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 16+

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 teaching techniques, lesson planning, progressions, and more. To put it all into practice, you'll also work alongside a certified YMCA Swim Instructor to teach children during a swim lesson.

To take this course, you must be 16 years or older, hold a current National Lifeguard (NL) or Bronze Cross certification, current Standard First Aid, and you must be able to swim strokes at the YMCA Intermediate stroke standard or equivalent.

After completing this course, you will be qualified to work as a YMCA Swim Instructor and teach swimming lessons at the YMCA.

Program Requirements

  • You must be 16+ years of age
  • Completion of Bronze Cross or NLS
  • Must have current Standard First Aid, with CPR-C (within 1 year)


Kelowna Family YMCA

View Larger Map 375 Hartman Road
Kelowna, BC V1X 2M9
Phone: 250-491-9622
Fax: 250-765-7962
  • Aquatics
  • Camps
  • Child Care
  • Child, Youth and Family Development
  • Health and Fitness