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Water Safety Instructor Course

Prerequisites:  Students who successfully complete the course will be able to teach American Red Cross swimming lessons. Absence from any of the classes will result in a failure of the course and forfeiture of the registration fee. Instructors are not permitted to make up missed material with participants. Water Safety Instructor Training books are provided to class participants upon registration.  Please review the following details if you are interested in becoming a WSI.

  • Be at least 16 years of age by the last scheduled session of the instructor course.
  • Successfully complete the pre-course skills test.

Pre-Course Skills Test

  • Front Crawl 25 yards
  • Back Crawl 25 yards
  • Breast Stroke 25 Yards
  • Elementary Backstroke 25 yards
  • Sidestroke 25 yards
  • Butterfly 15 yards
  • Maintain position on back for one minute in deep water (float or scull)
  • Tread water for one minute

Certification Requirements:  The candidate will have reading and written assignments each day of the class as well as in-water activities. Candidates must successfully complete four practice teaching assignments and score at least 80% on a written exam.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Tootell Aquatic Center
105 Keaney Rd., Kingston, RI, 2881

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Member:  $240 Non-Members:  $290 All registrants will receive an email one week prior to the start of the class with a link to the American Red Cross online course material.  At this time, the registrant will pay a $35 non-refundable fee to the American Red Cross for access to this information.

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Stephanie Stewart

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