Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Training
Teach swimming & water safety courses
Water Safety Instructors are in high demand and this is a great part-time job for people of all ages. Learn to teach children and adults water safety, survival and swimming skills, and give community water safety presentations. It’s a fun job that will help you develop teaching and leadership skills. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be certified to teach American Red Cross swimming lessons.
The two-weekend Water Safety Instructor (WSI) course features a training time of 30 hours and 30 minutes, including the pre-course session, and is open to those at least 16 years old. Through video and hands-on skill building, the course includes all the water safety and drowning prevention tools and information needed to plan and conduct courses in the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program.
- Be at least 16 years old by the end of the course.
- Proof of your age (such as a valid driver's license is required on the first day of class.)
Pre-course Skills Test - You must demonstrate Red Cross Level 4 swimming skills for these skills
- Front Crawl 25 yards
- Back Crawl 25 yards
- Breast Stroke 25 Yards
- Elementary Backstroke 25 yards
- Sidestroke 25 yards
- Butterfly 15 yards
- Maintain position on back for one minute in deep water (float or scull)
- Tread water for one minute
If you do not see an upcoming class on the schedule please contact Wellness Director at (605) 336-3660.