Open call to Red Cross certified swim instructors

Mar 23 2021

The BIM Recreation Department is a training partner with the Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program but is not able to offer swim classes to the Bowen community in 2021. As a result, BIM is making our Red Cross certification available to eligible Bowen Island applicants to offer lessons to the public. 

Qualified applicants must agree to comply with all Red Cross requirements regarding operations, safety equipment, emergency equipment, pool requirements, and Instructor certifications. Instructors must teach Red Cross programs according to the standards listed in the Swimming & Water Safety National Program Standards, the performance/evaluation criteria on worksheets, the candidate workbooks and the Instructor/Instructor Trainer course guides. Applicants must provide BIM with proof of current Red Cross instructor certification, completed Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Check, commercial general liability insurance, and a Bowen Island business licence. 

To apply, please contact Gillian Drake, Manager of Recreation and Community Services, at by April 30th, 2021