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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. 

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

13 yrs and over

You can begin to develop your aquatic teaching skills by becoming a YMCA Assistant Swim Instructor! This course is an introduction to teaching swimming lessons at the YMCA. The course includes a minimum of 10 hours of hands-on experience working beside a certified YMCA Swim Instructor.

To take this course, you must be 13 years or older, hold a current Star 7 or Bronze Star certification (or equivalent), and be able to swim strokes at YMCA Intermediate stroke standard.

After completing this course, you will be qualified to volunteer as a YMCA Assistant Swim Instructor during swimming lessons and help children learn to love the water. It's a great way to practice your skills towards becoming a certified YMCA Swim Instructor!

Not Yet Scheduled

NOTE: Registration for this program is not yet open.



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