Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Trainers > Swim for Life Instructor Trainer
Canadian Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Trainers transition to Swim for Life Instructor Trainer certification by completing the Swim Transition Instructor clinic and then a Branch-coordinated Lifesaving Society Trainer course.
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.
Lifesaving Society Trainer course: The Trainer course introduces the principles and structure of the Lifesaving Society competency-based leadership system; and focuses on the curriculum knowledge, skill sets, techniques and resources needed to successfully plan and deliver a Lifesaving Society instructor course.
The Trainer course for WSITs will incorporate the Swim for Life Trainer Orientation module that 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.
This transition path ends June 30, 2023. If you do not complete the Swim Transition Instructor clinic and the Lifesaving Society Trainer course by this time, you would be required to successfully follow the normal Lifesaving Society procedures to earn Swim for Life Instructor Trainer status.
2022 Swim Transition Trainer Courses
If you did not participate in a Swim Transition Trainer Course, and you are eligible, email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss next steps.