Swim Instructor Course (WSI)

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American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor 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, swim suit, and a change of dry clothes.

Class Details

Fee: $250

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Participants must be at least 16 years of age and pass a pre-requisite swim test. This course certifies swimmers to be swim instructors for all ages and capabilities. This can be a lifelong certification.

WSI Try Out Swim Date


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 motion in the water)
Back float – in deep end for 1 minute (sculling allowed)
Tread water for 1 minute

Contact Mark Mellon at 717-334-9171 ext. 129 or by email at mmellon@ywcagettysburg.org for more information.

Class Dates

Currently, we have no class dates set yet for 2020, please check back soon.