Swim Lessons for Children

Safety mesures and procedures

  • Swimming lessons for children will resume on October 13The programming will be published on our website on September 14. You will be able to register on September 21.
  • The number of participants during the swimming lessons will be limited to 5 participants to comply with physical distancing measures.
  • Splashers to Swimmer will be offered as a parented course (mandatory for parent/guardian to be in pool with child).
  • Swimming lessons will not be offered if participants are unable to keep a 2-metre distance from each other.
  • The instructor will teach the lesson from outside the pool or will stay at least 2 metres away from participants at all times.
  • Wearing a mask will be mandatory in the pool area.
  • All parents must sign the Assumption of Risk form prior to the first lesson.
  • Private lessons can be offered if distancing is possible or if the swimmer is accompanied by a member of their household who is at least 16 years old.

The YMCA offers the largest selection of swim lessons and aquatics activities in Québec, adapted to all levels and types of swimmers.

Divided by age groups and swim ability, classes are based on the YMCA's National Swimming Program, which has been a leading method of swim instruction, instructor-training, and safety in Canada since 1931. 

Is this the first time your child is taking swim lessons or you're not sure what level to register them into?

Did your child take swimming lessons elsewhere and you're not sure what level to register them into?

For additional questions, please contact your local YMCA to speak with a YMCA swim instructor.

Swim lessons for children

Financial assistance: a YMCA for everyone!

Because we want as many people as possible to access our programs, the YMCA’s financial assistance offers you rates that are adjusted to your income. Eligibility requirements are available upon request.

Tax credit

Eligible for tax credits for children's physical activities. Certain conditions apply.