Swim Instructor Trainers teach, evaluate and certify Swim Instructor and Assistant Instructor candidates.
Prerequisites to certification: Certification as a Swim Instructor and experience (at least 100 hr.) teaching the Lifesaving Society's Swim for Life program. Do you have the prerequisites?
Trainer course: Successful completion of the Lifesaving Society's 16 hr. Trainer course. This checklist identifies the learning outcomes you must achieve to be successful on the course.
Apprenticeship: Apprentice with an experienced Swim Instructor Trainer on a Swim Instructor course, and submission of your completed Swim Instructor Trainer Training Record with the certification fee to the Society's office.
Required references: Trainer Manual, Swim Instructor and Lifesaving Instructor Award Guide, Swim Instructor Pack, Swim Instructor Trainer Training Record.
Costs: In addition to the required reference materials, a certification fee is payable to the Lifesaving Society and submitted with your Training Record. Organizers will charge a fee to cover the cost of running the Trainer course.
Recertification: Only current Trainers may teach and certify Lifesaving Society instructor candidates. Remain current by recertifying within 24 months of the last certification date. Recertification is through the Lifesaving Society professional development credit system. Is it time to recertify?