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 Service (NLS), and Lifesaving Instructor.
A receipt for all online purchases is required for entrance. Receipts will not be re-printed at the Aquatic Centre. Please ensure that all members of your group are in attendance at time of registration.
Early entrance is not permitted. Registration is taken starting 5 minutes prior to your swim time.
All of our regular facility rules apply to our pre-purchased admissions. Please familiarize yourself with these rules as they are strictly enforced.
Combo Class: A combo class includes both shallow and deep end exercises and allows you to participate where you feel comfortable.
Shallow Activities: are in the shallow end of the lap pool, so being a good swimmer is not a requirement. In fact, you do not need any experience in water to participate. The activities are a light, fun and healthy environment for anybody to participate.
Deep Activities: are in the deep end of the lap pool. Being comfortable in deep water is required. Floatation devices are provided. The activities are a fun and
effective way to tone muscles and burn calories!
Note: Trained Lifeguards teach these classes for motivational purposes. The staff are not certified fitness instructors. Please be sure to participate at your ability level and let staff know immediately if you have any abnormal pain or discomfort. Those with medical conditions, new participants and those adding exercise into their life should seek medical advice prior to participating as there is an inherent risk of injury in any physical activity including this aquacise program.
|Lifesaving Society Courses|
Bronze Medallion (BM)
Pre-requisites: Bronze Star by 1st day of course or 13 years of age by last day of course. 100% attendance is required. This minimum 25 hour course teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water rescue education: judgement, knowledge, skill and fitness. Upon successful completion of this course and practical exam, the candidate will be able to take Bronze Cross.
Bronze Cross (BC)
Pre-requisites: Bronze Medallion by 1st day of course (does not need to be current). 100% attendance is required. This minimum 25 hour course is designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced training, including an introduction to safe supervision in aquatic facilities. Bronze Cross is the pre-requisite award for all advanced training programs including National Lifeguard Service (NLS) award and the Lifesaving Instructor (LSI) award. Upon completion of this course and practical exam candidates will be certified as an Assistant Lifeguard in Manitoba. Please note that employment as an assistant lifeguard also requires current recognized certification in SFA with CPR "C".
National Lifeguard Service (NLS)
Pre-requisites: Bronze Cross (does not need to be current) and recognized SFA with CPR "C" (does not need to be current) by the 1st day of the course and 16 years of age by exam. This 50 hour course (core/pool option) teaches the fundamental skills, knowledge and values of safety supervision and rescues in a pool environment. Candidates are evaluated throughout the course and with a final practical exam. Successful completion of course and exam will certify candidates to Lifeguard in Manitoba. Please note that employment as a lifeguard also requires a current recognized SFA with CPR "C" certification.
Lifesaving Instructor (LSI)
The Lifesaving & First Aid and Swim For Life® Instructor Course is a 44 hour course that prepares candidates to instruct the Lifesaving Society Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross, Swim for Life® and Lifesaving First Aid courses. Certification is current for 2 years. Prerequisites are: 16 years or older by the last day of the course Bronze Cross and recognized Standard First Aid by the first day of the course – copies are required (certifications do not need to be current).
|First Aid Courses|
Offers basic first aid and caregiving skills for youth 11-15 years old. Participants learn how to provide care to children in a variety of age groups, and how to prevent and respond to emergencies. The course also offers youth the skills to promote themselves as babysitters to prospective families. More information...
Emergency First Aid (EFA)
Basic course offering lifesaving first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for the workplace or home. Course meets legislation requirements for provincial/territorial worker safety and insurance boards and includes the latest first aid and CPR guidelines. More information...
Standard First Aid (SFA)
Comprehensive course offering first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for those who need training due to work requirements or who want more knowledge to respond to emergencies at home. Course meets legislation requirements for provincial/territorial worker safety and insurance boards and includes the latest first aid and CPR guidelines. More information...
Standard First Aid Blended (SFA Blended)
This is a 16 hour course consisting of 8 hours online learning and 8 hours of classroom learning.The online portion must be completed before the classroom portion. It offers comprehensive first aid and CPR techniques for those who need training for work requirements or who want more knowledge to respond to emergencies. Topics covered include all basic topics covered in the EFA as well as sudden medical emergencies, bone, muscle and joint injuries, head & spine injuries, poisons and environmental injuries. 100% attendance is required. Candidates must successfully comprehend and demonstrate all required skills including critical steps and successfully complete a written or oral knowledge evaluation with a minimum mark of 75%.