Youth Health and Fitness Programs

An inclusive space for youth to connect, develop new skills and build an active, healthier life, together. 

Our youth health and fitness programs are specifically designed to help you achieve your goals, and to provide a safe and supportive environment for you to let your potential shine bright!

If you are already a Y member, you can take two registered programs per session at no additional cost.

Programs vary by location. To learn more and register, view our schedules page.

Youth Open Gym (Drop-in)​​

Youth Open Gym time provides young individuals with opportunities to play and have fun together while
establishing a foundation for healthy, active living. View our Child, Youth and Family schedules to learn more.

View our Schedules

Become a lifeguard or swimming instructor!

Certification as a lifeguard or swimming instructor can lead to employment opportunities at the Y and elsewhere.

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Youth Programs (12Y - 17Y)

Youth sports & fitness programs are designed to help youth build self-esteem, meet new friends and have fun staying fit and active.

From basketball to volleyball, table tennis, and yoga -there's a program for every youth!

To learn more and register, view our schedules page.

Home Alone (10Y -12Y): Home Alone empowers children by teaching them how to be safe and responsible when home alone. Participants learn safety, first aid, and comfort skills through interactive games and role playing. Home Alone is recommended prior to taking the Babysitting Course.

Babysitting Course (11Y - 14Y): This Y certificate program helps participants learn and develop the necessary skills to supervise children responsibly. Topics include age characteristics of children, entertaining children, creating a caring and safe environment and handling challenging children.

To learn more and register, view our schedules page.

At the Y, we teach more than just basic swim skills; we teach water safety for life. Taught by certified Y instructors, our nationally-accredited swim program builds confidence and competency in the water, at a pace of progression that meets individual needs.

Swimming lessons are included in your membership. From beginner to advanced classes, gain confidence in the water in a fun and engaging environment.

Learn more about Y swimming lessons

From Bronze Star through to the National Lifeguard course, the Y offers the programs necessary to become a trained lifeguard or swimming instructor, certified to work anywhere in Canada.

Learn more about aquatic certifications