Better instructors help build better swimmers, and that’s why we believe in investing heavily in our Instructor Development Programs.  We train instructors to be professionals, and focus on making them “Shendy’s Ready” so that we can be happy to hire them.  Our Instructor Trainers are highly experienced, and have a genuine passion for their roles.  Our training program is augmented by regular in-service training to ensure our team is always up to date, and always performing at their best.

Though the training program is intensive, and requires a strong commitment from our Instructor Candidates, we are here to help every step of the way.  It it our goal to ensure that every Instructor we certify is someone we would be happy to have on our team.

We encourage Instructor Candidates to preview the materials below in order to set themselves up for success in their training school.  We are happy to help, contact us at instructorschool@shendys.com

Our Instructor School is a 3 Certification Program that includes:
– Lifesaving Instructors
– Emergency First Aid Instructors
– LIfesaving Swim Instructors
We also offer advanced leadership certifications on an ad-hoc basis including Advanced Instructors, Exam Standards Clinic (Bronze Examiners), Advanced First Aid Instructors, and Instructor Trainers.  For information on advanced certifications please contact instructorschool@shendys.com

Certification Notes & Resources
LifeSaving Instructors (LSI)

A succesful candidate will be able to teach: Patrol Program (Rookie, Ranger, Star), Fitness (Bronze, Silver, Gold), Bronze (Star, Medallion*, Cross*)
Pre-requisite:
– Age 16 (required), Bronze Cross (required)
– 100% on time attendance is required
– Modest, non-revealing, and professional bathing suit 

The Program Includes:
– 
Emergency First Aid Instructors (see below)
– Skills and Strokes Development
– Wet & Dry Course Training

 Pairing this certification with the Emergency First Aid Instructors enables successful candidates to also teach the pre-requisites of Bronze Cross ( Emergency First Aid and CPR B).  This intensive training will focuses on all the knowledge, judgement, fitness and skills a candidate will need to teach the Life Saving curriculum.  It is supplemented with specific programming and worksheets to assist with the extensive first aid knowledge required to hold this certification.

*NB: Bronze Medallion and Cross require an Examiner to finalize all certifications

Resources:
Course Contract
Proof of Certifications

Emergency First Aid Instructors (EFAI)

A succesful candidate will be able to teach: Basic First Aid, Emergency First Aid, CPR-A, CPR-B
Pre-requisite:
– Age 16 (required), Bronze Cross (required)
– 100% on time attendance is required
– Modest, non-revealing, and professional bathing suit 

The Program Includes:
– First Aid and CPR Knowledge and Skills
– Wet & Dry Course Training

Our programming is offered as part of the Life Saving Instructors course, to enable succesful candidates to teach the all pre-requisites of Bronze Cross ( Emergency First Aid and CPR B) and thus the entire LifeSaving curriculum.  Succesful candidates are also able to certify WSIB compliant first aid courses.  This intensive training will focusses on all the knowledge, judgement, fitness and skills a candidate will need to teach the First Aid and CPR curriculum.  It is supplemented with specific programming and worksheets to assist with the extensive first aid knowledge required to hold this certification.

Resources:
Course Contract
Proof of Certifications

LifeSaving Swim Instructors (LSSI)

A succesful candidate will be able to teach: The Swim For Life Program 
Pre-requisite:
– Age 16 (required), Bronze Cross (required)
– 100% on time attendance is required
– Modest, non-revealing, and professional bathing suit 

The Program Includes:
– Skills & Strokes Development
– Wet & Dry Course Training

We offer the LIfe Saving Swim Instructor certification augment our overall Instructor programming.  The LSSI certification enables candidates to teach a learn to swim program.  Candidates with all three certifications are best positioned to teach in Ontario as they will be certified in the most popular curriculum offered at swim schools and through parks and recreation centres across the province.

Resources:
Course Contract
Proof of Certifications