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Given the recent developments in the Covid-19 situation and the direction set by the Manitoba Government, the PRRA Board of Directors have decided that all recreational programming and registrations will remain suspended until further notice. We will be re-evaluating the situation on an on-going basis until it is safe to resume regular programming.

The spring leadership courses and swimming lesson sessions have been cancelled, those that have registered will be contacted regarding refund options.


How to become a lifeguard and or instructor Red Cross Lifesaving Society Map

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

Red Cross Assistant Lifeguard (ALG): 

no scheduled dates

The ALG course is a prerequisite course to the professional lifeguard certification that teaches knowledge and practice of first aid, rescue skills, lifeguarding skills, safe behaviors, and how to be part of an elite team. This ensures youth are trained in prevention of injuries, not just in how to respond to them.
Prerequisites: 12 years old and Level 10. $275.00

Red Cross Lifeguard (LG): 

Friday  May 22       6pm-10pm
Saturday  May 23      9am-5pm
Sunday  May 24      8:30am-4:30pm
Friday  June 5      6pm-10pm
Saturday  June 6      9am-5pm
Sunday  June 7      8:30am-4:30pm

The LG course offers professional lifeguard certification for pools and builds confident lifeguards to create safe, supervised aquatic areas. The course prepares lifeguards to prevent and respond to lifeguard emergencies, create a safe environment, work in teams and handle public relations in a professional manner. Candidates are continuously evaluated throughout the course based on standard evaluation criteria and complete final skills and knowledge assessments. Prerequisites: 15 years old, Assistant Lifeguard and Standard First Aid and CPR $410.00

Bronze Medallion:

Friday May 8     5:00-9:30
Saturday May 9 & Sunday May 10     8:30-4:30
Friday June 12   5:00- 9:30
Saturday June 13 & Sunday June 14    8:30-4:30

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.  $180.00
Prerequisite: You must be 13 years of age, attend EVERY CLASS and pass the FINAL EXAM to be certified.  There will be no make up classes. You must be PROMPT in attending all classes.

Bronze Cross:  

Friday June 26    5:00- 9:00
Saturday June 27 & Sunday June 28     8:30- 4:30
Friday July 10    5:00 -9:30
Saturday July 11 & Sunday July 12      8:30-4:30

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 Medallion, minimum of 14 years of age, attend EVERY CLASS and pass the FINAL EXAM to be certified.  There will be no make up classes. You must be PROMPT in attending all classes.

National Lifeguard Service (NLS) :

Friday  April 17     6pm-10pm
Saturday  April 18     9am-5pm
Sunday  April 19     8:30am-4:30pm
Friday  May 1      6pm-10pm
Saturday  May 2      9am-5pm
Sunday  May 3      8:30am-4:30pm

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.  $350.00   (required to lifeguard in MB at 16 years of age)
Prerequisite: Bronze Cross, Standard First Aid or Aquatic Emergency Care and minimum of 16 years of age.

National Lifeguarding Recertification (NLS Recert):   Instructor: Dean Janzen   $125.00

Friday February 7     6-10pm
Friday May 8   

Water Safety Instructor (WSI):

Skills Evaluation: Sunday April 12    9am-2pm
Online Component: Monday  April 13  &  Sunday, April 26
Co-Teach Component: Monday April 17  – Saturday, May 23
Class and Pool Component: Saturday May 30  &  Sunday, May 31  9am-5pm

The Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Course prepares candidates to instruct the Red Cross Swim programs. Candidates focus on strategies to introduce and develop fitness activities, skills and water safety, and swimming skills in the Red Cross Swim Preschool, and Red Cross Swim Kids programs. Candidates apply their teaching skills and knowledge during 12hrs of practical teaching experience.  $260.00
Prerequisites: Bronze Cross or ALG or Standard First Aid and minimum 15 years old

Water Safety Instructors Recertification (WSI Recert):   Instructor: Donald Rey   $125.00

Sunday April 26 8am-12pm

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.

Emergency First Aid & CPR:
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:
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

Red Cross Babysitter’s Course:  
6.5 Hours

Saturday March 28  9:30am-4:30pm

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