Child wearing a life jacket

Register for Swim to Survive

Spaces fill up quickly so register now to reserve your child’s spot!

The Vancouver Park Board in partnership with the Vancouver Lifeguard Association (VLA) and the BC Lifesaving Society, is offering free classes in Swim to Survive  a drowning prevention program for young people this summer!

Youth ages 7 to 18 can register in a free 90 minute session scheduled for New Brighton Pool on Wednesday, July 18 2018.   

Be water-smart … Take this free program!

Vancouver Swim to Survive: Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Register online by selecting one of the sessions below. 

Spaces fill up quickly so register now to reserve your child’s spot! 

Session #1: 9am to 10:30am
ActiveNet course registration #: 178119


Session #2: 11:30am to 1pm
ActiveNet course registration #: 178120


Session #3: 2pm to 3pm
ActiveNet course registration #: 178121   


If you are new to our system or having any difficulty, contact one of our community centers for assistance.

Program details

Swim to Survive is a nation-wide Lifesaving Society program that provides the basic training needed to survive an unexpected fall into deep water. 

The program is not a replacement for swimming lessons, but teaches young people additional smart behaviours to stay safe around water.  

Drowning remains the second leading cause of preventable death in Canada.

July 15 to 21, 2018 is National Drowning Prevention Week.