The Vancouver Lifeguard Association (VLA) is a non-profit organization of volunteers who bring Lifeguards together to work and play. We create opportunities to improve your skills, have fun and participate in your community. 


Join Us! Meet and work with people who have same interests. Come out to socials events and don our cool VLA swag.


VLA Membership is growing fast and welcomes any lifeguard, current or retired, beach or pool, from anywhere around the world. Come out and be a part of something bigger than yourself.

Membership Classes

Full Membership - $20 Per Year

A person is eligible to be a full Member of the Vancouver Lifeguard Association if they are 16 years or older, currently hold a National Lifeguard Award or have previously held a National Lifeguard Award. To be member includes the obligation of prompt payment of dues and  participation in club activities.  Your conduct must reflect favourably with the image of the Vancouver Lifeguard Association and allies with our mission, vision and values. This membership allows the members to vote and participate at general meetings of the Association.

Please Note: Full Members must participate in one VLA event in the year to maintain your full membership status.It is your responsibility to find and sign up for events.

Associate Membership - $10 Per Year

A person is eligible to be an Associate Member of the Vancouver Lifeguard Association if they are 16 years or older, the obligation of prompt payment of dues, participation in club activities where applicable and their conduct reflects favourably with the image of the Vancouver Lifeguard Association and allies with the mission, vision and values. Holding an Associate Membership is a non-voting member.

Membership Perks 

We are doing a review and update up of our membership package and associated perks.


Stay tuned for more information soon!


*Anyone whom wants to volunteer with the Vancouver Lifeguard Association must be a member*

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Have any inquires or burning questions. Put your thoughts to the keyboard and shoot us an email. Let's start talking!

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