Coaching Certification Program

Lifesaving Sport Coach Level 1

Provides training for Lifesaving Instructors who wish to coach lifesaving sport at the community level. The course focuses on the fundamentals of coaching and lifesaving sport skills in the pool or in open water.

Prerequisites: Lifesaving Instructor certification and Emergency First Aid certification (or higher). Neither need be current.

Evaluation & certification: The Lifesaving Sport Coach Trainer evaluates and certifies candidates. Level 1 Coaches recertify every 2 years through professional development.

Candidate recognition: Certification card.

Candidate reference material: Lifesaving Sport Coach Level 1 candidates must have the following for on-course reference:

  • Coaching Lifesaving
  • Lifesaving Sport Sport Fundamentals Award Guide
  • ILS Competition Manual (purchase or download in Rule Books)

Candidates should also bring their Canadian Lifesaving Manual and Instructor Notes to the course.