Water Safety Training

Traditional Option (Ages 16 & Up)


The American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor course is designed to train instructor candidates to teach swim lessons and other water safety programs through instructor lead sessions.

Requirements


  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • Participants must have previously passed the Pre-test for Water Safety Instructor Training course that is listed below (both pre-test and course must be taken at the same facility).
  • The first homework assignments will require participants to have access to the Internet.

Blended Learning Option (Ages 16 & Up)


The  American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Blended Learning course trains instructor candidates to teach swim lessons and other water safety programs through instructor lead sessions and interactive online homework assignments.

Requirements


  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • Participants must have previously passed the Pre-test for Water Safety Instructor Training course that is listed below (both pre-test and course must be taken at the same facility).
  • Each homework assignments will require participants to have access to the Internet.

Water Safety Instructor Training Pre-Test (Ages 16 & Up)


This pre-test is necessary for both Water Safety Instructor Training courses (both pre-test and course must be taken at the same facility). Participates must be at least 16 years old and will need to demonstrate the ability to perform the following swimming skill at Youth 4/Adult 4 level proficiency;
  1. 15 yards Butterfly
  2. 25 yards Back Crawl
  3. 25 yards Breaststroke
  4. 25 yards Elementary Backstroke
  5. 25 yards Front Crawl
  6. 25 yards Sidestroke
  7. Maintain position on back for 1 minute in deep water (floating or sculling)
  8. Tread water for 1 minute