Aquatic Specialty Programs

From water sports, to swim clubs, to classes geared towards rehabilitation, Y aquatic specialty programs bring swimmers together for organized activities in the water!

Add a little variety to your fitness routine! Being in the water adds a whole new dynamic to your workout. 

The resistance of the water strengthens muscles, yet your body weight is supported by the water’s buoyancy. This means you reduce the impact on your joints as you improve your cardiovascular fitness.

Drop in classes like Aqua Baby & Me, Aqua Combo, and Aqua Arthritis are all included in your Y membership (two registered classes are also included with each Y membership/session). Non Y members can access the pool by purchasing a day pass.

To find out more about the drop-in aquatics programs available at your local Y, view our schedules. For more information on registered aquatics programs, view our program guide.

Lane Swim is for those who want to swim continuous lengths at their own pace. Lane swimming provides great cardiovascular exercise and improved muscle strength without stressing your joints.

Pool access is included in your Y membership. Non Y members can access the pool by purchasing a day pass.

To find out more about lane swim availability at your local Y, view our schedules.

Just add water for a fun way to be active together!

Open Swim
Open swim is an unstructured leisure swim time open to all ages to enjoy activities in the pool(s). 

Family Swim
Family swim is available at centres equipped with small teaching pools. This unstructured swim time allows families to enjoy the small/warm pool together. Children and youth must be accompanied by parents/guardians or caregivers.

For supervision requirements during open swims and family swims, please review our facility access guidelines .

To find out more about open swim and family swim availability at your local Y, view our schedules.

The Masters Swim Team is a competitive swim club open to adults 18Y+. Join and participate in recreational swims, a structured practice environment, competitive swim meets, clinics, and socials. It is a great way to improve your fitness and swimming techniques.

Prerequisite: The ability to swim 20 consecutive laps (500 metres), and swim 3 out of the 4 major strokes (butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle). Competition is not mandatory.

All Masters Swim Team members must hold a valid Y membership. Participants can choose to pay an annual fee, or a semi-annual fee.

For more information and to register, contact the Taggart Family Y.