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Get Active in the Water at the YMCA HBB

Jump in and discover why everyone from infants to seniors can benefit from being active in the water!

Through swim lessons, aquatic fitness classes, and other programs, YMCA Aquatics offers you and your family many ways to make a splash.

Whether you're a beginner or an experienced swimmer, you can gain the skills and confidence you need to stay safe and enjoy the pool.

The YMCA has been offering swimming lessons to Canadians since the 1900s. Thousands of Canadians have learned to swim at the Y.

Dive into our aquatics program to find the one that's right for you and your family.

The YMCA is committed to the delivery of high-quality aquatics programs for children and youth, which promotes skill development, technique, water safety and fun.

Absent Email

If you are already registered into a swimming 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 the branch you are registered with and the front desk staff can assist you.

Please leave your childs name, the day and time of their swim lesson and the aquatics staff will be able to mark them as absent.

Thank you!

Absent Emails for YMCA Branches

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