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 


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
Mar 25 - Apr 29 (5 classes, no class April 1)
Member $38.75 / Non-member $53.75
May 6 - Jun 17 (7 classes)
Member $54.25/ Non-member $87.79
Jul 8 - Aug 12 (6 classes)
Member $46.50 / Non-member $75.25


yWCA FREESTYLE SERIES

Learn and master the skills and drills of Freestyle, and be introduced to backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly in this progressive series.  Guaranteed to increase swim speed and overall effectiveness of your swim workout. Whether you are training for an event or looking for a better workout this is the program for you! Pre-requisite: Able to swim 25m and comfortable in deep water  

Wednesdays 5:15 - 6:15 pm 
May 2 - Jun 13 (7 classes)
Jun 27 - Aug 8 (7 classes)
Member $108.50/ Non-member $150.50

Thursdays 12:15 - 1: 15 pm 
May 3 - Jun 21 (8 classes)
Jun 28 - Aug 16 (8 classes)
Member $124 / Non-member $172


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

Trial Class | Friday, May 4 5:15 pm 
Free for members. Registration required

Mondays 6:30 - 7:30 pm 
Mar 12 - Apr 23 (7 classes) 
May 7 - Jun 25 (7 classes, no class May 21)
Member $108.50 / Non-member $150.50
Jul 2 - Aug 13 (6 classes, no class Aug 6)
Member $93 / Non-member $129

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

Fridays 5:15 - 6:15 pm
Mar 9 - Apr 27 (7 classes, no class Mar 30)
May 11 - June 22 (7 classes)
Member $108.50 / Non-member $150.50
Jun 29 - Aug 17 (8 classes)
Member $124 / Non-member $172

Saturdays 11:00 - 12:00 pm 
May 5 - Jun 23 (8 classes)
Jun 30 - Aug 18 (8 classes)
Member $124 / Non-member $172

Sundays 2:30 - 3:30 pm 
May 6 - Jun 17 (7 classes)
Jun 24 - Aug 12 (7 classes, no class July 1)
Member $108.50 / Non-member $150.50

YWCA SWIM LEVEL 2

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.  

Saturdays 2:30 - 3:30 pm
May 5 - Jun 23 (8 classes)
Jun 30 - Aug 18 (8 classes)
Member $124 / Non-member $172

Sundays 11:00 - 12:00 pm
May 6 - Jun 17 (7 classes)
Jun 24 - Aug 12 (7 classes, no class July 1)
Member $108.50 / Non-member: $150.50

ywca swim combo level 2/3

Trial Class | Wednesday, May 2 6:30 pm 
Free for members. Registration required

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 5:15 - 6:15 pm
May 7 - Jun 25 (7 classes, no class May 21)
Member $108.50 / Non-member $150.50
Jul 2 - Aug 13 (6 classes, no class Aug 6)
Member $93 / Non-member $129

Wednesday 6:30 - 7:30 pm
May 9 - Jun 20 (7 classes)
Member $108.50 / Non-member $150.50
Jun 27 - Aug 15 (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
Mar 2 - Apr 27 (8 classes, no class Mar 30)
May 4 - Jun 22 (8 classes)
Jun 29 - Aug 17 (8 classes)
Member $149 / Non-member $197

Mondays 6:30 - 7:30 am
Mar 5 - Apr 30 (8 classes, no class Apr 2)
Member $149 / Non-member $197
May 7 - Jun 25 (7 classes, no class May 21)
Member $133.50 / Non-member: $175.50
Jul 9 - Aug 13 (5 classes, no class Aug 6)
Member $102.50 / Non-member $132.50

New! Ywca SWIM GOld

This NEW YWCA Swim program is designed for anyone who would like to improve their swim speed & efficacy. People in their “golden years” or those living with minor mobility issues can benefit greatly from this program. Includes land warm up & range of motion exercises. Safe and effective water workouts and swim drills will be mastered by the end of this FUN and interactive class. Pre-requisite: Able to swim 25m comfortably, comfortable in deeper  water. 

Trial Class | Thursday, May 3 9:00 am 
Free for members. Registration required

Thursdays 9:00 - 10:00 am 
May 10 - Jun 28 (8 classes)
Member $124 / Non-member $172
Jul 5 - Aug 16 (7 classes)
Member $108.50 / Non-member $150.50


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)
May 3 - Aug 16 (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: Kira Jackson, seahiker.com

Trial Class | Tuesday, May 8 & July 3 6:00 pm 
Free for members. Registration required

Tuesdays 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Mar 13 - Apr 24 (7 classes)
May 15 - Jun 26 (7 classes)
Member $153  / Non-Member $195
Jul 10 - Aug 14 (6 classes) 
Member $145  / Non-Member $175

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: Kira Jackson, seahiker.com

Trial Class | Tuesday, May 8 & July 3 7:15 pm 
Free for members. Registration required

Tuesdays 7:15 - 8:15 pm
Mar 13 - Apr 24 (7 classes)
May 15 - Jun 26 (7 classes)
Member $153  / Non-Member $195
Jul 10 - Aug 14 (6 classes)
Member $145  / Non-Member $175

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: Deborah Floden, seahiker.com

Trial Class | Thursday, May 10 & July 5 7:30 pm 
Free for members. Registration required

Thursdays 7:15 - 8:15 pm
Mar 15 - Apr 26 (7 classes)
Member $153  / Non-Member $195
Thursdays 7:30 - 8:30 pm
May 17  - Jun 28 (7 classes)
Member $153  / Non-Member $195
Jul 12 - Aug 16 (6 classes)
Member $145 / Non-Member $175

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: Deborah Floden, seahiker.com

Trial Class | Thursday, May 10 & July 5 6:15 pm 
Free for members. Registration required

Thursdays 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Mar 15 - Apr 26 (7 classes)
Member $153 / Non-Member $195
Thursdays 6:15 - 7:15 pm
May 17 - Jun 28 (7 classes)
Member $153  / Non-Member $195
Jul 12 - Aug 16 (6 classes)
Member $145  / Non-Member $175