Swim Transition Instructor Clinic Information

Transition Paths Overview

The Swim Transition Instructor Clinic is now available!

Anyone with a Red Cross Water Safety Instructor award (current or not) may access this clinic to transition to a Lifesaving Society Swim for Life Instructor until December 31, 2022. All practicum hours have been waived, and the cost of the clinic is $20.40 + GST which covers the Swim for Life Award Guide; certification and delivery fees have been waived.

Online Swim Instructor Transition

For residents of Alberta and the Northwest Territories, we are happy to offer an online option for transitioning instructors on our Online Academy. This online platform is quick and easy to use for WSI's looking to transition at their own convenience.

Lifesaving Society Online Academy

As always, the Lifesaving Society Alberta and Northwest Territories Branch is here to support you through this transition. If you have any questions or require additional support you can contact us via email (experts@lifesaving.org) or over the phone (780-415-1755).

Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Transition

You can now transfer your Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor award to a Lifesaving Society National Lifeguard Instructor award!

The Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor to National Lifeguard Instructor Transition Form is for individuals who are looking to transition their Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Award to National Lifeguard Instructor. Getting your National Lifeguard Instructor award is as simple as submitting proof of the pre-requisites to experts@LifeSaving.org, then completing the online form. Please reference Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Transition with your submission.


  • Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor
  • National Lifeguard Pool
  • National Lifeguard Instructor Course - contact branch for options/information if not yet completed

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