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July 09 - August 11, 2021

Red Cross - Water Safety Instructor Course

Pan Am Pool • 25 Poseidon Bay WinnipegMBCanada  R3M 3E4 Organized by City of Winnipeg
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We're sorry, but this activity is over. The last meeting was Wednesday, August 11, 2021.

The Water Safety Instructor (WSI) course prepares candidates to instruct Red Cross Swim programs.

Pre-Course Requirements:

15 years or older by the last day of the WSI course, ability to perform Red Cross Swim Kids Level 10 strokes and skills, and hold one of the following certifications (not required to be current):

Bronze Cross, Red Cross Assistant Lifeguard, or Emergency First Aid.

Candidates must attend, participate, and complete 100% of all four course components.

All course components are evaluated against specific evaluation criteria on a pass/fail basis

All course manuals are included in the course fee.

Course Components & Length:

Skills Evaluation: 6 hours

Online Component: 2 weeks

Teaching Experience : minimum 12 hours

Classroom and Pool: 24 hours


Prior to attending your re-certification, please review the current COVID-19 screening tool found at www.gov.mb.ca and call 311 if you are unable to attend your re-cert as scheduled.

You will be required to wear a mask to enter civic facilities and your mask must be worn throughout this re-cert (with exception to demonstrating mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on a mannequin).

Please adhere to a 2m separation between yourself and others while in civic facilities.

The following health and safety precautions have been taken for the in-person attendance requirement of all blended re-certifications:

Separate entrance and exit points have been established for facilities hosting in-person re-certifications

  • Sanitization stations will be available on-site and Covid-19 questionnaires to be verified to have been completed before entry to classroom (and access denied for anyone answering “yes” to any of the questions).

  • Sanitizing of shared supplies will be completed in between each use

  • Sanitizing & cleaning of re-certification room and contents (i.e. tables, chairs, etc.) within this room will be completed prior to the next scheduled use of the room

  • Sanitizing & cleaning of high-touch surfaces within facility will be completed several times daily

The first day is a 6 hour Pre Screening assessment. Once successful, the candidates will receive their manuals and course information.

*Refunds will only be applicable after the Pre Screening. Once the manuals are given out, and the online component started, refunds will not be processed.*

All course manuals are included in the course fee.

Two weeks will be given to complete the online portion of the course (week of July 11th and July 18th).

Practice teaching runs the week of July 25th and August 1st. Please maintain open availability during those 2 weeks.

Please do not attend this reservation if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, travelled outside of the province in the last 14 days, or have been in contact with anyone confirmed to be infected with Covid -19. The onsite supervisor has the right to allow or prevent access to any part of the pool or the pool in its entirety should there be any safety concerns regarding the patron’s use of the facility.

Please maintain a 2 metre (6 feet) separation between staff and patrons whenever possible; limit close encounters to less than 10 minutes (not applicable to people living together in the same household)

Please arrive dressed to swim; access to showers, lockers, washrooms will be reduced and cleaned frequently, as will public spaces

Water fountains are restricted to bottle filling only Please bring your own face mask. It is recommended to wear a mask during your training (You will not be wearing a mask during any water related skills, as this may make it more difficult to breath)

Secondary Category

Aquatics Instructor


WINOP - Pool at Windsor Park Outdoor Pool
PAP - Boardroom - Main Floor at Pan Am Pool


Brian Derkach


July 09 - August 11, 2021

12:30 PM to 5:00 PM


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Age and Gender

Ages 15-255 · Co-Ed


Pan Am Pool

25 Poseidon Bay WinnipegMBCanada  R3M 3E4

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