WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR TRAINING
This course trains Water Safety Instructor candidates to teach courses and presentations in the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program by developing their understanding of how to use the course materials, how to conduct training sessions and how to evaluate participants’ progress. The courses and presentations include Parent and Child Aquatics Levels 1 and 2, Preschool Aquatics Levels 1-3, Learn to Swim Levels 1-6 (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced), three adult courses as well as the Basic Water Rescue and Personal Water Safety courses and more. To enroll, instructor candidates must be at least 16 years of age on or before the last day of the instructor course and successfully complete the precourse session which includes demonstration of swimming skill at Learn to Swim Level 4 (Intermediate).
Candidates must attend all training sessions, complete four practice-teaching assignments, and submit written lesson plans.
At course completion, candidates will receive an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certificate, which will be valid for two years with an opportunity for a free renewal.