American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Training

The American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) course trains you to teach courses and presentations in the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program by developing your understanding of how to use course materials, conduct training, and evaluate participant progress.  The American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certification is valid for 2 years. This course is a blended learning offering combining online learning with in person skills practice.

     Minimum age of 16.
ss the pre-course swim test for the Lifeguarding course

                      Swim all 6 strokes at Level 4 proficiency

                              Front Crawl - 25yds

                              Back Crawl - 25yds

                              Breast Stroke - 25yds

                              Elementary Backstroke - 25yds

                              Side Stroke - 25yds

                              Butterfly - 15yds
                   Float on back for 1 minute

                   Tread water without use of hands for 1 minutes

Passing Requirements:    
   - Complete all pre-class requirements and meet all course prerequisites

   - Complete all onlline assignments prior to first day of class

   - Attend and actively participate in all course sessions and/or complete an authorized work plan
   - Successfully complete class activities, including the required practice-teaching assignments
   - Pass the final written exam with a score of 80% or better

What do I need to bring to class?
            You will need a swim suit (one piece for women, trunks for men)
            2 towels

            Digital, Printed, or purchased copy of the WSI Manual (Free PDF Provided)

            Digital, Printed, or purchased copy of the Swimming and Water Safety Manual (Free PDF Provided)


            Proof of completion of online class work

      New Certification - $300

Upcoming Classes:  

November15-17: Southlake Carroll ISD

      Friday November 15       4pm-8pm

      Saturday November 16  8am-7pm

      Sunday November 17     8am-7pm

December 27-29: The Colony, LISD Eastside

      Friday December 27        4pm-8pm

      Saturday December 28   8am-7pm

      Sunday December 29      8am-7pm

March 20 - 22: Lewisville ISD Westside (2020)

      Friday March 20               4pm-8pm

      Saturday March 21          8am-7pm

      Sunday March 22             8am-7pm

May 29 - 31: Lewisville ISD Westside (2020)

      Friday May 29                  4pm-8pm

      Saturday May 30             8am-7pm

     Sunday May 31                 8am-7pm

            $260 payable to North Star, $40 payable directly to Red Cross when you log into Online Classroom.