WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR
Description: Become certified to teach the American Red Cross Swim Lessons.
Age Prerequisites: Must be at least 16 years of age before the final scheduled session (proof required).
Skill Prerequisites: Must demonstrate the following skills according to the Stroke Performance Charts. Level 4: 25 yards front crawl, 25 yards back crawl, 25 yards breaststroke, 25 yards elementary backstroke, 25 yards sidestroke, 15 yards butterfly, tread water for 1 minute, maintain position on back 1 minute in deep water.
Students must complete the online portion of the course as well as participating in ALL Classroom, Water Skills Sessions. Once registered, information for accessing the online course will be emailed to the student.
There is an additional fee of $35 paid directly to the Red Cross for the online training.
Location: Safari Island Community Center
Friday, May 19, 5:00-7:00 pm
Saturday, May 20, 8:30-6:30 pm
Sunday, May 21, 8:30-7:00 pm
Monday, May 22, 5:30-8:30 pm
This class will teach the knowledge and skills needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies, primarily at pools. American Red Cross (ARC) Lifeguard Training includes certification in Lifeguard Training and First Aid valid for 2 years, & CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer valid for 2 years.
Maximum of 10 participants. *Lifeguards must be 16 years old to work at Safari Island.