The City of Grande Prairie is offering the Junior Lifeguard Club and Rookie Day this fall for youth ages 7 to 14 passionate about swimming or interested in becoming a lifeguard.

Junior Lifeguard Club provides another avenue for youth to become lifeguards in a fun way based on their personal-best achievements as opposed to a traditional test-based program.

Junior Lifeguard Club focuses on building and improving various skills, including:

  • Swimming skills
  • Lifesaving skills
  • Lifesaving knowledge
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Community Education
  • Competition
  • Personal Fitness

Junior Lifeguard Club runs on Saturdays from September 24 to December 17, 2022 from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Registration for Junior Lifeguard Club costs $220. At the end of Junior Lifeguard Club, participants can challenge their Bronze Star (ages 12 and under) or Bronze Medallion (ages 13 and older) for an additional $100 fee.

The Bronze Medallion is the first mandatory course towards a National Lifeguard Certification and is included in the City’s Aquatics New Hire Incentive Program that launched in May 2022.  

Rookie Day is a free program on September 10 for those interested in the Junior Lifeguard Club to try before committing to registering. Rookie Day runs from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 10.

Learn full details about how to become a lifeguard at or register for the Junior Lifeguard Club or Rookie Day at

Information provided by the City of Grande Prairie