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!
Registration starts June 5 at 7:00 am.

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


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

Swim Instructors are responsible for teaching and evaluating candidates participating in the Swim for Life – Learn to Swim program. If you have successfully completed Bronze Cross, you can take training to become an instructor.

This summer we are offering the Swim Instructor Course in August.
Registration opens on June 5 at 7:00 am.

Candidates will learn about evaluation and techniques/approaches required for teaching. They will learn about long term and short term planning, class management and safety supervision. Teach experience requirement included within the course.




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Recreation Services

Phone: 604-885-6801