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Programs offered by the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka vary by session and location. See current program schedule for availability and class times.


Swimming is a fantastic way for older adults to improve heart health and strengthen muscles without causing impact to the joints. YMCA swim programs for older adults are geared to provide you with a comfortable experience and the opportunity to reach your personal fitness goals while working at your own pace.

SHALLOW WATER
This low impact total body workout takes place in the shallow water and includes aerobic and muscle conditioning exercises. (Hydro fit dumbbells may be used.)

COMBO WATER
This combination aerobic and muscle conditioning class takes place in the shallow and deep water. Flotation belts will be used for the deep water portion of the class. (Hydro fit dumbbells may be used.)

DEEP WATER
This swim class takes place in the deep water (participants are welcome to remain in shallow water) using flotation belts. Deep water offers a weightless environment with no impact on the joints. This is a great workout for the whole body especially the abdominal and back muscles. (Hydro fit dumbbells may be used.)

AQUA YOGA
Aqua Yoga is a unique series of exercises that combines the therapeutic and buoyant nature of water with the energizing and harmonizing effect of yoga. Many aqua yoga exercises are classical yoga postures adapted to water.

AQUATHERAPY
Strengthen and stretch in this shallow water workout. Great for rehab and strengthening.

MASTERS SWIM CLUB
Masters Swim Club creates a fun, social environment for those looking to improve their swim strokes and general conditioning. Participants should be able to comfortably swim one length.