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Hamilton Downtown Family YMCA

Kids enjoying YMCA open swim

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.   

DaysTimeStart# of ClassesMember/Non-MemberProgram CodeRegistrationAlso at This Time
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Tue10:20am - 10:55amSep 01------
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Tue4:35pm - 5:55pmSep 01------
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Wed11:00am - 11:55amSep 01------
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Thu10:20am - 10:55amSep 01------
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Thu4:30pm - 5:55pmSep 01------
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Hamilton Downtown Family YMCA

View Larger Map 79 James Street South
Hamilton, ON L8P 2Z1
Phone: 905-529-7102
Fax: 905-529-6682
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Public Open Swim
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...