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.
- 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
- Back float for 1 minute
- Complete the online American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Orientation
- Complete the online Water Safety Instructor Course
- Attend all class sessions
- Demonstrate competency in all required skills and activities
- Correctly answer at least 80 percent of the questions in the final written exam
Successful Water Safety Instructor candidates will receive an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certification valid for 2 years
Water Safety Instructor Classes
Each class number is a complete course, participants need to attend one weekend (Sat & Sun) to get certified
|Registration||Class Dates||Class Schedule||Class Fee||Class Location|
|Register Now||Jun 4 & 5, 2016||Sat & Sun 8:00am-7:45pm||$195||1045 Auburndale St, Corona, CA 92880|
|Register Now||Jun 11 & 12, 2016||Sat & Sun 8:00am-7:45pm||$195||110 Lamplighter, Irvine, CA 92620|
|Register Now||Jul 9 & 10, 2016||Sat & Sun 8:00am-7:45pm||$195||110 Lamplighter, Irvine, CA 92620|
|Register Now||Aug 6 & 7, 2016||Sat & Sun 8:00am-7:45pm||$195||110 Lamplighter, Irvine, CA 92620|
|Register Now||Sep 17 & 18, 2016||Sat & Sun 8:00am-7:45pm||$195||110 Lamplighter, Irvine, CA 92620|
|Register Now||Nov 12 & 13, 2016||Sat & Sun 8:00am-7:45pm||$195||110 Lamplighter, Irvine, CA 92620|
Required Online Course
Prior to the in-class date, all participants must complete an online course thru the Red Cross Learning Center for $35, which in addition to the class fee. Information on completing the online course will be emailed to you once you register for a class.
Class Transfers – The class transfer fee is $30 and registered participants are required to submit a Transfer Request online at least 48 hours prior to the original class date.
No Refunds – Training deposits are nonrefundable and 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.
No Visitors – Only registered participants are allowed on the pool deck or in the classrooms during training. All visitors including parents must wait in the parking lot.
Cancelled Classes – Safe Swim reserves the right to cancel classes as needed. In the event a class is canceled registered participants will be offered a transfer to a different class free of charge or a full refund of the training deposit.
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.