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
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
Required reference material: Notes for
Instructor Trainers, Swim Instructor Pac, Swim IT
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.
Trainers remain current by recertifying with 24 months of the
last certification date. Recertification is through the Lifesaving
Society professional development credit system.