Are you passionate about swimming and interested in becoming a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor?
The course will cover the following areas:
~ Develop and understand the core principles for swimming and water safety instruction
~ Gain knowledge and the ability to utilize resources and course materials
~ Obtain working knowledge of American Red Cross Learn to Swim curriculum and skill requirements
~ Develop confidence and ability to deliver quality swim instruction to children and adults in a diverse community
Methods of instruction will include:
~ Video Segments
~ In-Water skill demo and active participation
~ Teach backs
~ Peer critique and feedback
~ Shadow and mentor from certified WSI
~ Co-Teach and assist certified WSI
You must be 16 years old by the time the course is complete.
Pre-testing requires you to successfully be able to demo a lap of: front crawl, breaststroke, side stroke, elementary backstroke, backstroke, butterfly and tread water for 1 minute maintain position on back for 1 minute (floating or sculling).
To pass the course you need to attend and participate in all classes, score an 80% or better on the final written exam and to successfully demonstrate your ability to instruct swimming lessons in a fun and safe manner.
This program will run:
Saturday, November 9th 9am-5pm
Sunday, November 10th 9am-5pm
Monday, November 11th 4pm-9pm
Sunday, November 17th 1pm-6pm
*** If necessary: Saturday, November 23rd 1pm-5pm***
ALL classes are MANDATORY, there are no exceptions!
* Please come prepared for class with multiple towels, snacks, water, and dry clothes. The course will require pool time and classroom time intermittently.