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Date(s) - 10/28/2018
Time: - 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Litchfield Park Recreation Center - LPRC

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Want to become a certified swim instructor?

Registration is is now open and will close on Friday, October 5, at 11:59pm. Candidates will have two weeks to complete all pre-course work.


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$200 for residents
$240 for non-residents

Register over the phone, in the lobby, or online at

The Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Certification course is a brand new offering that will train candidates to teach courses and presentations in the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety Program by developing their understanding of how to use course materials, how to conduct training sessions/lessons, and how to evaluate participants progress.

The course will run over two consecutive weekends (Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Saturday, Sunday of the following week).

*There is an additional $35 fee paid to the American Red Cross at the time of online class registration*

Class Prerequisites:
•WSI candidates MUST be at least 16 years old
•Demonstrate the ability to perform the following swimming skills (on the first day of class):
◦Swim the following strokes consistent with Level 4:
◾Front Crawl, Back Crawl, Breaststroke, Elementary Backstroke, Sidestroke – 25 yard
◾Butterfly – 15 yards
◾Back float for 1 minute (floating or sculling)
◾Tread water for 1 minute

Certification Requirements:
•Complete the online Orientation to the Swimming & Water Safety Program
•Complete the online Water Safety Instructor Course
•Attend all class sessions
•Demonstrate competency in all required skills and activities
•Score an 80% or better of the final written exam

Required Online Course
•Prior to the in-class date, all WSI candidates must complete an online course thru the Red Cross Learning Center for an additional $35 (payable to Red Cross)
•Information on completing the online course will be emailed to WSI candidates upon registering for a class

•WSI candidates will receive an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certification (WSI) valid for 2 years on completion of the full course

Questions? 623-935-9040 or email Jenna Harris, Aquatics Coordinator,

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