Water Safety Instructor Certification
American Red Cross WSI Certification
The Water Safety Instructor course certifies swimming instructors to teach Red Cross swimming, diving and water safety programs. WSI Certification Fact Sheet
WSI Class Prerequisites: Minimum age of 16 years old. Demonstrate proficiency in six strokes: front crawl (freestyle), back crawl (backstroke), elementary backstroke, sidestroke, breaststroke, and butterfly – 25 yards per stroke. Tread water for 1 minute.
WSI Certification Requirements: Attend all class sessions (Sat & Sun 9AM-6PM); demonstrate competency in all required skills and activities; correctly answer at least 80 percent of the questions in the final written exam.
WSI Certificates Issued: Upon successful course completion, Water Safety Instructor candidates will receive an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certification valid for 2 years, and a Fundamentals of Instructor Training (FIT) certificate.
Water Safety Instructor Classes 2014 – Classes fill up quick, register early!
Each class number is a complete course, participants need to attend one weekend (Sat & Sun) to get certified.
|Class Dates||Class Schedule||Class Location||Registration|
|WSI Class 17: Aug 9 & 10, 2014||Sat & Sun 8:00am-5:00pm||4691 Meadowood Dr, Irvine, CA 92620 – Google Map|
|WSI Class 18: Sept 20 & 21, 2014||Sat & Sun 8:00am-5:00pm||108 Lamplighter, Irvine, CA 92620 – Google Map|
|WSI Class 19: Oct 18 & 19, 2014||Sat & Sun 8:00am-5:00pm||108 Lamplighter, Irvine, CA 92620 – Google Map|
|WSI Class 20: Nov 15 & 16, 2014||Sat & Sun 8:00am-5:00pm||108 Lamplighter, Irvine, CA 92620 – Google Map|
|WSI Class 21: Dec 13 & 14, 2014||Sat & Sun 8:00am-5:00pm||108 Lamplighter, Irvine, CA 92620 – Google Map|
Class Fee: $195
Certification Fee: $28 (paid directly to the Red Cross)
First Aid & CPR/AED Certification – Optional Add-on Course
Get your Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED certification during the WSI class weekend. This OPTIONAL training saves you time and money, and is ideal for those who need First Aid/CPR certification for work as a swim instructor.
Plus, all WSI course participants receive 20% off First Aid/CPR certification, please check the WSI class confirmation email for details and the coupon code.
Vistors- Only registered participants are allowed on the pool deck or in the class rooms during training. All visitors including parents must wait in the parking lot.
Refunds – No refunds will be issued once course fees have been submitted. In the event that a participant is unable to pass the prerequisites or final exams the participant may transfer to a class at a later date (if available). If a participant is absent from any scheduled class days or times, the participant will not be offered a transfer or refund of any kind.
Transfers- The class transfer fee is $40 and registered participants are required to notify Safe Swim at least 48 hours prior to the first class date that you are currently registered for in order to be eligible to transfer.
Need help or more info?
For more information or help with training registration contact us at 949-420-0804.
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Interviews are available during training, please see a Safe Swim representative during training for more details.