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Family Pool Time

Receive up to $1,000 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 with family and friends are all part of a memorable day at the pool. 

Delivering these important programs and experiences to the community takes a dedicated group of professionals working together to create and provide safe aquatic spaces. 

The YMCA operates 4 pools in Chilliwack and we are looking to increase the number of aquatic professionals, specifically lifeguards and swimming instructors, to oversee our pools. 

Together the City and YMCA have created a grant opportunity to train and develop this next group of aquatics professionals for Chilliwack. A maximum of $1,000 in grant funding is available to each successful applicant.



The current application process is closed. Please check back for future dates! 



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Application Process and Details

Swim Lessons


You Pay

You get refunded*

Course length

Bronze Medallion



20 hours

Bronze Cross



20 hours

Bronze Medallion & Bronze Cross Combo



40 hours

Standard First Aid



14-16 hours

National Lifeguard



44 hours

Water Safety Instructor (YSI)



46-55** hours

Lifesaving Instructor (LSI)



28 hours

*Must provide proof of living in the city of Chilliwack or being a student in Chilliwack.
**YSI Course is blended online and in person: