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Aquatic Leadership Development:
Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a lifeguard instructor or attendant?  Well here’s your chance to learn all about it!  To get started, read about our positions and the minimum qualifications for a variety of aquatic job positions!
Contact our Recreation Manager to see how you can join our exciting team!


Lifeguard Instructor:
Become a Lifeguard Instructor! An important job which emphasizes leadership, teamwork, and life skills.  If you are interested in instructing the Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross courses offered by the Lifesaving Society, you are required to also complete the Lifesaving Mega Course.
Requirements: 16 years of age, Standard  First Aid, Bronze Cross, (NLS) National Lifeguard Service, and (WSI)) Water Safety Instructor


Aquatic Attendants:
Aquatic Attendants receive the public at the front gate and at the slide tower to ensure compliance to policy in an effort to maximize safe use of the  facility.  This is a great experience towards becoming a lifeguard!
Requirements:  15 years of age, Bronze Medallion & Standard First Aid


Emergency First Aid & CPR Course:
8 Hours

No Scheduled Classes

Simple First Aid & CPR techniques taught in an interactive environment, for individuals who want an overview of First Aid & CPR for the workplace or home. The course covers skills needed to recognize, prevent and respond to cardiovascular emergencies for Adults, CPR Level A, AED, and other topics such as choking, airway and breathing emergencies, and prevention of disease transmission. $100.00


Standard First Aid & CPR Course:
14 Hours

No Scheduled Classes

Comprehensive First Aid & CPR techniques for those who need training for work requirements, or who want more knowledge to respond to emergencies in the workplace or home. The course covers a variety of topics from basic The course covers a variety of topics from basic (such as cardiovascular and breathing emergencies, CPR Level A, AED, prevention of disease transmission) to in-depth topics, such as sudden medical conditions and injuries to the head and spine. $140.00


Bronze Medallion
25 Hours

Bronze Medallion / Cross Class will be offered:
Saturday’s from 9:00 – 12pm
September 22 -November 3rd (Nov 3rd is the final exam)

Bronze Medallion teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles that make up the four components of water rescue – judgement, knowledge, skill and fitness. Rescuers learn tows, carries, and release methods in preparation for challenging rescues of increased risk. Lifesavers learn to respond to increasingly complex situations involving conscious and unconscious victims in contact and non-contact rescues. Lifesavers develop stroke efficiency and endurance with a timed swim.  $175.00
Prerequisite: 13-years-old by exam day


Bronze Cross (Standard First Aid):  

Bronze Medallion / Cross Class will be offered:
Saturday’s from 9:00 – 12pm
September 22 -November 3rd (Nov 3rd is the final exam)

Bronze cross is designed for more advanced training including an introduction to providing safe supervision in aquatic facilities.  Bronze cross teaches the difference between lifesaving and lifeguarding, the principles of emergency procedures and teamwork, and how to rescue spinal-injured, submerged and pulseless victims.  $150.00
Prerequisite: Bronze Star, Bronze Medallion or minimum of 14 years of age.


National Lifeguard Service (NLS) :

No Scheduled Classes

NLS builds on the skills, knowledge and values that the Lifesaving Society teaches in its Pre-Bronze and Bronze Medal awards to develop the practical skills and knowledge required by lifeguards. Recognized as the standard measure of lifeguard performance in Canada, NLS education is designed to develop a sound understanding of lifeguarding principles, good judgment, and a mature and responsible attitude toward the role of the lifeguard.  $330.00   (required to lifeguard in MB at 16 years of age)
Prerequisite: Bronze Cross, Standard First Aid level C CPR and minimum of 16 years of age.

NLS Recert – National Lifeguarding Recertification    Instructor: Dean Janzen   $130
No Scheduled Classes


Water Safety Instructor Course (WSI):

Skills Evaluation – Sunday October 28: 9am – 2pm
Online Component – October 29 – November 16
Co-Teach Component – November 19 – December 1
Skills Evaluation 2 – December 9: 9am – 2pm
Class and Pool Component: December 15 and 16: 9am- 5pm

This course further develops instructional ability by focusing on how to apply the information learned in the AWSI Course to effectively plan and teach the Red Cross Swim continuum (Red Cross Swim Preschool, Red Cross Swim Kids and Aqua Adults
programs).  Candidates apply their teaching skills and knowledge during 12 hrs. of practical teaching experience.  $240.00
Prerequisite:  minimum of 15 years of age

WSI RECRT – Water Safety Instructors Course Recertification   Instructor: Donald Rey   $125.00
No Scheduled Classes


CPR Level C/AED:
5 Hours

No Scheduled Classes

Courses on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) provide the skills needed to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies and choking for adults, children, and babies depending on the level of CPR chosen. All include training in the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED). Courses offer training suitable for workplace or general interest. Includes the latest CPR guidelines.


Red Cross Babysitter’s Course:  
6 Hours

September 22nd or December 15th   10am – 4pm

This course focuses on teaching participants the essential skills needed to be a responsible child-care giver and which steps necessary to take in emergency situations.  They will be armed with the proper knowledge and will feel confident when it comes to the needs and safety of children of all ages.  Participants will receive a Canadian Red Cross Babysitter’s certificate upon successful completion .  $65.00
Prerequisite: Minimum of 11 years of age