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Water Safety Instructor (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
Friday 5/29- 5:30pm-8:30pm MEETS AT WAPPING
Saturday and Sunday 6/6-6/7  9:00am-6:00pm MEETS AT VMP
Makeup date will be Friday 6/5 in the event of rain on any of the other dates.
 

For more information or to register,  Register.

Or type Water Safety in the search bar found under the Register tab.
 
 • Water Safety Instructor Course B

Friday 5/29- 5:30pm-8:30pm MEETS AT WAPPING

Saturday and Sunday 6/6-6/7  9:00am-6:00pm MEETS AT VMP

Makeup date will be Friday 6/5 in the event of rain on any of the other dates.

 

For more information or to register,  Register.

Or type Water Safety in the search bar found under the Register tab.