Office of Recreational Services

Instructor

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.

The blended learning option for the Water Safety Instructor course features simulation learning. The online learning sessions provide about 7 hours of custom activities, games and instructional videos set in a vibrant three-dimensional pool environment. Instructor candidates interact with multiple scenarios that require them to use lesson planning and teaching strategies and apply water safety and classroom management concepts. Assessment and corrective feedback are integrated throughout the course. The blended learning delivery method of the Water Safety Instructor course is intended to be organized so that the instructor candidates alternate between progressing through the simulation learning content time and the corresponding in-person session at the aquatic facility.

All class materials and supplies will be provided.

Costs
UTREC Employee: $100
Students/Members/Camp Adventure: $175
Non-Members: $200

Instructor Led: The traditional, instructor-led delivery method of the Water Safety Instructor course consists of an online orientation to the program, a pre-course session and 10 lessons. The pre-course session and Lessons 1 through 9 include classroom and in-water skills sessions. Lesson 10 is classroom only and includes a final written exam.

Blended Learning: The blended learning option for the Water Safety Instructor course features simulation learning. The online learning sessions provide about 7 hours of custom activities, games and instructional videos set in a vibrant three-dimensional pool environment. Instructor candidates interact with multiple scenarios that require them to use lesson planning and teaching strategies and apply water safety and classroom management concepts. Assessment and corrective feedback are integrated throughout the course. The blended learning delivery method of the Water Safety Instructor course is intended to be organized so that the instructor candidates alternate between progressing through the simulation learning content time and the corresponding in-person session at the aquatic facility.

Day
Date
Time
Pre-Course/Class
Monday March 27, 2017 5pm - 8pm
Pre-Course
Monday April 3, 2017 5pm - 9pm Class
Wednesday
April 5, 2017 5pm - 9pm Class
Monday April 10, 2017
5pm - 9pm Class
Wednesday April 12, 2017 5pm - 9pm Class

Registration Deadline: March 27, 2017

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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 
UTREC Employees: $150
Students/Members/Camp Adventure: $175
Non-Members: $200

Last Updated: 3/24/17