Water Safety Instructor Blended Learning


$505.00 per person +$41 Mandatory American Red Cross Certification Fee + $20 WML Registration Fee


  • 16 years of age on or before the last date of the course
  • Complete online Blended Learning before the first day of class, link will be emailed to you once you have registered for the class
  • Complete precourse session which includes:Swim the following skills at a learn-to-swim Level 4
    1. Front Crawl-25 yards.
    2. Back Crawl-25 yards.
    3. Breaststroke-25 yrds.
    4. Elementary Backstroke-25 yards.
    5. Sidestroke-25 yards.
    6. Butterfly-25 yards.
  • Maintain position on back 1 minute in deep water (sculling is allowed)
  • Tread water 1 minute


In order to become a Water Safety Instructor you must complete the precourse skills, attend all classes, participate and be prepared for the four teach-back assignments and score at least an 80% on the final written exam. All class participants must arrive on time, have homework assignments finished and ready for review each day of class and receive feedback from fellow classmates with maturity and an open-mind.

Certification Includes:

Once you have completed the Water Safety Instructor course you will be certified to teach:

  • Learn-To-Swim (6 Levels)
  • Parent and Child Aquatics (2 Levels)
  • Pre-School Aquatics (3 Levels)
  • Adult Swim (3 Levels)
  • Private Swim Lessons (any level)
  • Longfellow’s WHALE Tales
  • Water Safety Presentations:
    • General Water Safety
    • Home Pool Safety
    • Parent Orientation to Swim Lessons
    • Sun Safety
    • Rip Current Safety
  • Water Safety Courses:
    • Water Safety Today
    • Personal Water Safety
  • Basic Water Rescue*
  • Safety Training for Swim Coaches*
  • Small Craft Safety*

*additional bridging or self-orientation required

Course Length:

The Blended Learning content consists of 23hrs of in-class work and 7hrs of at home online study. This class includes an on-line portion that must be completed prior to the first day of class. Participants must complete all 30 hours to be eligible for certification.