Youth: Growing up should be fun
Shoot some hoops, bat it out with the XBOX Kinect in the youth room, or join one of our Youth Leadership Development programs. Take charge and make the Langara Family YMCA your own.
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Everyone deserves a chance to laugh, make friends and live a healthy, active life. That’s why we’ve created YMCA Friends, Fitness and Fun, a social and recreational program for young adults with special abilities.
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Youth Leadership Development
You've got influence—why not use it for good? YLD helps you get to know yourself better, become a skilled leader and interact with a variety of people and experiences. Plus, you'll make friends for life and have fun.
What's your game? Soccer, badminton, karate, volleyball or basketball? Like a little bit of everything? Try our multi-sports or open gym time. Check out all our drop-in and registered options to the right.
Jump! Improve your stroke in a registered swim lesson, or splash around with friends during open-swim. Taking a breather in our whirlpool or steamroom is also a great way to catch up with friends and be rejuvenated.
|AGE REQUIREMENTS||YMCA||RED CROSS AQUAQUEST||LIFESAVING SOCIETY LESSONS||I CAN SWIM LESSONS|
|3-18 months with parent||Splashers (or Parent and Tot)||Starfish||L'il Tots 1|
|19 months - 3 years with parent||Bubblers (or Parent and Tot)||Duck||L'il Tots 2||Dinos|
|3 - 5 years with parent||N/A||L'il Tots 3|
|3 - 5 years||Bobbers||Sea Turtle||L'il Swimmer 1||Dolphins 1|
|Floaters||Salamander||L'il Swimmer 1||Dolphins 2|
|Gliders||Sunfish||L'il Swimmer 1||Dolphins 2|
|Divers||Crocodile||L'il Swimmer 2||Dolphins 3|
|Surfers||Whale||L'il Swimmer 3 or 4|
|Dippers||L'il Swimmer 3 or 4|
|6 -14 years||Otter||SwimKids 1||Swim to Survive||Stage 1|
|Dolphin||SwimKids 3||Swimmer 2||Stage 2|
|Swimmer||SwimKids 4||Swimmer 4|
|Star 1||SwimKids 5||Rookie Patrol|
|Star 2||SwimKids 7|
|Star 3||SwimKids 8||Stage 3|
|Star 4||SwimKids 9||Ranger Patrol|
|Star 5||SwimKids 10|
|Star 6||Star Patrol|
|9-16 years||Master Swimmer||Bronze Star|
|13+ years||Bronze Medallion|
|14+ years||Assistant Swim Instructor||Assistant Water Safety Instructor||Bronze Cross|
|16+ years||Swim Instructor||Water Safety Instructor||Lifesaving Instructor||I Can Swim Instructor|
|National Lifeguard Service Award|
Teen Strength Training
Are all those fitness machines catching your eye? Learn how to create and implement a strength-training plan that is right for you. Once you take this session, you can use the cardio and strength training machines on your own—anytime you want.