Become a Lifeguard or Swim Instructor

There are many agencies that are involved in this training and certification process. Some courses may be taken at the same time as long as pre-requisites are met. Example: National Lifeguard Service (NLS) or Lifeguard (LG) may be taken at the same time as Water Safety Instructor (WSI).  

Training Diagram

It usually takes 18-24 months to go through the certifications process and depends on course and candidate availability.  A criminal record check and a child abuse registry check are conditions of employment. 

Instructor/Guard Positions  

The Aquatic Centre hires instructor/guards regularly. You may submit your resume with a copy of your qualifications at any time. 


  • 16 years old
  • National Lifeguard Service (NLS) or Red Cross Lifeguard (LG)
  • Water Safety Instructor (WSI)

Candidates will be required to participate in a skills review. Resumes, including when you are available to work and how many hours per week you would like to work, with a cover letter and a copy of all awards can be submitted to: 

Mail: Steinbach Aquatic Centre, 225 Reimer Avenue, Steinbach MB  R5G 2J1 
In Person: Steinbach Aquatic Centre, 330 Park Road East

Lifeguard Training and Tuition Reimbursement Program

The City of Steinbach has a unique program aimed at helping finance education and lifeguard training. The City of Steinbach will reimburse a portion of Manitoba College, University or Lifeguard training tuition costs for qualified Tuition Reimbursement applicants.

To be eligible for this program staff must be employed at the Steinbach Aquatic Centre in a Lifeguard position on December 31 and have worked a minimum of 520 hours in the application year.

This is not a scholarship or bursary competition. All staff that meet the criteria will be awarded the reimbursement. These amounts will be between $520.00 and $1000.00 per year based on hours worked.

Staff members in high school or wishing to take a year off of school to earn money for tuition may carry the amount earned forward within the guidelines of the program.