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About Us


Who are we?

The Vancouver Lifeguard Association is a registered society under The Society Act of the Province of British Columbia.

What does the Association do?

Our purpose is to raise public awareness of the needs of water safety, provide lifesaving and first aid training, offer lifeguard services for public events and support sport competitions as a means of improving                                                                                                       skills and abilities.

Who can join the VLA?

We are a joint community group for any lifeguard in the Lower Mainland that would like to be involved in what we do. We also have memberships available to people who are not lifeguards!

10599268_10152649478776591_1122360566131256564_nOur Values

Integrity, Participation, Leadership, Community, Spirit, Health, and Wellness.

Our Vision

To be a leader in water safety, competition, and education within the community.



How do I get involved?

Email the association ( and give a detailed message of what area you would like to be involved with. We are always looking for passionate lifeguards and community members to grow the association and provide public events with sufficient numbers of volunteers.

Or, join the Vancouver Lifeguard Association today!


How can I ask the VLA to volunteer at my event?

Use the following form to let us know more about your event, or email us at One of our board members will be happy to get back to you!