Aquatics

Please take a moment to read our Pool Rules & Pool Admission Standards (0 – 11 years old) before joining us in the water!

Jump in and discover why everyone from infants to seniors
can benefit from being active in the water!

Through swim lessons, aquatic fitness classes, and other programs, YMCA Aquatics offers you and your family many ways to make a splash. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced swimmer, you can gain the skills and confidence you need to stay safe and enjoy the pool. Dive into our aquatics program to find the one that’s right for you and your family.

Swimming Lessons & Clubs

Aquatic Group Fitness

Certification Courses

Aquatics Registered Programs

The YMCA of Fredericton has two pools:

  • The leisure pool has an adjustable floor to offer swims at various heights and has a set temperature of 86 – 88 F.
  • The lap pool is 25 m with 4 lanes and depth from 4’0” – 8’5” with a set temperature of 80 – 82 F.
Aquatics Pool Schedule

Descriptions of Swims

Listed below are descriptions of all our swims we offer in our Aquatics weekly schedule.

Swim continious laps of the pool at your own pace. Lanes are available for all swim speeds; however, swimmers must be able to swim 25 metres and be comfortable in deep water.

Exceptions on age may be made based on swimming skills.

Lap Pool: 4’0” – 8’5” depth │ 80 – 82 F

A combination of recreational and lap swims. Swim and/or perform vertical exercises at your leisure in the open area of the pool or stay focused on laps in the lane area.

Lap Pool: 4’0” – 8’5” depth │ 80 – 82 F

Open for exercising/stretching, relaxing or socializing in the water.

Leisure Pool: 3’8” depth │ 86 – 88 F

Open for exercising/stretching, relaxing or socializing in the water.

Leisure Pool: 5’6” depth │ 86 – 88 F

Specifically for participants with physical, cognitive or behavioural needs. Swimmers will enjoy exercising, swimming, stretching and/or playing.

Leisure Pool: 3’8” depth │ 86 – 88 F

A place to socialize with other parents and their babies while you help your child develop their gross motor skills and creativity. Select toys and Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) are available.

Leisure Pool: 3’8” depth │ 86 – 88 F

An open swim to enjoy the pool with family and friends. Select toys and Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) are available for use. Pool location varies.

Leisure Pool: 3’8” depth │ 86 – 88 F
Lap Pool: 4’0” – 8’5” depth │ 80 – 82 F

Stay focused on lane swimming to practice for swim competitions/certifications/personal fitness or have fun in open water in the lap pool. Additionally, the leisure pool will be set up for pick up basketball in the water.

Lap Pool: 4’0” – 8’5” depth │ 80 – 82 F
Leisure Pool: 3’8” depth │ 86 – 88 F

Want to add a little variety to group fitness classes? Just add water! The properties of water will bring a new dynamic to your workout.

The resistance of the water strengthens your muscles as you push and pull your body through the water. While moving at top speed, or any speed, your body weight is supported by the buoyancy of the water, so you reduce the impact on your joints as you improve your cardiovascular fitness.

These classes offer a host of benefits for all fitness levels, and you’ll appreciate the ability to control the intensity by modifying surface area, speed and force of movements.

To learn more about the variety of Aqua Fit classes we offer, please visit us at Aquatic Group Fitness.

Grow With Us!

Are you interested in employment at the YMCA of Fredericton as a Lifeguard or Swim Instructor?
Check out our job opportunities for details about the employment opportunities and how to apply
or send your resume to Aquatics@ymcafredericton.org.