Staff training is taking place on Sunday, November 26th from 6:00-9:00 pm. The Saint John Regional Y will be closing at 6:00 pm November 26th. The fitness studio will be closing at 4:00 pm in order to set it up for the training. We apologize for the inconvenience. 


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.


  • May 22nd: 8:00 am-6:00 pm.
  • May 23rd-26th: 4:30-9:30 pm
  • June 8th: 4:30-9:30 pm 
  • June15th: 4:30-9:30 pm 
  • June 16th: Exam (Time TBD) 


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

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

Please note: May 22nd is a 10 hour day, please bring food, water and towels. We recommended multiple bathing suits if possible.