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  January 9 – April 3
Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:00pm  April 10 - June 26

Niagara Centre Branch 
Wednesdays, 6:00 – 7:00pm  January 8 – April 2
Wednesdays, 6:00 – 7:00pm  April 16 - June 25

Niagara Falls Branch
Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:00pm  April 10 - June 26

Fort Erie E.J. Freeland Branch 
Saturdays, 12:00 - 1:00pm    January 11 – April 5
Saturdays, 12:00 - 1:00pm    April 12 - June 21

Niagara West Branch 
Wednesdays, 6:00 – 7:00pm   January 8 – April 2
Wednesdays, 6:00 – 7:00pm   April 9 - June 25

Port Colborne Branch
Fridays, 5:00 - 6:00pm   January 10 – March 21
Not offered in Spring.


Bronze Star & Basic First Aid/CPR(A)

Prerequisite: recommended completion of Star 6 or equivalent
Course Fee: $65 + HST

St. Catharines Walker Family Branch
Saturdays, 4:00 - 5:30pm  January 11 – March 29
Saturdays, 4:00 - 5:30pm  April 12 - June 21

Niagara Centre Branch
Tuesdays, 5:30 – 7:00pm   January 7 – March 25
Not offered in Spring.

Niagara Falls Branch
Not offered in Winter
Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:30pm   
April 8 - June 17

Fort Erie E.J. Freeland Branch
Not offered in Winter
Not offered in Spring.

Niagara West Branch
Sundays, 4:00 – 5:30pm    January 19 – April 6
Sundays, 4:00 – 5:30pm    April 13 - June 22

Port Colborne Branch
Not offered in Winter
Not offered in Spring.


Bronze Medallion & Emergency First Aid/CPR(B)

Prerequisite: 13 years of age (birth certificate required) or Bronze Star certification
Course Fee: $141 + HST
Notes: 100% attendance strongly recommended

St. Catharines Walker Family Branch
Saturdays, 2:30 - 5:30pm  January 11 – March 29
Saturdays, 2:30 - 5:30pm  April 12 - June 21

Niagara Centre Branch
Not offered in Winter
Sundays, 3:00 – 6:00pm    
April 13 - June 22

Niagara Falls Branch
Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:30pm   January 16 – April 3
Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:30pm   April 10 - June 19

Fort Erie E.J. Freeland Branch
Fridays, 5:00 – 8:00pm   January 10 – March 28
Not offered in Spring.

Niagara West Branch
Sundays, 2:30 – 5:30pm    January 19 – April 6
Sundays, 2:30 – 5:30pm    April 13 - June 22

Port Colborne Branch
Not offered in Winter
Tuesdays, 6:00 – 9:00pm   April 8 – June 17

Bronze Cross

Prerequisite: Bronze Medallion and Emergency First Aid/CPR(B) Certificate
Course Fee: $85 + HST
Notes: 100% attendance strongly recommended

St. Catharines Walker Family Branch
Sundays, 3:30 – 5:30pm  January 12 – March 30
Sundays, 3:30 – 5:30pm  April 13 - June 22

Niagara Centre Branch
Not offered in Winter
Sundays, 4:00 – 6:00pm 
April 13 - June 22

Niagara Falls Branch
Not offered in Winter
Saturdays, 4:30 - 6:30pm 
April 12 - June 21

Fort Erie E.J. Freeland Branch
Fridays, 5:00 – 7:00pm   January 10 – March 28
Not offered in Spring.

Niagara West Branch
Not offered in Winter
Saturdays, 4:00 - 6:00pm  April 12 - June 21

Port Colborne Branch
Not offered in Winter
Tuesdays, 7:00 – 9:00pm  
April 8 – June 17
 

YMCA Swim Instructors & LSS Lifesaving Instructors

Prerequisite: 16+ years and Bronze Cross
Course Fee: $ 130 + HST
Notes: 100% attendance and participation required.

St. Catharines Walker Family Branch
Not offered in Winter
Wednesdays, 5:30 – 9:30pm   
April 9 - June 18

Niagara Centre Branch
Not offered in Winter
Not offered in Spring

Niagara Falls Branch 
Tuesday, 4:30 – 8:30pm   January 14 – April 1
Not offered in Spring

Fort Erie E.J. Freeland Branch
Not offered in Winter
Tuesdays, 5:00 – 9:00pm  
April 8 - June 17

Niagara West Branch
Not offered in Winter
Not offered in Spring

Port Colborne Branch 
Not offered in Winter
Not offered in Spring


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: $267 + HST
Notes: 100% attendance and participation required

St. Catharines Walker Family Branch
Wednesdays, 6:00 – 10:00pm   January 15 – March 26
Not offered in Spring

Niagara Centre Branch
Not offered in Winter
Not offered in Spring

Niagara Falls Branch
Not offered in Winter
Not offered in Spring

Fort Erie E.J. Freeland Branch
Not offered in Winter
Not offered in Spring

Niagara West Branch
Not offered in Winter
Wednesdays, 6:00 – 10:00pm   April 16 - June 18

Port Colborne Branch
Not offered in Winter
Not offered in Spring


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  April 27 or May 25 

Niagara Centre Branch
Not offered in Winter
Not offered in Spring

Niagara Falls Branch
Sunday, 3:00 – 9:00pm  June 22

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

Niagara West Branch 
Sunday, 4:00 – 10:00pm  June 8

Port Colborne Branch
Not offered in Spring


First Aid

Standard First Aid + CPR(C)

Course Fee: $90 + HST
Notes: 100% attendance and participation required. Certification issued through Lifesaving Society.

St. Catharines Walker Family Branch
Saturday/Sunday, 9:30am - 6:00pm  March 22/23
Saturday/Sunday, 9:30am - 6:00pm  May 24/25
Saturday/Sunday, 9:30am - 6:00pm  June 14/15
Saturday/Sunday, 9:30am - 6:00pm  June 21/22

Niagara Centre Branch
Saturday/Sunday, 9:30am - 6:00pm  May 10/11

Niagara Falls Branch
Saturday/Sunday, 9:30am - 6:00pm  May 31/June 1
Saturday/Sunday, 9:30am - 6:00pm  June 7/8

Fort Erie E.J. Freeland Branch
Saturday/Sunday, 9:30am - 6:00pm  May 3/4

Niagara West Branch
Saturday/Sunday, 9:30am - 6:00pm  May 10/11

Port Colborne Branch
Not offered in Spring


Standard First Aid + CPR(C) Recert

Course Fee: $58 + 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  April 13 or May 11 or June 8

Niagara Centre Branch
Saturday, 9:30am – 6:00pm  April 26

Niagara Falls Branch
Saturday, 9:30am – 6:00pm  June 14

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

Niagara West Branch
Not offered in Spring

Port Colborne Branch
Not offered in Spring

 


Babysitting Course

Prerequisite: Minimum age 11 years
Course Fee: $45

Niagara Falls Branch
Saturday, 9:00am – 3:00pm  April 5 or May 3

Fort Erie Branch
Saturday, 9:00am - 3:00pm  March 29

Designed by Reaction Internet Communications