WSI (Water Safety Instructor)

Water safety and drowning prevention are important concepts to emphasize as part of any swimming and water safety program. In the United States, drowning ranks second (behind motor vehicle crashes) as a cause of death from unintentional injury in children ages 1 through 14, with children between the ages of 1 and 4 years having the highest rate for drowning.
The purpose of the Water Safety Instructor course is to train instructor candidates to teach Parent and Child Aquatics, Preschool Aquatics, Learn-to-Swim, Adult Swim courses, and water safety courses and presentations. In addition you will learn organizational and presentation skills that will help you in any career and make a difference in people’s lives. Whether you want to splash around with kids and teach them to swim, help children and adults refine their strokes or teach diving safety techniques, you can do it as an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor.
The Following Sessions Are Now Full: April 26-29 and May 19-21
Course Prerequisites:
  • Minimum age of 16 on or before the last day of class.
  • Complete all online lessons assigned, prior to the first day of class
  • Demonstrate swimming skills Level 4, by swimming the following strokes:
    • Front Crawl - 25 yards
    • Back Crawl - 25 yards
    • Breaststroke - 25 yards
    • Elementary backstroke - 25 yards
    • Sidestroke - 25 yards
    • Butterfly - 15 yards
    • Maintain position on back for 1 minute in deep water (floating or sculling)
    • Tread water for 1 minute
To register for a class:
For additional information contact: Jeremy Post at 214.820.7946