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Aquatics Progress Reports

Get your child's Aquatic Progress Report online. Simply enter the 10-digit number found on the back of your child's membership card. Printed copies are available upon request.

Family Swim Lessons

NEW Aquatics Parent Handout

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All YMCA before and after school programs will remain closed following the April Break due to the provincial order to close schools to in-person learning. All YMCA School Age Child Care payments will be suspended at this time, with the exception of outstanding payments.
All YMCA Health, Fitness & Aquatics facilities remain temporarily closed due to the province-wide stay-at-home order. All active memberships will be placed on hold as of April 3rd and no membership payments will be collected. For complete info please read our Updates to Members.

You're never too young to enjoy the water! For children between 6 months and 5 years old, the YMCA L'il Dippers swim lessons are developed with your child's natural growth and development in mind.

There are eight levels in the YMCA L'il Dipper program: Splashers, Bubblers, Bobbers, Floaters, Gliders, Divers, Surfers, and Dippers. We'll ensure that we find the right level for your child and help them progress at their own pace. For complete information including YMCA swim skill levels and Red Cross / Lifesaving Society equaivalents please see this brochure.

L'il Dippers makes it easy for your child to progress through the levels with no re-registration required.  

Five reasons parents choose YMCA L'il Dippers:

• siblings of different ages and levels can have a lesson at the same time 
• continuous feedback, with the emphasis on participation, and online Aquatics Progress Reports 
• when a level is completed there is no need to re-register until they complete the L'il Dippers program
• you may choose to change the day or time of your swim lesson at any time
• with YMCA Rolling Registration you can register at any time

Splashers and Bubblers are Parented Swim Lessons and are registered programs.

Registration is required for all Swim Lessons. Please contact your Health, Fitness and Aquatics membership centre. 


Every child will receive an electronic Aquatic Progress Report highlighting areas of achievement and continued practice at the end of each seasonal session. Progress Reports are available online at following each season’s session.


If you are already registered into a swim lesson and cannot attend, please email the appropriate absent line to notify the instructors of your absence. If you are unable to access the email address, please call your branch and the front desk staff can assist you.
Please leave your child's name, the day and time of their swim lesson and the aquatics staff will mark them as absent.
Thank you!

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