Gain valuable skills with our lifeguard training courses.

Start your path towards being a lifeguard or aquatic instructor! Register for lifeguard training courses and complete your prerequisites at once for all advanced lifesaving training programs. To participate, you must be 13 years and older or have a Bronze Star certification.

National Lifeguard Recertification Requirements

Participants must complete the Airway Management & Oxygen Administration (AMOA) certification before completing the National Lifeguard Recertification. We’ve added the skills evaluation to the beginning of this course to ensure participants have this new pre-requisite completed before beginning the National Lifeguard Recertification. Please complete the online AMOA form on the Lifesaving Society’s website.

If you need to participate in the AMOA skills evaluation to complete your AMOA certification, select the “AMOA Skills Evaluation” option so we can process your AMOA certification. If you already have your AMOA certification, you will be required to show proof of this pre-requisite at the start of the National Lifeguard Recertification course.


Lifeguard & Aquatic Instructor Training

Sign up for courses to become a lifeguard or swim instructor at Surrey's indoor pools.

Registration by phone is available. Call 604-501-5100, Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:30pm and Sunday's from 9pm to 11pm and a customer service representative will be happy to help you.

In person registration is available at any Surrey Parks, Recreation & Culture facility during hours of operation. Bring your recreation passcard when you visit. 

If you need to cancel your registration, log in to your account and follow our How to Cancel Your Activity video.

Alternatively, you can call 604-501-5100, Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm and a customer service representative can cancel your registration for you.

If you no longer want to use your Recreation Pass, learn how to receive a refund.

If you are on the waitlist for a registered activity, please wait until you receive a confirmation call that a spot has become available. Waiting at the facility may not guarantee space in the activity.

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