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Swim Lessons


The aquatic programs at the YMCA are about more than just techniques and skills; they are about building friendships, developing self-esteem and creating positive experiences that will last a lifetime.


• Any swimmers with a serious medical condition should inform YMCA staff upon registration.
• YMCA lessons are only for members, and the participant will need a current membership at the time of registration.
• Memberships include registration in one lesson per session.
• Due to our child protection policies, photos are not permitted during lessons. If you would like to take a photo of your child swimming,

please speak with the instructor to arrange a time.
• Photographic equipment of any kind is not permitted in any of our change rooms.
• In the event of a pool fouling, the Ontario Health Regulations require pool closure.
• We do not offer make up lessons.

• If you or your child will miss swimming lessons please notify us prior to their lesson. If you or your child miss 3 consecutive lessons

without notification we will remove you/them from the  class to make room for waitlisted members.


Click HERE for a general overview of our YMCA Swim Lessons.


Below are links with more specific level criteria!

YMCA Lil' Dippers Program | Age: 3-5 years

YMCA Learn to Swim Program | Ages: 6 – 12 years

YMCA Star Program | Ages: 6 – 12 years

YMCA Star Leadership Program | Ages: 8 – 14 years


Is your child coming from another program? View the conversion chart HERE! 


Progress Cards | Lesson progress cards are now available online! Swimmers who successfully complete their swim level can pick

up their sticker or badge from their instructor. To access progress cards, use the link on our website or

visit: http://swimgen.net/search/spymca Enter your child’s barcode, found on their membership card and click “View Reports” to

access their online progress card.


Private Lessons | Is your child stuck on a certain stroke, or needs help gettign comortable in the water? Are you looking for

one-on-one instruction? Are you looking to enhance your own strokes or confidence in the water? Private lessons are the way

to go! This is a great way to improve self-esteem and confidence in the water for swimmers of any age. Private lessons are half

hour in length and have a per class cost of $20 for YMCA Members or $25 for Non-Members. To book private lessons contact

Alex Ramadani, Aquatics Coordinator, for more information.


YMCA Adult Lessons | Ages: 16 + | These lessons are designed to help adults learn basic swimming techniques, feel more comfortable

in the water and develop safe swimming habits. Whether you are looking to upgrade your skills, or are a first time swimmer, we

can help you reach your swimming goals.