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Certification Course

Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Certification

2 Day Course

The primary purpose of the American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Certification is to train Instructor candidates to teach all of the courses presented in the Swimming and Water Safety Program to all age groups; from Parent and Child Aquatics, Preschool Aquatics, Learn-to-Swim Levels 1 to 6 and Adult Swim. This certification is the gold standard for all Swimming Instructors.

This a blended learning course with online coursework, classroom and in-water skills tests.


Participants must be a minimum of 16 years of age on the first day of class.

Participants must attend both scheduled dates and times.

Demonstrate proficient skills.

Swim Test Requirements:

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