Lifesaving instructors are trained to teach and evaluate the three Canadian Swim Patrol Program awards, as well as the Bronze Star, Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross, Lifesaving Fitness and Distinction awards. Instructor Candidates are trained in aspects of learning as well as various approaches required to teach water rescue, first aid and related aquatic skills in the Canadian Lifesaving Program. This introductory level is the base for all other instructor certifications.
Prerequisites: 16 years old and Current Bronze Cross or higher.
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This is a recertification course for LSI instructors.
Prerequisites: Must have previously held these awards.
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Lifeguard and Swim Instructor Courses
Certification can lead to employment opportunities at the YMCA and elsewhere. You'll also develop leadership skills that can have a profound impact on your future success.
Our training programs are offered by trainers from both the Lifesaving Society and YMCA Canada. These organizations have been training people for over 100 years.