Certified Instructors provide the leadership for Lifesaving
Society training programs. Our Examiners evaluate and certify
candidates at the Bronze Medallion level and above. The Society's
certified Coaches and Officials play leadership roles in lifesaving
sport. Lifesaving Society Trainers teach the teachers.
The Lifesaving Society leadership training system is a
progression of certifications and appointments. Leadership courses
have prerequisite awards, which must be completed prior to
attempting the course. There is no grace period for age
prerequisites: candidates must be the required minimum age prior to
the conclusion of the course.
Revised Swim for Life program
The Lifesaving Society recently revised its Swim for Life
program (2015). There are no mandatory
updates for Swim Instructors or Swim Instructor
Trainers. We have developed an optional two-hour staff training
module that is worth one credit toward Instructor recertification,
but only if it is run by a current Swim Instructor Trainer and a
master sheet is submitted. Download the Swim for Life PowerPoint presentation and Swim for Life Trainer notes here.