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Jr. Lifeguard Club

About the Club

Finished with swim lessons? Waiting to take Bronze Medallion? Then join the Vancouver Junior Lifeguard Club, run at Hillcrest Aquatic Centre. This swim club style program will prepare children for the next step in their aquatic adventures. Swimmers will develop water safety, fitness, lifesaving skills, knowledge, and practice in first aid in a fun and safe environment. The club will equip kids ages 9-15yrs with the skills they need to be better swimmers and successful lifeguards in the future. In addition, participants will work through the Lifesaving Society Canadian Swim Patrol program. Participants will receive a club t-shirt, and Canadian Swim Patrol stickers, and a WaterLog to mark their progress.

 The Junior Lifeguard Club is a place for kids to:  

  • Learn important lifesaving and fist aid skills
  • Challenge themselves to work for personal bests
  • Improve swimming technique and endurance
  • Get fit
  • Make friends
  • Have a great time!


Candidates can keep track of their imrovement with the JLC Waterlog & Timetracker that records the swimmers’ achievements. These accomplishments and challenges are recognized with seals for:

  • Swimming Skills
  • Lifesaving Skills
  • Lifesaving Knowledge
  • Fitness
  • Community Education
  • Leadership and Teamwork

To contact us for information regarding the Junior Lifeguard Club or Beach Alert Camps email us at

The set runs once per week, for two hours per session. There is a Thursday and a Friday set running simultaneously.

To register, see the Hillcrest Aquatic Centre website or call the pool: 604-257-8680.