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Aquatics

Swim Lessons

Preschool Lessons

Bobbers

Bobbers is for children 3-5 years old who are new to swimming. In Bobbers, we'll introduce your child to fun activities in the water to activate the movements that will eventually lead to...

Dippers

Dippers is the final level for children who are 3-5 years old and have completed Surfers or show an equivalent skill level. In Dippers, we'll introduce the front and back crawl as well as...

Divers

Divers is for children who are 3-5 years old and have completed Gliders or show an equivalent level of skill. In Divers, children will combine all the skills they have learned so far to swim on their...

Floaters

Floaters is for children 3-5 years old who have completed Bobbers or an equivalent level of lessons. In Floaters, we introduce floating and gliding unassisted and continue to practice other...

Gliders

Gliders is for children who are 3-5 years old and have completed Floaters or show an equivalent level of competence. In Gliders, children will combine kicking with gliding to learn how to propel...

Surfers

Surfers is for children 3-5 years old who have completed Divers or show an equivalent level of competence. In Surfers, we'll continue to help your child develop front and back swimming skills and...

School Age Lessons

Dolphin

Dolphin is for children 6-12 years old who have completed Seal or who demonstrate an equivalent skill set. Your child will be introduced to swimming on their front, back and underwater. The third of...

Otter

An introductory level for beginner swimmers ages 6-12 years old, Otter will teach your child the basics of pool safety, going underwater and gliding on their front and back. The first of four levels...

Seal

Seal is for children 6-12 years old who have completed Otter or who have equivalent skills. In this level, your child will further develop the skills of gliding, kicking and submerging. The second of...

Star 1

Star 1 is for children 6-12 years old who have completed the Swimmer level in our Learn to Swim program. In this class, kids will learn elementary backstroke and the egg-beater motion for treading...

Star 2

Star 2 is for children 6-12 years old who have completed Star 1 or who show an equivalent skill level. At this level we introduce breaststroke and continue to help kids refine their stroke technique...

Star 3

The third level of our YMCA Star Program, Star 3 is for children 6-12 years old who have completed Star 2 or who show an equivalent skill level. In this level your child will focus on the...

Star 4

Star 4 is for children 6-12 years old who have completed Star 3 or who show an equivalent skill level. In this level we will help your child focus on the sidestroke, and we will continue to introduce...

Swimmer

Swimmer is for children 6-12 years old who have completed Dolphin or have equivalent skills. In this class, kids will learn front and back crawl, and how to tread water. The last level in our...

Star Leadership Lessons

Star 5

Star 5 is for ages 6 and up who have completed Star 4 or who show an equivalent skill level. This is the first of 3 levels of our star leadership program. We will introduce the butterfly stroke along...

Star 6

Star 6 is for ages 6 and up who have completed Star 5 or show an equivalent skill level. Swimmers will continue to develop lifesaving and first aid skills at the Ranger and Star level of the Canadian...

Star 7

Star 7 is for ages 6 and up who have completed Star 6 or show an equivalent skill level and have a strong interest in pursuing more advanced aquatics certifications. The YMCA Star Leadership program...

Aquatic Certifications

CPR/First Aid

CPR A

This course on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) provides the skills needed to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies and choking for adults. Includes training in the use of an...

CPR C

This course on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) provides the skills needed to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies and choking for adults, children and babies. Course includes...

CPR C Recertification

Review and practice your CPR skills. Instructors will provide you with updated information and training in responding to cardiovascular emergencies and choking. Course includes training in the use of...

Emergency First Aid (includes CPR C)

Basic first aid course offering an overview of first aid and CPR skills for the workplace or home. You will learn recognize and respond to airway, breathing and circulation emergencies. Manual and...

Emergency First Aid Recertification

Review and practice your First Aid and CPR skills in this course. Our instructors will provide you with updated information and training to ensure your knowledge is current. Proof of current...

Standard First Aid (includes CPR C)

This comprehensive first aid course provides CPR skills for those who need training due to work requirements or who want more knowledge to respond to emergencies at home. You will learn emergency...

Standard First Aid Recertification

Review and practice your First Aid and CPR-C skills in this course. Instructors will provide you with updated information and training, as well as a certificate upon completion of the course. Proof...

Lifeguarding & Instructing

Bronze Cross

Bronze Cross is designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced training, including an introduction to safety supervision. Bronze Cross is a prerequisite for all advanced training...

Bronze Medallion

Learn advanced lifesaving techniques for challenging rescues of increased risk, involving conscious and unconscious victims in varying water depths. Participants develop stroke efficiency and...

Bronze Medallion | Langara Family YMCA

Bronze Star

Bronze Star helps prepare candidates for success in Bronze Medallion. Participants develop problem-solving and decision-making skills as individuals and in partners. Candidates learn basic lifesaving...

Aquatic Specialty

Barracudas Swim Club

Barracudas (Junior)

Barracudas is a non-competitive swim club coached by certified coaches. Swimmers practice three times per week, including dry land warm-up and an hour of stroke development and drills. The Barracudas...

Barracudas (Development)

Barracudas is a non-competitive swim club coached by certified coaches. Swimmers practice three times per week, including dry land warm-up and an hour of stroke development and drills. The Barracudas...

Barracudas (Intermediate)

Barracudas is a non-competitive swim club coached by certified coaches. Swimmers practice three times per week, including dry land warm-up and an hour of stroke development and drills. The Barracudas...

Barracudas (Senior)

Barracudas is a non-competitive swim club coached by certified coaches. Swimmers practice three times per week, including dry land warm-up and an hour of stroke development and drills. The Barracudas...