Swim Transition

The opportunity to transfer your CRC certifications to Lifesaving Society certifications via the special pathways ended June 30, 2023.

During 2022, the Canadian Red Cross wound down its swim and lifeguarding programming to focus on surging humanitarian demands in other areas – such as disaster and pandemic response, opioid harm reduction and caregiving for seniors.

Red Cross encouraged and supported its water safety training partners in making the transition to the programs of the Lifesaving Society Canada.

Transfer of Red Cross certification data

For those who completed the Swim Transition Instructor Clinic but have yet to provide CRC WSI certifications to the Society, you may do so electronically via e-lifesaving.ca/transition.

The following information is required to transfer certification(s):

  • Individual details and contact information
  • Certification details
  • Provincial branch of the Lifesaving Society to which certifications will be transferred
  • A photo or scan of the certification ready to upload
For those CRC members who are also Lifesaving Society members, there is an optional section to add a Lifesaving Society Member ID and/or Web Access Code – these details help to verify the submission more quickly and accurately.


Lifesaving Society Program Manager by phone 416.490.8844 or by email: experts@lifeguarding.com