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YMCA Calgary’s aquatic programs provide positive and fun swimming experiences for people of all ages. From lessons and fitness classes to open swim and play, there is something for everyone at our six aquatic centres in Calgary. Learn about the offerings at your local Y. 

Swimming Programs

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YMCA swimming programs are designed to provide basic lifesaving and water safety skills in a positive, fun environment. We offer lessons for children and adults of all ages and abilities.

Get Certified

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We offer the courses required for lifeguard and lifesaving instructor certification, teaching participants the fundamental knowledge, fitness and leadership skills required to become an effective aquatics team member.

Report Cards

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Our digital report card system provides easy access to swimming lesson progress results. This simple-to-use online program will help you determine which swim level you or your child should register for next.

Test. Mark. Protect.

All children ages 13 years and younger must participate in a swimming skills assessment and will be provided a coloured wristband based on their age and swimming ability. 

Return to Play

YMCA Calgary is a recipient of the Return to Play grant which supports our Swim to Survive Program. Thank you to our generous funders:
Return to Play Funders