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  July 3 - August 28

Niagara Centre Branch 
Wednesdays, 6:00 – 7:00pm  July 2  – August  27

Niagara Falls Branch
Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:00pm  July 3 - August 28

Fort Erie E.J. Freeland Branch 
Fridays, 6:00 - 7:00pm    July 4 – August 29

Niagara West Branch
 
Wednesdays, 6:00 – 7:00pm   July 2 – August 27

Port Colborne Branch
Fridays, 5:00 - 6:00pm   July 4 – August 29


Bronze Star & Basic First Aid/CPR(A)

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

St. Catharines Walker Family Branch
Not offered in Summer

Niagara Centre Branch
Not offered in Summer

Niagara Falls Branch
Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:30pm  July 8 - August 26

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

Niagara West Branch
Not offered in Summer

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: $141 + HST
Notes: 100% attendance strongly recommended

St. Catharines Walker Family Branch
Not offered in Summer

Niagara Centre Branch
Not offered in Summer

Niagara Falls Branch
Not offered in Summer

Fort Erie E.J. Freeland Branch
Monday - Friday, 12:30 – 7:30pm   August 18 – August 22

Niagara West Branch
Not offered in Summer

Port Colborne Branch
Not offered in Summer


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
Not offered in Summer

Niagara Centre Branch
Not offered in Summer

Niagara Falls Branch
Not offered in Summer

Fort Erie E.J. Freeland Branch
Monday - Friday, 2:30 – 7:30pm   August 18 – August 22

Niagara West Branch
Not offered in Summer

Port Colborne Branch
Not offered in Summer
 

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 Summer

Niagara Centre Branch
Not offered in Summer

Niagara Falls Branch 
Not offered in Summer

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

Niagara West Branch
Not offered in Summer

Port Colborne Branch 
Not offered in Summer


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
Sunday - Thursday, 12:00 – 9:00pm   August 24 – August 28

Niagara Centre Branch
Not offered in Summer

Niagara Falls Branch
Not offered in Summer

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

Niagara West Branch
Not offered in Summer

Port Colborne Branch
Not offered in Summer


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
Not offered in Summer

Niagara Centre Branch
Not offered in Summer

Niagara Falls Branch
Not offered in Summer

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

Niagara West Branch 
Not offered in Summer

Port Colborne Branch
Not offered in Summer


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   August 16/17

Niagara Centre Branch
Not offered in Summer

Niagara Falls Branch
Not offered in Summer

Fort Erie E.J. Freeland Branch
Saturday/Sunday, 9:30am - 6:00pm  August 23/24

Niagara West Branch
Not offered in Summer

Port Colborne Branch
Not offered in Summer


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   August 10

Niagara Centre Branch
Not offered in Summer

Niagara Falls Branch
Not offered in Summer

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

Niagara West Branch
Not offered in Summer

Port Colborne Branch
Not offered in Summer

 


Babysitting Course

Prerequisite: Minimum age 11 years
Course Fee: $45

Niagara Falls Branch

Fort Erie Branch

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