YMCA of Niagara

Advanced Aquatics

The YMCA is dedicated to offering high quality enrichment courses to help individuals develop in spirit, mind and body. The exam date (where applicable) is the last day of the course. Prerequisites are to be presented on the first day of the course. All prerequisites listed as current must be current within 2 years of last day of the course. Participants must be of age by the last day of the course. Non-members are welcome unless otherwise stated.

Cancellations can be made by fax, email or in person a minimum of 4 business days before the start of the course to receive a full refund. Cancellations made less than 4 business day before the start of the course will be refunded less an administration fee of 35% of the full course fee. Cancellations will not be refunded after the course begins unless a medical note is provided. All enrichment course refunds will be mailed within 14 business days of submission.

The YMCA of Niagara offers a comprehensive selection of Advanced Aquatics programs including Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross, Instructors and NLS. We also offer Standard First Aid courses and recertification.

Please note: Classes are not offered on holidays.

Lifesaving Fitness Bronze, Silver, Gold (Members only)

Prerequisite: 10 years of age and completion of Star 6 or equivalent
Course Fee: $0

St. Catharines Walker Family Branch 
Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:00pm  September 11 - December 18

Niagara Centre Branch 
Wednesdays, 6:00 – 7:00pm  September 10  – December 17

Niagara Falls Branch
Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:00pm  Septemer 11 - December 18

Fort Erie E.J. Freeland Branch 
Fridays, 6:00 - 7:00pm    September 12 –  December 12

Niagara West Branch
 
Wednesdays, 6:00 – 7:00pm   September 10 – December 17

Port Colborne Branch
Fridays, 5:00 - 6:00pm   September 12 – December 12


Bronze Star & Basic First Aid/CPR(A)

Prerequisite: recommended completion of Star 6 or equivalent
Course Fee: $70 + HST

St. Catharines Walker Family Branch
Saturdays, 4:00 - 5:30pm   September 27 - December 6

Niagara Centre Branch
Not offered in Fall

Niagara Falls Branch
Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:30pm  September 23 - December 2

Fort Erie E.J. Freeland Branch
Not offered in Fall

Niagara West Branch
Sundays, 4:00 - 5:30pm   September 21 - November 30

Port Colborne Branch
Not offered in Summer


Bronze Medallion & Emergency First Aid/CPR(B)

Prerequisite: 13 years of age (birth certificate required) or Bronze Star certification
Course Fee: $145 + HST
Notes: 100% attendance strongly recommended

St. Catharines Walker Family Branch
Saturdays, 2:30 - 5:30pm   September 27 - December 6

Niagara Centre Branch
Sundays, 3:00 - 6:00pm   September 28 - December 7

Niagara Falls Branch
Thursdays, 5:30 - 8:30pm  September 18 - November 27

Fort Erie E.J. Freeland Branch
Not offered in Fall

Niagara West Branch
Sundays, 2:30 - 5:30pm   September 21 - November 30

Port Colborne Branch
Not offered in Fall


Bronze Cross

Prerequisite: Bronze Medallion and Emergency First Aid/CPR(B) Certificate
Course Fee: $90 + HST
Notes: 100% attendance strongly recommended

St. Catharines Walker Family Branch
Sundays, 3:30 - 5:30pm   September 28 - December 7

Niagara Centre Branch
Sundays, 4:00 - 6:00pm  September 28 - December 7

Niagara Falls Branch
Saturdays, 4:30 - 6:30pm   September 20 - November 29

Fort Erie E.J. Freeland Branch
Fridays, 5:30 - 7:30pm   September 26 – December 12

Niagara West Branch
Saturdays, 4:00 - 6:00pm   September 20 - November 29

Port Colborne Branch
Not offered in Fall
 

YMCA Swim Instructors & LSS Lifesaving Instructors

Prerequisite: 16+ years and Bronze Cross
Course Fee: $ 140 + HST
Notes: 100% attendance and participation required.

St. Catharines Walker Family Branch
Not offered in Fall

Niagara Centre Branch
Not offered in Fall

Niagara Falls Branch 
Tuesdays, 4:30 - 8:30pm   September 23 - December 2

Fort Erie E.J. Freeland Branch
Not offered in Fall

Niagara West Branch
Thursdays, 5:00 - 9:00pm   September 25 - December 4

Port Colborne Branch 
Tuesdays, 4:30 - 8:30pm   September 23 - December 2


National Lifeguard - NL

(Following the 2012 updated National Lifeguard standards)

Prerequisite: 16 years of age (birth certificate required), Bronze Cross and current Standard First Aid/CPR(C) – Standard First Aid must be from organizations recognized in Ontario public pool regulations. (Lifesaving Society, Canadian Red Cross, St. John Ambulance)
Course Fee: $270 + HST
Notes: 100% attendance and participation required

St. Catharines Walker Family Branch 
Wednesdays, 6:00 – 10:00pm   September 24 – November 26

Niagara Centre Branch
Not offered in Fall

Niagara Falls Branch
Sundays, 4:00 - 10:00pm   November 2 - December 14

Fort Erie E.J. Freeland Branch
Not offered in Fall

Niagara West Branch
Not offered in Fall

Port Colborne Branch
Not offered in Fall


NL Recert
(Following the 2012 updated National Lifeguard standards)

Course Fee: $70 + HST
Notes: Must bring proof of certification to recert.

St. Catharines Walker Family Branch
Sunday, 4:00 - 10:00pm   November 23

Niagara Centre Branch
Not offered in Fall

Niagara Falls Branch
Sunday, 3:00 - 9:00pm   October 26

Fort Erie E.J. Freeland Branch
Not offered in Fall

Niagara West Branch 
Not offered in Fall

Port Colborne Branch
Not offered in Fall


First Aid

Standard First Aid + CPR(C)

Course Fee: $95 + HST
Notes: 100% attendance and participation required. Certification issued through Lifesaving Society.

St. Catharines Walker Family Branch
Saturday/Sunday, 9:30am - 6:00pm   September 13/14
Saturday/Sunday, 9:30am - 6:00pm   November 22/23

Niagara Centre Branch
Saturday/Sunday, 9:30am - 6:00pm  October 25/26

Niagara Falls Branch
Saturday/Sunday, 9:30am - 6:00pm   November 1/2

Fort Erie E.J. Freeland Branch
Saturday/Sunday, 9:30am - 6:00pm  October 18/19

Niagara West Branch
Saturday/Sunday, 9:30am - 6:00pm   September 6/7

Port Colborne Branch
Not offered in Fall


Standard First Aid + CPR(C) Recert

Course Fee: $65 + HST
Notes: Must bring proof of certification to recert. You must hold certification from the Lifesaving Society (blue card) dated no more than 3 years from date of issue to attend this recertification. You may only recertify once, then subsequently you must repeat the full course. Thereafter, you may renew by alternating recertification and full course.

St. Catharines Walker Family Branch
Sunday, 9:30am - 6:00pm   September 21
Sunday, 9:30am - 6:00pm   November 16

Niagara Centre Branch
Saturday, 9:30am - 6:00pm   November 8

Niagara Falls Branch
Saturday, 9:30am - 6:00pm  September 27

Fort Erie E.J. Freeland Branch
Not offered in Fall

Niagara West Branch
Sunday, 9:30am - 6:00pm   October 5

Port Colborne Branch
Not offered in Fall

 


Babysitting Course

Prerequisite: Minimum age 11 years
Course Fee: $45

Contact your branch for details.

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