Lifeguard / Swim Instructor Training

Lifeguards and swim instructors are key to the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) being able to offer public swimming times and lessons. As with many other local governments across Canada, the SCRD has experienced a shortage of qualified lifeguards and swim instructors which has impacted service delivery in the Region.

You can learn more about how to become a lifeguard or swim instructor below.

The SCRD is offering training you need to become a qualified lifeguard. Lifeguards monitor pools to prevent drowning or injuries and administer first aid if required. While at times challenging, lifeguarding is a very rewarding job – and could be perfect for those who love the water.

If you are interested in becoming a lifeguard, sign up now for our training!

If you are a lifeguard, we are hiring! Apply today.


Check the Lifesaving Society for courses being offered in other locations.

If you have successfully completed Bronze Cross, you can take training to become an instructor.

This summer we are offering:

Swim & Lifesaving Instructor Training

This course is focused on learning the knowledge, skills and attitudes to teach the Lifesaving Society’s Swim for Life and Canadian Swim Patrol programs and help prepare people to become lifeguards by teaching lifesaving skills through programs like Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross.

View the description of this program online. Please note, online registration is not available for this program. To register, please call 604-885-6801 or in person at Gibsons & Area Community Centre, Sechelt Aquatic Centre or Pender Harbour Aquatic & Fitness Centre.



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Recreation Services

Phone: 604-885-6801