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Swim Instructor

Swim Instructor


Cost:
$150
Take Swim & Lifesaving Instructors course and save $50!

Length:
2 days - Sat & Sun

Prerequisites: 
Bronze Cross
16 Years of Age

Course Description

The Swim Instructors course is the certification required by most major employers such as the City of Toronto, YMCA. In this course, candidates learn to break down swimming skills into progressions, make short & long term plans as well safe and effective formations to deliver a safe and engaging lesson. Candidates are not required to have their National Lifeguard certification prior to this course.


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Lifesaving Instructor

Lifesaving Instructor

Cost:
$150
Take Swim & Lifesaving Instructor course and save $50!

Length:
2 days - Sat & Sun

Prerequisites: 
Bronze Cross
16 Years of Age

Note: Emergency First Aid instructor is also included with the Lifesaving Instructor certification.

Course Description

The Lifesaving Instructor course is the certification that allows you to teach the Bronze levels (Star, Medallion & Cross) as well as the Emergency First Aid with CPR-B courses. This course is also the prerequisite for more advanced courses such as the National Lifeguard Instructor and Examiner course.


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Swim & Lifesaving Instructor Combo

Swim & Lifesaving Instructor Combo

 

Cost:
$250

Length:
4 days (weekends - Sat & Sun)

Prerequisites: 
Bronze Cross

Note: Emergency First Aid instructor is also included with the Lifesaving Instructor certification.

Course Description

The Swim, Lifesaving & Emergency First Aid Instructor course is ideal for candidates who wish to teach lifesaving courses or swimming lesssons. The Swim Instructor course will certify candidates to teach all levels of swim by learning to evaluate swimming strokes, correction techniques and development drills where as the Lifesaving & Emergency First Aid Instructor will certify candidates to teach Bronze level (Star, Medallion & Cross) courses and Emergency First Aid. 


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Assistant Instructor

Assistant Instructor


Cost:
$130

Length:
2 days - Sat & Sun

Prerequisites: 
Bronze Cross
14 Years of Age

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course has both a pool and in-class portion. In this course, Assistant Instructor candidates are introduced to key principles of learning and teaching while they master basic progressions and learn how to effectively help instructors with swimming and lifesaving classes. 


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First Aid Instructor

First Aid Instructor


 

Cost:
$250

Length:
2 days - 20 hours

Prerequisites: 
Standard First Aid with CPR-C Certification

Course Description

The Lifesaving Society's "First Aid Instructor" (FAI) is a WSIB recognized certification that enables candidates to teach all levels of First Aid and CPR that is offered by the Lifesaving Society. While the Lifesaving Instructor certification allows candidates to teach Emergency First Aid & CPR-B, holding this certification will allow you to teach all levels of first aid & CPR (including but not limited to Standard First Aid & CPR-C).

Candidates must note that only First Aid examiners are able to officially certify others. You can become a First Aid Examiner by taking the Examiner course and apprenticing with a qualified Examiner Mentor. 


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NL Instructor

NL Instructor


Cost:
$250
Take the NL & First Aid Instructor Combo course and save $100!

Length: 
2 days - 16 hours

Prerequisites: 
Lifesaving Instructor Certification
National Lifeguard Certification

Course Description

The National Lifeguard Instructor (NLI) course is an advanced instructor certification. Successful candidates will be qualified to teach the Lifesaving Society's National Lifeguard course. Candidates must note that only National Lifeguard examiners are able to certify others as lifeguards. In order to become a National Lifeguard Examiner, candidates must take the Examiner course and apprentice with a qualified Examiner Mentor. 


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NL & First Aid Instructor Combo

NL & First Aid Instructor Combo


Cost:
$400 | $250 if taken separately

Length: 
4 days | 2 days if taken separately
(weekends - Sat & Sun)

Prerequisites:
Standard First Aid with CPR-C Certification
Lifesaving instructor Certification

Course Description

The National Lifeguard & First Aid Instructor course is ideal for candidates who enjoy teaching lifesaving and leadership courses. The First Aid Instructor course will certify candidates to teach all first aid & CPR levels where as the National Lifeguard Instructor course will certify candidates to teach the Lifesaving Society's National Lifeguard course.


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Examiner Course

Examiner Course

 

Cost:
$100

Length:
1 day - 6 hours

Prerequisites: 
Lifesaving or First Aid Instructor Certification

Course Description

This course enables candidates who are looking to become Lifesaving Society examiners in any instructor level stream (Bronze, NL or SFA). Upon successful completion of this course, candidates must apprentice or coteach with an examiner mentor in order to be eligible to evaluate and certify candidates in the instructor level certificate that they hold. 


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Trainer Course

Trainer Course

Cost:
$200

Length:
2 days - 16 hours

Prerequisites: 
Bronze or First Aid or National Lifeguard Examiner,
Or: experienced Swim Instructor or Officials Instructor or Lifesaving Sport Coach

Course Description

The Trainer course is the first step in the three-step process to be appointed as a Trainer for the Society. The course provides candidates with an understanding of the expectations and requirements to teach instructors, and prepares participants to successfully apprentice as a Trainer on the Instructor course(s) of their choice. It shapes positive attitudes and values about the Society’s Instructor Training program, planning, learning/teaching, and evaluation content and allows participants to demonstrate their knowledge, skills, teaching, and evaluation techniques.


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