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Ready, Set, Swim!

We believe that one drowning is too many, and we know that education is key to drowning prevention. We’re proud to partner with the Ready, Set, Swim! Foundation to provide free swim lessons to at-risk children and youth.

The program will provide lessons and water safety education to up to 384 children between Fall 2019 and Spring 2020. Lessons will take place at our Downtown branch on Saturday afternoons and at our Elmwood-Kildonan branch on Sunday afternoons. Participants will also receive a Y membership for the duration of their time in the program.

More Details

  • Each session is eight weeks long
  • Each lesson is 30 minutes long
  • Parents/guardians will also be provided with 2-3 classroom-led education sessions during the eight-week session

Apply for the Program

To apply for the program, or to make a referral on behalf of someone, visit or pop in to any of our branches to pick up a printed copy of the form.