Purpose: To train candidates in the American Red Cross Aquatics Program including teaching children and adults to swim, and giving water safety presentations to kids and their parents.  Refer to American Camp Association Accreditation Standards for appropriate water sport training requirements.

2015 Dates:  Saturday June 6th starting at 9am – Wednesday June 10th finishing at 5pm. This Training is currently full. Please contact our Office if you would like to be waitlisted.

Please note that the WSI training is a full time commitment, including evening classes and coursework.

Cost: $415


  • The minimum age is 16
  • Excellent physical condition and strong swimming strokes
  • Only participants who pass the swimming pre-test (at the beginning of course) will be allowed to continue.
  • Candidates must demonstrate proficiency in all strokes (minimum Level 4) and basic water rescue skills.

Certifications: American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) and Fundamentals of Instructor Training (FIT).

Comments: Please note that all aquatics courses are physically demanding and occur in a fresh water lake.  Expect to be in the lake multiple hours each day. The temperatures in June can be extremely cold. We require that you bring a wetsuit. Lifeguard Certification is highly recommended for anyone teaching children on the water.