At the Y, we are proud to offer two types of certification programs! Check out the courses below that will allow you to:
- gain the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies.
- gain employment at aquatic centres.
YMCA Swim Program Certification
We are a leader in swim programs! Developed by YMCA Canada in 1906, the YMCA National Aquatic program has helped — and continues to help — generations of Canadians learn how to swim in Ys from coast-to-coast. As a certified YMCA Canada Swim Instructor, you are qualified to teach swimming lessons at Y’s across the country.
Canadian Lifesaving Program
As a provincial and national affiliate to the Lifesaving Society of Canada, we are proud to offer a wide range of Lifesaving and Lifeguarding courses.
View our next available Certification Courses here.
Cancellations must be received in writing no later than 14 days prior to the start of the program or class in order to receive a full refund (less a 20% fee). No refunds will be provided for cancellations submitted after the deadline. All fees are non-transferable.