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!

Be water-smart … Take this free program!

Register for a free session

Youth ages 7 to 18 can register in a free session.

Register online by selecting one of the sessions below. 

Session #1

Tuesday, July 23, 3:30pm to 6pm
Kitsilano Pool, 2305 Cornwall Ave
ActiveNet course registration #: 240813


Session #2

Sunday, July 28, 11:30am to 1pm
New Brighton Pool, New Brighton Rd
ActiveNet course registration #: 240812


If you're 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 21 to 27, 2019 is National Drowning Prevention Week