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.

Lifesaving Sport Coach Level 1 coaches teach and certify all levels of the Society’s Lifesaving Sport Fundamentals program.

Prerequisites: Lifesaving Instructor certification (need not be current).

Instruction & certification: Current Lifesaving Sport Coach Trainers teach and certify candidates. Level 1 Coaches recertify every 2 years through professional development.

Candidate recognition: Certification card.

Candidate reference material: Lifesaving Sport Coach Level 1 candidates must have the following for on-course reference:

  • Coaching Lifesaving
  • Lifesaving Sport Fundamentals Award Guide
  • ILS Competition Rule Book (download in Rule Books)

Candidates should also bring their Canadian Lifesaving Manual and Instructor Manual to the course.