Links to Our Instructor Courses

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Swimming and Lifeguard Instructor Courses

2016 update: Click on these links in the left column to learn more about the different instructor and professional level courses that we offer. We offer a wide range of American Red Cross Swimming and Lifeguard Instructor Courses. They are listed below.

Water Safety Instructor:

This course trains instructor candidates to teach water safety, including the Basic Water Rescue and Personal Water Safety courses, six levels of Learn-to-Swim, three levels of Preschool Aquatics and two levels of Parent and Child Aquatics.
  • Swim Stroke Evaluation
  • Characteristics of American Red Cross representatives
  • Planning and Preparing Lessons
  • Effective observations
  • Observe, identify, and intervention on swimming skills
  • Effective Communication
  • Course modifications
  • Accommodating participants disabilities and health conditions

Details:

  • Total course hours: 31 hours
  • Minimum Age: 15
  • Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Instructor Training

Lifeguard Instructor:

This course provides instructor candidates to teach basic-level Lifeguarding, Waterfront Lifeguarding, Waterpark Lifeguarding and Shallow Water Attendant (all including first aid), Lifeguard Management, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, Administering Emergency Oxygen, Bloodborne Pathogens Training: Preventing Disease Transmission and Basic Water Rescue courses. Instructor candidates also will become familiar with GuardStart: Lifeguarding Tomorrow and the Water Safety presentations.
  • Swim Stroke Evaluation
  • Characteristics of American Red Cross representatives
  • Teaching to encourage the learning process
  • Particpant Health and Safety
  • Skill Demonstrations at appropriate levels
  • Records and Reports
  • Plan and Organize Courses
  • Feedback

Details:

  • Total course hours: 26 hours
  • Minimum Age: 15
  • Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Instructor Training, Lifeguarding, and First Aid
 
 

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