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Lifeguarding & Aquatic Instructor Training

Get certified for a job you will love!

Follow the path to becoming a lifeguard, instructor or just recertify to keep your professional skills up to date and your job opportunities open. You can start as young as age 10 on the journey, through Recreation Surrey’s Aquatic Leadership and First Aid & CPR courses and training programs.

How to Register

  1. Register online
  2. By phone: 604-501-5100
  3. In person: Visit any City of Surrey Recreation Facility

View the Surrey Recreation Guide for more information. 

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Lifeguard Courses 

Lifeguard and Swim Instructor

There is high demand for lifeguards and swim instructors with Surrey's pools. Now's your opportunity to start or finish your training, and experience the benefits that come with having an exciting job, where you gain great skills and school credits. Learn about all the benefits of this rewarding and great paying career as a lifeguard. The courses needed for certification are demanding, here is what you can expect in your WSI or NL classes.

Lifesaving Instructor

As a Lifesaving Instructor, you’ll be certified to teach and evaluate: Bronze Star, Bronze Medallion, and Bronze Cross. Become certified to train the next generation of lifesavers!

Aquafit Instructor

You can start your training to become an Aquafit Instructor at 14 years old, and follow just 3 courses to accreditation. Becoming an aquatic fitness professional enables you to get your workout while at work! It’s a rewarding career option for upbeat individuals who love being in the pool.

Pool Operator Course 

Recreation Surrey offers a hands-on Recreation Facilities Association of British Columbia (RFABC) pool operations certification course. Topics will include water circulation equipment, pool volume calculations, basic chlorine chemistry, Langlier Saturation Index, water balance, water testing, safe handling and storage of pool chemicals. Please call 604-591-4018 for complete details, including course start dates.

Lifeguard and Instructor Certifications

All City of Surrey Lifeguards and Swim Instructors are required to keep their certifications current. An expired award can result in lost working hours, which is why holding current awards is so important.

Our Aquatic Leadership Training program offers all the recertification courses you need to remain current. Remember to recertify before your award expires.

The following awards and certifications must be recertified every two (2) years. 

First Aid Certifications

All Red Cross First Aid certifications are valid for three (3) years. Some professionals, such as lifeguards or nurses, may be required to recertify sooner. Please check with your employer to confirm certification requirements.

Register online for an Emergency First Aid Recertification, a Standard First Aid Recertification, or a CPR C Recertification course today! All of our First Aid Courses include automated external defibrillator (AED) training.

Lifeguard Information Sessions

Lifeguard at the pool.

Join us for a free information session and learn how to become a lifeguard or instructor in Surrey.

December 11, 2017 to March 19, 2018