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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 Lifesaving Society's Canadian Lifesaving Program teaches self-rescue, first aid, and rescue skills to give rescuers confidence should an emergency arise. 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/

27 September 2022 to 29 November 2022 - Elmwood-Kildonan YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg

Dates: Tuesday, September 27, 2022 to Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Contact: 204-668-8140 · www.ywinnipeg.ca

Link for direct registration: https://anc.ca.apm.activecommunities.com/ywinnipeg/activity/search/detail/34140?onlineSiteId=0&from_original_cui=true

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/

14 August 2022 to 16 August 2022 - Virden Community Recreation Commission

Dates: Sunday, August 14, 2022 to Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Time: 6 PM - 9 PM, 10 AM - 5 PM
Contact: 204-748-2596 · pool@virden.ca

August 14, 2022 is online from 6pm - 9pm, August 15-16 is in person from 10am - 5pm Cost $180 + tax

15 August 2022 to 19 August 2022 - City of Winnipeg - Pan-Am Pool

Dates: Monday, August 15, 2022 to Friday, August 19, 2022
Time: Noon - 4:00 PM
Contact: 311 · www.leisureonline.ca

16 August 2022 to 1 September 2022 - City of Winnipeg - Margaret Grant Pool

Dates: Tuesday, August 16, 2022 to Thursday, September 1, 2022
Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:30 - 7:30 PM
Contact: 311 · www.leisureonline.ca

24 August 2022 to 26 August 2022 - Canadian Forces Base Shilo, GSH (Shilo, MB)

Dates: Wednesday, August 24, 2022 to Friday, August 26, 2022
Time: 10 AM - 4 PM
Contact: 204-765-3000 ext. 3318 · www.cfcommunitygateway.ca

General Strange Hall in CFB Shilo Contact shilorecreation@gmail.com

2 October 2022 to 4 December 2022 - City of Winnipeg - Margaret Grant Pool

Dates: Sunday, October 2, 2022 to Sunday, December 4, 2022
Time: 6 PM - 8 PM
Contact: 311 · www.leisureonline.ca

Every Sunday from October 2, 2022 to December 4, 2022

8 October 2022 to 10 December 2022 - City of Winnipeg - Elmwood Kildonans Pool

Dates: Saturday, October 8, 2022 to Saturday, December 10, 2022
Time: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Contact: 311 · www.leisureonline.ca

Saturdays

8 October 2022 to 26 November 2022 - City of Winnipeg - Bonivital Pool

Dates: Saturday, October 8, 2022 to Saturday, November 26, 2022
Time: 9:30 AM - 12 PM
Contact: 311 · www.leisureonline.ca

Every Saturday from October 8, 2022 to November 26, 2022

8 October 2022 to 10 December 2022 - City of Winnipeg - St. James Assiniboia Centennial Pool

Dates: Saturday, October 8, 2022 to Saturday, December 10, 2022
Time: 10 AM - 12 PM
Contact: 311 · www.leisureonline.ca

Every Saturday from October 8, 2022 - December 10, 2022

15 October 2022 to 26 November 2022 - South YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg

Dates: Saturday, October 15, 2022 to Saturday, November 26, 2022
Time: 1:00 - 3:30 PM
Contact: 204-233-2476 · www.ywinnipeg.ca

Link for direct registration: https://anc.ca.apm.activecommunities.com/ywinnipeg/activity/search/detail/34017?onlineSiteId=0&from_original_cui=true

22 December 2022 to 29 December 2022 - City of Winnipeg - Margaret Grant Pool

Dates: Thursday, December 22, 2022 to Thursday, December 29, 2022
Time: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Contact: 311 · www.leisureonline.ca

5 day crash course

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/

15 August 2022 to 19 August 2022 - Elmwood-Kildonan YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg

Dates: Monday, August 15, 2022 to Friday, August 19, 2022
Time: 3:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Contact: 204-668-8140 · www.ywinnipeg.ca

https://anc.ca.apm.activecommunities.com/ywinnipeg/activity/search/detail/32295?onlineSiteId=0&from_original_cui=true

15 August 2022 to 19 August 2022 - City of Winnipeg - St. James Assiniboia Centennial Pool

Dates: Monday, August 15, 2022 to Friday, August 19, 2022
Time: 9 AM - 2 PM
Contact: 311 · www.leisureonline.ca

21 August 2022 to 29 August 2022 - Morden Recreation Department

Dates: Sunday, August 21, 2022 to Monday, August 29, 2022
Time: 7 PM - 10 PM, 10 AM - 6:30 PM
Contact: 2048225431 · www.mymorden.ca/swimming-lessons · sdueck@mymorden.ca

The online component is August 21 from 7 PM - 10 PM. The in-person component is August 26 and 29 from 10 AM - 6:30 PM. Registration cost: $140

21 August 2022 to 23 August 2022 - Virden Community Recreation Commission

Dates: Sunday, August 21, 2022 to Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Time: 7 PM - 10 PM, 9 AM - 5:30 PM, 10 AM - 6:30 PM
Contact: 204-748-2596 · pool@virden.ca

August 21, 2022 is online from 7pm - 10pm. August 22, 2022 is in person from 9am - 5:30pm, and August 23, 2022 is in person from 10am - 6:30pm Cost: $180 + tax

22 August 2022 to 26 August 2022 - City of Winnipeg - Pan-Am Pool

Dates: Monday, August 22, 2022 to Friday, August 26, 2022
Time: Noon - 5:15 PM
Contact: 311 · www.leisureonline.ca

5 September 2022 to 23 November 2022 - City of Winnipeg - Bonivital Pool

Dates: Monday, September 5, 2022 to Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Time: 4:45 PM - 8 PM
Contact: 311 · www.leisureonline.ca

Every Wednesday for 8 weeks

25 September 2022 to 27 November 2022 - West Portage YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg

Dates: Sunday, September 25, 2022 to Sunday, November 27, 2022
Time: 9:30 AM - Noon
Contact: 204-889-8052 · www.ywinnipeg.ca

Link for direct registration: https://anc.ca.apm.activecommunities.com/ywinnipeg/activity/search/detail/33792?onlineSiteId=0&from_original_cui=true

3 October 2022 to 2 November 2022 - City of Winnipeg - Elmwood Kildonans Pool

Dates: Monday, October 3, 2022 to Wednesday, November 2, 2022
Time: 5 PM - 7:45 PM
Contact: 311 · www.leisureonline.ca

Mondays and Wednesdays

6 October 2022 to 24 December 2022 - City of Winnipeg - Margaret Grant Pool

Dates: Thursday, October 6, 2022 to Saturday, December 24, 2022
Time: 5:30 PM - 8 PM
Contact: 311 · www.leisureonline.ca

Every Thursday for 8 weeks

8 October 2022 to 10 December 2022 - City of Winnipeg - St. James Assiniboia Centennial Pool

Dates: Saturday, October 8, 2022 to Saturday, December 10, 2022
Time: 9:30 AM - 12 PM
Contact: 311 · www.leisureonline.ca

Every Saturday from October 8, 2022 - December 10, 2022

7 November 2022 to 7 December 2022 - City of Winnipeg - Elmwood Kildonans Pool

Dates: Monday, November 7, 2022 to Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Time: 5 PM - 7:30 PM
Contact: 311 · www.leisureonline.ca

Mondays and Wednesdays

30 December 2022 to 4 January 2022 - City of Winnipeg - Margaret Grant Pool

Dates: Friday, December 30, 2022 to Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Time: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Contact: 311 · www.leisureonline.ca

5 day crash course

Bronze Medallion & Bronze Cross

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Distinction

Prerequisite: Bronze Cross

29 August 2022 to 2 September 2022 - City of Winnipeg - Pan-Am Pool

Dates: Monday, August 29, 2022 to Friday, September 2, 2022
Time: Noon - 5:30 PM
Contact: 311 · www.leisureonline.ca


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

23 August 2022 - Virden Community Recreation Commission

Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Time: 5 PM - 9 PM
Contact: 204-748-2596 · pool@virden.ca

This is a course for Red Cross Assistant Lifeguards certification holders to transfer to Lifesaving Society Bronze Cross certifications. Cost: $80 + tax


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/

15 August 2022 to 26 August 2022 - Steinbach Aquatic Centre (Steinbach, MB)

Dates: Monday, August 15, 2022 to Friday, August 26, 2022
Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Monday - Friday)
Contact: 204-346-6207 · www.steinbach.ca · aquaticcentre@steinbach.ca

15 August 2022 to 22 August 2022 - City of Winnipeg - Pan-Am Pool

Dates: Monday, August 15, 2022 to Monday, August 22, 2022
Time: August 15 - 19 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM; August 22 8:00 AM - Noon
Contact: 311 · www.leisureonline.ca

19 August 2022 to 4 September 2022 - City of Winnipeg - St. James Assiniboia Centennial Pool

Dates: Friday, August 19, 2022 to Sunday, September 4, 2022
Contact: 311 · www.leisureonline.ca

Meeting Dates: Fridays August 19, 26, September 2; Saturdays August 20, 27, September 3; Sundays August 28, September 4 Meeting times: Fridays: 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm Saturdays: 10 am - 5 pm Sundays: 10 am - 5 pm

29 August 2022 to 3 September 2022 - City of Winnipeg - Pan-Am Pool

Dates: Monday, August 29, 2022 to Saturday, September 3, 2022
Time: August 29 - September 2 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM; September 3 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Contact: 311 · www.leisureonline.ca

National Lifeguard Pool, Aquatic Emergency Care & CPR-C

Prerequisites: Bronze Cross and 15-years-old

22 August 2022 to 1 September 2022 - Downtown YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg

Dates: Monday, August 22, 2022 to Thursday, September 1, 2022
Time: 9:30 AM - 6 PM
Contact: 204-947-3044 · www.ywinnipeg.ca

Note: No classes from August 26 - 28 https://anc.ca.apm.activecommunities.com/ywinnipeg/activity/search/detail/32671?onlineSiteId=0&from_original_cui=true

24 September 2022 to 3 December 2022 - Downtown YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg

Dates: Saturday, September 24, 2022 to Saturday, December 3, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Contact: 204-947-3044 · www.ywinnipeg.ca

Link for direct registration: https://anc.ca.apm.activecommunities.com/ywinnipeg/activity/search/detail/34604?onlineSiteId=0&from_original_cui=true

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/

21 August 2022 - City of Winnipeg - Bonivital Pool

Date: Sunday, August 21, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Contact: 311 · www.leisureonline.ca

23 August 2022 - City of Winnipeg - Pan-Am Pool

Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Time: 5:00 - 9:00 PM
Contact: 311 · www.leisureonline.ca

16 September 2022 - City of Winnipeg - Elmwood Kildonans Pool

Date: Friday, September 16, 2022
Time: 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Contact: 311 · www.leisureonline.ca

28 September 2022 - City of Winnipeg - St. James Assiniboia Centennial Pool

Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Time: 12 PM - 4PM
Contact: 311 · www.leisureonline.ca

7 October 2022 - City of Winnipeg - St. James Assiniboia Centennial Pool

Date: Friday, October 7, 2022
Time: 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Contact: 311 · www.leisureonline.ca

24 October 2022 - City of Winnipeg - Elmwood Kildonans Pool

Date: Monday, October 24, 2022
Time: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Contact: 311 · www.leisureonline.ca

4 November 2022 - City of Winnipeg - St. James Assiniboia Centennial Pool

Date: Friday, November 4, 2022
Time: 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Contact: 311 · www.leisureonline.ca

14 November 2022 - City of Winnipeg - St. James Assiniboia Centennial Pool

Date: Monday, November 14, 2022
Time: 12 PM - 4PM
Contact: 311 · www.leisureonline.ca

25 November 2022 - City of Winnipeg - Elmwood Kildonans Pool

Date: Friday, November 25, 2022
Time: 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Contact: 311 · www.leisureonline.ca

22 December 2022 - City of Winnipeg - Elmwood Kildonans Pool

Date: Thursday, December 22, 2022
Time: 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Contact: 311 · www.leisureonline.ca

National Lifeguard Waterfront

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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

10 September 2022 - West Portage YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg

Date: Saturday, September 10, 2022
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Contact: 204-889-8052 · www.ywinnipeg.ca

Link for direct registration: https://anc.ca.apm.activecommunities.com/ywinnipeg/activity/search/detail/33825?onlineSiteId=0&from_original_cui=true

Standard First Aid & CPR-C

15 October 2022 to 16 October 2022 - South YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg

Dates: Saturday, October 15, 2022 to Sunday, October 16, 2022
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Contact: 204-233-2476 · www.ywinnipeg.ca

Link for direct registration: https://anc.ca.apm.activecommunities.com/ywinnipeg/activity/search/detail/34448?onlineSiteId=0&from_original_cui=true


Emergency First Aid & CPR-C Recertification

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Standard First Aid & CPR-C Recertification

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CPR-C Recertification

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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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Leadership

The Lifesaving Society Leadership Programs prepare candidates to teach and evaluate the Lifesaving Society's programs. In Manitoba, we combine our Lifesaving Instructor course with the Swim for Life and First Aid Instructor certifications, so you learn to teach and evaluate many of our programs through only one course! Learn More

First Aid Instructor

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Swim for Life Instructor

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Swim for Life Instructor Recertification

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Lifesaving Instructor with First Aid & Swim for Life Instructor

Prerequisite: Bronze Cross, Standard First Aid (Click Here for Important Info), and 16-years-old by last class

Courses Available - City of Winnipeg

City of Winnipeg offers this course on an ongoing basis.

Contact: 311 · www.leisureonline.ca/

15 August 2022 to 19 August 2022 - City of Winnipeg - Elmwood Kildonans Pool

Dates: Monday, August 15, 2022 to Friday, August 19, 2022
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Contact: 311 · www.leisureonline.ca

29 August 2022 to 2 September 2022 - City of Winnipeg - Pan-Am Pool

Dates: Monday, August 29, 2022 to Friday, September 2, 2022
Time: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Contact: 311 · www.leisureonline.ca

Lifesaving Instructor Recertification with First Aid & Swim for Life Instructor

Courses Available - City of Winnipeg

City of Winnipeg offers this course on an ongoing basis.

Contact: 311 · www.leisureonline.ca/

17 August 2022 - City of Winnipeg - Bonivital Pool

Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Contact: 311 · www.leisureonline.ca

First Aid Instructor Recertification

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National Lifeguard & Aquatic Emergency Care Instructor

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Trainer Course

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National Lifeguard Instructor & Trainer Recertification

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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.