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 is available in English and in French at e-lifesaving.ca / e-sauvetage.ca.
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 for information on the process.
As of January 1, 2023, relevant fees apply and 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 June 30, 2023. If you do not complete the Swim Transition Instructor clinic and the Swim for Life Trainer Orientation by this time, you would be required to successfully complete all normal Lifesaving Society procedures to earn Swim for Life Instructor Trainer status.
Swim Transition Trainer Orientation
If you did not participate in a Swim Transition Trainer Orientation in 2022, and you are eligible, email email@example.com to discuss next steps.