Swim Instructor

The Lifesaving Society Swim Instructor course prepares the instructor to teach and evaluate the swimming strokes and related skills found in the Lifesaving Society Swim for Life program. Candidates acquire proven teaching methods, planning skills, and a variety of stroke development drills and correction techniques.

Prerequisites: 16 years of age by the end of the course; Bronze Cross or NLS certification (need not be current). Do you have the prerequisites to take this course?

Evaluation & certification: The Swim Instructor Trainer evaluates and certifies Swim Instructor candidates. Do you have the certifications to teach this course? The Lifesaving Society deems its certifications to be "current" for 24 months from the certification date.

Candidate recognition: Certification card.

Course length: 20 hr. stand-alone course (40 hr. when combined with a Lifesaving Instructor course).

Required reference material: Swim Instructor Pac (includes Instructor Notes, Swim for Life Award Guide, Teaching Swim for Life and Lifesaving Images Binder).

Costs: In addition to the required reference materials, a certification fee is payable to the Lifesaving Society. Course organizers charge a fee to cover the costs of running the course.

Recertification: Instructors remain current by recertifying within 24 months of the last certification date. Recertification is through the Society's professional development credit system. Is it time to recertify?

Find a course.