II: Mar 12 - Apr 16 (6 classes) 

6 classes: Member $93/ Non-member $129


MOBILITY FOR LIFE

Anyone who has Parkinson’s or mobility issues will benefit from this program.  You’ll improve balance and stability, while increasing strength. Program includes water boxing, agility training, postural cues, and neurological challenges - all in one invigorating workout!  Pre-requisite: able to walk around the pool deck and down the stairs into the pool by yourself or with assistance from a provided qualified aid. No experience necessary. All are welcome.  Please call Jill Metheral for details 604-895-5761.

Sundays 12:15 - 1:00 pm 
Session I: Jan 12 - Feb 23 (6 classes)
Session II: Mar 1 - Apr 5 (6 classes)
Member $51.78 / Non-member $87.78


PAUL CROSS MASTERS SWIM 

The Academy Institute of Higher Stamina and the YWCA Masters are continuing to offer this exciting swimming program for individuals seeking to enhance their swimming abilities, stroke techniques and personal fitness. Practices will include structured workouts and feedback from coach Paul Cross. Workouts will range from high intensity interval training to endurance training. Coach Paul uses his 25 years of coaching experience to create workouts that will help meet swimmers’ individual and collective needs. Masters swimmers should be able to swim 100m without stopping.

Thursdays, 6:30 - 7:30 am
Coach: Paul Cross
Jan 9 - Apr 30 (17 classes)
Member: $263.50 /Non-member: $365.50