Advanced Programs

The Bulkley Valley Regional Pool and Recreation Center has a variety of programs to choose from.

Check the Winter & Spring 2019 and Summer Rec Guidefor Program Times and Dates. Get your digital copy of our Summer Rec Guide! Registration is open as of May 6 for all Spring programs!

Programs may be cancelled up to one week prior to start date.  Please register soon to ensure programs will run.

Lifeguard/Instructor process

Junior Lifeguard Club

Kids learn attitudes and skills that could one day save a life- their life, or someone else's.  The Junior Lifeguard Club (JLC) is designed to let kids participate in activities similar to those of real lifeguards- in a safe, fun and controlled setting.  But just as important, kids experience teamwork and a sense of belonging.   JLC`er must be able to swim 25 meters and tread water for 1 minute. 

Jul 2-5              Tue-Fri          10am-12pm   $44.38/4 sessions

Aug 19-30      Mon/Wed/Fri    4:30-6pm       $53.25/6 sessions


NEW Senior Lifeguard Club 13-16years old

The Senior Lifeguard Club builds on lifesaving knowledge and skill and includes activities focused on in JLC, Bronze Star, and Canadian Swim PAtrol. Activities are centred on the lifesaving principles of fitness, knowledge, judgement, and skill - the perfect program to keep your lifesaving skills strong while working towards becoming a lifeguard!

Aug 6-29      Tu/Th    4:30-6pm  $71/8 sessions


Bronze Star (12+)

This program is designed for those wishing to attend the Bronze Medallion program, but not yet 13 years old. This program teaches the basics of lifesaving techniques, CPR, and first aid.

July 2-4          Tue-Fri            3-6:30pm      $92.40/3

Call for more information 250-847-4244


Bronze Medallion (13+) 

This lifesaving program is the first step to becoming a lifeguard.  It enhances lifesaving techniques that can be used in the general public, at the lake, or in a park. The Bronze Medallion program is a pre-requisite for the Bronze Cross program.

July 15-19       Mon  12-7:30pm    Tue-Fri     11-7:30pm   $50.00/5sessions  (combo with Br. Cross)


Bronze Cross (13+ and Bronze Medallion)

Bronze Cross is a prerequisite for the NL program. This jam-packed program will increase strength in the water in order to have an effective rescue, it builds on the knowledge learned from the Bronze Medallion Program, and will enhance judgment in and around the water.

July 15-19          Mon-Fri      12-7:30pm   $50.00/5sessions     (combo with Br. Med.)

PLEASE always PRE-REGISTER at least 1 week before the start date. 250-847-4244


Water Safety Instructor (15+)

The courses to become a Red Cross Swimming Instructor.  It focuses on teaching methods, safety supervision, and swimming stroke progressions. Candidates must have completed Swim Kids 10 or have equivalent swimming strokes and attend a WSI Skills screening session.  The second part is an online study course (approx 20 hours) focuses on planning lessons for all ages and evaluating abilities according to the Red Cross skill criteria. This online component is then followed by in water Teaching experience.   Once Experience is complete candidates attend the final session for in Pool and Classroom evaluation. 

Prerequisites:  15 years of age, Bronze Cross OR Emergency First Aid (or SFA), Swimming ability equivalent to Swim Kids 10.

Water Safety Instructor Factsheet                   WSI Skill Evaluation Criteria

This is the process;

1)    WSI Evaluation:  July 31   Wednesday   1-5pm   FREE

2)    WSI Online Module:   Self Study   $335.00   Online course done by June 20/19

3 or 4)    Teaching Experience: can be completed before Pool & Classroom or in reverse order.

3 or 4)   WSI: Pool and Classroom   July 3-6    Wed-Sat    $200.00/4sessions

Call for more information 250-847-4244

WSI Recertification:   June 26   Wednesday   5-9pm    $105.00


CPR- Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (level C)

Learn CPR for children, infants and adults, dealing with airway obstruction, and the primary survey beneficial to all types of first aids. This program will also introduce AED- Automated External Defibrillation. It discusses the practicality of an AED unit, how to use it, and when the AED will deliver a 'shock.'

June 20 & 21             Thu & Fri          5:30-9:30pm               $115.00

Recertification:     Aug 25    Sunday    10:30-2:30pm     $52.50

SFA- Standard First Aid (with CPR C)

In addition to CPR C, candidates learn how to deal with victims suffering from broken bones, bleeding, types of burns, and many other medical emergencies. This program is a pre-requisite to the NLS program.

June 20-22       Thu & Fri    5-9pm     Sat   10am-6:30pm            $250.00

Recertification:      Aug 25     Sunday    10:30am-7pm      $99.75

PLEASE always PRE-REGISTER at least 1 week before the start date. 250-847-4244


LSI- Lifesaving Instructors (16+)

This is the program that will allow candidates to instruct the Bronze Program.  It focuses on delivering the teaching method to lifesaving candidates taking the Bronze programs. Allows the candidate to teach Junior Lifeguard Club, Rookie Patrol Program, Swim@School, Bronze Star, Bronze Medallion, and Bronze Cross.

Course coming Fall 2019! Add your name to the interest list.

Recertification: Course coming Fall 2019! Add your name to the interest list.

Call for more information 250-847-4244


NL- National Lifeguard Certification

This is the last step needed to become a lifeguard. The focus of this course is to teach the candidates prevention of aquatic related accidents via facility analysis, recognition of the different related emergencies and the importance of practice.  Candidates must hold SFA/CPR-C certification (need not to be current), Bronze Cross, and be 16 years old by the last day of the course.

Next NL course:  Aug 8-17,  Thursdays & Fridays   9-5pm  Saturdays  10:30am-6:30pm   $450.00/6

Recertification:  Course coming Fall 2019! Add your name to the interest list.

PLEASE always PRE-REGISTER at least 1 week before the start date. 250-847-4244

To learn more about these programs and many others view our Summer 2019 Rec Guide contact us for more details.

What's Happening

SUMMER HOURS start July 8th! 

schedule chnage

note there are changes to what was previously posted. 

Due to staffing levels, All days will be effected - full details here

Please click on Press Release for more details.




SUMMER Recreation Guide!

Summer Rec guide 2019


FALL Recreation GUIDE will be out Aug 21!

Fall Rec Guide 2019

Registration opens August 22!    


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