CRC Water Safety Training Partners

The Lifesaving Society welcomes the opportunity to work with you should you choose to transition to our training programs.

The Lifesaving Society appreciates the confidence Red Cross has expressed in us and we intend to seize this unique opportunity to become better still.

We hope more young Canadians will be encouraged to pursue the great leadership development opportunities in becoming an aquatic instructor, trainer or lifeguard.

About the Lifesaving Society

For those who are not yet familiar with the Lifesaving Society, we are a national, charitable organization that works to prevent drowning and water-related injury through our training programs, Water Smart® public education, aquatic safety management services, drowning research and lifesaving sport.

We have more than 100 years' experience delivering nationally-recognized learn-to-swim, lifesaving, lifeguard and leadership training with more than a million participants each year. More About Us.

You can check out the features and benefits of our Swim for Life program in the Swimming & Lifesaving section of this website. The Lifeguarding section contains information on our Bronze Cross Assistant Lifeguard and National Lifeguard certifications.

The Teaching section provides an overview of the leadership training that supports our swimming, lifesaving and lifeguard certification programs. Our Program Guide is a rich source of information about these and other Lifesaving Society programs and services.

Transition process

For Red Cross training partners, instructors, lifeguards and trainers who wish to take advantage of this transition opportunity, please know that it is the intention of both organizations to make the transition as smooth as possible.

The process for Red Cross Water Safety Training Partners who are already Affiliate Members of the Society is slightly different than the transition process for those who are not affiliates. In both cases, a person-to-person conversation is the best way forward.

Let's talk - in person, on screen, or on the phone. We invite you to contact us at your convenience. We'll explore features and benefits of the Society's programs, answer your questions and explore your concerns. Together, we'll walk through the steps for a smooth and successful transition that works best for you.

Contact Grégoire Cormier, Lifesaving Society Program Manager, by phone 506.455.5762 or by email:

Seasonal (summer-only) training partners

Red Cross is referring its seasonal training partners to the Lifesaving Society for summer 2022 swim programming. If you wish to transition to the Lifesaving Society's programs for 2022, please contact Gregoire Cormier early in the year.