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Trainer Recertification

Zone: North
Hosted By: City of Grande Prairie

Registration to be announced.
December 5, 2018 
Training Programs
NCCP Swimming Teacher
The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) is for Instructors who wish to become trained and/or certified as a coach for competitive or non-competitive swimming programs. This program is administrated by the NCCP and Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) and is distinct from the Lifesaving Society leadership pathway.

NCCP and CAC have recognized the Lifesaving Society Swim and Lifesaving Instructor course. As a result, Swim and Lifesaving Instructors are eligible to apply for the NCCP Swimming Teacher certification. The NCCP Swimming Teacher application form can be found at under ' Find a Form' . Application forms must be submitted to The Lifesaving Society will verify the information and will send the application to the Swimming National Canada (SNC). Once the application is approved by SNC they will contact the Instructor with a NCCP# and the instructor can complete the NCCP Swimming Teacher certification process.

If you have any questions please contact the Lifesaving Society at (780) 415-1755 or email
SwimAbilities Instructor
The SwimAbilities Instructor Course prepares instructors to teach SwimAbilities, a multi-leveled learn to swim program that is geared towards participants aged 3 to 16 with special needs. The course prepares instructors to apply Lifesaving Society level 2 leadership competencies and strategies designed to teach candidates requiring additional support for skill development and safety routines.
Prerequisite: current Swim or Lifesaving Instructor
Dates and Times:         Saturday, January 12 & Sunday, January 13, 2019
                                             Sat: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
                                               Sun: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Location:                     MacEwan University
Registration information can be found online at
Course Code: 5354
Leadership Recertification Courses
January 13, 2019
Central Zone (Location: Burman University)
Courses offered:
  • National Lifeguard Instructor Recertification
Details and registration information will be available soon.
February 23-24, 2019
North Zone (Location: City of Grande Prairie)
Courses offered:
-          Trainer Recertification
-          National Lifeguard Instructor Recertification
-          First Aid Instructor Recertification
Details and registration information will be available by January 2019.
Member Services
Lifesaving Society Office Closure

Please be advised that the Lifesaving Society office will be closed for the holidays from December 24th, 2018 until January 1st, 2019. The office will re-open Tuesday, January 2 at 8:30am.

Since it is a busy season, we kindly ask that you submit your orders by Monday, December 19th.

The last day we will be shipping orders will be Thursday, December 20th.
The Lifesaving Society is Hiring!
The Lifesaving Society is hiring for 2 positions; Drowning Prevention Coordinator (Contract/Full Time - Closing Date is December 24) and Member Services and Operations Manager (Full Time - Closing Date is December 24). Please visit Find a Job on our website for more information on the positions and how to apply.
Mandatory Course Registration Process Update

The Society is replacing the Mandatory Course Registration Form by requiring all affiliate members to post ALL certification courses for the public on our website

Scheduling a course on the Society website is completed by using the Course Management function available to affiliates through the affiliate member login. Follow the affiliate guide or contact the Society with any questions on how to schedule a course.

Affiliates must also remember to order course materials a minimum of seven (7) business days in advance of the course start date and are responsible for confirming the instructors and/or trainers have the correct certifications to teach the course and are current.
Canada Post Strike - Rotating Strikes Ended
Canada Post is working on stabilizing operations after the end of the rotating strikes. With their backlogs, all customers can continue to expect delivery delays for the next several weeks.
For product orders the Lifesaving Society will continue to ship using Canada Post unless the order is indicated as a rush or there are specific order notes requesting shipment through a different courier. Please keep in mind that the cost of shipping will increase for these situations.
Scanned Test Sheets
Please note that all scanned test sheets are to be submitted to . Please DO NOT send them to ex .
Please ensure each test sheet is submitted as a separate PDF.
Lifesaving Medal for Service Award Citation
On November 9th, Bruce Hogle was presented with the Lifesaving Medal for Service Award Citation for his outstanding dedication, commitment and contributions to the Society in a private ceremony with Her Honour, the Honourable Lois Mitchell, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, at the Lieutenant Governor's office.

Lifesaving Sport
World Lifesaving Championships - Adelaide, Austrailia
Congrats to all the Alberta athletes that competed at the 2018 Lifesaving World Championships! Results can be found at: visit
2019 World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has published the 2019 Prohibited List. The list will come into effect on January 1, 2019. The Prohibited List id the international standard for identifying substances and methods banned in sport. First published in 1963 by the International Olympic Committee and published by WADA since 2004, this list is updated annually.

Athletes are responsible for ensuring that they are compliant with the Lifesaving Society Anti-Doping policies including adherence to the current Prohibited List. It should be noted that while recreational use of cannabis has been legalized in Canada, cannabinoids remain on the Prohibited List and Athletes testing positive for cannabinoids may face penalties and/or sanctions by provincial, national and international sporting bodies.
Athletes on prescribed medications on the Prohibited List may apply for a medical exemption. Athletes who require medical exemption should access resources on the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport

If you have any questions or require support please contact the Society by phone or email.
Upcoming Lifesaving Sport Competitions
The Lifesaving Society has a number of upcoming Lifesaving Sport Competitions .
January 19, 2019 - City of Wetaskiwin Orcas - The Wetaskiwin Chill - Invitational
March 2, 2019 - University of Lethbridge Max Bell Manta Rays - Invitational
March 16, 2019 - City of Calgary Poseidon's - Invitational
Canada's Drowning Prevention Charity
The Lifesaving Society Alberta and Northwest Territories Branch
Charitable Registration No. 11912 9021 RR0001
13123 - 156 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5V 1V2

The Lifesaving Society Alberta and Northwest Territories Branch would like to thank our supporter: