THERAPY POOL NOTICE: Please note that our Therapy Pool is now only operating for swimming lessons. We will update Members as soon as we have it functioning for warm and deep warm swims as well. Thank you for your patience and understanding. 


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 16 years or older AND have completed Bronze Cross and Standard First Aid.

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

We will be running an NLS Certification on  the following dates. Participants must attend all sessions to receive their certification.


Beginning Wednesday, September 19th. Course runs on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 - 10:00 pm. 


  • Members: $250
  • Non-members: $270

Register at the Saint John Regional Y Membership Desk or by calling 693-YMCA.