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Bostwick Community Centre, YMCA & Library

 The Bostwick Community Centre, YMCA & Library offers memberships for people of all backgrounds, beliefs and abilities from 3 months of age and up. Flexible payment options, family discounts and our assisted membership program make belonging to the Y accessible to everyone. 

Services and Amenities

  • 25m six lane pool
  • Y Turf Zone
  • Warm Family Pool (3ft deep)
  • Full Gymnasium
  • Full fitness centre with over 60 pieces of cardio
  • Free weight work out area
  • Group fitness studios with sprung hardwood floors and a Cycle Studio
  • 6 multipurpose rooms
  • Child minding room with treehouse (multi-level children's play structure)
  • Universal changeroom
  • Drop-In Youth Zone obstacle course
  • Community kitchen
  • London Public Library branch on site
  • City of London Spectrum programs and Spectrum program registration at Service London Kiosk
  • Free parking

 What's Included

  • New Member Orientation
  • Child minding service (3 months to 5 years)
  • Use of Day Lockers
  • Unlimited drop in programs for adults
  • 2 weekly instructional programs
  • Recreational and drop-in privileges at any YMCA in London, across Canada and internationally
  • Flexible and continuous membership


Your membership gives you access to all sixteen health and fitness branches in the YMCA of Southwestern Ontario association. That means you have access to:

  • 11 pools (2 pools each at Bostwick, Centre Branch, and Stoney Creek)
  • 11 full size gymnasiums
  • 7 walking/running tracks
  • The latest in strength training and cardio equipment
  • Child minding services to watch your littlest Y members while you get fit and healthy.

Membership Fees

Our membership fees cover the majority of our programs and services, from group fitness to swimming lessons and many programs in between.

Travelling? Your YMCA of Southwestern Ontario member card gets you access to Y facilities across North America.

See your specific branch for details:

Open Swim Admission Policy

Children 8 years of age and younger MUST be accompanied by a guardian at least 13 years of age. The ratio of guardians to swimmers is 1:2, unless the swimmers are wearing lifejackets, in which case the ratio is 1 guardian to 4 swimmers. Children 9 to 12 years of age must have a guardian at least 13 years of age present on the pool deck while they swim. If they pass the facility swim test the guardian may leave the pool deck. The ratio of guardians to swimmers is 1:8.

Financially Assisted Membership Program

Welcome to the YMCA of Southwestern Ontario’s Financially Assisted Membership Program. Our
Financial Assistance Program serves those individuals and families who have the greatest need in
our community, those individuals that are unable, but not unwilling to pay the full fee. We will
make every effort to accommodate all those people who wish to participate in YMCA programs.
It is not possible to join the YMCA for free. Everyone must pay some portion of the membership
fee. A financial agreement will be worked out that is acceptable to both you and the YMCA of
Western Ontario.

Please complete the application for Financial Assistance in full and bring it with you, along with
your required income statements. A YMCA staff member will review your application with you.
All information provided will be kept confidential. We expect the same confidentiality from you.
Financial Assistance requires a commitment to make regular payments and to participate on a
regular basis in the program for which assistance was provided.

The following is a list of applicable proofs of income. Please present current copies of the following:
• 2 consecutive and current payroll stubs for each adult in the household stating Gross Earnings.
• Monthly Statements from Government Income sources (Disability, Ontario Works, EI etc.)
• Goods & Services Tax/Harmonized Sales Tax from the Canada Revenue Agency stating family Gross Income.
• Canada Child Tax Benefit summary stating family’s Adjusted Annual Income.
• Other household income sources such as child or spousal support, rental income, OSAP, etc.


Our entire facility is wheelchair accessible.  We are City of London Facility Access and Design standard compliant.  Our universal change room has two accessible change stalls and we also have a fully automated adult change table. The pools feature a full length access ramp as well as a water wheelchair and a portable lift.  

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