Swim Lessons - Information for Parents

What is Rolling Registration?

Our program is unique in that we offer parents the convenience of registering just once for their child's swim lesson.

As your child progresses through the YMCA Swim program (moving from one level to the next), the Aquatic Host will automatically move your child into the appropriate class. If a class that your child should be moving to isn't available in your chosen time/day, the Aquatic Supervisor will contact you to help find another available class to suit your schedule.

There is no need to re-register for each swim level. This will be done automatically for you.

This is my child's first swim lesson, what do I do?

Scan your child's membership card at the front desk and proceed to the change room. Change your child into swim attire. Enter the pool through the shower area. Locate the Aquatic Host to sign in your child to his/her lesson. You will also be required to sign out your child from swim lessons.

The Aquatic Host will help you find your child's class. Each week you will meet your instructor at the same meeting spot.

Which change room should I use?

Our family change room is for Moms with sons and Dads with daughters of all ages. Also available for our special needs members requiring assistance from a caregiver. Moms with daughters and Dads with sons can use the general change rooms.

When does my child's swim lesson registration end?

Our rolling registration runs from September until June. At that point you may register from our Summer swim lesson session. You are required to register for September swimming lessons each year. The date September registration begins will be announced online and posted in our YMCA when it is determined.

If your child misses 3 classes in a row we presume that you are no longer interested in this swim lesson space and your child's registration is automatically deleted to make space available for the many children waiting to participate (you may re-register at any time as long as there is space in the class).

When will I get a Progress Card for my child?

Progress cards are created or updated every 8 weeks. You may also request a progress card at anytime by speaking with the Aquatic Host.

Is there anything else I should know?

When walking through the showers or onto the pool deck,outdoor footwear must be removed. You are welcome to wear indoor shoes, sandals or walk in bare feet. All food or beverages other than water in a plastic bottle must be left in the change room.

Where can I find more information?

You may contact Michelle Goodman, Supervisor of Aquatics at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .ca or by calling 705-673-9136 ext. 2129

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