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

Related Programs

Star 4
To complete: recognition and care for an obstructed, conscious victim; eggbeater kick forward 10m and backward 25m; elementary backstroke intermediate standard 75m, breast stroke 25m intermediate...
Star 5

To complete: swim 200m in under 6min; eggbeater kick 2min; butterfly initial standard 15m; breast stroke 50m advanced standard; sidestroke 25m intermediate standard; endurance swim 500m (20 lengths).

Star 6

To complete: rescue unconscious victim with obstructed airway; sidestroke 50m advanced standard; butterfly stroke 25m intermediate standard; endurance swim 600m (24 lengths); help teach a swim skill.