Swimming is one of the best workouts around. On one hand, it’s a low impact exercise that’s easy on joints and muscles. On the other, it’s also a great aerobic activity that helps to keep your body and heart healthy. Here are a few nearby central Toronto locations and online resources to help you dive into this wonderful sport.
Central Toronto YMCA
Want to improve your lap time or strengthen your swimming skills? The Central YCMA has two 25-meter swimming pools available for lane swimming as well as other aquatic workouts. There are non-competitive swim programs that assist with stroke correction, endurance, deep-water running and interval training. The Central YMCA also has swimfit programming and lessons for kids and adults alike. Beyond swimming there are also fitness classes, yoga, Pilates and even martial arts. Become a member at the Y for access to classes and programs. There’s no excuse for missing your in-pool workout, the Central YMCA is under a five-minute walk from the Village Green Apartments.
20 Grosvernor Street
Spring 2013 Schedule
Ryerson Athletic Centre (RAC)
The Ryerson Rec Centre isn’t just limited to students of the university, the Athletic Centre Pool has lane swimming, women’s only sessions, group fitness classes, and private and group lessons available. There’s also a masters level swim club that calls this pool home. Community members can purchase a membership to the facility for $57 a month or at an annual cost of $699. Day visitor passes are also available for fewer than ten dollars. The RAC is approximately a ten-minute walk from Greenrock’s downtown apartments in the village; just head south on Church Street to Gould.
40/50 Gould Street
To incorporate technology into your swim routine, have a look at these swimming apps and websites:
Total Immersion Swimming Online
This program and self-taught coaching technique makes swimming more accessible and enjoyable for both beginners and masters. There’s also a Total Immersion Swimming Youtube Channel with tutorials you can take to the pool. Free booklets and tutorials are available with a login on the Total Immersion website.
Swim Coach Plus HD
This is an app for more experienced swimmers looking to develop and refine their performance and technique. The app uses video coaching to provide visual feedback during both training sessions and competition. Coaches or assistants record HD video of swimmers and the app layers in technique analysis frame by frame. Available for: iPad or iPhone from iTunes.
The apartments at Village Green are spacious and well-maintained units with generous closet space. Always freshly painted, every unit has parquet flooring and newer appliances. The building amenities include an indoor bicycle room, and a 24-hour card-operated laundry facility equipped with free Wi-Fi. Residents who call the Village Green Apartment Community home live in a quiet oasis in the heart of central Toronto. Within a few minutes’ walk of Village Green our residents have easy access to TTC, excellent restaurants, fitness options and shopping. Do you have questions about Village Green or any of Greenrock’s Toronto apartment communities? Give our team a call: 416-921-5125