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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 greatly 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.

Have we piqued your interest? See below to learn more about the process and to complete the Grant Application Form. 


Application Process and Details

Swim Lessons

We have paused the grant program for 2022 and will be restarting it in 2023. Please check back for more details. 

 

Course

You Pay

You get refunded*

Course length

Bronze Medallion

$225

$175

20 hours

Bronze Cross

$225

$175

20 hours

Bronze Medallion & Bronze Cross Combo

$450

$350

40 hours

Standard First Aid

$175

$150

14-16 hours

National Lifeguard

$495

$395

44 hours

Water Safety Instructor (WSI)

$595

$395

46-55** hours

Lifesaving Instructor (LSI)

$560

$360

28 hours

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

Step 3: As you are successful with each course, we’ll support the next step on your aquatic leadership journey towards employment with the YMCA at one of the four pools in Chilliwack. 

Step 4: Upon completion of National Lifeguard or Water Safety Instructor the YMCA will be happy to provide you with an interview and opportunity to join our team. 

Have questions?

Contact David Woollven, VP Health, Fitness and Aquatics
Email: david.woollven@gv.ymca.ca