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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/

7 January 2023 to 18 March 2023 - University of Manitoba - Joyce Fromson Pool (Winnipeg, MB)

Dates: Saturday, January 7, 2023 to Saturday, March 18, 2023
Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Contact: 204-474-6508 · www.miniu.ca

This course will be held on Saturdays between January 7, 2023 and March 18, 2023.
For more information, contact: mu.aquatics@umanitoba.ca or (204) 474-6100

To register, click here

9 January 2023 to 20 March 2023 - University of Manitoba - Joyce Fromson Pool (Winnipeg, MB)

Dates: Monday, January 9, 2023 to Monday, March 20, 2023
Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Contact: 204-474-6508 · www.miniu.ca

This course will be held on Mondays between January 9, 2023 and March 20, 2023.
For more information, contact: mu.aquatics@umanitoba.ca or (204) 474-6100

To register, click here

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/

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

5 January 2023 to 2 February 2023 - Steinbach Aquatic Centre (Steinbach, MB)

Dates: Thursday, January 5, 2023 to Thursday, February 2, 2023
Time: 5 PM - 9 PM
Contact: 204-346-6207 · www.steinbach.ca · aquaticcentre@steinbach.ca

7 January 2023 to 18 March 2023 - University of Manitoba - Joyce Fromson Pool (Winnipeg, MB)

Dates: Saturday, January 7, 2023 to Saturday, March 18, 2023
Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Contact: 204-474-6508 · www.miniu.ca

This course will be held on Saturdays between January 7, 2023 and March 18, 2023.
For more information, contact: mu.aquatics@umanitoba.ca or (204) 474-6100

To register, click here

11 January 2023 to 22 March 2023 - University of Manitoba - Joyce Fromson Pool (Winnipeg, MB)

Dates: Wednesday, January 11, 2023 to Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Time: 5:45 PM - 7:30 PM
Contact: 204-474-6508 · www.miniu.ca

This course will be held on Wednesdays between January 11, 2023 and March 22, 2023.
For more information, contact: mu.aquatics@umanitoba.ca or (204) 474-6100

To register, click here

17 January 2023 to 7 March 2023 - Elmwood-Kildonan YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg

Dates: Tuesday, January 17, 2023 to Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Contact: 204-668-8140 · www.ywinnipeg.ca

Registration opens December 12, 2022. For more info click here

22 January 2023 to 5 March 2023 - West Portage YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg

Dates: Sunday, January 22, 2023 to Sunday, March 5, 2023
Time: 9:30 AM - 12 PM
Contact: 204-889-8052 · www.ywinnipeg.ca

Registration opens December 12, 2022. For more information, click here

Note: There is no class on February 19, 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/

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

6 January 2023 to 17 March 2023 - University of Manitoba - Joyce Fromson Pool (Winnipeg, MB)

Dates: Friday, January 6, 2023 to Friday, March 17, 2023
Time: 6 PM - 8:15 PM
Contact: 204-474-6508 · www.miniu.ca

This course will be held on Fridays between January 6, 2023 and March 17, 2023.
For more information, contact: mu.aquatics@umanitoba.ca or (204) 474-6100

To register, click here

8 January 2023 to 19 March 2023 - University of Manitoba - Joyce Fromson Pool (Winnipeg, MB)

Dates: Sunday, January 8, 2023 to Sunday, March 19, 2023
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Contact: 204-474-6508 · www.miniu.ca

This course will be held on Sundays between January 8, 2023 and March 19, 2023.
For more information, contact: mu.aquatics@umanitoba.ca or (204) 474-6100

To register, click here

21 January 2023 to 18 March 2023 - South YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg

Dates: Saturday, January 21, 2023 to Saturday, March 18, 2023
Time: 1 PM - 3:30 PM
Contact: 204-233-2476 · www.ywinnipeg.ca

Registration opens December 12, 2022. For more information, click here

Note: There is no class on February 18, 2023

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

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

15 December 2022 - Steinbach Aquatic Centre (Steinbach, MB)

Date: Thursday, December 15, 2022
Time: 5 PM - 9 PM
Contact: 204-346-6207 · www.steinbach.ca · aquaticcentre@steinbach.ca

This course is for individuals holding a Red Cross Assistant Lifeguard certification to transfer to the Lifesaving Society equivalent, Bronze Cross.


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/

9 December 2022 to 18 December 2022 - Dauphin Kinsmen Aquatic Centre (Dauphin, MB)

Dates: Friday, December 9, 2022 to Sunday, December 18, 2022
Contact: 204-622-3114

The course is held on Fridays from 4:30pm - 8:30pm, Saturdays from 9am - 6pm, and Sundays from 9am - 6pm between December 9 -18, 2022.

22 December 2022 to 30 December 2022 - Downtown YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg

Dates: Thursday, December 22, 2022 to Friday, December 30, 2022
Contact: 204-947-3044 · www.ywinnipeg.ca

No class on December 24, 25, and 26

3 January 2023 to 14 March 2023 - Steinbach Aquatic Centre (Steinbach, MB)

Dates: Tuesday, January 3, 2023 to Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Time: 4:30 PM - 9 PM
Contact: 204-346-6207 · www.steinbach.ca · aquaticcentre@steinbach.ca

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/

11 December 2022 - Steinbach Aquatic Centre (Steinbach, MB)

Date: Sunday, December 11, 2022
Time: 10 AM - 3 PM
Contact: 204-346-6207 · www.steinbach.ca · aquaticcentre@steinbach.ca

11 December 2022 - Steinbach Aquatic Centre (Steinbach, MB)

Date: Sunday, December 11, 2022
Time: 10 AM - 3 PM
Contact: 204-346-6207 · www.steinbach.ca · aquaticcentre@steinbach.ca

This course is for Red Cross Lifeguards to transition their certifications to the Lifesaving Society

18 December 2022 - Aqua Essence (Winnipeg, MB)

Date: Sunday, December 18, 2022
Time: 12 PM - 4 PM
Contact: 204-275-2782 · www.aquaessence.ca · office@aquaessence.ca

Cost: $100 plus GST. For more info, contact courses@aquaessence.ca

19 December 2022 - City of Winnipeg - Pan-Am Pool

Date: Monday, December 19, 2022
Time: 1:30 PM - 5:30 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


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

3 January 2023 to 6 January 2023 - Lord Selkirk School Division - Selkirk Community Pool (Selkirk, MB)

Dates: Tuesday, January 3, 2023 to Friday, January 6, 2023
Time: 8 AM - 3 PM
Contact: (204) 785-7312 · www.selkirkcommunitypool.weebly.com/

For more info and to register go to: www.selkirkcommunitypool.weebly.com

Lifesaving Instructor

Prerequisite: Bronze Cross and 15-years-old

13 December 2022 to 5 January 2023 - Elmwood-Kildonan YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg

Dates: Tuesday, December 13, 2022 to Thursday, January 5, 2023
Contact: 204-668-8140 · www.ywinnipeg.ca

Note: This course is a combined Lifesaving and First Aid Instructor course

For more information or to register, click here

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/

21 December 2022 - City of Winnipeg - Elmwood Kildonans Pool

Date: Wednesday, December 21, 2022
Time: 8 AM - 4 PM
Contact: 311 · www.leisureonline.ca

First Aid Instructor

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Swim for Life Instructor Recertification

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Lifesaving Instructor Recertification

11 December 2022 - City of Winnipeg - Pan-Am Pool

Date: Sunday, December 11, 2022
Time: 9 AM - 5 PM
Contact: 311 · www.leisureonline.ca

14 December 2022 to 15 December 2022 - Aqua Essence (Winnipeg, MB)

Dates: Wednesday, December 14, 2022 to Thursday, December 15, 2022
Time: 5 PM - 9 PM
Contact: 204-275-2782 · www.aquaessence.ca · office@aquaessence.ca

Location: 1585 Kenaston Blvd #4 Cost: $155 plus GST For more info: courses@aquaessence.ca

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/

21 December 2022 - City of Winnipeg - Elmwood Kildonans Pool

Date: Wednesday, December 21, 2022
Time: 8 AM - 4 PM
Contact: 311 · www.leisureonline.ca

First Aid Instructor Recertification

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National Lifeguard & Aquatic Emergency Care Instructor

21 January 2023 to 29 January 2023 - Lifesaving Society - Manitoba Branch

Dates: Saturday, January 21, 2023 to Sunday, January 29, 2023
Time: 8:30AM - 6:00PM
Contact: 204-956-2124 · www.lifesaving.mb.ca · kplett@lifesaving.mb.ca

Dates: January 21, 22, 28, 29 2023. Last day to register January 13, 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

17 December 2022 to 18 December 2022 - South YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg

Dates: Saturday, December 17, 2022 to Sunday, December 18, 2022
Time: 9 am - 5:30 pm
Contact: 204-233-2476 · www.ywinnipeg.ca

For more information or to register, click here


CPR-C Recertification

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Emergency First Aid & CPR-C Recertification

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Standard First Aid & 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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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.