Junior Lifeguard Leadership Program

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The Laurier Brantford YMCA pool deck (including sauna and changerooms) will be closed for the annual pool shutdown from October 13th to19th. Click here to see the changeroom schedule.


Participant of Bronze Cross course in the water

Bronze Cross Classes at the YMCA HBB

We offer Bronze Cross classes for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced training, including an introduction to safe supervision in aquatic facilities.

In this class we focus on the principles of teamwork, procedures, and the use of special equipment.

To take this course, you must have completed Bronze Medallion AND Emergency and CPR B certifications.

Bronze Cross is a Lifesaving Society (LS) certification offered through the YMCA. It is a prerequisite for all LS advanced training programs, including National Lifeguard and Instructor certifications (YMCA, Lifesaving Society and Red Cross).

Bronze Cross

$100 for YMCA members | $110 for Non-members

Where: Hamilton Downtown Family YMCA 
When: Saturdays starting September 21 to November 30 at 11:30am - 3:30pm 
Course bar code: 34649

To register please contact Jaimie Rizzo at 905-529-7102 ext 4922 or jaimie.rizzo@ymcahbb.ca 

Where: Ron Edwards Family YMCA
When: Sundays starting September 15 to November 24 at 11:30am - 1:30pm

To register please visit the contact: Sarah Bosscher at 905-532-5000 ext. 6351 or sarah.bosscher@ymcahbb.ca

Prerequisites: Must have Bronze Medallion & Emergengy First Aid + CPR B certifications 

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