Swimming Lessons

YMCA swim lessons introduce and teach children a variety of skills in a values-based environment. Children are encouraged to   experience the qualities of water, learn safety and movement skills, and build confidence.

Based on child-development principles, the YMCA recognizes that children learn by experimenting, exploring, imitating, playing and having fun. Our swim instructor’s practice changing activities throughout the lesson to assist with keeping children’s attention. A 30-minute or longer lesson promotes and supports this learning principle, and the YMCAs continuous registration leads to regular participation.

Caregivers are required to bring their children onto the deck and pick them up when they are finished. For the safety of those on deck and in the pool, caregivers are not permitted on the pool deck during lessons for any level. We ask that caregivers watch their swimmer(s) from the Viewing Gallery on the main level.

A soap shower is required to rinse away dirt, oils and personal care products from the skin’s surface prior to entering the pool (s) and/or whirlpool. (Reg. 565, S.19 (2))

  • Endurance is for those who wish to swim continuous lengths for fun and fitness. A YMCA Membership entitles each member to one (1) swim lesson per session.
     
  • Swimmers may not be registered in more than one (1) lesson per session. If a participant misses three classes in a row without notice, he/she will be removed from the program registration and his or her spot will be given to the first person on the waiting list. If your child cannot attend the lesson, please contact todd.hocking@ssmymca.ca to advise of their absence.
     
  • A YMCA Membership entitles each member to one (1) swim lesson per session. Swimmers may not be registered in more than one (1) lesson per session.
     
  • If a participant misses three classes in a row without notice, he/she will be removed from the program registration and his or her spot will be given to the first person on the waiting list. If your child cannot attend the lesson, please contact sophie.mouret@ssmymca.ca to advise of their absence.