Covid-19 Update

The Government of Ontario has announced that non-essential workplaces will remain closed as Canadians are urged to continue physical distancing as much as possible right now. Our Health & Fitness centres and services are closed temporarily as a result. This includes in-centre courses and registered programs such as swim classes, Teen Night, and personal training.

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Thank you for your continued support of the YMCA of Greater Toronto and we look forward to welcoming you back.

Skilled instructors, great facilities, and diverse programs

Our flexible, customized approach to aquatics means that there’s something for everyone, from those learning to take their first strokes to hard-core water fitness enthusiasts.

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YMCA swim lessons

We teach more than just basic swim skills. With guidance from our expert instructors, your child will learn about water safety, build confidence, and tackle new challenges by changing levels as soon as they’re ready.

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Our aquatics programs:

  • For families to enjoy recreational activities in the water.
  • Training pool depth is shallow to accommodate smaller children.
  • Open to all ages.
  • Learn more about our access, safety, and supervision guidelines.
  • For those who want to swim continuous lengths.
  • When possible, lanes are designated for swimming at various speeds (slow, medium and fast).
  • For families and individuals to enjoy recreational activities in the water.
  • Recreational area may have shallow and deep water.
  • Learn more about our access, safety, and supervision guidelines.
  • A non-competitive swim program that includes interval training, endurance and stroke correction.
  • A great opportunity to introduce young children to a recreational pool environment.
  • For parents and children under 5 years of age.
  • Learn more about our access, safety, and supervision guidelines.
  • With the aid of a water belt, you will run in deep water for a cardio workout.
  • Might be instructor led, and you must be comfortable in deep water.
  • Y Knot Abilities Programs are created for children & youth with physical disabilities and their able-bodied siblings.
  • Through pool-based activities, participants learn how focus on their abilities while developing strength, independence and confidence.
  • The Y Knot Abilities Programs are a place to meet friends and have fun. It’s a place where they belong.
  • To learn more about our AquaFit group fitness classes click here.

If you are a member, register for swimming lessons by calling 1-800-223-8024 or signing up in person at your YMCA Centre.

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