Star Program (6 to 12 yrs)2021-06-02T09:52:57+00:00

Star 1

The first level of our YMCA Star Program is for children who have completed the Swimmer level in our Learn to Swim program. In this class, kids will learn to use the whip kick on their back and the egg-beater motion for treading water. We will help your child continue to develop front and back crawl technique and endurance. We also introduce your child to other aspects of swimming such as competitive swimming, lifesaving, synchronized swimming, aquatic fitness, and water polo. 

Star 2

The second level of our YMCA Star Program, we focus on the backstroke, and continue to help kids refine their stroke technique and increase their endurance.

Star 3

The third level of our YMCA Star Program, in this level your child will focus on the breaststroke and egg-beater motion for treading water, while continuing to build endurance in the pool. We will also introduce young swimmers to introductory lifesaving concepts.

Star 4

The fourth level of our YMCA Star Program, in this level we will help your child focus on the sidestroke, and we will continue to introduce lifesaving skills.

Star 5

The fifth level of our YMCA Star Program, we will introduce the butterfly stroke along with lifesaving and first aid elements from the Rookie and Ranger levels of the Canadian Swim Patrol program.

Star 6

 The sixth level of our YMCA Star Program, swimmers will continue to develop lifesaving and first aid skills at the Ranger and Star level of the Canadian Swim Patrol program. They will also begin to learn how to teach others to swim.

Star 7

The Seventh level of our YMCA Star Program, bridges to the YMCA Assistant Swim Instructor and Lifesaving Society’s Bronze programs. In addition to first aid and lifesaving skills, swimmers will also continue to build their abilities by selecting from a list of optional skills to learn, including advanced strokes, water polo, synchronized swimming, or aquatic fitness.

Planning on missing a swimming class?  Let us know by emailing us at [email protected].


Temporary Closure Period: Friday, April 23

Dear friends of the John W. Lindsay YMCA, We are sure you have heard during the Nova Scotia Government's press conference today, the new Public Health restrictions that will be in place as of Friday, April 23, 2021. Unfortunately, we will have to postpone programming until we are otherwise advised by Public Health. Temporary Closure of our facility is effective Friday, April 23 and will remain closed until a reassessment is made by the Government of Nova Scotia on when we can reopen safely. The YMCA is committed to ensuring a safe and welcoming environment for all. The [...]

John W. Lindsay YMCA

5640 Sackville Street, Halifax, NS B3J 1L2

Phone: 902-423-9622

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 5:45am to 8pm
  • Tuesday: 5:45am to 8pm
  • Wednesday: 5:45am to 8pm
  • Thursday: 5:45am to 8pm
  • Friday: 5:45amto 8pm
  • Saturday: 7:45am to 7pm
  • Sunday: 7:45am to 7pm

Contact us

(902) 423-9622 ext 0 [email protected]