Water Safety Instructor Course (ages 16+)

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Become a swim instructor in just nine days.  This course provides candidates with the training that they need to plan and conduct courses within the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety guidelines.  The curriculum covers teaching progressions, lesson planning, recognizing common skill errors, and providing corrective feedback. Through video and hands-on skill building, the course features clearly described and applied teaching strategies. Upon successful completion of all activities and written exams, students will receive an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certificate. There is a physical pre-course skills test which takes place in the pool and must be passed in order to take the course.



February 28 – April 25 (no class 4/11)
Recreation Center Pool
Tuesday 5:45-9:45 pm
$323 members, $353 non-members (8 classes)

Rates include a $25 nonrefundable deposit in the event that a participant does
not pass the pre-course skills test and is ineligible for the training program.


Pre-Course Skills Test:

February 25, Saturday 1:00 pm
Recreation Center Pool
Registration Deadline: February 21


Pre-course Skills Tested:

  1. Swim the following strokes consistent with Level 4:
    • Front crawl – 25 yards
    • Back crawl – 25 yards
    • Breaststroke – 25 yards
    • Elementary backstroke – 25 yards
    • Sidestroke – 25 yards
    • Butterfly – 15 yards
  2. Maintain position on back in deep water for 1 minute floating or sculling
  3. Tread water for 1 minute

Please bring a notebook and pen/pencil to each class.

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