Westwood Family YMCA


Your competent and confident swimmer will build on their strong aquatic skills to learn basic first aid skills, to safely help others who are in trouble in the water, and to improve their physical fitness. Each level has a component of learning how to teach others and optional items include: advanced swim skills, competitive swimming, synchronized swimming, water polo, and aquafit.

Core Skills at a Glance:

Star 4: Breaststroke, side stroke, and 350m endurance swim.
Star 5: Butterfly, throwing a buoyant aid to a swimmer, create and teach a water game, and 500m endurance swim.
Star 6: First aid, towing someone to safety, demonstrate how to teach a skill.
Star 7: First aid, teach someone a skill using effective feedback, and 400m in 12 minutes endurance swim.

Westwood Family YMCA

View Larger Map 221 Tundra DR
Fort McMurray, AB T9H 4Z7
Phone: 780-790-9622
  • Aquatics
  • Day Camps
  • Education and Training
  • Employment Services
  • Health, Fitness & Aquatics
  • Housing Supports
  • Youth Supports

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