Swim and Lifesaving Instructor Course

This 40 hour course will prepare candidates to teach and evaluate Lifesaving Swim Programs.

Swim for Life Instructor Course: This course focuses on preparing the instructor to teach and evaluate basic movement and swimming skills, strokes and fitness. Candidates are introduced to key principles of learning and teaching and acquire proven teaching methods, a variety of sill and stroke development drills and correction techniques.

Lifesaving Instructor Course: Candidates are trained to teach and evaluate the three Canadian Swim Patrol Program awards, as well as the Bronze Star, Bronze Medallion & Bronze Cross. Instructor 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 certification is the prerequisite for all other Lifesaving Society instructor certifications.

This course includes Lifesaving CPR instructor certification.

PREREQUISITES: 16 years of age & Bronze Cross