Water Safety Instructor Recertification

Water Safety Instructor Crossover/Re-entry

American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Crossover/Re-entry

Class Description
  • The purpose of the American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Crossover/Re-Entry course is to allow previous Water Safety instructors and other qualified swimming instructors to participate in a modified and abbreviated instructor course to become current American Red Cross Water Safety instructors.
Audience
  • Re-entry is for former American Red Cross Water Safety instructors whose authorizations have expired for no longer than 2 years.
  • Crossover is for current swimming instructors from other organizations (see list below under prerequisites).
Prerequisites
  • Be at least 16 years of age.
  • Possess one of the following credentials:
      • Proof of former American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certification (expired by no more than 2 years)
      • Evidence of current external credentials that show the participant has successfully completed a formalized swimming instructor course with one of the following organizations:
          • Canadian Red Cross
          • YMCA of the USA
          • National Safety Council/Ellis & Associates, Inc.
          • American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI)—Starfish Aquatics Institute
          • American Swim Coaches Association—SwimAmerica
          • American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD)
          • Others as determined by the local Preparedness and Health and Safety Services Aquatics or Service Delivery representative
  • Successfully complete the pre-course session on the first day of class:
      • Swim the following strokes consistent with Level 4:
          • Front Crawl, Back Crawl, Breaststroke, Elementary Backstroke, Sidestroke – 25 yards
          • Butterfly – 15 yards
      • Back float for 1 minute (floating or sculling)
      • Tread water for 1 minute
Certification Requirements
  • Complete the online Orientation to the Swimming & Water Safety Program
  • 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
Certification Issued
  • American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certification (WSI) valid for 2 years
Register Dates Schedule Fee Location
Register May 27, 2017 Sat 7:30am-8:00pm $175 110 Lamplighter, Irvine, CA 92620
Register Jun 3, 2017 Sat 7:30am-8:00pm $175 110 Lamplighter, Irvine, CA 92620
Register Jun 17, 2017 Sat 7:30am-8:00pm $175 110 Lamplighter, Irvine, CA 92620
Register Jul 15, 2017 Sat 7:30am-8:00pm $175 110 Lamplighter, Irvine, CA 92620
Register Aug 5, 2017 Sat 7:30am-8:00pm $175 110 Lamplighter, Irvine, CA 92620

FAQ’s

Course Manuals and Forms

Links to all course manuals and class forms will be emailed to WSI candidates upon registering for a class. If you do not receive the email please contact our office at 949-420-0804.

What to Bring to Class

  • Course Manuals (digital or printed copies)
  • Class Forms (printed copies)
  • Proof of completion of the Orientation to the Swimming & Water Safety Program (printed or photo proof)
  • Bathing suit, goggles, towel and a dry change of clothes
  • A pen or pencil and paper for notes

Program Policies

Class Transfers – The class transfer fee is $50 and registered participants are required to submit a Transfer Request online at least 48 hours prior to the original class date. Transfer class must be completed within 60 days of the original class date.

No Refunds – Training deposits are nonrefundable and No refunds will be issued once course fees have been submitted. If 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 have more questions?

For more information or help with training registration contact us at 949-420-0804.

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