Instructor's Programs
St. Clair College Aquatics

LifeSaving Society Instructor School

This course will certify successful candidates to teach the elements of the Lifesaving Society’s “Lifesaving” and “Swim” courses. The Lifesaving Instructor Course portion certifies instructors to teach the Lifesaving Society’s:

  • Canadian Swim Patrol Program, Bronze Star, Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross, Wading Pool Attendant, Lifesaving Fitness, Distinction, Diploma, Basic and Emergency First Aid, CPR – A, CPR – B, and CPR – C.

The Lifesaving Society Swim Instructor Course portion prepares the instructor to teach and evaluate:

  • Swimming strokes and related skills found in the Lifesaving Society Swim for Life program. Candidates acquire proven teaching methods, planning skills, and a variety of stroke development drills and correction techniques.

100% Attendance is required. More information can be found on the Lifesaving Society’s websites.

PREREQUISITES: 16 years of age by the end of the course, Bronze Cross or NLS certification (need not be current).

LSS Lifesaving & Swim Instructor
CRC 291N
SecSummer CLS #DayTimeMonthFee
SecSpring CLS #DayTimeFee
502112Fri April 12
Sat April 13
Sun April 14
Fri April 26
Sat April 27
Sun April 28
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


  • The WSI course is designed to provide candidates with the proper knowledge and skills to teach swimming and water safety while promoting water-safe attitudes in, on and around the water. This course will provide you with instructional knowledge and theories on topics including teaching methods, learning styles, swimming skills, communication, safety supervision, injury prevention and feedback. The course will include a WSI – Skills Evaluation, SWI-Online, SWI-Teaching Experience, and SWI-Classroom and Pool components.
  • Pre-course online work is required when the course is condensed in timeframe. You must provide a valid email address on your registration form to be contacted by your instructor. Please bring your bathing suit, towel, notebook/pad and a pen or pencil to the first class.
  • 100% attendance is required to be eligible for completion.


  • One of the following: Red Cross Assistant Lifeguard, Emergency First Aid or higher, Bronze Cross.
  • Be able to perform the water safety skills and strokes to meet the highest level of the Red Cross Swim Kids 10 program
  • 15 years or older by the last day of the course
RC Water Safety Instructor
SecSummer CLS #DayTimeMonthFee
0513077M/W/F6:00 PM - 9:00 PMJUL$332.00
SecSpring CLS #DayTimeFee
503076Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM$315.00
RC Water Safety Instructor Recert
SWM 186N
SecSummer CLS #DayTimeMonthFee
SecSpring CLS #DayTimeFee
503122Tues June 45:00PM - 10:00 PM$84.00


St. Clair College is currently NOT offering this course.

Please enroll in the New Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Course to receive the most comprehensive training.

The Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Transfer course provides current swimming instructors from other training agencies with instructional knowledge and skills specific to the Red Cross Swim Program. These programs may be facilitated in a one-on-one format, or in a group setting. a. Candidate must provide documentation of one of the following current qualifications: Lifesaving Instructor, Lifesaving Swim Instructor, YMCA Instructor, Sears I Can Swim Instructor, American Red Cross Swimming Instructor. Minimum 17 years of age with previous teaching experience.

Note: This process is not designed for candidates who hold an expired Instructor certification from another training agency or do not have prior teaching experience, or for those who hold an Assistant Instructor certification from any of the above agencies. These candidates are directed to Water Safety Instructor Courses.

St. Clair College
Aquatic Services:

2000 Talbot Road West, Windsor, Ontario
Phone: (519) 972-2727 x. 4503
Toll Free: 1-800-387-0524
or email:

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