Lifesaving Instructors/ Examiners are trained to teach and evaluate the three Canadian Swim Patrol Program awards, as well as the Bronze Star, Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross, and Distinction certifications. Instructor/ Examiner candidates are trained in aspects of learning as well as various approaches required to teach water rescue, first aid, and related aquatic skills in the Canadian Lifesaving Program. Candidates also learn about long-range and short-term planning, class management, safety supervision, and the principles of evaluation.
The Lifesaving Instructor/ Examiner certification is the prerequisite for all other Lifesaving Society instructor certifications. Certification in Alberta and Northwest Territories includes:
Swim Instructors are responsible for teaching and evaluating candidates participating in the Swim for Life and Canadian Swim Patrol programs. The Swim Instructor course prepares Instructors to apply level 1 leadership competencies and strategies while teaching and evaluating.
Minimum 15 years old
Bronze Cross or higher (need not be current).
October 31st - December 19th, 2023 - 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Every Tuesday
January 2nd - January 5th, 2024 - 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday