Advanced Programs

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

Junior Lifeguard Club, First Aid, Babysitters courses, Swim Instructors course, Lifesaving and Lifeguarding.

Did you know that you can receive credit from school by taking your lifesaving, lifeguarding and water safety instruction courses?


Most up to date program details and registration can be seen ONLINE -  BV POOL Program Registration

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

Lifeguard/Instructor process

Aquatic Staff Subsidized Lifeguard Training Program  - click here


Junior Lifeguard Club

Kids learn attitudes and skills that could one day save a life- their life, or someone else's.  The Lifeguard Club 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.   To join the club your child must be able to swim 25 meters and tread water for 1 minute.   Ages 8- 16years.

Thursdays     2:30-3:45pm      Jan 27-Mar 10        $100.06/7 sessions


Winter 2022 Advanced Courses are open for registration!

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!


Call to put your name on the interest list!


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.


Call for more information at 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.

Date: March 15-18           Tue-Fri            1:30-6:30pm           $235.00     Register here: Bronze Medallion


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.

Date: TBD


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) that 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:     TBD   Free

2)    WSI Online Module:   Self Study     Online course done by:    the week before our next "in Class" course

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

3 or 4)   WSI: Pool and Classroom     TBD

Call for more information at 250-847-4244

WSI Recertification:   none at this time    


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.'

Mar 26  Saturday    9-2pm     $99.25  Register here:  Full Certification

Recertification:   Mar 26   Saturday    9-1pm    $55.50     Register here:  recert


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.

Mar 26 &27    Saturday & Sunday     9-5:30pm    $268.00    Register here: Full Certification

Recertification:    Mar 27   Sunday    9-5:30pm    $118.00     Register here:  recert

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


Work Safe Level 1/Emergency First Aid

Emergency First Aid is a WorkSafeBC Occupational Level 1 equivalent and can be used in the workplace. You will learn lifesaving skills such as CPR/AED and obstructed airway procedures to respond to adult, child and infant emergencies. You will also learn to recognize and respond to respiratory and circulatory emergencies including asthma, allergic reactions, heart attack, stroke and bleeding.

Mar 26   Saturday    9-5:30pm     $118.00     Register here:  EFA


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, [email protected], Bronze Star, Bronze Medallion, and Bronze Cross. Pre-requisite: 15 yrs+ and Bronze Cross

Feb 18-21        Friday - Monday        4-6:30pm         $500.00     Register: LSI

Recertification:  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 the 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 15 years old by the last day of the course.

Next NL course:   TBD

Can't make it?  Add your name to the interest list.

Recertification:  Feb 17 & 18    Thursday  4:30-8:30p   &   Fri day 10-2pm     Register here: recert

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 My Account or contact us for more details.

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