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Water Safety Instructor

The Water Safety Instructor (WSI) course trains instructor candidates to teach American Red Cross water safety courses, including the six levels of Learn-to-Swim, three levels of Preschool Aquatics, two levels of Parent and Child Aquatics, three Adult Swim courses, Basic Water Rescue and Personal Water Safety.

Instructor candidates will also become familiar with Safety Training for Swim Coaches, Longfellow’s WHALE Tales, and the Water Safety Presentations and will be able to conduct these courses and presentations as well.

Prerequisites: The WSI course begins with pre-course testing on skills; instructor candidates must be able to demonstrate six strokes (front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, sidestroke and butterfly) and also be able to float for one minute and tread water for one minute at Learn-to-Swim Level 4 ability. Instructor candidates must be at least 16 years of age by the course end date.

Some WSI classes are offered in a blended learning format and will be indicated as such in the list below. For a WSI course in blended learning format, students must complete part of their classwork online, some of it prior to the listed class meeting dates. Registration for a blended learning class may close as long as two weeks prior to the first date of class, in order to allow time for students to access and complete the pre-course online work.

All class materials and supplies will be provided.

Costs: 
Students/Members/Camp Adventure: $175
Non-Members: $200

Water Safety Instructor Courses
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Lifeguard Instructor

The Lifeguarding Instructor (LGI) course trains instructor candidates to teach American Red Cross student-level courses including Lifeguarding, Waterpark Skills, and CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers.

Instructor candidates who hold a current student-level Waterfront Skills certificate will also be able to teach the Waterfront Skills course. This instructor course does not teach student-level lifeguarding skills and knowledge. Participants must come to class already knowing student-level lifeguarding content.

Prerequisites: Instructor candidates must be at least 17 years of age by the course end date. Candidates must show American Red Cross lifeguarding certification and professional-rescuer CPR/AED certification, both of which must be current (not expired) as of the first day of the instructor class. Some equivalent lifeguarding certifications from other training organizations are also acceptable; check with the Office of Recreational Services for details.

Candidates must complete online pre-course homework (see below) prior to the first day the class meets. Candidates must pass pre-course testing on skills and knowledge at the beginning of the instructor course.

Pre-course Homework (Online): The Lifeguarding Instructor course includes online pre-course homework. In general, you should plan on registering at least a week in advance in order to allow time for this homework to be made available to you and for you to complete it prior to the first day the class meets.

All class materials and supplies will be provided.

Costs:
Students/Members/Camp Adventure: $150
Non-Members: $200

Lifeguard Instructor Courses
Day Date Time Room
Thursday August 18  4pm - 6pm Elm Room/Aquatics Center
Friday August 19 10am - 5pm  Elm Room/Aquatics Center
Saturday August 20 12pm - 5pm  Elm Room/Aquatics Center
Sunday August 21 10am - 5pm  Elm Room/Aquatics Center

Registration Deadline: August 12 

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Basic Life Support Instructor

The Basic Life Support Instructor course trains instructor candidates to teach American Red Cross student-level courses including Basic Life Support, Lay Responder CPR/AED and First Aid.

Instructor candidates who hold a current student-level Lay Responder CPR/AED certificate will also be able to teach the Lay Responder course. This instructor course does not teach student-level Basic Life Support skills and knowledge. Participants must come to class already knowing student-level content.

Prerequisites: Instructor candidates must be at least 17 years of age by the course end date. Candidates must show American Red Cross Basic Life Support certification, which must be current (not expired) as of the first day of the instructor class. Some equivalent Basic Life Support certifications from other training organizations are also acceptable; check with the Office of Recreational Services for details.

Candidates must complete online pre-course homework (see below) prior to the first day the class meets. Candidates must pass pre-course testing on skills and knowledge at the beginning of the instructor course.

Pre-course Homework (Online): The Instructor course includes online pre-course homework. In general, you should plan on registering at least a week in advance in order to allow time for this homework to be made available to you and for you to complete it prior to the first day the class meets.

All class materials and supplies will be provided.

Costs: 
Students/Members/Camp Adventure: $175
Non-Members: $200

Basic Life Support Instructor Courses
Day Date Time Room  
Registration Deadline:
Last Updated: 6/20/16