Lillooet & District REC Centre Swimming Pool

Notice: The Swimming Pool is currently closed. The 2020 pool season is planned for April-June, dependent on staffing.

Interested in becoming a lifeguard/swim instructor? Check out the steps needed to make your dream a reality here!

Red Cross Swim Lessons Guide



Lifesaving Society Bronze Program Guide


930 Main Street
Lillooet, BC V0K 1V0

For more information on current programs, facility bookings and program requests, contact the Recreation Centre Office:

Phone: 250-256-7527


For more information on local sports teams, leagues and recreation groups, see Sports & Recreation Groups.

Do you have a program idea or want to be an instructor?  
We want to hear from you!  
Please contact the Manager of Recreation:
Bain Gair


25 Metre Indoor Swimming Pool 

 Now hiring Lifeguard/Swim Instructors for the Spring 2020 pool season. See full job posting here.


Interested in becoming a lifeguard but not sure how to get started? Feel free to call or email the REC Centre and we would be happy to help you plan your training! Phone: 250-256-7527. Email:





Pool Closures/Cancellations:

Swimming Lessons: 

Unsure which level to register your child in? Free swimming assessments available during public swims, with the exception of Freakout Friday Everyone Welcome swims. Children under 7 years must be accompanied into the water by an adult during swim assessments.

Private Lessons:

For ages 3+.
$30/ half hour individual lesson or  $120/5 lessons (plus GST for ages 15+). Add a person for $6.25/lesson or $25/ Set of 5, up to 3 people in a lesson.
Please call the REC Centre to schedule: 250-256-7527.
Cancellation policy: We require 24 hours notice for lesson cancellations or rescheduling. In the event that the instructor needs to cancel you will be rescheduled or receive a refund for the missed lesson. Late arrivals will not receive extra time in their lesson.
We will attempt to place you with the instructor of your choice but it is dependent on staff schedules and availability.

Lifesaving Courses:

2019 Lifesaving Course Schedule

Bronze Medallion & CPR-A


Lifesavers learn tows and carries, defense and release methods, rescues involving conscious and unconscious victims, and demonstrate stroke efficiency and endurance in a 500 metre timed swim (20 lengths in 15 minutes or better).

Bronze Cross & CPR-C

Bronze Cross is a prerequisite for all advanced training programs including National Lifeguard and Instructor certification. Lifesavers increase their fitness with a 600 metre timed swim (24 lengths in 18 minutes or better), a rescue drill with line and loop, and rescues involving multiple victims and rescuers.

Facility Description

  • 25 metre indoor pool

  • ​6 lanes

  • ​Dry Sauna (under age 16 must be supervised by a parent)

  • ​1 metre diving board​

  • lockers available in changerooms- must bring own lock

  • ​portable handicap lift

Health & Safety Regulations

Supervision of Children:

  • Children age 6 and under must be accompanied into the water by an individual age 16+ and remain within arms reach.

  • Maximum of 3 (three) children age 6 (six) and under to one adult allowed.

Before Entering the Pool:

  • Ensure that you are not ill, including diarrhea, vomiting, open sores, bandages, head colds, discharging ears or noses, or infected eyes

  • Secure all personal items

  • Take a cleansing shower

  • Wear clean and appropriate bathing clothes

  • Remove outdoor footwear

  • Ensure those not toilet-trained wear a swim diaper

When in the Pool, please:

  • Respect all posted rules and instructions given by lifeguards and staff

  • Adhere to our Code of Conduct

  • Do not run, fight, or engage in activities that may cause injury

  • Do not dive into shallow water - safely dive only in designated area.

  • Do not do flips or back dives from pool deck

  • Do not eat, chew gum or bring glass into the pool area

  • Do not use or be under the influence of alcohol or other intoxicants