CRC WS Instructor Trainers who are Lifesaving Society Trainers

Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Trainers who are Lifesaving Society Trainers > Swim for Life Instructor Trainer

Canadian Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Trainers who also hold Lifesaving Society Trainer certification (in a stream other than Swim for Life) transition to Lifesaving Society Swim for Life Instructor Trainer certification by completing the Swim Transition Instructor clinic and then the Swim for Life Trainer Orientation module.

This transition pathway may also be followed by WSITs who have completed the Lifesaving Society Trainer course but who have yet to complete the process for Trainer certification.

Swim Transition Instructor Clinic: The self-guided, online clinic provides an orientation to the Society’s Swim for Life program. The clinic will be available in English and in French at e-lifesaving.ca / e-sauvetage.ca. The clinic might also be offered in your province/territory in a synchronous online or in-person format.

Swim for Life Trainer Orientation: The Trainer Orientation module focuses on the information needed to successfully plan and deliver the Lifesaving Society Swim for Life Instructor course. Contact the Lifesaving Society office in your province/territory for information on the process.

The Lifesaving Society does not charge for the Swim Transition Instructor clinic or Trainer Orientation. The Society will waive the Trainer certification fee but you must purchase the relevant Swim for Life Instructor and Trainer resources.

Upon completion of the Swim Transition Instructor clinic and the Trainer Orientation module, the Lifesaving Society will issue your Swim for Life Instructor Trainer certification. When the time comes, follow your Lifesaving Society Branch procedures to recertify.

This transition path ends December 31, 2022. If you do not complete the Swim Transition Instructor clinic and the Swim for Life Trainer Orientation in 2022, you would be required to successfully complete all normal Lifesaving Society procedures to earn Swim for Life Instructor Trainer status and pay the certification fee.

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Register for Trainer Orientation

To register for a Swim Transition Trainer Orientation:

  1. Send a digital copy of your Canadian Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Trainer certification to swimtransition@lifeguarding.com
  2. Register for your preferred date by clicking a date below and completing the registration form.
  3. Ensure you have the Required Resources (listed below), all available from LifeguardDepot.com.
  4. You will receive a confirmation email once your prerequisites have been verified. This verification process may take up to one week; if there are any issues with prerequisites, you will be contacted.

2022 Swim Transition Trainer Orientation (all times ET)

Required Resources