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Health, Fitness & Aquatics

Aquatic Certifications

Our aquatic certifications provide you with the necessary training to be a lifeguard and swim instructor at any YMCA in Canada. 

The YMCA developed the first nationally recognized aquatics programs in 1931 and has continued to train leaders ever since.

Course Information

Click here to view the 2019-2020 Aquatic Certifications Brochure >>
The brochure includes dates, fees*, course descriptions and frequently asked questions!
*course fees include applicable manuals and certification fees. 


Registration is required for all aquatic certifications. You may register at any time of the year for these courses.

Register at the YMCA Welcome Desk or by phone at 519-376-0484. Full payment is required at the time of registration.  Financial assistance may be availible. 

Aquatic Certifications Progression Chart