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 | Sep 13, 5:15 pm & Oct 29, 6 pm
Free for members. Registration required

Mondays, 5:15 - 6:15 pm 
Session I: Sep 16 - Oct 28 (6 classes, no class Oct 14)
Session II: Nov 4 - Dec 16 (6 classes, no class Nov 11)  
Member $93/ Non-member $129

Tuesdays, 6:00 - 7:00 pm 
Session I: Sep 17 - Oct 22 (6 classes)
Session II: Nov 5 - Dec 10 (6 classes) 
Member $93/ Non-member $129

Fridays, 5:15 - 6:15 pm 
Session I: Sep 20 - Oct 25 (6 classes)
Session II: Nov 1 - Dec 6 (6 classes) 
Member $93/ Non-member $129

Saturdays, 11:00 - 12:00 pm 
Session I: Sep 21 - Oct 26 (6 classes)
Session II: Nov 2 - Dec 7 (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. 

Tuesdays, 7:15 - 8:15 pm
Session I: Sep 17 - Oct 22 (6 classes) 
Session II: Nov 5 - Dec 10 (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 | Sep 11, 5:15 pm
Free for members. Registration required

Mondays, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Session I: Sep 16 - Oct 28 (6 classes, no class Oct 14)
Member $93/ Non-member $129
Session II: Nov 4 - Dec 16 (7 classes,  no class Nov 11)
Member $108.50/ Non-member $150.50

Wednesdays, 5:15 - 6:15 pm 
Session I: Sep 18 - Oct 23 (6 classes) 
Session II: Oct 30 - Dec 4 (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 | Sep 6, 6:30 am  
Free for members. Registration required

Mondays, 6:30 - 7:30 am
Session I: Sep 9 - Oct 28 (7 classes, no class Oct 14)
Session II: Nov 4 - Dec 23 (7 classes, no class Nov 11)  
Member $108.50/ Non-member $150.50

Fridays, 6:30 - 7:30 am
Session I: Sep 13 - Oct 25 (7 classes) 
Session II: Nov 1 - Dec 13 (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 | Sep 12, 6:15 pm  
Free for members. Registration required

Thursdays, 6:15 - 7:15 pm
Session I: Sep 19 - Oct 24 (6 classes) 
Session II: Oct 31 - Dec 5 (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.

Trial Class | Sep 8, 12:15 pm  
Free for members. Registration required

Sundays 12:15 - 1:00 pm 
Session I: Sep 22 - Oct 27 (6 classes)
Session II: Nov 3 - Dec 8 (6 classes)
Member $54.25 / 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
Sep 12 - Dec 19 (15 classes)
Member: $232.50 /Non-member: $322.50