Through classroom learning and in-water practice, the Lifesaving
Society Assistant Instructor course prepares candidates to
help instructors with swimming and lifesaving classes.
Candidates are introduced to key principles of learning and
teaching while they master basic progressions. The roles and
responsibilities of instructors and their assistants are
Prerequisites: 14 years of age by the end of
the course; Bronze Cross or higher certification (need not be
Course length: Approximately 15-18 hr.
Evaluation & certification: The Swim
Instructor Trainer or Lifesaving Instructor Trainer evaluates and
certifies Assistant Instructor candidates. The Lifesaving Society
deems its certifications to be "current" for 24 months from the
Candidate recognition: Certification card.
Reference materials required: Canadian
Lifesaving Manual for on-course reference. Our Assistant
Instructor Workbook is recommended.
Costs: In addition to the required reference
materials, a certification fee is payable to the Lifesaving
Society. Course organizers charge a fee to cover the costs of
running the course.
Recertification: Assistant Instructor
certification does not need to be recertified.