Swim transition pathways for Red Cross-certified
The Lifesaving Society and Canadian Red Cross have created
special pathways by which Red Cross certification holders
transition to corresponding Lifesaving Society certifications.
These pathways recognize and acknowledge the competencies earned in
Red Cross certifications while providing the knowledge and
resources critical for success as a Lifesaving Society instructor,
lifeguard or trainer.
The opportunity to attain Lifesaving Society
certifications via these transition pathways ends December 31,
2022. Thereafter, individuals would be required to
follow all normal Lifesaving Society certification requirements and
pay all applicable fees.
Expiry date extension
To facilitate the transition, Red Cross has extended all
Swimming & Water Safety and Lifeguard certifications to
December 31, 2022 (if they would naturally expire before then).
Transfer of Red Cross certification data
With your permission, Red Cross will transfer your certification
information to the Lifesaving Society. If you do not grant
permission for this transfer, you will need to contact your
Lifesaving Society provincial/territorial Branch for direction on
how to provide proof of certification.