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Aquatics

Advanced Lifeguarding

Bronze Cross

We offer Bronze Cross classes for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced training, including an introduction to safe supervision in aquatic facilities. In this class we focus on the...

Bronze Medallion

In Bronze Medallion we emphasize the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water-rescue education: judgement, knowledge, skill, and fitness. Rescuers learn tows and carries as well...

Bronze Star

You can continue to build your aquatic safety skills in Bronze Star, an advanced lifesaving course designed to prepare candidates for the next level of certification, Bronze Medallion. In Bronze...

National Lifeguard (NL) - Pool Option

Learn how to fulfill your role as a professional facilitator of safe, enjoyable aquatics for everyone! The National Lifeguard (NL) course emphasizes teamwork, leadership, and communication in the...

National Lifeguard (NL) Recert - Pool Option

Continue to be certified in one of the top levels of lifeguarding and be able to work in any pool across Canada. This four hour recertification covers all the skills, knowledge and values taught in...

Standard First Aid (SFA) Original

Learn to identify an illness or injury in a medical emergency. Discover and practice simple techniques to care for a casualty as a first responder. After completing this 16-hour course, you will be...

YMCA Swim Instructor

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...

Aquatic Fitness

Adult Swim Challenge

Do you want to improve your swimming endurance? Maybe you need assistance with your strokes? Why not join our new drop-in Adult Swim Challenge?! All pool lanes will be open, and instructors will be...

Aquafit

Use the water's resistance to your advantage. This class will challenge your muscular and cardiovascular endurance while improving balance, stability and flexibility.

 

Mom & Tot AquaFit

Coming Soon!

Aquafit - Gentle

The gentle version of YMCA Aquafit is perfect if you are new to aquatic fitness classes and want to ease into it, or if you are managing a chronic health condition. Similar to the regular Aquafit...

Mom & Tot AquaFit

Fitness and fun for mom and baby! Ease back into fitness and introduce your baby to the water. A certified Aquafit Instructor will lead you through 30 minutes of cardio and muscular endurance while...

Aquatic Specialty Programs

Private and Semi-Private Swim Lessons

Private and semi-private lessons provide one-on-one instruction to meet each swimmer`s individual needs. All lessons are 30 minutes in length and cost $25.00/lesson. Please contact the Aquatic...

Skills and Drills

Allow your child or yourself that little extra practice in between lessons to ensure their continued success. This program is designed to provide swimmers additional practice with a certified...

Swim Lessons

Swim Level Conversion Guide

The YMCA of Canada uses its own system of levels for swimming lessons. YMCA Canada, The Canadian Red Cross and the Lifesaving Society have worked together to produce the chart below which converts...

Lil Dippers

Splashers/Bubblers

Splashers As the first level of our YMCA L'il Dipper program, Splashers is a great way to introduce babies 0- 3yearsold to the water. Parents get in on the fun by participating with their...

Learn to Swim

Dolphin/Swimmer

Dolphin Dolphin is for children 6-12 years old who have completed Seal or who demonstrate an equivalent skill set. Your child will be introduced to swimming on their front, back, and underwater....

Otter/Seal

Otter An introductory level for beginner swimmers aged 6-12 years old, Otter will teach your child the basics of pool safety, going underwater, and gliding on their front and back. Otter teaches your...

Star Program

Star One/Two

Star 1 Star 1 is for children 6-12 years old 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...

Star Three/Four

Star 3 Star 3 is for children 6-12 years old who have completed Star 2 or who show an equivalent skill level. In this level your child will focus on the breaststroke and egg-beater motion for...

Star Leadership Program

Star Five/Six/Seven

Star 5 Star 5 is for children 10 years and older who have completed Star 4 or who show an equivalent skill level. We will introduce the butterfly stroke along with lifesaving and first aid elements...

Star Seven

Star 7 is for children 10 years and older who have completed Star 6 or show an equivalent skill level, and have a strong interest in pursuing more advanced aquatics certifications. Star 7 bridges to...

Adult Swim Program

Adult Swim Lessons

This program is designed to establish comfort and confidence in the water. Participants will begin with the basic principles of movement and safety in and around the water. Basic water skills...

Skills and Drills

Build endurance while developing and improving swimming strokes. Participants will get an introduction to sidestroke, butterfly and eggbeater. Swimming endurance is built with an emphasis on...

Stroke Improvement

Improve your swimming strokes and build on your skills. This class features front and back crawl, treading water and whip kick. Participants will also get a deep water orientation and practice...

Swim Times

Open & Lane Swim

Use YMCA Open & Lane Swim times to improve your cardio fitness and muscle tone, or to just have some fun in the water! All sessions are supervised by a YMCA-certified lifeguard. Available at no...

Drop-in Parent and Tot Swim

Getting time to work out with your little one can be a challenge. YMCA Parent and Tot sessions give you time to play, move, and splash in the pool with your infant, toddler, or preschooler.

Wibit

Come and test your Ninja Warrior skills on our “WIBIT” an aquatic obstacle course! Test your skills, race a friend or play to your heart’s desire on our fun, floating obstacle...

Camps

Seasonal Day Camps

November PD Day Camp

November PD Day Care The YMCA of Medicine Hat is here to help with childcare! Date:Thursday, November 12 and Friday, November 13, 2020 Location:Crestwood School – spaces available on a first...

Seasonal Day Camps

At the YMCA, we get back to things that matter. Our PD Day and Seasonal DayCamps give your child the opportunity to have fun, stay active, discover new skills, and form lifelong relationships by...

Summer Camps

Summer Camp

Summer Camp Transformed for the Modern Family

Summer Camp 2021 Detials to Come Spring 2021

 
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Licensed Child Care Summer Day Camp

Summer Day Camp 2.0: Licensed Child Care 

Summer Camp 2021 Detials to Come Spring 2021

 

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Child Care

Child Minding

Both YMCA of Medicine Hat facilities offer this exceptional service for members to utilize while maintaining your healthy lifestyle. Our staff members are certified in First Aid CPR C, Healthy Child...

Early Learning and Care

Infant/Toddler Programs

YMCA Infant/Toddler Child Care programs offer environments that are safe and stimulating, with caring, supportive caregivers who understand what makes your child special. Choosing a child care...

Preschool Programs

YMCA Preschool programs provide vital learning opportunities for preschool children aged 3-5 years. We believe strengthening community starts with helping kids reach their potential. With decades of...

Before & After School Program

Due to the Government of AlbertaCOVID-19 guidelines, there are limited spaces available in ourBefore & After SchoolProgram. Full-time spaces will get priority over levels and hourly spaces....

Education and Training

YMCA Schools

The YMCA Early Intervention Program for Young Moms

The YMCA Early Intervention Program for Young Mothers, “Young Moms” is a comprehensive, educational program designed to meet the diverse needs of pregnant or parenting teens. Young moms...

Employment Services

Employee Supports

Employment Counselling

Are you looking for a job, or wondering about the direction of your career? YMCA Employment Counsellors can help you explore and create a career path. Through one-on-one coaching sessions, our...

Resume Co-Development

Your resume is your first impression to potential employers. It pays to give it extra time and attention. Any resumé, even a good one, can generally be improved. Our YMCA Employment Services team can...

Career Counselling

Are you wondering about the direction of your career? YMCA Employment Counsellors can help you explore and create a career path. Through one-on-one coaching sessions, our experienced YMCA employment...

Casual Labour Program

Our Casual Labour Program connects job seekers with employers/homeowners needing to fill temporary job vacancies. Benefits to job seekers: Gain work experience Earn money while looking for permanent...

Job Search Assistance

YMCA Employment Centre offers varying Job Search Assistance Services to assist individuals with defining their employment goals and maximizing their search skills. Career and Employment Advisors are...

Cover Letter Development

Cover Letters are another vital part of impressing an employer. Having an outstanding cover letter will also make you stand out from your competitors. A cover letter entices potential employers to...

Interview Coaching

We offer interview coaching to help you identify your strengths and gain more confidence in your abilities. Enhance your interviewing skills by meeting with a YMCA Employment Counsellor one-on-one...

Transition to Employment Services

This program provides comprehensive and individualized services that enable individuals who are close to the labour market to acquire workplace and occupation-related skills that will facilitate...

Employer Supports

Employer Supports

Find your next employee through the YMCA. We can connect you with qualified job seekers right here in your community.

Skills Link Program

YMCA Employment Centre, in partnership with Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), offers a Skills Link Program to enhance Life/ Employability Skills. The program assists people in...

Job Boards

Employers have access to post their available positions within the YMCA Employment Centre at no cost. Simply call or visit our centre with your job opportunity and we will post it for you!

Health & Fitness

Moon Yoga

A sequence designed for hip and heart opening, a low impact vinyasa class. Expect slow deep movement with long holds to build strength & kneeling and lunging and twists to encourage hips and...

Ride & Roll

Get your sweat on with a 30 minute spin/cycle class and finish with 15 minutes of foam rolling with instruction of proper technique!

Cardio & Strength

Stretch

Join in for fifteen minutes of light stretching focusing on lower back and hip opening exercises. Great for post workout recovery and for increasing flexibility.

TRX

Train functional strength, cardio and flexibility while using the TRX Suspension Training system. This class will prove to be a triple threat for your whole body!

Strong by Zumba

Kettlebell

Walking Fitness

Join us in the gym for some gentle indoor walking and beneficial exercise for those requiring a slower pace. Keep moving! 

Fitball

This fun low impact class uses a Swiss ball to focus on core and overall strength.

Strong 30

This is a revolutionary 30 minute high intensity workout led by music to motivate you. Stop counting reps and start training to the beat. Combines bodyweight, muscle conditioning, cardio, plyometric...

Limitless

A wide range of different styles for high intensity cardio workouts that will push you to your limit in a fun and motivating environment.

Fitness Centre

Personal Training

Reach your full potential with a YMCA Personal Trainer! What’s your health & fitness goals? "I’m new to fitness" Taking the first steps toward a healthier you can feel...

Welcome Orientation

Congratulations on your new YMCA membership! Welcome to the community. We want you to feel comfortable and confident when you hit the gym floor, that's why we offer a FREE welcome orientation for...

Health Management

Living Fit

The Living Fit program provides safe, supportive, barrier-free health and wellness opportunities for people with disabilities and chronic, stable conditions. The program aids individuals with:...

Sports & Recreation

Private Climbing Lessons

Not only do we offer some great climbing programs for all ages, but we also have private climbing lessons. Private lessons are 1 hour in length which allows you to develop skills in Top Rope Climbing...

Yoga

Ashtanga Primary Yoga

Yoga Chikitsa, the Sanskrit name for Astanga Primary series, means Yoga Therapy - a program that when done regularly can help your ailments and purify the physical body.

Ashtanga Yoga

Yoga Chikitsa, the Sanskrit name for Astanga, means Yoga Therapy - a program that when done regularly can help your ailments and purify the physical body. Downtown Drop-in Schedule South Ridge...

Flow and Restore Yoga

Reset and restore in this EXPRESS yoga class at noon. Prepare for the rest of your work day by taking a few minutes out for yourself. Utilize your breath as you move through a gentle flow yoga...

Gentle Yoga

Ease into yoga with Gentle Yoga. The use of props and modifications ensure comfort in the poses. This practice is great for those with limited range of motion or new to yoga. Downtown Drop-in...

Hatha Yoga

This class will improve your flexibility, strength, balance and body awareness. Through a series of breathing exercises and poses, you will release stress and leave feeling stronger and more...

Yoga Charged

This class is a 45 minute intense yoga practice to build strength in mind and body. A great, quick workout, yoga style!

Downtown Drop-in Schedule

South Ridge Drop-in Schedule

Intermediate Yoga

Everybodies Yoga

Youth Engagement

Kids Night Out

Give the Kids a Night Out! 6-12 year olds can drop by the South Ridge YMCA on Friday Nights from 7:00 to 9:00 pm for fun activities in the gym and kitchen! This drop in program is free for YMCA...

Youth Activities

Teen Night

This evening provides an opportunity for young adults to participate in various activities throughout the facility. Activities include drop-in basketball, drop-in floor hockey, climbing wall...

Night at the Y

Do you want a night out WITHOUT the kids? The YMCA has you covered - bring your kids to the YMCA for an evening of supervised fun while you have some time for yourself. Activities include games,...

Youth Leadership

Leaders in Training

The activities of the leaders program focus on the development of skills such as professionalism, values, behaviour management, etc. Through the development of these skills the leaders focus on...

Youth & Preschool Programming

Y Move (3-6 years)

Y Move is an opportunity to develop skills around any type of movement. Children will progress through levels of skill development, similar to swim lessons. Typical activities will include games that...

Y Move (6-9 years)

Y Move is an opportunity to develop skills around any type of movement. Children will progress through levels of skill development, similar to swim lessons. Typical activities will include games that...

Youth Breakin'

1 hour of positive Hip-Hop music and foundational BBoyin and BGirlin moves that your child would love! This class offers an intro to dance musicality with the foundations of Breakdance Toprock,...

Preschool Programs

Kinder Sport (2-3 years)

Parented: Sport-based games and activities will provide an opportunity for your preschooler to further develop physical literacy, gross mother skills and sportsmanship in an environment that is...

Afternoon Adventures

Come join us for three hours of active fun! Physical Literacy is an important factor in leading a healthy life. Split into age groups, each group will get a chance to participate in a swim lesson,...

Floor Hockey Mites (2-6 Years)

This class is based on fun, fitness, and friends. Your preschooler will be able to develop their physical literacy, gross motor skills, and sportsmanship in an environment that is cooperative and...

Floor Hockey Mites (3-6 Years)

This class is based on fun, fitness, and friends. Your preschooler will be able to develop their physical literacy, gross motor skills, and sportsmanship in an environment that is cooperative and...

Kinder Art

Allow your little artist to develop their creativity and fine motor skills through theme-based classes that include painting, drawing, cutting, and pasting. Classes may also include stories and...

Kinder Chefs

This hands-on cooking program will allow children to gain food preparation skills in a safe environment. Cooking will enable children to learn and practice math, language, and science skills in a fun...

Kinder Dance (2-6 Years)

Let your little dancer shine! This class focuses on gross motor skill development through creative movement, rhythm, locomotor and coordination skills. Children are required to wear clothing that is...

Kinder Gym

Free play in the gym! This program provides an opportunity for preschoolers and their parents to socialize and play in a fun and safe gym environment. Drop in rates apply to non-members. Running...

Little Rascals

This program will amuse your preschooler with songs, story time, puzzles, imaginative play, arts, crafts, science experiments, and gym time. Help develop your child’s sense of adventure and...

Preschool Breakin'

Let your little dancer shine! This class focuses on gross motor skill development through creative movement, rhythmic skills, locomotor and coordination skills.

Preschool Gym & Swim

This drop-in program will supplement the preschool aquatics. Children and parents will be able to take advantage of an open play concept where children will be able to enjoy the tumble mats, sports...

Roving Gyms

Join us for FREE indoor play; membership is not required. Children will have an opportunity to interact with other children, play games, and access fun equipment in a safe and friendly environment....

Soccer Mites (2-6 Years)

This class is based on fun, fitness, and friends. Your preschooler will be able to develop their physical literacy, gross motor skills, and sportsmanship in an environment that is cooperative and...

Soccer Mites (3-6 Years)

This class is based on fun, fitness, and friends. Your preschooler will be able to develop their physical literacy, gross motor skills, and sportsmanship in an environment that is cooperative and...

Tumble Time

Introduce your preschooler to gymnastic based skills in a safe and supervised environment. This program will provide equipment such as ladders, slides, and balance beams and is designed to develop...

Wide World of Sports

Looking for a way for your child to experience more than just one sport? In the Y Wide World of Sports, he or she will explore many new and exciting sports from around the world. Skills and rules,...

Kinder Sport/Games (3-6 years)

Sport-based games and activities will provide an opportunity for your preschooler to further develop physical literacy, gross motor skills and sportsmanship in an environment that is cooperative and...

Youth & Teen Programs

Growing Chefs

Come learn the ways of the kitchen. Your child will enjoy working together as a team while learning life skills. Cooking helps reinforce science, language, math and creativity. The best part of the...

Junior Squash League

Explore the fast-paced game of squash and develop the skills that will make you a better player. This program is for boys and girls who wish to play squash for fun and/or competition. Learn a new...

Kids Dodgeball

Dip, duck, dive and dodge. Drop in and develop the 4 D's of dodgeball while playing the classic game.

Learn the Ropes (7-13 Years)

Expand your comfort zone. This introductory course teaches basics such as proper equipment use, safety and climbing techniques. We work to find new ways to approach any adversities while addressing...

Master the Ropes

This class is specifically designed for those who are wanting to become belay certified. The entire session will focus on perfecting ties, proper communication and climbing techniques. At the end of...

Morning Adventures

An excellent opportunity for homeschooled children to interact in a positive environment. Offering different activities every week, participants will be given a chance to recognize their talents and...

Pee Wee Karate

Karate is a great way to get fit while learning important like skills like self-defence, discipline, and respect for self and others. Karate improves all aspects of one's physical condition,...

Youth & Adult Advanced Karate

Karate is a great way to get fit while learning important like skills like self-defence, discipline, and respect for self and others. Karate improves all aspects of one's physical condition,...

Y'd World of Sports (6-12 years)

Looking for a way for your child to experience more than just one sport? In the Y'd World of Sports, he or she will explore many new and exciting sports from around the world. Skills and rules,...

Youth Art

This class offers children an opportunity to have fun, express themselves and experiment with a wide variety of media. Students will create paintings, drawings and collages and learn art...

Youth Beginner & Advanced Karate

Karate is a great way to get fit while learning important like skills like self-defence, discipline, and respect for self and others. Karate improves all aspects of one's physical condition,...

Youth Floor Hockey (6-12 Years)

Interested in playing some floor hockey for fun? Come and join us every weeek for a game and time to enhance your passing, shooting and sportsmanship skills.

Youth Soccer