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The Y offers programs for all ages and abillities.  Stop by for a tour and meet our YMCA certified trainers.  We'll arrange a welcome orientation and discuss options to get you on track to a healty lifestyle. 

Aquatics Schedule

Aquatics programs including Learn to Swim, Aquatic Fitness, swim times and specialty programs.

Frank Rudderham Family YMCA

View Larger Map 399 Charlotte Street
Sydney, NS B1P 1E3
Phone: 902-562-9622
Fax: 902-562-1586
  • Aquatics
  • Health and Fitness

Ages 16 and over

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 or Standard First Aid.

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).

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NOTE: Registration for this program is not yet open.



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