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Become a Lifeguard

Lifeguard Recruitment Information

Become a Lifeguard

Are You Whistle-Worthy?

Why become a lifeguard?

A long-term career

Becoming a lifeguard can lead you on a path to a long-term career in recreation management, facility operation, and many more interesting professions.

Endless opportunity

Lifeguarding is an excellent starting point for those who want to work within their community as a first responder, teacher, sports coach, or medical professional.


  • Transferable skills and education
  • Excellent compensation
  • Long-term growth opportunities
  • Awesome team environment!
  • Saving lives


Start Training Today

The City of Terrace regularly hosts training programs to support lifeguard skill development. Some courses are offered at a 50% discount for those planning to use the training to work at our facility; check the course descriptions for the full criteria.

Training Progress:

  1. Bronze Medallion/Bronze Cross
  2. Standard First Aid & CPR or Aquatic Emergency Care
  3. National Lifeguard
  4. Swim Instructor

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Find Employment Opportunities

If you have completed the prerequisite courses and are interested in becoming a lifeguard, please check our job postings for current opportunities, or contact us to learn more:

Terri Williamson

Human Resources Manager

Phone: 250-638-4723

Email: hr@terrace.ca

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For More Information

To learn more about our training programs and availability, please contact us at 250-615-3030

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