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
Public Open Swim at the YMCA HBB
Open swim is an all-ages leisure swim reserved for members. It's a great way to be active and have fun together.
Recreational Swimming - Aquatic Admission Criteria
0 - 6 years: Must be supervised by an adult or guardian (minimum 14 years of age) in the water. Maximum 2:1 ratio.
7 - 9 years: If able to pass swim test, child may swim independently. Adult or guardian (minimum 14 years of age) must remain on the pool deck. If unable to pass swim test, child must be supervised in the water by adult or guardian (minimum of 14 years). Maximum 2:1 ratio.
10 years +: Are welcome to use the pool, subject to their swimming abilities.
While members are permitted to bring water equipment to their registered swim time, certain restrictions have been placed for the safety and enjoyment of all swimmers.
Members are welcome to bring the following clean and sanitized equipment:
Lifejacket or PFD
AquaFit weights or gloves
Kick boards/flutter boards
Swim fins (lane swims only)
The following equipment are not permitted:
Glass swim masks/scuba masks
Monofins (aka mermaid fins)
Large floats, innertubes
Please note that equipment use is also at the discretion of the lifeguard on duty and may be modified for the safety and enjoyment of all swimmers.
Where It's Offered
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Members and non-members of all ages can enjoy these public leisure swims. Recreational Swimming - Aquatic Admission Criteria 0 - 6 years:Must be supervised by an adult or guardian (minimum 14 years...