Become a Swim Instructor



Swim Instructor Development Program

Our Swim Instructor program is certified by the Lifesaving Society. Swim Instructors are responsible for teaching and evaluating candidates participating in the Swim for Life and Canadian Swim Patrol programs. 

Before you register: you must be 16 years old at the start of the course and have your Standard First Aid or AEC with CPR-C and Bronze Cross certifications. 100% attendance & participation of the Swim Instructor course is required.

How to Register

Courses run throughout the year, so you can register anytime. To view our upcoming courses, see the current issue of the City Guide. Check out our Registered Swim Instructor programs online or call Guest Services at 780-980-7120.

Swim Instructor Career Opportunities

Once you’ve received your certification, you can start working at aquatic facilities or you can go on to get your lifeguard training and have even more job opportunities.

Here are some of the positions at the LRC. Please check out the City of Leduc’s current employment opportunities.  Currently certified Red Cross Water Safety Instructors are encouraged to apply on City of Leduc job opportunities. Effective January 3, 2023, the City of Leduc will only accept applications from currently certified Lifesaving Swim Instructors.

Junior Instructor: Certified as either a Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (until January 2023) or Lifesaving Swim for Life Instructor (starting January 2023) with no Lifeguard certification.

Lifeguard/Instructor I & II: certified as both a Lifeguard (either Red Cross LG or NL) and Swim Instructor (either a Red Cross Water Safety Instructor or Lifesaving Swim Instructor).

Senior Lifeguard/Instructor I & II: experienced as both a Lifeguard and Swim Instructor in addition to holding various additional advanced leadership certifications.

Lead Instructor: experienced Lifeguards & Swim Instructors in addition to holding a Trainer certification (either Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Trainer or Lifesaving Swim Trainer) that supervise the daily programs at the Aquatic Centre.