Swim Transition: Canadian Red Cross to Lifesaving Society Canada

The Canadian Red Cross is winding down its swim and lifeguarding programming to focus on surging humanitarian demands in other areas – such as disaster and pandemic response, opioid harm reduction and caregiving for seniors. Read the press release.

During 2022, Red Cross is encouraging and supporting its current Water Safety Training Partners in making the transition to the swimming, lifeguarding and aquatic leadership programs of the Lifesaving Society Canada.

Both Societies are working to make this transition opportunity as smooth as possible.

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.