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Water Safety Instructor

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To train 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. When completed, the student will be able to work as a swimming and water safety instructor.

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Cost: $200 (includes book and certification)

Instructor: Adam Katchmarchi. Please direct any specific questions you may have to him at


March 8 Pre Swim Test/Info Meeting 5:00–8:00 p.m.
March 29 Lecture and Pool 5:00–10:00 p.m.
April 5 Lecture and Pool 5:00–10:00 p.m.
April 6 Lecture and Pool 5:00–9:00 p.m.
April 7 Teach-Backs 12:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
April 13 Final Exam/Final Information 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.


  • Be at least 16 years of age on or before the last day of the instructor course.
  • Be able to swim the following strokes at an American Red Cross Level 4 (proficiently): front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, butterfly, elementary backstroke, and sidestroke.

31 Hours of Training Required

  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.