The City of Pointe-Claire is pleased to inform citizens that the Government of Quebec has awarded an additional grant of $113,284 to the $50,000 already awarded, to the Culture, Sports, Leisure and Community Development Department. This grant allows the City to offer free training leading to the lifeguard and aquatic instructor certificate. This training is mandatory for anyone wishing to work as a lifeguard in indoor or outdoor pools.
“ This grant allows us to offer various courses free of charge to ensure the aquatic safety of users of our facilities. The free courses are an important incentive allowing young people to continue their training and consider a job as a lifeguard or instructor. It’s a key element for training the City’s future lifeguards. We thus ensure that the Aquatic Centre, the Olive-Urquhart Sports Centre and the outdoor pools in Pointe-Claire have qualified personnel allowing citizens to enjoy our facilities in a safe and pleasant environment,” emphasizes Mayor Thomas.
“I am delighted that the City of Pointe-Claire is now able, thanks to this grant, to offer free training for next summer’s lifeguards. As we all know, water safety is an essential part of making swimming truly fun. I wish to invite anyone interested in obtaining their certification to dive into this enriching adventure,” said Isabelle Charest, Minister Responsible for Sports, Recreation and the Outdoors.
The amounts provided in the form of a grant made it possible to offer free classes during the fall 2022 and the winter 2023 sessions. An announcement from the government is expected soon.
For more information on the lifeguard and instructor training offered at the Pointe-Claire Aquatic Centre, see the Aquatic Centre’s Programming page.