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.

Leadership Training

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.