Assistant Water Safety Instructor (AWSI) Course

DATES:

COST – $320.00

Course description: The Assistant Water Safety Instructor Course (AWSI) is a prerequisite to the Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Course. The Assistant Water Safety Instructor Course covers the foundation of instructional skills including teaching methods, learning styles, physical principles, progressions, communication, safety supervision and feedback. Candidates are evaluated during 8 hours of assistant teaching and through individual study assignments. Upon successful completion of the Assistant Water Safety Instructor Course, candidates are certified as Assistant Water Safety Instructors, which enables them to co-teach the Red Cross Swim programs under the supervision of a fully certified Water Safety Instructor. Once certified, Assistant Water Safety Instructors have two years to become Water Safety Instructors.

Course Length: 30 hours (+ 6.5- 8 hours teaching experience).

Course pre-requisites: Candidates must be 15 years old by the last day of the course.

Course materials: AWSI Red Cross Instructor binder

Course expiry date: The AWSI certification is valid for two years only from the original course date.

Once certified, Assistant Water Safety Instructors have two years to become Water Safety Instructors.

Please bring $45 to your course instructor (visa, mc, cash or cheque payable to “Marina’s Swim School”) to purchase a manual if you are registering for one of the courses.

**AWSI is worth 2 grade 10 High School credits**

** Bring bathing suit/towel, pen/paper, lunch **

 

Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Course

DATES:

COST – $320.00

Course description: The WSI course prepares candidates to instruct the Red Cross Swim

Programs by:

  • focusing on how to effectively plan, teach, and evaluate the performance criteria;
  • applying information learned about the competencies in the AWSI course to the Red

Cross Swim program content;

  • emphasizing stroke development, drills, and corrective strategies;
  • providing instructor candidates with opportunities to apply their teaching skills and knowledge through teaching experience assignments (may be scheduled concurrently with course or be assigned for completion after the course);
  • evaluating instructional emergency response skills

Course Length: 25 hours + a minimum of 9-11 hours of teaching experience to be completed during the course OR up to 6 months following the completion of the course.

Course pre-requisites: Current AWSI certification

Course materials: AWSI/WSI Red Cross Instructor binder

Course expiry date: The WSI certification is valid for two years only from the original course date and candidates are required to attend a 4-hour re-certification clinic in order to remain certified to instruct the Red Cross Swim program.

Upon successful completion of the WSI course along with successful completion of the teaching experience, candidates will be qualified to instruct the Red Cross Swim program (7

Pre-school levels, 10 Swim Kids levels, Teen/Adult Swim Basics and Teen/Adult Swim

Strokes)

Please bring $45 to your course instructor (visa, mc, cash or cheque payable to “Marina’s Swim School”) to purchase a manual if you are registering for one of the courses.

**WSI is worth 2 grade 10 High School credits**

 

Water Safety Instructor Recertification

DATES:

COST – $105.00

Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Recertification

 Course Description:

Instructors participate in a water session and receive new program update information pertaining to Red Cross Swim Preschool, Kids and AquaAdults. The water safety instructor recertification is designed to ensure quality and standards are maintained. 100% attendance & participation is required.

If you do not have your WSI certification card, please contact the Red Cross to obtain it prior to the course: 1-888-307-7997.

  • Prerequisites: WSI taken within the last 5 years (3 years since the expiry date on your certificate).

 ** MUST SHOW PROOF OF YOUR WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATE THAT IS NOT MORE THAN 3-YEARS EXPIRED ** 

The WSI recertification is designed to update the candidate on program and Red Cross changes, learn and share new teaching strategies and perform the Instructional Emergency Response skills.  Successful completion renews the award for 2 years.Course Length: 8 hoursRequired Materials: Whistle