Family Swim Lessons

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Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination: As of September 22, 2021, the Province of Ontario requires that all individuals* entering a gym facility, present proof of being fully vaccinated at every visit. Fully vaccinated is defined as 14 days after second dose. Proof of vaccination must be presented with government-issued ID. Children under 12 years of age are exempt.

Father and son in water for parented swim lesson

Join Your Child's Swim Lessons at the YMCA HBB

Register for one of our parented swim lessons with your toddler aged 18 - 36 months old.

Enjoy leader-guided water activity in a fun safe atmosphere. As a parent, you get in on the fun by participating with your child.

Splashers: 3-18 Months

As the first level of our YMCA L'il Dipper program, Splashers is a great way to introduce babies to the water. Parents get in on the fun by participating with their children.

At this early stage, children are still learning a lot about their environment. The goal of Splashers is to make children and parents comfortable in the water together, and (of course) to learn to splash with arms and legs!

Bubblers: 18 - 36 months

Bubblers is the second level of our YMCA L'il Dipper program.

We work with you to introduce your child to new movements in the water, including holding the wall, kicking feet, and blowing bubbles. 

Bubblers is led by a certified YMCA Swim Instructor who knows how to create a fun, stimulating environment for you and your little one, encouraging bonding and skill development in the water.

Splasher and Bubblers are led by certified YMCA Swim Instructors who know how to create a fun, stimulating environment for babies and toddlers to get their splash on!

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