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

Mondays, 5:15 - 6:15 pm 
Instructor: Gary 
Session I: Sep 10 - Oct 29 (7 classes, no class Oct 8)
Session II: Nov 5 - Dec 17 (7 classes)
Member $108.50 / Non-member $150.50

Tuesdays, 6:00 - 7:00 pm 
Instructor: Amman 
Session I: Sep 11 - Oct 23 (7 classes)
Session II: Nov 6 - Dec 18 (7 classes)
Member $108.50 / Non-member $150.50

Fridays, 5:15 - 6:15 pm 
Instructor: Melwin
Session II: Nov 2 - Dec 21 (7 classes, no class Nov 23)
Member $108.50 / Non-member $150.50

Saturdays, 11:00 - 12:00 pm 
Instructor: Gary 
Session I: Sept 15 - Oct 27 (7 classes)
Session II: Nov 3 - Dec 15 (7 classes)
Member $108.50 / Non-member $150.50

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. 

Tuesdays, 7:15 - 8:15 pm
Instructor: Amman 
Session I: Sep 11 - Oct 23 (7 classes)
Session II: Oct 30 - Dec 11 (7 classes)
Member $108.50 / Non-member $150.50

Saturdays, 2:30 - 3:30 pm 
Instructor: Melwin
Session II: Oct 27 - Dec 15 (7 classes, no class Nov 3)
Member $108.50 / Non-member $150.50

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.

Mondays, 6:30 - 7:30 pm 
Instructor: Gary
Session I: Sep 10 - Oct 29  (7 classes, no class Oct 8)
Session II: Nov 5 - Dec 17 (7 classes)
Member $108.50 / Non-member $150.50

Wednesdays, 5:15 - 6:15 pm 
Instructor: Minmin
Session I: Sep 12 - Oct 31 (8 classes)
Member $124 / Non-member $172
Session II: Nov 7 - Dec 19 (7 classes)
Member $108.50 / Non-member $150.50

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 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.

Fridays, 6:30 - 7:30 am
Instructor: Amman/Steven 
Session I: Sep 7 - Oct 26 (8 classes)
Session II: Nov 2 - Dec 21 (8 classes)
Member $149 / Non-member $197

Mondays, 6:30 - 7:30 am 
Instructor: Jen
Session I: Sep 10 - Oct 29 (7 classes, no class Oct 8)
Session II: Nov 5 - Dec 17 (7 classes)
Member $133.50 / Non-member $175.50

New! ywca SWim level 4 / Triathlon Series

Have you signed up for a triathlon? Or just want a good quality freestyle focused workout? This program is your perfect prep option! Increase your speed, endurance, and tri-skills for a race or just for fun. Burn maximum calories while mastering innovative free style drills that will help you succeed in the pool triathlon or open water basics. Pre-requisite: able to swim 25m comfortably, and comfortable in deeper water.   

Wednesdays, 6:30 - 7:30 pm 
Instructor: Amman 
Session I: Sep 12 - Oct 17 (6 classes)
Member $93 / Non-member $129
Session II: Oct 31 - Dec 19 (8 classes)
Member $124 / Non-member $172


Ywca SWIM GOld

This NEW YWCA Swim program is designed for anyone in their “golden years”, those living with minor mobility issues or with limited swimming ability.  This swim class starts with an on deck warmup, followed by mobility exercises in the pool then swim progressions and drills. You’ll soon swim with ease and confidence.  Anyone can benefit greatly from this program. This is a  FUN and interactive class.

Trial Class | Thursday, November 1 9:00 am with Steven 
Free for members. Registration required

Thursdays, 9:00 - 10:00 am 
Instructor: Steven 
Session II: Nov 8 - Dec 20 (7 classes)
Member $108.50 / Non-member $150.50


ywca freestyle intensive

Little commitment, lots of gain! In this progressive series; you’ll learn and master skills and drills of Freestyle in a fun and active 4 week intensive series. Pre-requisite: able to swim 25m and comfortable in deep water.  

Freestyle Video Stroke Clinic | Tuesday, Oct 30 6:00 pm with Jen
Free for members. Registration required

Thursdays, 12:15 - 1:15 pm
Instructor: Amman 
Session I: Sep 6 - Sep 27 (4 classes)
Session II: Nov 1 - Nov 22 (4 classes)
Member $62 / Non-member $86


ywca four stroke series 

In this progressive series; you’ll learn and master skills and drills incorporating the 4 strokes: Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Butterfly in a fun and active 4 week intensive series.

Thursdays, 12:15 - 1:15 pm
Instructor: Amman 
Session II: Nov 29 - Dec 20 (4 classes)
Member $62 / Non-member $86


Masters 

The Masters Swim Program is designed for individuals seeking to enhance their swimming abilities, stroke techniques and personal fitness. Practices will include structured workouts and feedback from your coach. Workouts will range from high intensity interval training to endurance training. Your coach will offer you workouts that help meet swimmers’ individual and collective needs. Masters swimmers should be able to swim 100m without stopping. Pre-requisite: Able to swim 100m comfortably, familiar with all four strokes, comfortable in deeper water.

Thursdays, 6:15 - 7:15 pm 
Coach:  Dan Minster
Session I: Sep 13 - Oct 25 (7 classes)
Member $133.50 / Non-member $175.50
Session II: Nov 1 - Dec 20 (8 classes)
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 75-100m non-stop.

Thursdays 6:30 - 7:30 am 
Coach: Paul Cross
Session I: Sep 6 - Dec 20 (16 classes)
Member $248 / Non-member $344


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, or with assistance from a qualified aid. no experience neccessary. All are welcome.  Please call Jill Metheral for details 604-895-5761.

Sundays 12:15 - 1:00 pm
Instructor: Wendy Wortsman, PWR!Moves certified 
Session I: Sep 16 - Oct 28 (6 classes, no class Oct 7)
Session II: Nov 4 - Dec 16 (6 classes, no class Nov 11)
Member $46.50 / Non-member $75.25