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H2O Aquatics

H2O Aquatic Certifications

Bronze Star

The Lifesaving Society Bronze Star program helps to prepare 8-12 year old skilled swimmers for success in Bronze Medallion. Candidates are taught about how to make WaterSmart®choices and learn...

Bronze Medallion & CPR-A

Learn the four components of water rescues — judgment, knowledge, skill and fitness. Students learn self-rescue techniques; defense and release methods; and tows and carries in preparation for...

Bronze Cross & CPR-C

Challenge yourself with more advanced training including an introduction to safety supervision in aquatic environments. Candidates develop proficiency at performing patient assessments, managing...

Standard First Aid, CPR-C and AED Public Access

This is a comprehensive course covering all aspects of first aid and CPR. Whether you need training for employment or simply want to be prepared to respond to life-threatening emergencies, this...

National Lifeguard Award (Pool Option)

Learn how to fulfill your role as a professional facilitator of safe, enjoyable aquatics for everyone!Get trained in injury prevention, public education, safety supervision, team work, rescue, and...

National Lifeguard (Waterpark Option)

The NL Waterpark certification is designed to develop the lifeguarding skills, principles and practices, and the decision-making processes which will assist the lifeguard to provide effective safety...

YMCA Swim Instructor

Share your love of swimming with others! As a leader in the pool, you can play an essential role in helping others learn to swim and improve their health in many ways. You will learn a variety of...

Lifesaving Instructor

Candidates are trained in aspects of learning as well as various approaches required to teach water rescue, first aid and related aquatic skills. Candidates also learn about long-range/short-term...

H2O Aquatic Fitness

Intro Aqua - H2O

A great workout in the pool with lower impact. Expect to improve your cardio, strength, balance, core stability, and range of motion while protecting your joints. This class is great for beginners or...

Gentle Aqua - H2O

Use the water to strengthen weak muscles and bring mobility back to injured or arthritic joints. This class is ideal for people with chronic pain, various health conditions, or those wanting to build...

Shallow Aqua - H2O

Shallow water Aquafit is a great way to get fitness benefits and improve your circulation without stressing your joints. By pushing against the resistance of water, you can adapt each session to your...

H2O Pool and Waterpark

Waterslides

H2O has three fun waterslides available for high-speed fun!

Please see waterpark rules for height restrictions and other important information.

Kids' Play Area / Splashpark

Younger kids will love the play area and splash park. A mini slide, spray nozzles and shallow water await!

River Run

Warm water and a steady current help you relax in H2O's river run!

Diving Boards / Dive tank

Make a splash at H2O's one and three metre diving boards!

50 Metre Pool Lanes

Feel like an Olympian and break your endurance record with lanes available in the full 50 metre pool. 

25 Metre Pool Lanes

Practice your stroke or just enjoy a swim in our 25 metre pool lanes.

Bulkhead Moves

The bulkhead divides our Olympic-size pool in half. It is 50 meters long, so when it is divided there are two 25 meter sections. It's moved on a regular basis to accomodate different programs....

H2O Swim Lessons

YMCA Swim Lessons at H2O

Your child will confidently build lifelong water safety skills in our YMCA swim lesson program. Swim lessons are included in your child's membership Members can register in advance of non-members...

Private/Semi Private Lessons - H2O

Available to any child of any skill level who wants to benefit from personalized one-on-one or small group swimming instruction. Pricing below is for private lessons (one child). For semi private...

Youth and Adult Lessons (Beginner 1) - H2O

This registered program is designed for youth and adults who are new to or lacking confidence in the water. Throughout thelesson set, the instructor will help participants become more confident in...

Youth and Adult Lessons (Intermediate) - H2O

This registered program is designed for adults who are comfortable in the water, can comfortably swim 50M and have a basic knowledge of swim strokes such as front and back crawl. Throughout the...

Youth and Adult Private/Semi-Private Lessons - H2O

Private and semi-private lessons are available to any youth or adult of any skill level who wants to benefit from personalized one-on-one or small group swimming instruction. Pricing below is for...

Junior Lifeguard Club - H2O

Junior lifeguard club provides a great bridge from star level programs into advanced aquatic courses such as Bronze Cross and Bronze Medallion. This program will teach swimmers the building blocks of...

H2O Health & Fitness

H2O Group Fitness

Core - H2O

Tone your abs while improving your core strength through this intense workout.

Intro Cycle - H2O

Cycle is a cardio workout on a stationary bike. Cycle classes offer a varied and effective workout allowing training in all seasons. This Intro class is a shorter, 45-minute Cycle class focusing on...

Cycle - H2O

Cycle gets your legs pumping with a high-powered indoor bike class set to energetic music. This exercise focuses those major muscles in your legs also strengthens your most important muscle: your...

Cycle/TRX/Stretch - H2O

This 90 minute class is broken into three parts: You will begin with a 30-minute cardiovascular workout on the cycle bikes. You will then get a full body workout for 30 minutes with the TRX, and...

Fit for Life - H2O

Maintain and improve full body strength, mobility, and balance in a safe environment using chairs for modifications and support. Exercises with various equipment aim to assist daily living and...

Group Power® - H2O

This is your hour of power! Blast all your muscles with this high-rep weight training workout, using an adjustable barbell, weight plates and body weight. Group Power® combines squats, lunges,...

Group Strength - H2O

This class helps add variety into your total body strength and toning regime. Using a combination of free weights, body weight, exercise balls, bands, and BOSUs, multiple training methods, and...

Group Strength for Women - H2O

This class for women incorporates something new into your total body strength and toning regime! Using a variety of resistance methods and musical timing, we work on every major muscle in this fun...

POUND® - H2O

Using Ripstix®, lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, POUND® transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out. Instead of listening to music,...

Power Flow Yoga - H2O

This class is full of movement and motion, taking you through sequences of poses that flow naturally from one to the next. Focus on building strength while moving with your breath, stretching, and...

Small Group Training - H2O

Experience a personal training session in a small group setting. This class has a maximum of 8 people, to make sure that each participant gets the attention that they need. This full-body workout is...

TRX - H2O

Train for function! Focusing on strength and stability, the TRX® Suspension System uses ropes and webbing to leverage gravity and your body weight in a fast, effective total-body workout. You...

TRX 50+ - H2O

Train for function! Focusing on strength and stability, the TRX® Suspension System uses ropes and webbing to leverage gravity and your body weight in a fast, effective total-body workout. You...

Chair Yoga - H2O

Using a chair for assistance, poses are modified to improve strength, balance and mobility. Other benefits include focusing on mindfulness, posture, and breathing. This class is open to all abilities...

Intro Yoga - H2O

Mindfully explore basic yoga poses with emphasis on proper body alignment and breathing. Improvements may be seen in the areas of strength, flexibility, balance, and stress reduction. This class is...

Meditative Yoga - H2O

Guided meditation and breathing will help reduce stress, and create harmony and balance. Movements will leave you feeling refreshed and energized as you restore spirit, mind and body. This class is...

Gentle Yoga - H2O

Gentle and restorative poses will help you achieve physical, mental, and emotional relaxation while calming your nervous system and reducing stress. Mindful movements, breathing, and guided...

Stretch and Roll - H2O

Using foam rollers, learn self-myofascial release techniques to massage away muscle tension, knots and improve flexibility and range of motion. Try this class to stretch after a strenuous workout, to...

Zumba - H2O

Zumba is a cardio class that combines Latin and international music wtih dance moves. Zumba routines incorporate interval training–alternating fast and slow rhythms. This Latin-based dance...

Zumba Gold - H2O

If you're an active older adult who loves Zumba®, but you're looking for a lower intensity, this is the class for you. This Latin-based dance class is sure to get you sweating as you work...

Barre - H2O

Barre is a unique class that incorporates ballet movements. Improve your posture, increase your flexibility and strengthen your shoulders, legs and core. This class includes the use of light weights....

H2O Health Coaching

Personal Coaching - H2O

If you haven’t exercised 2–3 times per week consistently for the past 6 months, YMCA Personal Coaching is for you. This nationally recognized, scientifically proven program will help you...

Individual Training - H2O

New to the facility? Get a basic program or orientation to get you started. Already a motivated exerciser? Refresh your workout with a new basic program.Meet with a Y Wellness Coach for a one hour...

Nutrition Counselling - H2O

You're working hard (or maybe you're ready to work hard) to reach your health and fitness goals. Meet with a YMCA Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) and find out more about the role of...

Personal Training - H2O

Personal training isn't just for bulking up for fitness competitions. Working with a certified personal trainer, you can create a plan that suits your goals and your lifestyle. YMCA Personal...

H2O Specialty Health Programs

Breathe Well - H2O

The YMCA has teamed up with Interior Health to bring you a respiratory rehab and exercise program. Breathe Well is designed specifically for people with mild COPD and other respiratory conditions to...

Healthy Hearts - H2O

This program is ideal for anyone who wants to prevent or recover from a cardiac event. Regular monitoring of blood pressure, group stretching, and individualized exercise programming will help you...

Healthy Hips and Knees - H2O

This program is designed specifically for people who are awaiting total hip or knee replacement surgery, or those who have recently had surgery. Individuals who exercise to prepare for surgery have...

Mingle Mondays - H2O

We would like to invite all active older adults to join us in our monthly social. Mingle Mondays is a great opportunity to meet new people, make friends and socialize with others while enjoying a...

Senior Health Assessment - H2O

This 45-60 minute assessment measures various health indicators that contribute to your overall health and prevent the risk of disease. Tests include blood pressure, cardiovascular health, muscular...

Exercise is Medicine®

Let us guide you towards a stronger and longer life through exercise. Exercise is proven to be one of the most effective and safe ways to prevent and treat many chronic diseases such as heart...

H2O Fitness Certification

Fitness Certification - H2O

Are you passionate about health and fitness? Do you enjoy inspiring others? The YMCA of Okanagan offers Fitness Certification programs to help you reach your goals. Learn to lead, build your skills...

H2O Child, Youth and Family Development

Child Minding

Child Minding - H2O

Enjoy a facility workout or swim while yourchildren are cared for by qualified staff and volunteersin a safe and fun environment. We provide supervisedplay with age-appropriate toys, arts &...

Camps

Seal Team Aquatic Camps (H2O)

(Ages 5-10) Excite your child's love for water! Attend aquatic lessons based on the YMCA’s National Swimming Program. Swimmers will be placed in a skill- and stroke-development class...

Afternoon Theme Camps (H2O)

(Ages 5-10) Theme inspired crafts, structured active games, outdoor group challenges and team-building activities help make each week a unique experience. Add in dips in the pool and a fully outdoor...

Seal Team Aquatic Camps (H2O)

(Ages 5-10) Excite your child's love for water! Attend aquatic lessons based on the YMCA’s National Swimming Program. Swimmers will be placed in a skill- and stroke-development class...

Programs

Active Arts - H2O

In this program we will explore age-appropriate sensory stations, crafts, music, stories and creative play! We will practice turn-taking, sharing and good listening skills — among other social...

Boys in Action - H2O

This program is just for the guys! We’ll have movie nights, cool science projects, building challenges, swimming and more.

Craft 'n' Swim - H2O

Calling all crafty kids! Get creative by making some impressive artistic masterpieces in this fun Friday night program. Don’t forget your swim gear; we’ll be hitting the pool!

Girls Unite - H2O

In this program, girls can develop new skills and gain self-esteem—all while building lifelong friendships. This program will include educational opportunities, crafts, and many other fun...

Music and Movement - H2O

Children love music and they love to move! Your child can explore their imagination, express their creative energy, feel the rhythm and discover all sorts of musical sounds. Join us in this fun...

STEM 'n' Swim - H2O

Join in on the next generation of leaders using hands-on projects to explore this fascinating world. STEM activities focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Don’t forget your swim...

Y Not Build It?

Get your child’s creative juices flowing in this cool hands-on program! Your child will be provided with open-ended opportunities to design and build and can take their own creations home....

JKA Shotokan Karate

Your child will learn traditional karate basics and get the opportunity to train in the newest, most innovative athletic methods to improve their potential. This class will help our students better...

Games Galore

Attention pre-teens! Join this Friday program full of friendly competition and brain twisting challenges! Games Galore is the perfect opportunity to go for gold in a variety of board games or...

Friday Fun Night

Ready for a fun-filled evening? Friday fun night combines water activities, games, and teen-focused themes to create an action-packed evening you won’t want to miss. Come and get creative,...