Please note the elevator at the Kelowna Family Y will be out of service for replacement beginning August 26 for up to 6 weeks. Elevator users have free access to H2O Adventure + Fitness Centre and/or Downtown YMCA during this time.

Kelowna Family YMCA

Ages 13+

Challenge yourself with more advanced training including an introduction to safe supervision in aquatic environments.

Candidates develop proficiency at performing patient assessments, managing aquatic spinal injuries, and preventing the loss of life in a variety of aquatic emergencies while developing stroke endurance and fitness training skills. Lifesavers develop stroke efficiency and endurance in a timed swim (600m in 18 min.) Please bring prerequisites and Canadian Lifesaving Manual to the first day of the course.

Bronze Cross is a Lifesaving Society (LS) certification offered through the YMCA. It is a prerequisite for all LS advanced training programs, including National Lifeguard and Instructor certifications (YMCA, Lifesaving Society and Red Cross).

Program Requirements

  • Completion of Bronze Medallion

Kelowna Family YMCA

View Larger Map 375 Hartman Road
Kelowna, BC V1X 2M9
Phone: 250-491-9622
Fax: 250-765-7962
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