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Receive up to $900 in grant funding for aquatics training courses. 

The City of Chilliwack and YMCA know the importance of aquatic programming for our community. Water safety, swim lessons, club sports, rehabilitation, exercise, relaxation and fun are all a part of a day at the pool.

Delivering these programs and opportunities takes a dedicated group of professionals working together to create and provide safe aquatic spaces. As the operator of the Chilliwack Leisure Centres and Bob Chan Kent Family YMCA, the YMCA is looking to greatly increase the number of aquatic professionals, specifically lifeguards and swimming instructors, available to oversee our pools. Together the City of Chilliwack and the YMCA have created a grant opportunity to train and develop this next group of aquatics professionals to help serve the community. 


1. Apply for your grant HERE. We’ll get back to you quickly.

2.Register for the course you need next with LIT Aquatics on their website at . It doesn't matter if you are looking to start your first course Bronze Medallion or just need to complete your NLS. We’ll help support you with any of these listed courses. Your reimbursement will come once you've attended the course.

3. Grants are available at this time on a course by course basis. As you are successful with each course, reapply and we will continue to support you on your aquatic leadership journey and towards employment with the YMCA at one of the 4 pools in Chilliwack. Visit our website at or

4. Upon completion of National Lifeguard or YMCA Swim Instructor Course, the YMCA will be happy to provide you with an interview and opportunity to join our team. We are excited to work together with our partners to provide these exciting training opportunities. If you have questions please email


Apply for the Aquatics Grant Here



You get reimbursed upon successful completion Course length
Bronze Medallion $175 20 hours
Bronze Cross $175 20 hours
Bronze Medallion & Bronze Cross Combo $350 40 hours
Standard First Aid $150 14 -16 hours
National Lifeguard $395 44 hours
Water Safety Instructor (WSI) $250 46-55 hours








*Must provide proof of living in the City of Chilliwack or being a student in Chilliwack.