Young girl swimming lengths in YMCA pool
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.

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

Swim Times

YMCA HBB Swim Schedules

Come and enjoy the water! Our pool is available for open swims and lane swims throughout the day, seven days a week.

Please check aquatics schedules for times.

Learn about Swim Times

Swim Lessons

Help Your Little One Learn to Swim at the YMCA HBB

Knowing how to swim can save your life — or even someone else's.

Taught by certified YMCA instructors, our swimming lessons develop lifelong skills that help your child to be safe in and around the water.

Click here to take a deeper look at our Swimming Lessons at the YMCA.
Learn about Swim Lessons

Aquatic Specialty

From water sports to swim clubs, YMCA Aquatic Specialty programs bring swimmers together for organized activities in the water. Whether you're new to the pool or looking for some friendly competition, our programs will keep you moving and having fun.

Learn about Aquatic Specialty

Aquatic Certifications

Open the door to employment and volunteer possibilities through our YMCA Aquatic Certifications programs. Certification as a lifeguard or swimming instructor can lead to employment opportunities at the YMCA and elsewhere. You'll also develop leadership skills that can have a profound impact on your future success.

Learn about Aquatic Certifications

Find Aquatics Programs