There are no words to truly describe our new normal. We know this is a difficult time for everyone but in particular parents. With the current school closures and timelines unknown, we know many parents are looking for quality programs to create structure and routine in their day. While there are many resources available, we would like to share a few that we have been running with aquamazing feedback.

Aqua Essence Swim Academy online programs:

  • Virtual Red Cross Babysitting Course: This course is for participants aged 11-15. It is taught by our certified instructors using Zoom ( video conferencing). We were excited to be chosen as one of three test sites in Canada! This course is a great opportunity for your child (ren) to sign up with their friends, siblings, cousins, and neighbours! We’ve had participants take the course from all over Manitoba and Canada! We are asking you to help us spread the word to your school friends, family, and anyone across Canada. We have instructors ready to work! 
  • At Home Heroes and Sheroes: This course is designed as an introduction to the world of first aid for candidates aged 7-11.  We have been teaching this course in schools for the last 3 years with incredible results and feedback. We discuss how to recognize an emergency and the steps to take when one arises. Candidates learn in an online environment in their own homes how to treat cuts, broken bones, choking victims and we will even get a chance to try out their leadership skills while practicing mock phone calls with a 911 operator. If your child is interested in the first aid world and you’re not sure where to start, this course is for At-Home Heroes and Sheroes like you! Please note, there is no first aid certification for this course. 
  •  At Home Aqua Babies: We are so excited to bring you our trademarked Aqua Babies program to your own home, your tub or your own pool of any kind! Aqua Essence Swim Academy’s specialized approach to teaching babies how to swim is focused on safety, confidence, and family connection. This is a skills-based learning program taught by expert instructors who understand how babies react to water and how they learn best! Babies from 3 months to toddlers  3 years old are welcome to participate in our home Aqua Babies. Classes will run for 15-20 minutes a class.  Get your playgroups, your baby groups, your cousins, your neighbours and come join us (virtually) in your “pool”. 
  •  Aqua Essentials: Aqua Essentials Session 1 – Resume Building and Professionalism: The opening session of Aqua Essentials focus on the development of professional leadership skills. Candidates will put together their first resume under the guidance of the instructor and even get to hone their skills in a mock interview. Candidates will work towards learning the characteristics of a great employee and get the chance to participate in activities that will allow them to practice skills that are crucial to their success while working in and out of the pool. This session is taught completely online using video conferencing to maximize candidates’ engagement as well as convenience. This session is 5 hours of online learning done over 2 sessions. 

If you have questions about any of the above programs, please contact us at office@aquaessence.ca or courses@aquaessence.ca

Take Care!