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 four stroke series 

A progressive program that allows you to learn and master the skills and drills of all 4 swim strokes - freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly.  Guaranteed to increase your speed and efficiency while burning maximum calories.  Pre-requisite: able to swim 25m and are comfortable in deep water. 

Thursdays 12:15 - 1:15 pm
Session III: Mar 8 - 29 (4 classes) 
Session IV: Apr 5- 26 (4 classes)
Member $62 / Non-member $86


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 unassisted or with a qualified aid. Please call Jill Metheral for details 604-895-5761.

Sundays 12:15 - 1:00 pm
Instructor: Wendy Wortsman, PWR!Moves certified
Feb 11 - Mar 16 (6 classes)
Member $46.50 / Non-member $75.25
Mar 25 - Apr 29 (5 classes)
Member $38.75 / Non-member $53.75


ywca freestyle tri training

Have you signed up for a spring triathlon? This program is your perfect prep option! You will increase your speed and endurance for the race or you can just do it for fun. Burn maximum calories while mastering innovative free style drills. Pre-requisite: able to swim 25m and are comfortable in deep water.   

Wednesdays 5:15 - 6:15 pm
Session II: Mar 7 - Apr 18 (7 classes)
Member $108.50 / Non-member $150.50


YWCA FREESTYLE INTENSIVE

In this progressive series, you’ll learn and master skills as well as drills of Freestyle in a fun and interactive environment. Pre-requisite: able to swim 25m and are comfortable in deep water.

Saturdays 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Session III: Mar 10 - 31 (4 classes) 
Session IV: Apr 7 - 28 (4 classses) 
Member $62 / Non-member $86

Sundays 11:00 - 12:00 pm 
Session III: Mar 11 - Apr 8 (4 classes, no class Apr 1) 
Session IV: Apr 18 - May 6 (4 classses) 
Member $62 / Non-member $86


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 with be introduced preceding various drills to ensure that each participant walks away feeling more confident with their overall swimming ability. Pre-requisite: no swim experience necessary

Mondays 6:30 - 7:30 pm 
Session II: Mar 12 - Apr 23 (7 classes) 
Member $108.50 / Non-member $150.50

Tuesdays 9:00 - 10:00 am 
Session II: Mar 6 - Apr 24 (8 classes) 
Member $124 / Non-member $172

Fridays 5:15 - 6:15 pm
Session I: Jan 19 - Mar 2 (7 classes)
Session II: Mar 9 - Apr 27 (7 classes, no class Mar 30)
Member $108.50 / Non-member $150.50

Saturdays 11:00 - 12:00 pm
Session I: Jan 20 - Mar 3 (7 classes)
Member $108.50 / Non-member $150.50
Session II: Mar 10 - Apr 28 (8 classes)
Member $124 / Non-member $172

Sundays 2:30 - 3:30 pm 
Session II: Mar 11 - Apr 29 (8 classes)
Member $124 / Non-member $172

ywca swim combo level 2/3

This split level adult swim program encompasses the use of 3 lanes, one for each level. A separate practice is given to each level. This is a great opportunity to see and learn the progressions of each level and set goals for moving from one level to the next. Included are group activities and other fun learning tools to help you achieve your goals and improve your swim efficiency. Pre-requisite: Level 2 - able to swim 25-50m easily and is comfortable in the deep end. Level 3 - able to swim 50-75m easily, familiar with the four swim strokes, and is comfortable in deep water.

Mondays 7:45 - 8:45 am OR 5:15 - 6:15 pm
Session I: Jan 15 - Mar 5 (7 classes, no class Feb 12)
Session II: Mar 12 - Apr 23 (7 classes)
Member $108.50 / Non-member $150.50

Wednesday 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Session I: Jan 17 - Feb 28 (7 classes,)
Session II: Mar 7 - Apr 18 (7 classes)
Member $108.50 / Non-member $150.50

Thursdays 9:00 - 10:00 am
Session II: Mar 8 - Apr 26 (8 classes)
Member $124/ Non-member $172

YWCA  SWIM LEVEL 3

***EARLY BIRD***
Save $25 on the YWCA Swim Level 3 when you sign up at least 3 days before the start of the session.

This level is good option for the more advanced swimmer. Those who are looking for a great training opportunity, ongoing stroke correction, group challenges and more. All four strokes are incorporated in this program also including a series of timed swims and endurance bench marks. Good alternative for those in triathlon events or those who want to improve their swim fitness. Pre-requisite: able to swim 100m comfortably, familiar with the four strokes, comfortable in deep water.

Fridays 6:30 - 7:30 am
Instructor: Jaci Benson
Session I: Jan 12 - Feb 23 (7 classes)
Member $133.50 / Non-member $175.50
Session II: Mar 2 - Apr 27 (8 classes, no class Mar 30)
Member $149 / Non-member $197

Mondays 6:30 - 7:30 am
Instructor: Jaci Benson
Session I: Jan 8 - Feb 26 (7 classes, no class Feb 12)
Member: $133.50 / Non-member: $175.50
Session II: Mar 5 - Apr 30 (8 classes, no class Apr 2)
Member $149 / Non-member $197


Paul Cross Masters Swim 

The Academy Institute of Higher Stamina and the YWCA Masters are partnering to launch an exciting 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 creates workouts that will help meet swimmers’ individual and collective needs. Masters swimmers should be able to swim 50-75m non-stop.

Thursdays 6:30 - 7:30 am 
Coach: Paul Cross
Jan 11 - Apr 26 (16 classes)
Member $248 / Non-member $344


sea hiker Level 1 / New Swimmers

This course is an invitation to swim, float, and build an efficient swim stroke while having fun. We will start with the skills that will build your confidence in the water. With each class, your coach will help you overcome the challenges that stop most adults from swimming with ease and confidence. You will learn the fundamentals for front crawl and backstroke. We will also cover treading water, deep water confidence, and using training tools. No previous swimming experience necessary. Coach: Peter Scott, seahiker.com

Trial class | Tuesday, Jan 9 & Mar 6 6:00 pm
Free for members/Non-members $10. Registration required

Tuesdays 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Session I: Jan 16 - Feb 27 (7 classes)
Session II: Mar 13 - Apr 24 (7 classes)
Member $153 / Non-Member $195

sea hiker level 2 / easy laps

The Easy Laps Swim Pod is all about learning how to swim laps without feeling breathless.  In this Swim Pod, we lay the foundation for a lifetime of confident and efficient swimming. Your biggest challenge in swimming when starting out is learning how to build fitness and improve technique without getting discouraged and falling into bad habits. The Easy Laps Swim Pod is for anyone who can swim 25m (with fins is fine) and wants to build distances up to 200m non-stop. Coach: Peter Scott, seahiker.com

Trial class | Tuesday, Jan 9 & Mar 6 7:15 pm
Free for members/Non-members $10. Registration required

Tuesdays 7:15 - 8:15 pm
Session I: Jan 16 - Feb 27 (7 classes)
Session II: Mar 13 - Apr 24 (7 classes)
Member $153 / Non-Member $195

Sea Hiker Level 3 / Efficiency Swim 

This course is designed to help you learn and practice the essentials of swimming efficiently as you build beyond intervals of 50m. You’ll learn the key to using less effort to swim more efficiently in a step-by-step course that will have you swimming practices of up to 1500m. This is a lesson-based course that will show you the fundamentals of propulsion, efficiency and body awareness for swimming with less effort. Course includes video analysis and online practice guide with supplemental practices to guide you during and after the course. This is an excellent starting point for anyone looking to get into triathlon, fitness swimming or Masters workouts. Coach: Oscar Peralta, seahiker.com

Trial classes| Thursday, Jan 11 & Mar 8 7:15 pm
Free for members/Non-members $10. Registration required

Thursdays 7:15 - 8:15 pm
Session I: Jan 18 - Mar 1 (7 classes)
Sessoin II: Mar 15 - Apr 26 (7 classes)
Member $153 / Non-Member $195

Sea hiker Level 4 / Triathlon 

Learn the essentials for triathlon swimming and build a smart training approach in the Triathlon Swim Pod. This swim pod offers a mix of stroke instruction and structured practices to help you increase distance while staying relaxed and efficient. Our focus will be on building body awareness around key propulsion skills. You should be comfortable swimming up to 100m non-stop, as this will help you prepare for triathlons of any distance. Course includes video analysis and online practice guide with supplemental practices to guide you during and after the course. Join us for a fun, challenging and productive swim practice where you can make real breakthroughs in performance and confidence. Coach: Oscar Peralta, seahiker.com

Trial classes| Thursday, Jan 11 & Mar 8 6:00 pm
Free for members/Non-members $10. Registration required

Thursdays 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Session I: Jan 18 - Mar 1 (7 classes)
Sessoin II: Mar 15 - Apr 26 (7 classes)
Member $153 / Non-Member $195