Become a Lifeguard or Swim Instructor

Specialty Courses

The Steinbach Aquatic Centre offers a variety of specialty courses including Red Cross Babysitting, Standard First Aid (SFA/CPR C), Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross, National Lifeguard (NL), and Swim For Life Instructor (SFLI).

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Becoming an instructor/guard at the Steinbach Aquatic Centre   

The Aquatic Centre hires instructor/guards regularly.

It usually takes 9-12 months to go through the certifications process and depends on course and candidate availability. Some courses may be taken at the same time as long as pre-requisites are met. Example: National Lifeguard Service (NLS) may be taken at the same time as Swim for Life Instructor (SFLI).

Steps to Becoming a Lifeguard   

City of Steinbach Requirements:

  • 16 years old
  • National Lifeguard Service (NLS), 
  • Swim for Life Instructor (SFLI)

Red Cross Lifeguard (LG) and Water Safety Instructor (WSI) awards are no longer accepted​.

You may submit your resume with a cover letter and a copy of your qualifications at any time to: 

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

With your resume, it is beneficial to include when you are available to work and how many hours per week you are capable of working.

Candidates will be required to participate in a skills review. A criminal record check and a child abuse registry check are conditions of employment.

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.