Red Cross Water Safety Instructors > Swim for Life
Canadian Red Cross Water Safety Instructors (who are a minimum
15 years of age) transition to Lifesaving Society Swim for Life
Instructor certification by completing the Lifesaving Society Swim
Transition Instructor clinic.
Swim Transition Instructor clinic: The
self-guided, online clinic provides an orientation to the Society's
Swim for Life program. The clinic is available in English and in
French at e-lifesaving.ca / e-sauvetage.ca.
As of January 1, 2023, the cost is $50.00 (plus tax) which
includes the Society's Swim for Life Award Guide. You need
this reference to be successful on the clinic and while teaching
Swim for Life programs.
Upon completion of the clinic, the Lifesaving Society will issue
your Swim for Life Instructor certification. When the time comes,
follow your Lifesaving Society Branch procedures to recertify.
This transition path ends June 30, 2023. If you
do not complete the Swim Transition instructor clinic by this time,
you would be required to follow all normal procedures for Swim for
Life Instructor certification including earning prerequisites,
successfully completing the full Lifesaving Society Swim for Life
Instructor course, and paying all related costs and fees.