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October 19 - December 11, 2021

Red Cross - Water Safety Instructor Course (WSI)

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 Saturday, December 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
  • Hold one of the following certifications (not required to be current): Bronze Cross, Red Cross Assistant Lifeguard

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

Email required to access the online content.

All required texts are included in course fee. No refunds after online access granted. Awards are issued to the candidate electronically through email. Certification of this award is for 2 years.

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.

Practice teaching dates will be assigned.

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

You will be required to wear a mask to enter civic facilities and your mask must be worn throughout this course (with exception to demonstrating in water activities).

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 courses:

  • Separate entrance and exit points have been established for facilities hosting in-person courses
  • 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 course 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

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-meter (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

Please bring your own face mask. You will be required to wear a mask to enter civic facilities and your mask must be worn throughout this course (with exception to demonstrating in water activities).

Secondary Category

Aquatics Instructor


PAP - Poseidon Room - 3rd Floor at Pan Am Pool
PAP - Shallow - Lane A at Pan Am Pool


Brian Derkach


October 19 - December 11, 2021

6:30 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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