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The Lifesaving Society is Canada’s lifeguarding expert. We are a national charitable organization working to prevent drowning and water-related injuries. Our programs – including National Lifeguard, the professional lifeguard standard – are offered by our affiliate members throughout Manitoba. To register for a course, please contact the affiliate directly.


Bronze Star, Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross

Lifesaving

You've learned to swim. Now you're ready to learn to survive and to save others. The Canadian Lifesaving Program teaches self-rescue, first aid, and rescue skills to give rescuers confidence should an emergency arise. Bronze Cross prepares candidates to become assistant lifeguards. The Canadian Lifesaving Program: Skills that are good for life. Learn More

Bronze Star

Courses Available - City of Winnipeg

City of Winnipeg offers this course on an ongoing basis.

Contact: 311 · www.leisureonline.ca/

Bronze Medallion

Prerequisite: 13-years-old or Bronze Star

Courses Available - City of Winnipeg

City of Winnipeg offers this course on an ongoing basis.

Contact: 311 · www.leisureonline.ca/

18 February 2023 to 20 February 2023 - Canadian Forces Base Shilo, GSH (Shilo, MB)

Dates: Saturday, February 18, 2023 to Monday, February 20, 2023
Time: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Contact: 204-765-3000 ext. 3318 · www.cfcommunitygateway.ca

For registration, click here. For more information, contact Shilo Rec

8 April 2023 to 27 May 2023 - Steinbach Aquatic Centre (Steinbach, MB)

Dates: Saturday, April 8, 2023 to Saturday, May 27, 2023
Time: 10:30 AM - 1 PM
Contact: 204-346-6207 · www.steinbach.ca · aquaticcentre@steinbach.ca

The course will be held on Saturdays between April 8 and May 27, 2023.

3 July 2023 to 7 July 2023 - Steinbach Aquatic Centre (Steinbach, MB)

Dates: Monday, July 3, 2023 to Friday, July 7, 2023
Time: 9 AM - 1 PM
Contact: 204-346-6207 · www.steinbach.ca · aquaticcentre@steinbach.ca

28 September 2023 to 16 November 2023 - Steinbach Aquatic Centre (Steinbach, MB)

Dates: Thursday, September 28, 2023 to Thursday, November 16, 2023
Time: 5 PM - 7:30 PM
Contact: 204-346-6207 · www.steinbach.ca · aquaticcentre@steinbach.ca

The course will be held Thursday evenings from 5pm - 7:30pm between September 28 and November 16, 2023

Bronze Cross

Prerequisite: Bronze Medallion

Courses Available - City of Winnipeg

City of Winnipeg offers this course on an ongoing basis.

Contact: 311 · www.leisureonline.ca/

9 February 2023 to 16 March 2023 - Steinbach Aquatic Centre (Steinbach, MB)

Dates: Thursday, February 9, 2023 to Thursday, March 16, 2023
Time: 5 PM - 9 PM
Contact: 204-346-6207 · www.steinbach.ca · aquaticcentre@steinbach.ca

27 March 2023 to 30 March 2023 - Canadian Forces Base Shilo, GSH (Shilo, MB)

Dates: Monday, March 27, 2023 to Thursday, March 30, 2023
Time: 9 AM - 4 PM
Contact: 204-765-3000 ext. 3318 · www.cfcommunitygateway.ca

To register, click here. For more information, contact Shilo Rec

10 July 2023 to 14 July 2023 - Steinbach Aquatic Centre (Steinbach, MB)

Dates: Monday, July 10, 2023 to Friday, July 14, 2023
Time: 9 AM - 1:30 PM
Contact: 204-346-6207 · www.steinbach.ca · aquaticcentre@steinbach.ca

23 September 2023 to 18 November 2023 - Steinbach Aquatic Centre (Steinbach, MB)

Dates: Saturday, September 23, 2023 to Saturday, November 18, 2023
Time: 10 AM - 1 PM
Contact: 204-346-6207 · www.steinbach.ca · aquaticcentre@steinbach.ca

The course will be held on Saturdays from 10 am - 1 pm between September 23 and November 18.

Bronze Medallion & Bronze Cross

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Distinction

Prerequisite: Bronze Cross
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Bronze Medallion & Emergency First Aid

Prerequisite: 13-years-old or Bronze Star
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Bronze Cross & Standard First Aid

Prerequisite: Bronze Medallion
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Bronze Medallion Review and Exam

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Bronze Cross Review and Exam

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Bronze Cross Recertification

31 March 2023 - Aqua Essence (Winnipeg, MB)

Date: Friday, March 31, 2023
Time: 12 PM - 4 PM
Contact: 204-275-2782 · www.aquaessence.ca · office@aquaessence.ca

Cost $125 plus GST
For more information, please email Aqua Essence
To register, head to the the Aqua Essence website


National Lifeguard

Lifeguarding

As Canada's professional lifeguard standard, National Lifeguard trains lifeguards to prevent and respond to emergency situations. National Lifeguards must have good physical fitness to meet the physical standards. They must also have superb first aid skills, learned in their Standard First Aid or Aquatic Emergency Care classes. National Lifeguard has prepared rescue-ready lifeguards in Canada for over 50 years. Learn More

National Lifeguard Pool

Prerequisites: Bronze Cross, Standard First Aid & CPR-C* or Aquatic Emergency Care & CPR-C, 15-years-old

Courses Available - City of Winnipeg

City of Winnipeg offers this course on an ongoing basis.

Contact: 311 · www.leisureonline.ca/

16 March 2023 to 26 March 2023 - Aquapulse (Brandon, MB)

Dates: Thursday, March 16, 2023 to Sunday, March 26, 2023
Contact: Please e-mail · aquapulsebrandon@gmail.com

The course will be held on March 16, 18, 19 and 23, 25, and 26. The classes on March 16 and 23 will be held online, while the remaining class dates will be held in person. In person classes will take place between Vincent Massey High School and the Sportsplex.
Cost: $400 + GST

6 April 2023 to 15 June 2023 - Steinbach Aquatic Centre (Steinbach, MB)

Dates: Thursday, April 6, 2023 to Thursday, June 15, 2023
Time: 4:30 PM - 9 PM
Contact: 204-346-6207 · www.steinbach.ca · aquaticcentre@steinbach.ca

The course will be held on Thursday evenings from 4:30pm - 9pm between April 6 and June 15.

National Lifeguard Waterfront

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National Lifeguard Pool, Aquatic Emergency Care & CPR-C

Prerequisites: Bronze Cross and 15-years-old
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National Lifeguard Pool, Standard First Aid & CPR-C

Prerequisites: Bronze Cross and 15-years-old
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National Lifeguard Pool Recertification

Courses Available - City of Winnipeg

City of Winnipeg offers this course on an ongoing basis.

Contact: 311 · www.leisureonline.ca/

26 March 2023 - Aquapulse (Brandon, MB)

Date: Sunday, March 26, 2023
Time: 2 P - 6 PM
Contact: Please e-mail · aquapulsebrandon@gmail.com

Cost: $125 + GST
Location: Brandon Sportsplex

27 March 2023 - Aqua Essence (Winnipeg, MB)

Date: Monday, March 27, 2023
Time: 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Contact: 204-275-2782 · www.aquaessence.ca · office@aquaessence.ca

Candidates must hold a National Lifeguard and Standard First Aid certification prior to the course. Proof of prerequisites is required upon registration. Certifications do not need to be current.
Cost: $125 + GST per student
To register, click here

11 June 2023 - Steinbach Aquatic Centre (Steinbach, MB)

Date: Sunday, June 11, 2023
Time: 10 AM - 3 PM
Contact: 204-346-6207 · www.steinbach.ca · aquaticcentre@steinbach.ca


Leadership

Leadership Programs prepare candidates to teach and evaluate the Lifesaving Society's training programs. Learn More

Swim for Life Instructor

Prerequisite: Bronze Cross and 15-years-old

4 April 2023 to 23 May 2023 - Steinbach Aquatic Centre (Steinbach, MB)

Dates: Tuesday, April 4, 2023 to Tuesday, May 23, 2023
Time: 5 PM - 8 PM
Contact: 204-346-6207 · www.steinbach.ca · aquaticcentre@steinbach.ca

The course will be held on Tuesday evenings from 5pm - 8pm between April 4 and May 23.

26 September 2023 to 14 November 2023 - Steinbach Aquatic Centre (Steinbach, MB)

Dates: Tuesday, September 26, 2023 to Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Time: 5 PM - 8 PM
Contact: 204-346-6207 · www.steinbach.ca · aquaticcentre@steinbach.ca

The course will be held don Tuesdays from 5pm - 8pm between September 26 and November 14.

Lifesaving Instructor

Prerequisite: Bronze Cross and 15-years-old
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Swim for Life & Lifesaving Instructor

Prerequisite: Bronze Cross and 15-years-old

Courses Available - City of Winnipeg

City of Winnipeg offers this course on an ongoing basis.

Contact: 311 · www.leisureonline.ca/

First Aid Instructor

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Lifesaving & First Aid Instructor

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Swim for Life Instructor Recertification

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Lifesaving Instructor Recertification

1 April 2023 - Aqua Essence (Winnipeg, MB)

Date: Saturday, April 1, 2023
Time: 9 AM - 5 PM
Contact: 204-275-2782 · www.aquaessence.ca · office@aquaessence.ca

Candidates must hold a Lifesaving Instructor certification prior to registration for the course. Proof of prerequisites is required upon registration. Course materials are extra, if needed.
Cost: $180 + GST per student
To register, click here

Swim for Life & Lifesaving Instructor Recertification

Courses Available - City of Winnipeg

City of Winnipeg offers this course on an ongoing basis.

Contact: 311 · www.leisureonline.ca/

First Aid Instructor Recertification

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National Lifeguard & Aquatic Emergency Care Instructor

22 April 2023 to 30 April 2023 - Lifesaving Society - Manitoba Branch

Dates: Saturday, April 22, 2023 to Sunday, April 30, 2023
Time: 8:30AM - 6:00PM
Contact: 204-956-2124 · www.lifesaving.mb.ca · kplett@lifesaving.mb.ca

Dates: April 22, 23, 29, 30 2023. Last day to register April 6, 2023 Register at lifeguardshop.ca: https://lifeguardshop.ca/products/national-lifeguard-instructor-course

Trainer Course

10 February 2023 to 12 February 2023 - Lifesaving Society - Manitoba Branch

Dates: Friday, February 10, 2023 to Sunday, February 12, 2023
Time: February 10: 5:30 - 9:30 PM, February 11 & 12: 8:30AM - 8:00PM each day
Contact: 204-956-2124 · www.lifesaving.mb.ca · kplett@lifesaving.mb.ca

Last day to register: February 2, 2023 Register at: https://lifeguardshop.ca/products/instructor-trainer-clinic

National Lifeguard Instructor & Trainer Recertification

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First Aid and CPR

First Aid & CPR

The Lifesaving Society's First Aid & CPR programs are recognized by Manitoba Workplace Safety & Health. Emergency First Aid and Standard First Aid certifications are valid for three years. Aquatic Emergency Care is valid for two years. Learn More

CPR-C

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CPR for Health Care Providers (HCP)

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Emergency First Aid & CPR-C

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Standard First Aid & CPR-C

28 March 2023 to 30 March 2023 - Aqua Essence (Winnipeg, MB)

Dates: Tuesday, March 28, 2023 to Thursday, March 30, 2023
Time: 9 AM - 4 PM
Contact: 204-275-2782 · www.aquaessence.ca · office@aquaessence.ca

Cost: $200 + GST
Location: Aqua Essence Swim Academy, 1585 Kenason Blvd
To register, head to the Aqua Essence website


CPR-C Recertification

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Emergency First Aid & CPR-C Recertification

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Standard First Aid & CPR-C Recertification

31 March 2023 - Aqua Essence (Winnipeg, MB)

Date: Friday, March 31, 2023
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Contact: 204-275-2782 · www.aquaessence.ca · office@aquaessence.ca

Cost: $100 + GST
Location: Aqua Essence Swim Academy, 1585 Kenaston Blvd
To register, head to the Aqua Essence website


Boat Operator Accredited Training

The Lifesaving Society is accredited by Transport Canada to deliver boating safety courses and administer tests for the issuance of Pleasure Craft Operator Cards, including replacement cards, under the Competency of Operators or Pleasure Craft Regulations. We offer both the full course, which includes writing the exam, and the option to challenge the exam. Learn More

Pleasure Craft Operator (PCO) Card Exam

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Boat Operator Accredited Training Course & Exam

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Can't find the course you're looking for? Contact your local swimming pool or recreation department.


* Important Note about the Standard First Aid Prerequisite: The required Standard First Aid must be listed in the Manitoba Public Health Act P210: Swimming Pools and Other Water Recreational Facilities Regulation M.R. 68/2015: Lifesaving Standard First Aid, Lifesaving Aquatic Emergency Care, Red Cross Standard First Aid, St. John Ambulance Standard First Aid, Criti-Care Standard First Aid, Safety Services Manitoba Standard First Aid, or Heart Beat Inc. Manitoba Standard First Aid.