03 January 2013

Vancouver’s annual lifeguard school begins January 8

January 3, 2013 

The Vancouver Park Board’s annual Lifeguard School begins January 8 at the Vancouver Aquatic Centre. The program provides lifeguard certification and recertification to update qualifications.

Now in its 77th year, the school provides comprehensive training for prospective and returning lifeguards interested in summer employment at Vancouver’s nine beaches and all indoor and outdoor pools.

The school is open to those with their Lifesaving Society's Bronze Medallion as well as qualified lifeguards. Lifeguard School graduates get priority consideration for jobs at Vancouver’s swimming pools and beaches. The training also qualifies participants to lifeguard anywhere in Canada.

Instructors with the Lifeguard School have a vast knowledge of lifeguard experiences and are professional educators in the fields of emergency services, first aid and aquatic administration.

To pre-register or for more information on becoming a lifeguard, review the Lifeguard School brochure at vancouver.ca.

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Media contact:
Jason Watson

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