Water Safety Instructor Course

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WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR – WSI (also known as SWIM INSTRUCTOR)

  1. Course Description: This certification course will qualify you to work as a Swim Instructor safely teaching swimming to infants, children, and adults.
  2. This course is most commonly chosen by Water Safety Instructor (WSI) candidates who intend to work as a Swim Instructor at a:
    • Youth camp; Swim School; Parks and Recreation Center; or Private Lessons
  3. Water Safety Instructor (WSI) certification is often the required, and always preferred, certification to work as a Swim Instructor teaching swimming to infants, children, adults, and groups.

Course Prerequisites: Prior to enrolling in this course, the certification candidate must be able to satisfy the following requirements

  • 16 Years of age or older
  • Ability to swim (25 yards) front crawl stroke (freestyle)
  • Ability to swim (25 yards) breast stroke
  • Ability to swim (25 yards) back stroke
  • Ability to swim (15 yards) butterfly stroke
  • Ability to tread water for two minutes
  • Ability to dive to a depth of three meters (10 feet)
  • Course Objectives:  At the end of this course, the certification candidate should be able to:
  • Safely and effectively teach children and adults how to avoid hazardous situations in and around the water—including how to avoid drowning;
  • Safely and effectively teach infants, children and adults how to survive in water too deep for him/her to stand up;
  • Safely and effectively teach children and adults the basics of the four major competitive swim strokes (crawl, breast, back, and butterfly);
  • Safely and effectively supervise groups of swim students in and around the water;
  • Effectively work with Lifeguards to ensure the safety of all swim students; and
  • Conduct instructional swim classes in a time efficient manner.

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