Captain Robert A. Bartlett Aquatics Centre
Re/MAX Main Pool and Pro-Dive Marine Play Pool are now open! Check out the swim schedule in the Ches Penney Family Y Program Guide.
This space holds the Re/MAX Main Pool, Pro-Dive Marine Services Play Pool and the Manulife Financial Whirlpool. There is direct access to the Aquatics Centre from each change room and a viewing area both inside and out for parents.
NLS Recertification Course
The National Life Saving (NLS) Recertification exam is your opportunity to demonstrate your NLS skills and recertify your award.
National Lifeguard Service certification is current for two years and is recertified by completing an NLS recertification exam.
YMCA Swimming Lessons
Learn to swim with the YMCA swimming instructional program. We recognize that everyone is unique in the how they learn and apply new skills. The Y provides swim instruction based on abilities and pace of progression. Our swim lessons for members are offered through a continuous evaluation program.
Spaces are subject to availability. Membership and swim lesson registration are available over the phone if your membership account is being set up via Credit Card only. All other payment types will need to be registered in person.
Register Now! Spots are still available.
**Note: A Ches Penney Family Y membership in good standing is required upon registration. Swim lessons are for members only. No more "Session Registration." Register once and our Rolling Registration will take care of the rest.
Call or visit our Membership Sales and Service Desk at 726-YMCA (9622) for additional information for more details.
YMCA National Swimming Program
YMCA L’il Dippers:
L’il Dippers is an eight level value-based water activity program for children three-month to five-year-olds. Children will be introduced to swim movement skills, develop a sense of comfort and confidence in the water, and learn some water safety skills. Parents and children will be in the pool for Splashers and Bubblers.
YMCA Learn To Swim Levels.
The Learn to Swim program covers four levels of the YMCA National Swimming program- Otter, Seal, Dolphin and Swimmer. This series introduces easy-to-learn skills in a safe environment. Instructors strive to have each swimmer feel a sense of achievement by introducing new, basic swim skills and increasing comfort, confidence and endurance. After completing this series, children six years and up will be able to perform a variety of swim skills in shallow and deep water, including the basics of the front crawl.
YMCA Star Program
The YMCA Star Swimmer program expands swimming and water activity skills. It includes six levels: Stars 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, which are designed to improve swimming ability and endurance. Swimmers learn front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly. Water sports and safety skills are also covered and there are leadership opportunities within the program.
YMCA Master Swimmer
The Master Swimmer program is for participants who have completed YMCA Star 6.
Swimmers gain greater experience in water patrol and lifesaving skills, improve stroke proficiency and endurance, and get introduced to life as a swim instructor. This program involves an additional six hours of volunteer teaching with a certified swimming instructor.
We offer courses to obtain advanced lifesaving awards and qualifications: Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross and National Lifeguard Service (NLS).
9 am - 6 pm
|Standard First Aid
||Mar 2 - 3
||10 am - 5 pm
|Standard First Aid Re-Certification
||5 pm - 10 pm