Lifesaving News

2017 Manitoba Lifeguard Championship

It’s competition time! The 2017 Manitoba Lifeguard Championships will be held March 24 & 25, 2017 at 17 Wing Recreation Centre. More information will be available soon on our Lifeguard Competition page. It’s never too late to start competing!

Instructor Trainer Course

Are you an experienced Lifesaving Instructor ready to take the next step in your aquatic training? Do you want to help train the next generation of Lifesaving Instructors in Manitoba? The Lifesaving Society – Manitoba Branch will offer a Lifesaving Instructor Trainer Clinic this winter: January 27 – 29, 2017. For more information please contact Kathy Plett, Program Coordinator. Further details will be released shortly.

2016 CPR & First Aid Update

The Lifesaving Society has integrated the 2016 Canadian Consensus Guidelines into its training programs and is now prepared to implement the new standards. The Lifesaving Society – Manitoba Branch has developed a web-based update process for all instructors. A livestream event was hosted on Monday, October 24th, and now all instructors can complete their mandatory first aid update here on the Toolkit.

UPDATE (November 4, 2016): We have had some wonderful feedback from across the province on our livestream YouTube event. Thanks to this feedback, you now have until April 1, 2017 to complete the update process.

For more information, please read this memo.

You require a Toolkit account to access the update.

Manitoba Coalition for Safer Waters Grants

Drowning prevention is a high priority in our province. The Manitoba Coalition for Safer Waters, its affiliated member organizations together with the Province of Manitoba make grants available to community organizations who want to help reduce drownings by improving water safety in their communities. Apply for a one-time grant for up to two thousand five hundred ($2,500.00) dollars for your drowning prevention initiative. Click here for more information. Deadline: October 28, 2016.