Please note: Due to COVID-19, we are currently unable to offer all programs. However, we are gradually reopening the Peter Gilgan Family YMCA. For more information, please see our Reactivation.
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Through swim lessons, aquatic fitness classes, and other programs, YMCA Aquatics offers you and your family many ways to make a splash. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced swimmer, you can gain the skills and confidence you need to stay safe and enjoy the pool. The YMCA has been offering swimming lessons to Canadians since the 1900s. Thousands of Canadians have learned to swim at the Y. Dive into our aquatics program to find the one that’s right for you and your family.
Swim Lessons Knowing how to swim can save your life — or even someone else’s. Taught by certified YMCA instructors, our swimming lessons develop lifelong skills that help your child to be safe in and around the water.
Aquatic Specialty From water sports to swim clubs, YMCA Aquatic Specialty programs bring swimmers together for organized activities in the water. Whether you’re new to the pool or looking for some friendly competition, our programs will keep you moving and having fun.
Aquatic Certifications Open the door to employment and volunteer possibilities through our YMCA Aquatic Certifications programs. Certification as a lifeguard or swimming instructor can lead to employment opportunities at the YMCA and elsewhere. You’ll also develop leadership skills that can have a profound impact on your future success.
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