The City of Grande Prairie is excited to re-offer the Junior Lifeguard Club and Rookie Day programs at the Eastlink Centre for youth ages 8 to 15 starting in January.

Junior Lifeguard Club and Rookie Day are great opportunities for youth interested in becoming a lifeguard or who are passionate about swimming. These activities are being offered following positive community reception of the same programs from the fall.

Junior Lifeguard Club is a multi-week program focused on building and improving various skills, including:

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

Junior Lifeguard Club runs in the afternoons on Saturdays from January 28 to April 1, 2023, and has two-time options available, 12 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 3:45 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.

Youth interested in experiencing Junior Lifeguard Club before committing to the program are invited to register for the free Rookie Day activity on Saturday, January 14 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

There are limited spots available for Rookie Day registration and it is recommended to register as early as possible to secure a spot.

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