Swim Instructor (WSI) Course

Get paid to share share your skills and knowledge.  The American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Course can help young teenagers get a job and prepare them for a career in the education field.  The certification is a life-long certification for as long as you keep teaching.  You will definitely get back your money’s worth and more.

The course is for anyone age 16 or older.

This course is a certification course that will allow you to teach everyone, infants to adults, how to swim.  You will also be able to teach water safety courses and safety training for swim coaches.

Please bring a towel, goggles, water shoes or shoes that will not slip on wet surfaces and a change of dry clothes.

Minimum of four participants required for this course to run. A payment plan is available; call the Aquatics Director for more information at ext. 129.

This is a blended learning course.  That means 7 hours of course work online and 30 hours of pool instruction time.  The pool sessions will be done at the YWCA pool with an instructor.

The pre-course swim test is the following:
Front crawl- 25 meters
Back crawl- 25 meters
Breaststroke- 25 meters
Elementary backstroke- 25 meters
Sidestroke- 25 meters
Butterfly – 15 meters (half the pool length; it does not have to be perfect, but you do need to move forward in the water)
Back float in deep end for 1 minute (sculling allowed)
Tread water for 1 minute

Course Fee $250. Register online: https://payments.ywcagettysburg.org/ 

Course Dates: June 4, 5, 6, 7  8:00AM- 4:00PM

Pre-Course Swim Test can be done starting May 28th.  You must call the instructor trainer, Cora Rhoads at 717-334-9171 ext. 129 or email:crhoads@ywcagettysburg.org to set up a test appointment.