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The YMCA has Continuous Swim Lessons Available! 

We have swim lessons available at: 

Robert Lee YMCA

Bettie Allard YMCA

Tong Louie Family YMCA

Bob Chan-Kent Family YMCA


View and Register for Swim Lessons


Why take Continuous Swim Lessons at the YMCA?


At the Y, we believe swimming is an essential life skill for every child and teen. We use a variety of fun methods to help kids overcome fears, build confidence in the water, and develop skills that last a lifetime. Our qualified instructors are trained in the philosophies and disciplines set by YMCA Canada, to provide child-centered lessons. We’ve been national leaders in swim lessons for more than 100 years. 


Lessons for children are arranged in a continuous model that promotes each child’s development, are convenient for families, and lead to regular participation.  


Here are some facets of our lessons that make them so unique:  


  • Book for one weekly lesson time and you keep it as long as you want. You can start and stop lessons at any time. 
    • At the YMCA we understand that juggling family commitments can be difficult. Needing to register for swim lessons every 8 weeks is a hassle, especially when a convenient time or level is not immediately available. 
  • During the weekly swim time, as your child progresses, we teach the skills they need to be safe and become a great swimmer, achieving each progressive YMCA swimming level over time. 
    • Our system puts your child with the same instructor for longer. 
  • Once you book a time at the YMCA you keep that time as long as you want.  
    • Longer periods of time with the same instructor and students means children develop friendships and grow in a comfortable and welcoming setting. 
    • Being with the same instructor longer means a better understanding of your child's needs. Your child will get the attention they need to grow at their own pace and meet their goals. 
  • Instructors teach using a strength-based, child-centred approach, setting individual goals, teaching skills through progressions and providing activities that meet the needs of individual learning styles. 


View our Swim Lesson Conversion Chart


A YMCA membership for a child with an additional $5 bi-weekly is required to participate in swim lessons. Only participants in swim lessons are required to purchase a YMCA members.

Included with your YMCA membership you can use the pool, gymnasium, child, youth & family programs, and some ages can use the fitness floor and group fitness classes. 


Our Swim Lesson Assurance


If you are not able to find a convenient swim lesson day and time at the health, fitness and aquatic centre listed above with availabilities, you are entitled to a full refund of your membership within 15 days. 


How to Sign Up


To sign up for continuous swim lessons, follow these three easy steps: 

1) View the swim lesson availability below

2) Sign up online for a YMCA membership below

3) Book your swim lesson spot


View our Swim Lesson Availability on our Community Portal

Sign up for a YMCA Membership


For any questions, please email us at or call us at 604-939-9622