Water Safety Instructor

About the Course Minimum age 16


Water Safety Instructor Course (WSI)

Minimum age 16

The American Red Cross WSI course trains instructor candidates to teach and conduct Swimming and Water Safety Program courses, including Basic Water Rescue course, the six levels of Learn to Swim, Parent and Child Aquatics among others.  There is approximately 6 hours of online learning that must be completed prior to the first class. Registration must be completed by May 25 to allow enough time to complete this portion.

Prerequisites:

Must pass a pre-course skills test

Demonstrate swimming skills consistent with the stroke

   performance charts of Level 4

Swim the following strokes for 25 yards each; front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke, elementary backstroke, and

   butterfly for 15 yards

Maintain position on back 1 minute in deep water (float or sculling)

Tread water for 2 minutes

 

Certification:

American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor: Valid for 2 years

 

• Water Safety Instructor Course A

$345 + an additional $50 PAID directly to

The American Red Cross

Friday 5/31 - 5:30-8:30pm, MEETS AT WAPPING

Saturday and Sunday 6/1-6/2 9:00am-6:00pm MEETS AT VMP

Makeup date will be Friday 6/7 in the event of rain on any of the other dates.

 

 

• Water Safety Instructor Course B

$345 + an additional $50 PAID directly to

The American Red Cross

Friday 5/31- 5:30pm-8:30pm    MEETS AT WAPPING

Saturday and Sunday 6/8-6/9   9:00am-6:00pm MEETS AT VMP

Makeup date will be Friday 6/7 in the event of rain on any of the other dates.