YMCA Aquatic Leadership/Certification Courses

YMCA Aquatic Leadership/Certification Courses

Steps to Becoming a Lifeguard

  1. Complete Bronze Medallion
  2. Complete Standard First Aid
  3. Complete Bronze Cross
  4. Complete National Lifeguard

After these four courses are complete you can stop there and apply to local pools to work as a Lifeguard, however most pools in Alberta require an Instructor Certification as well.

  • Swim and Lifesaving Instructor

The YMCA offers a variety of Advanced Lifesaving Courses!

If you don’t see a course that you are looking for email [email protected]


To secure your place in this program, payment is due at the time of registration.  If you are unable to make a full payment at the time of registration, please contact our Membership Services department by calling 403-942-5757 or by email us at [email protected].


In order to receive member pricing, the membership must remain in effect for the duration of the program.  Should the participant cancel their membership prior to the end of the program, the YMCA of Lethbridge requires the participant to pay the difference between the member and the non-member pricing to continue in the program.

1. Bronze Medallion

Cor Van Raay YMCA
1/8/22 - 3/4/22
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Bronze Medallion

Bronze Medallion teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water rescue education: judgment, knowledge, skill, and fitness. Rescuers learn tows, carries, and defense and release methods in preparation for challenging rescues of conscious and unconscious victims. Includes CPR A and AED.

What to Bring: Lunch, Snacks, Bathing suit(s), Towels, Pen and Paper.

Prerequisite(s): Bronze Star or 13 years or older


 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding registration, including full sessions, please feel free to reach out to our Aquatic Leadership Team at [email protected]

 


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
Winter Session Members Only 11/15/21 11/28/21 Online / Front Desk $ 150.00-
Winter Session Members & Non-Members 11/29/21 2/9/22 Online / Front Desk $ 150.00$ 165.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
01/08/22 - 01/09/22
Bronze Medallion - Su,Sa - 9:00 am - 8 hrs
4 / 10 Available Register  
Closes
01/01/2022
03/01/22 - 03/04/22
Bronze Medallion - Tu,We,Th,Fr - 4:00 pm - 4 hrs
9 / 10 Available Register  
Closes
02/22/2022

3. Bronze Cross

Cor Van Raay YMCA
1/21/22 - 3/18/22
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Bronze Cross

Bronze Cross is designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced training including an introduction to safe supervision in aquatic facilities. Bronze Cross is a prerequisite for all advanced training programs including National Lifeguard and Instructor certification.

Prerequisite(s): Bronze Medallion and Standard First Aid

 

What to Bring: Lunch, Snacks, Bathing suit(s), Towels, Pen and Paper.

 


If you have any questions or concerns regarding registration, including full sessions, please feel free to reach out to our Aquatic Leadership Team at [email protected]


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
Winter Member Only 11/15/21 11/28/21 Online / Front Desk $ 150.00-
Winter Member & Non-Member 11/29/21 2/2/22 Online / Front Desk $ 150.00$ 165.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
01/21/22 - 01/23/22
Bronze Cross - Su,Fr,Sa - 9:00 am - 8 hrs
8 / 10 Available Register  
Closes
01/14/2022
03/14/22 - 03/18/22
Bronze Cross - Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr - 4:00 pm - 4 hrs
10 / 10 Available Register  
Closes
03/07/2022

4. National Lifeguard Pool

Cor Van Raay YMCA
11/19/21 - 2/25/22
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National Lifeguard Pool trains lifeguards in safety supervision and rescue in a pool environment.

Prerequisite(s): Bronze Cross, Standard First Aid and minimum 16 years of age by the end of the course

What to Bring: Lunch, Snacks, Bathing suit(s), Towels, Pen and Paper.

 


If you have any questions or concerns regarding registration, including full sessions, please feel free to reach out to our Aquatic Leadership Team at [email protected]


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
Winter Session Members Only 11/15/21 11/28/21 Online / Front Desk $ 350.00-
Winter Session Members & Non-Members 11/29/21 2/20/22 Online / Front Desk $ 350.00$ 400.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
11/19/21 - 11/28/21
National Lifeguard - Su,Fr,Sa - 12:00 pm - 8 hrs
-
Registration
Closed on
11/25/2021