Coaching Certification Program
Lifesaving Sport Coach Level 1
Provides training for Lifesaving Instructors who wish to coach
lifesaving sport at the community level. The course focuses on the
fundamentals of coaching and lifesaving sport skills in the pool or
in open water.
Prerequisites: Lifesaving Instructor
certification and Emergency First Aid certification (or higher).
Neither need be current.
Evaluation & certification: The Lifesaving
Sport Coach Trainer evaluates and certifies candidates. Level 1
Coaches recertify every 2 years through professional
Candidate recognition: Certification card.
Candidate reference material: Lifesaving Sport
Coach Level 1 candidates must have the following for on-course
- Coaching Lifesaving
- Lifesaving Sport Sport Fundamentals Award Guide
- ILS Competition Manual (purchase or download in Rule Books)
Candidates should also bring their Canadian Lifesaving
Manual and Instructor Notes to the course.
Lifesaving Sport Coach Level 2
Provides training for lifesaving coaches who wish to coach
lifesaving sport athletes at a provincial or territorial
competition level. Contact the Lifesaving Society for more