RED CROSS WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR (WSI) CERTIFICATION: PART 2
The Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Course prepares candidates to instruct the Red Cross Swim programs. Candidates focus on strategies to introduce and develop swimming and water safety skills in the Red Cross Swim Preschool, Red Cross Swim Kids, Red Cross Swim @ School, Red Cross Swim @ Camp and Red Cross Swim for Adults & Teens program curriculum. The certification involves 2 parts. Part 1 has 3 components: Orientation & Skills Assessment, Online and In-Water. Part 2 of the course is a stand-alone 3-day classroom and pool component offered after successful completion of Part 1 of WSI.
The WSI Classroom & Pool is divided into 9 hours in-class learning and 12 hours in-pool learning.
Prerequisites: 15+ years by the last day of WSI – Classroom & Pool, ability to perform Red Cross Swim Kids 10 strokes and skills, and hold one of the following certifications (not required to be current): Red Cross Assistant Lifeguard, Emergency First Aid or Lifesaving Society Bronze Cross. 8 hours completed assisting classes (WSI Part 1).
Course Materials (included in course fee):
– Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Manual
– Stroke Chart