Swim Instructor Certification Classes

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Be an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor or Basic Swim Instructor!

In the WSI/BSI class, you'll learn:

  • swimming
  • teaching
  • observation techniques
  • and much more!

For more information email megan.schneiter@lamar.edu

All students in the Water Safety Instructor class must pass a non-timed pre-test at a level 4 skill level:

  • swim 25 yards of front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, and sidestroke
  • swim 20 yards of butterfly
  • float one minute on your back
  • tread water for one minute

All students in the Basic Swim Instructor class must pass a non-timed pre-test at a level 3 skill level:

  • swim 25 yards of front crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, and sidestroke
  • float one minute on your back
  • tread water for one minute
  • Step into water and totally submerge, float or tread water for 1 minute, rotate one full circle and orient to exit, swim 25 yards without stopping and exit the water

All participants must be 16 years old by the last class day. Bring a picture ID when completing your swim pre-test to verify your Date of Birth. 

WSI and BSI Spring 2019 Classes

 

Session Class Day 1 Class Day 2 Class Day 3 Class Day 4 Registration Deadline Pre-Test Information
Session I March 30th
9am-6pm
March 31st
9am-6pm
April 6th
9am-6pm
April 7th
9am-6pm
March 22nd March 26th
4pm-6pm
Session II May 4th
9am-6pm
May 5th
9am-6pm
May 11th
9am-6pm
May 12th
9am-6pm
April 26th April 30th
4pm-6pm
Session III June 8th
9am-6pm
June 9th
9am-6pm
June 15th
9am-6pm
June 16th
9am-6pm
May 31st June 4th
4pm-6pm

 

What do I do next?

  1. Choose the session that works best for you.  You will have to attend all four days for the entire class time.
  2. Register and pay online before the deadline. Cost is $225.
    1. Register Here
  3. Come to the indoor pool on pre-test day to complete your swimming pre-test. Time can be adjusted for the pre-test. Must bring a picture ID with Date of Birth to verify age.
  4. After pre-test, you will stay to register online through the American Red Cross Website.
  5. Meet on your first class day in Health and Human Performance Complex Room 206.