Water Safety Instructor

Water Safety Instructor 

During our Water Safety Instructor certification course, you'll learn how to help individuals enjoy their time in the water safely – and in a wide range of ways.  

Throughout the course, we will focus on learning a number of skills that can help you succeed as an aquatics instructor, including:

  • Water safety at public pools, homes, natural bodies of water, including the Circle of Drowning Prevention and Chain of Drowning Survival.
  • Hydrodynamics, including why some things float, resistance to movement and creating movement in water, swimming efficiency, and laws of levers.
  • Basic safety, survival, and swimming skills to help children gain water competency.
  • Helping people with disabilities and other health conditions enjoy the water safely

Water Safety Instructors will also learn how to teach:

  • Higher-level swim skills that help prepare people of all ages for any aquatic activity.
  • Stroke mechanics for all competitive strokes as well as starts, turns, and headfirst entries.
  • Water safety certification courses, including Safety Training for Swim Coaches and Basic Water Rescue.
  • Fundamentals of diving from a diving board.
  • Aquatic fitness and training for people of any age.

To enroll, instructor candidates must be at least 16 years of age on or before the last day of the instructor course, and successfully complete the pre-course session which includes a demonstration of swimming skill at Learn-to-Swim Level 4.

Course Length

7 hours online pre-course assignment, 24 Hours in-person (pool & classroom) hours


Members: $349.00 | Community Members: $399.00

Upcoming Courses

May 4, May 11, May 18th  12:00 PM - 8:00 PM

June 17th19th 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM


For more information on these courses email Wendy: [email protected]