The Downtown Y and Westhills Y pools are now open.  Access available by reservation to members only. Join the Y… click here!

Aquatic Admission Criteria

The YMCA-YWCA of Vancouver Island is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable aquatic experience.  The following aquatic admission criteria allow us to meet both provincial and industry regulations and standards.

All children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a responsible adult 16+years of age at all times.

  • Those with a serious medical condition should be accompanied by individual with knowledge of their condition and responsible for their direct supervision

Age Supervision Requirement Other Information
Under 7 years In the water, within arm’s reach of all children at all times.

Maximum 3:1 ratio.

Applies to all pools.
7-12 years* In the water, not required to be within arms reach unless swimming ability of child necessitates it for safety.

Maximum 8:1 ratio.

Applies to all pools.  Adult has the ability to make frequent eye contact with the children.
13 years and older Can use the pool unaccompanied. Swimming with a buddy is strongly recommended.

*Y members who are under the age of 13 and are competitive swimmers or practicing for an advanced aquatic certification wishing to attend a lane swim time must contact your branches centre manager in advance.


WESTHILLS Y POOL ACCESS

The Westhills Y pool has re-openend.  Access is available by reservation to Y members only.

CURRENT POOL ACCESS/PROGRAMS

Please review the Know Before You Go pages for the most  up to date information on open/closed facilities, guidelines and safety protocols.

 

Private/Semi-Private Swimming Lessons

Private and Semi-Private Swim Lessons are for current Y members. Registration is required. Private Lesson fees are $25.00+gst per lesson; Semi-Private Lesson fees are discounted at 50% for the additional swimmer.  Lessons are non-refundable.

Parent/caregiver (16+ yrs) participation is strongly encouraged if participant is under the age of 7yrs and/or uncomfortable in the water. Instructors will adapt teaching methods and use of pool space to ensure safety of participant while appropriate distancing is maintained.

Member booking the lessons is responsible for registering 2nd participant within same swimming ability and ensuring they are present for lessons.

To review swim level conversion chart, click here.

Review the private swim lesson refund/cancellation policy.

Please visit Know Before You Go for Facility and Changeroom access.


PRIVATE SWIM LESSON REPORT CARDS

Report cards can be retrieved online using your child’s customer ID number.  If you do not have this ID number or your child’s report is not listed please email our team.

 


HOW TO REGISTER/RESERVE FOR SWIM PROGRAMS

All registration/reservations are limited to Y Members only.

USE THE VIY MOBILE APP

LANE SWIMMING

AQUAFIT

Learn more about the VIY App

USE THE Y Online Service Portal

FAMILY SWIM

Check Availability

KID SPLASH

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PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS

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Review the private swim lesson refund/cancellation policy.

Reserve a Class