Lifesaving Society Trainers (formerly Instructor Trainers) provide a high level of leadership and education to the Lifesaving Society, instructor candidates and program candidates.
Current National Trainer teach and certify Trainer candidates. To become a Trainer at any level (excluding B.O.A.T. Instructor) candidates must successfully complete the Lifesaving Society Trainer Clinic and complete an apprenticeship process.
Pre-requisites to take Trainer Clinic
- Appointed Examiner and Mentor at the Bronze Medal level
- Must be a member in good standing with the Society
- Lifesaving Trainer – must complete Swim for Life and Lifesaving Trainer apprenticeships before other levels
- Trainers may apprentice to become a National Lifeguard Instructor Trainer or a First Aid Instructor Trainer if they are an Examiner and Mentor of the level they wish to become a Trainer for
- Other apprenticeships opportunities for advanced awards are at the invitation of the Branch (example: Aquatic Supervisor Training)
National Trainer Certification
National Trainers prepare candidates to assume a leadership role as Lifesaving Society Trainers.
Only current National Trainers may teach Trainer candidates
- Must be an experienced and active Lifesaving Society Trainer
- Must be a member in good standing with the Society.
- Must not have a conflict of interest: Individuals who are officers or senior representatives of organizations or agencies that offer programs that compete with those of the Lifesaving Society are not eligible for appointment as a National Trainer.
- Candidates become trained as a National Trainer at the invitation of the Lifesaving Society Branch they reside and train in.