Teaching the teachers
Lifesaving Society Trainers teach, evaluate and certify
instructor candidates. Appointment as a Trainer is a 3-step
- Successfully complete the Society's Trainer course led by a
current National Trainer.
- Successfully apprentice with an experienced Trainer on one
Instructor course in the stream you wish to be appointed as a
- Submit your completed Training Record and certification fee
with a positive recommendation from the experienced Trainer with
whom you apprenticed.
Prerequisites: Bronze Examiner or First Aid
Examiner or National Lifeguard Examiner, or: experienced Swim
Instructor or Officials Instructor or Lifesaving Sport Coach.
Trainer course: 16 hr.
classroom and water instruction.
Apprenticeship: Following successful completion
of the Trainer course, apprentice with an experienced Trainer on an
instructor course in the specialty area(s) you are eligible to
become certified as a Trainer. For example, Lifesaving Instructor
Trainers apprentice on a Lifesaving Instructor course; National
Lifeguard Instructor Trainers apprentice on a National Lifeguard
Instructor course, etc.
A positive recommendation from the experienced Trainer is
required. After completion of apprenticeship, submit your completed
Trainer Training Record with the certification fee to the Society's
office for approval.
Required reference materials: Relevant
leadership manual(s) and award guide(s) and corresponding
instructor candidate references: Instructor Trainer Training
Records: Swim IT or Lifesaving IT or National Lifeguard IT or First
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 costs of running the course.