National Lifeguard Instructor

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A Lifesaving Society Program

This course is designed to provide candidates with an understanding of the expectations and requirements to teach the National Lifeguard program.  The class room and pool sessions allow participants to demonstrate their knowledge, skills, teaching and evaluation skills.

The National Lifeguard Instructor course provides candidates with an understanding of the principles and practices on which the National Lifeguard program is based. The course explores teaching approaches and techniques appropriate for National Lifeguard candidates.

Upon successful completion of this course, candidates will be certified NL Instructors.  NL Instructors must then co-teach/examine with an experienced NL Instructor to achieve NL Examiner appointment. The number of successful co-teaches/examinations required is at the discretion of the Area Chair. A minimum of 1 co-exam is required. The NL Examiner candidate must submit their successfully completed application for NL examiner appointment to the relevant Area Chair for consideration.

As Lifesaving Society National Lifeguard award guide and resources and a copy of the Guide to Ontario Public Pools Regulations are required for use in the National Lifeguard Instructor Course, the books and instructor CD have been included in the course cost and will be issued to each candidate at the first class.

Prerequisites: National Lifeguard (any option) AND Lifesaving Instructor certification

Expected: 2 years experience instructing at Bronze level and Bronze Cross Examiner


Pre-course Assignment: This course requires a pre-course assignment. Candidates will need to arrange for pick-up or delivery of the course materials two weeks prior to the first class to allow for completion of the assignment.

Required Materials: Alert manual, Canadian Lifesaving Manual, Instructor Manual

100% attendance is required for successful completion of the course. Proof of prerequisites must be presented at the course. 

Course Cost: $325 incl. HST

Location Course Dates Times Activity #
Havergal College January 4th – 5th Saturday & Sunday – 10 am - 7:30 pm Cancelled