Swim for Life & Lifesaving Instructor

Pre-requisites: 16 years old and Bronze Cross (need not be current)

Course Length: 40-44 hours

Evaluation: This is a pass or fail award. 

Required Candidate Books: Canadian Lifesaving Manual, Swim for Life/Lifesaving Instructor Binder

Award Expiry: 24 months from date of certification

Re-certification: All Swim for Life/Lifesaving Instructors re-certify through the credit system. Please log into the Instructor-Log In to download more information and the applicable paperwork. 

This combined course of the Lifesaving Society's Swim for Life Instructor and Lifesaving Instructor is a leadership course that provides candidates with theory, knowledge and skill and practice to teach and certify in the following Lifesaving Society programs and awards:

  • Swim for Life Program
    • Parent & Tot, Preschool, Swimmer, Adult Swimmer and Fitness Swimmer
  • Canadian Swim Patrol Program
    • Rookie Patrol, Ranger Patrol, Star Patrol
  • CPR A & C with AED
  • Canadian Lifesaving Program
    • Bronze Star, Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross, Distinction