The Lifesaving Society is a full-service provider of programs and services designed to prevent drowning. Our programs include Swim for Life® swimming lessons, Bronze Medal lifesaving awards, First Aid & CPR training, and the National Lifeguard award, Canada’s professional lifeguarding standard. Our programs are offered by our affiliate members, including pools and organizations, throughout Manitoba.


Swim for Life Swimming Program

Based on the internationally recognized Swim to Survive standard, our Swim for Life Program focuses on basic survival skills and good swimming skills – fun from day one! Swim for Life starts by developing strong foundational skills and personal self-rescue skills, then continues on by challenging swimmers to develop strong swimming strokes. Success-oriented and fun for the entire family, there is something for everyone in the Swim for Life program. Learn More!


Canadian Lifesaving Program & Bronze Medal Awards

Are you looking for something challenging? Are you ready for something different than regular swim classes? Looking for a way to develop your swimming strength and efficiency? Get your Canadian Swim Patrol and Bronze Medal awards – a perfect fit for anyone wanting to kick it up a notch. You’ll be on the fast track towards developing the fitness, skills and knowledge to perform a water rescue and respond to a non-aquatic emergency. You can save a life! Learn More!

National Lifeguard

National Lifeguard: Canada's Only National Lifeguarding Standard

National Lifeguard certification is recognized as the standard for professional lifeguards in Canada. National Lifeguard training develops the lifeguarding skills, principles and decision-making process to help lifeguards create a safe and enjoyable facility. The National Lifeguard course teaches lifeguards to prevent emergencies and, if necessary, to respond effectively. Learn More!

First Aid & CPR

First Aid & CPR

Your sister has stopped breathing. Your friend is choking. Your uncle is having a heart attack. Can you take action? Learning First Aid and CPR is now easier than ever. Be prepared, take a Lifesaving First Aid and CPR course. All our courses are recognized by Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health. Learn More!


Leadership: Instructor & Instructor Trainer Courses

Lifesaving, First Aid & Swim for Life Instructors can teach and evaluate a variety of Lifesaving Society programs, such as Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross, Standard First Aid, and all of the Swim for Life Levels. Learn how to effectively teach water rescue, first aid, and related aquatic skills! Ready to move up? Become a National Lifeguard Instructor or an Instructor Trainer! Learn More!