Train to be a Swim Instructor

If you are at least 16 years-old and a proficient swimmer, you can become an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor and teach swimming and water safety. This lifesaving certification is valid for 2 years.

This course will train participants to teach water safety, including:

  • Basic Water Rescue and Personal Water Safety course
  • Learn-to-Swim
  • Preschool Aquatics
  • Parent Child Aquatics

Prior to taking this course, participants must successfully complete the pre-course swimming evaluations and be proficient in freestyle, backstroke, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, side stroke and butterfly.

In order to successfully complete this program and become a certified Water Safety Instructor, participants must:

  • Complete all reading & video assignments
  • Attend all class sessions
  • Participate in all activities
  • Successfully complete all practice-teaching assignments & homework
  • Pass the final written exam with a minimum grade of 80%
  • Demonstrate maturity and responsibility throughout the course

Please contact amkenna@italiancenter.org for more information.