Free Swimming Lessons and Aquatic Certifications

The Geneviève Marcon fund aquatic program

Thanks to the Geneviève Marcon Fund, children in the Saint-Roch neighbourhood can learn basic swimming skills for free! And 10 teenagers will be able to take the full lifeguard training at the Saint-Roch YMCA.

This is Geneviève Marcon’s way of ensuring all young people in the neighbourhood are properly educated in water safety. Her initiative aims to help prevent drowning while also offering teens in Saint-Roch the opportunity to complete a recognized certification and secure quality student employment.

Learn to Swim Program

Eligible lessons How to evaluate my child's level? How to register?

Financial Assistance

The Geneviève Marcon Fund can be applied to one free swim course, but the Saint-Roch YMCA also offers financial assistance so your child can continue with their swim education. Financial assistance is universally accessible for all the YMCA’s swim levels, aquatic training, and sports programs.

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