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Swim IT

Swim Instructor Trainers teach, evaluate and certify Swim Instructor candidates. Swim ITs are experienced and knowledgeable Swim Instructors and Bronze Cross Examiners.

Prerequisites: Certification and experience as a Swim Instructor, Lifesaving Instructor and as a Bronze Cross or Distinction Examiner.

Swim IT candidates should have significant experience teaching the Society's Swim for Life program and examining at the Bronze level before applying for Swim IT status.

IT clinic: Attend a generic Instructor Trainer clinic of approximately 10-14 hr. classroom and water instruction.

Apprentice: Apprentice with an experienced Swim Instructor Trainer on at least 1 Swim Instructor course. After completion of apprenticeship, submit your completed Swim IT Training Record with the appointment fee to the Society's office.

Required reference material: Notes for Instructor Trainers, Swim Instructor Pac, Swim IT Training Record.

Costs: In addition to the required reference materials, an appointment 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 Instructor Trainer clinic.

Recertification: Instructor Trainers remain current by recertifying with 24 months of the last certification date. Recertification is through the Lifesaving Society professional development credit system.