Programs & Services

Women's Swimming



The YMCA developed the first nationally-recognized aquatics program in 1931, and has continued to train aquatics leaders ever since. By fostering relationship building, YMCA aquatics programs create a positive atmosphere where members can both strive for and achieve their personal goals.

YMCA aquatics programs teach participants how to be safe in and around water and give them the sense of accomplishment that comes from learning something new. Programs include lessons for infant through adults, classes for children with physical disabilities, aquafitness classes, swim teams, masters programs, as well as aquatics leadership and certification programs.

Learning to swim is more than just stroke development. It is about building confidence and self-esteem, and developing strong values in our participants. Our highly-qualified instructors teach children how to swim safely, and help them to overcome their fears and to develop lifelong skills.

Check out our program calendar to learn more.


Read this letter for parents which includes all sorts of helpful reminders about our YMCA of Kingston swim lessons.

Life Saving Society
Special Olympics


The YMCA of Kingston is a "community-focused"
Canadian charity dedicated to building strong kids,
strong families, and a strong community.