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Water Safety Instructor (WSI)

Lifeguard Training
Water Safety Instructor
Water Safety Instructions

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Although a course might end, our involvement with our students continues.  All course participants are enrolled into our job placement program!

If you are interested in working in a fun environment and want to help teach your community, water safety instructor may be the career for you.

This class provides participants with the skills needed to help children and adults refine their strokes and diving techniques.


16 years of age on or before the last date of the course
Complete Fundamentals of Instructor Training
Swim the following skills at a learn-to-swim Level 4
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 1 minute in deep water (floating or sculling)
Tread water for 1 minute


Course Requirements

In order to pass the course, all students must complete the pre-course skills, the water safety instructor skills/mock lessons, attend all classes and score at least an 80% on all written exams.

Completed Certifications

Upon completion of the course, all participants will hold certifications in:

* Learn-To-Swim Levels 1-6
* Parent and Child Aquatics
* Water Safety Outreach
* Basic Water Rescue
* Water Safety Presentations
* Longfellow's W.H.A.L.E. Tales
The Water Safety Instructor certification is valid for 2 years

Course hours: 35 hours based on a 10-person class (includes Fundamentals of Instructor Training)


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