Swim Lessons for Children

According to government guidelines, a parent/guardian must be present in the water to maintain a 2m distance from the instructor for the following programs: 0-3 years old (Splashers, Bubblers), 3-5 years old (Bobbers, Floaters, Gliders, Divers, Surfers, Dippers), 6-15 years old (Otter, Seal).

Access to aquatic programs is subject to change at any time depending on government health guidelines. We will keep you informed if any changes occur.

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

Preschool - L'il Dippers with parent: 6 - 36 months Preschool - L'il Dippers: 3 - 5 years Learn to Swim: 6 - 15 years Star Program: 6 - 15 years Star Leadership Program: 6 - 15 years

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.