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POOL CLOSURE: To ensure your best experience at the Y, we will be doing our regular maintenance on the pools. The pools will be closing on June 16th following swimming lessons and reopening at 5:30 am on June 25th.

 

We offer a variety of aquatics programming to meet your needs. Swimming lessons and all of our programs are included in your YMCA Membership. 

Aquatics

Aquafit Boot Camp

This is the YMCA's high-intensity aquafit cardio workout with intervals of total body toning and core strength development. If you are looking for a great cross-training option or you are simply...

Jr. Practice Club

This club is for children ages 4-8 to practice swimming! There is a max of 8 participants in this program and registration is required. Stop by the front desk or call 693-YMCA to register. This...

Sr. Practice Club

This club is for children ages 8-13 to practice swimming! The instructor will not be in the water, but will be coaching from the side of the pool. There is a max of 12 participants in this program...

Swim Times

Y Generations

A swim time for the whole family to enjoy! Make memories at the Y with your entire family during this open swim time. All ages welcome.

Parent and Tot Swim

Getting time to work out with your little one can be a challenge. YMCA Parent and Tot sessions give you time to play, move, and splash in the pool with your infant, toddler, or preschooler. A...

Swim Lessons

Lil Dippers

Splashers

As the first level of our YMCA L'il Dipper program, Splashers is a great way to introduce babies 3-18 months old to the water. Parents get in on the fun by participating with their children. At...

Bubblers

The second level of our YMCA L'il Dipper program, Bubblers, is for children 18 months - 3 years old. We work with you to introduce your child to new movements in the water, including holding the...

Learn to Swim

Conquer Otter

A course in the Therapy Pool for those ages 6-12 who are tentative in the water and/or did not do
preschool lessons

Star Leadership Program

Star 5

Star 5 is for children 10 years and older who have completed Star 4 or who show an equivalent skill level. We will introduce the butterfly stroke along with lifesaving and first aid elements from the...

Star 6

Star 6 is for children 10 years and older who have completed Star 5 or show an equivalent skill level. Swimmers will continue to develop lifesaving and first aid skills at the Ranger and Star level...

Star 7

Star 7 is for children 10 years and older who have completed Star 6 or show an equivalent skill level, and have a strong interest in pursuing more advanced aquatics certifications. Star 7 bridges to...

Aquatic Fitness

Drop In Water Aerobics

Enjoy time doing water aerobics with your friends! We will provide equipment and some awesome music!

Masters Swim

For adult members looking for prescribed swim workouts. Ideal for triathletes, former speed swimmers and those looking to begin swim training.

Aquafit

YMCA Aquafit is a great way to get fitness benefits and improve your circulation without stressing your joints. By pushing against the resistance of water, you can adapt each session to your own...

Aquatic Certifications

YMCA Swim Instructor

Share your love of swimming with others! As a leader in the pool, you can play an essential role in helping others learn to swim and improve their health in many ways. You will learn a variety of...

Bronze Star

You can continue to build your aquatic safety skills in Bronze Star, an advanced lifesaving course designed to prepare candidates for the next level of certification, Bronze Medallion. In Bronze...

Bronze Medallion

In Bronze Medallion we emphasize the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water-rescue education: judgement, knowledge, skill, and fitness. Rescuers learn tows and carries as well...

Bronze Cross

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...

National Lifeguard

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...

Newcomer Connections

Newcomer Information Centre Services

Welcome to Canada! Come to the YMCA Newcomer Information Centre for information and services that can help you settle and thrive as an immigrant or refugee in our community. Our goal is to enhance...

Environment Education

In this session newcomers to Saint John can learn about recycling, composting and garbage disposal and collection. 

Canadian Culture: Neighbour Etiquette

In this information session, newcomers to Saint John can learn about and get their questions answered on neighbour etiquette and living in their new community. 

Canada School

This 4-5 week program provides essential information on living in Canada and specifcally Saint John, New Brunswick. Students will cover 10 topics, including; Canadian law, Banking and Finances,...

Canada School | Newcomer Connections

Computer Competency - Introduction to Gmail

Newcomers to Saint John will learn about: 

  • Beginning use of mouse
  • Turning computer on/off
  • Logging on/off a user account
  • Beginning to use a keyboard.

Computer Competency-Introduction to the Internet

Newcomers to Saint John will learn about: Safety on the Internet Using browsers: Firefox, Google Chrome Using links and going to websites Searching for simple information on Google Checking the news...

Computer Competency-Introduction to MS Word

Newcomer will learn about:

  • beginner 10-finger typing
  • formatting text
  • creating and formatting simple documents
  • saving documents on computer or to USB drive
     

Camps

Overnight Camps

Camp Glenburn

At Camp Glenburn, our campers explore the wild around them, creating a close connection with nature and friendships that last a lifetime. It’s a chance to unplug from the hectic pace of...

Child Care

Child Care

Infant/Toddler Programs

YMCA Infant/Toddler Child Care programs offer environments that are safe and stimulating, with caring, supportive caregivers who understand what makes your child special. Choosing a child care...

Preschool Programs

YMCA Preschool programs provide vital learning opportunities for preschool children aged 3-5years. We believe strengthening community starts with helping kids reach their potential. With decades of...

Child & Family Development

Rainbows

Rainbows is an international program that fosters emotional healing among children, youth and adults grieving a loss from a life-altering crisis. The curriculum is designed to assist people who are...

Preschool Building Blocks

A Parent and tot program, led by our staff in the gymnasium. 

Health & Fitness

Adult Cricket

Drop-in format cricket for local cricket players who otherwise do not have a place to practise during the winter months. Cricket is similar to American Baseball; innings are made with each team...

Health Management

Stay Strong

Stay Strong is a unique 12-week, free exercise program at the YMCA of Greater Saint John for all ages undergoing chemotherapy, radiation and hormonal therapy treatmentfor various cancers. The main...

Building Better Bones

This program is led by a trained instructor, specifically designed for participants with Osteoporosis. The class includes low impact aerobics and strength training on land and in the water. 

Girl Power

This is an 8 week program that is designed to empower young girls. Learn new skills or improve existing ones in all kinds of sports and active games. Participate with enthusiasm in the self-learning...

Functional Moves

This class is designed for anyone starting a fitness program and for active older adults (50+). It includes weights and flexibility.

Food & Nutrition

Community Kitchen

A community program that invites families together to prepare economic and nutritious meals. This program will partner closely with the PULSE food purchase programs. The goal will be for families to...

Fitness Centre

Personal Training

Wherever you are in your fitness journey, a YMCA personal trainer can help you reach your fitness goals faster, and have more fun along the way. Is your workout getting stale? Are you looking to get...

Welcome Orientation

Are you a new health and fitness member? Our welcome orientation will help you get acquainted and comfortable with our facilities, programs, and equipment so you can start enjoying the benefits of...

Group Fitness

Abs and Core

Walk taller, feel stronger! YMCA Abs and Core classes build core strength and improve posture through exercises that target your abdomen and back muscles. You'll get stronger, increase your...

Zumba® Gold

If you're an active older adult who loves Zumba® choreography, but you're looking for a lower intensity, this is the class for you. You still get all the Zumba benefits, including...

BOSU

This challenging class provides a good workout to improve your cardiovascular system, strength and balance. 

Cardio & Power

Aerobic capacity and strength are two key components of physical fitness: why not train both at once? Led by qualified YMCA instructors, our Cardio & Power classes will challenge your aerobic...

Dusty Sneakers

This class is designed for anyone starting a fitness program and for active older adults (50+). It includes weights and flexibility. 

Family Fitness

A class designed for your family to enjoy together! Bring your loved ones and come improve strength and cardio, while having fun.

Fit Mom

A program that offers a combination of exercises that will expose mothers to different fitness options and increase wellness and awareness. While mothers are involved in exercise their children will...

Step and Power

YMCA Step classes incorporate an adjustable, non-slip platform into a full workout, making it a top calorie-burner, easily adaptable to different fitness levels. Keep The Step low, and it’s...

Tabata and Core

Tone your muscles and burn calories in this high-intensity interval training class originally developed by Dr. Izumi Tabata for the Japanese Olympic team. Tabata uses a series of 20-second exercises,...

Yoga for Kids

Teen Fit Camp

This training is essential for teens who would like to improve their athletic performance and fitness knowledge. It will be once per week for 6 weeks, including a workout and educational component....

Pump and Go

A workout designed to elevate your heart rate and challenge your mind and muscles. It uses a combination of aerobics, cardio drills, weights, bands and body bars.

Family Fitness Class

A class designed for your family to enjoy together! Bring your loved ones and come improve strength and cardio, while having fun. This is a registered program. 

Teen Athletic Performance

We use safe, proven exercises that mimic the movements of your sport. You’ll see significant, measurable improvements in critical areas, including: reaction time, acceleration, top speed,...

Women on Weights

This is a 6 week registered program for women who wish you gain strength through weight training. Our certified Fitness Coach will lead you through exercises and develop a strength building plan to...

Flex and Tone

Muscle toning class that uses tubing, hand weights, body resistance and/or stability balls.

Sports & Recreation

Family Ping Pong

Recreational Ping Pong for families. 

Family Gym

The gymnasium is open to families to enjoy a variety of sports and activites together. 

Youth Ping Pong

A Drop In program for youth to have fun in a recreation game of Ping Pong. 

Adult Ping Pong

Recreational Ping Pong for adults 18+. 

Senior Leadership and Expeditions

An exciting opportunity for those 50+ to further develop themselves and become leaders within the Y community!Whether it be team building activities, giving back to the community or embarking on an...

Family Fitness Series

A class designed for your family to enjoy together! Bring your loved ones and come improve strength and cardio, while having fun. This is a registered program. 

Family Craft

Gather with your family at the YMCA for an organized family craft activity. Leave with your masterpieces and enjoy the time of being creative together. 

Basketball and Books

Basketball and Books is a fully funded program for youth in priority schools and was established to improve reading skills and increase physical activity through participation in a basketball...

Volleyball on the Boardwalk

Intro to Youth Lacrosse

Yet another great partnership brings the Fundy Lacrosse Association to join forces with the Y and introduce our National Sport! Top level coaches and athletes will deliver this 10 week program aimed...

Dance Programs

Adult Ballet Barre (18+) Registered Wednesday 1:30-2:30 (Fitness Studio) Start date | October 18th, 2017 A beginner class for adults to enjoy Dance through stretch, posture and basic technique. This...

Adult Ballet Barre

A beginner class for adults to enjoy Dance through stretch, posture and basic technique. This class will be held in a fun and energetic environment with a goal of social and physical growth through...

Youth Engagement

Red Cross Babysitting Course

Become a certified babysitter at the YMCA. We offer the Red Cross Babysitting at multiple times throughout the year. Contact us today to learn more and register. 

Just the Guys

Hang out with the guys and develop leadership skills, play sports and more!

Youth Activities

Teen Zone

A drop-in opportunity for youth 12+ to be social with others in a safe, monitored space. Youth have access to various games and activities and are also encouraged to bring their homework, guitar or...

Youth Zone

A variety of activites are set up for Youth to come and socialize together. 

Teen Zone

This staffed drop-in program will be planned to include age appropriate organized games, crafts, social awareness, self-confidence, hygiene, internet safety, while including physical and healthy...

Youth Leadership

Youth Leadership Program

You’ve got influence... why not use it to do good? YMCA Youth Leadership Development (YLD) helps you get to know yourself better, become a skilled leader, and interact with a variety of people....