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National Lifeguard Course at the YMCA HBB

Learn how to fulfill your role as a professional facilitator of safe, enjoyable aquatics for everyone.

The National Lifeguard (NL) course emphasizes teamwork, leadership, and communication in the prevention of accidents and in first aid treatment of medical emergencies.

To take this course you must be 15 years or older and have completed Bronze Cross, Standard First Aid and CPR C certifications.

National Lifeguard is a Lifesaving Society (LS) certification offered through the YMCA. National Lifeguard is the only nationally recognized lifeguard certification in Canada.


Recertification

Where: Les Chater Family YMCA
When: Saturday (Septmeber 11) at 2:00pm-6:00pm
Duration: 1 day
Price:  $75 for YMCA Members | $85 for Non-members

Where: Downtown Hamilton Family YMCA
When: Sunday (October 24) at 2:00pm-6:00pm
Duration: 1 day
Price:  $75 for YMCA Members | $85 for Non-members

Full Certification

Where: Les Chater Family YMCA
When: Saturday (September 25 - November 27) at 2:00pm-6:00pm
Duration: 10 Weeks 
Price:  $265 for YMCA Members | $280 for Non-members

Full Certification - 5 Day Crash Course

Where: Les Chater Family YMCA
When: Friday (December 3 - December 19) at 4:30pm-8:30pm
Saturday/Sunday (December 3 - December 19) at 9:00am-5:00pm
Duration: 5 Weeks 
Price:  $265 for YMCA Members | $280 for Non-members



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