Instructor Courses

Fall 2016 Class Schedule

How do I Register?

  • Stop by the CoRec Member Services Desk
  • Call the CoRec Member Services Desk: 765.494.3109
  • Registration open August 8th, 2016

Water Safety Instructor

The American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor course is designed to prepare instructor candidates to plan, prepare, and teach the Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program. The course focuses on teaching concepts, strategies, best practice steps and progressions, along with tips to ensure participant’s success.

This class is a blended learning class and requires a swim skills test as well as both online and on-site learning sessions. Registered participants will be sent instructions to access online learning portal to email account on file prior to class start date.

Participants must complete required swim skills testing and on-line training components to be eligible for on-site skills sessions. Students must attend & complete in full all scheduled course sessions and activities in order to receive certification.

Water Safety Instructor Certification Requirements:

  • Be at least 16 years of age by the end of class
  • Pass swim skills evaluation (requirements listed below)
  • Complete online blended learning course module
  • Attend & participate in all course sessions, as scheduled, in their entirety
  • Complete all teaching assignments and pass written final exam

Swim Skills Evaluation:

All registrants must complete the following skills in order to continue in the class. Participants are encouraged to consider their ability to pass these prior to registering:

  • Successful completion of test of swimming skills including front crawl, back crawl, breast stroke, side stroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly, floating and treading.
  • Students must demonstrate all 6 strokes with proficiency for at least 25 yards.

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Lifeguard Instructor

The Lifeguard Instructor course incorporates online and classroom components that focus on knowledge, administration, teaching, and evaluating skills for success in teaching the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training class.

This class is a blended learning class and requires a swim skills test as well as both online and on-site learning sessions. Registered participants will be sent instructions to access online learning portal to email account on file prior to class start date.

Participants must complete required swim skills testing and on-line training components to be eligible for on-site skills sessions. Students must attend & complete in full all scheduled course sessions and activities in order to receive certification.

Lifeguard Instructor Certification Requirements:

  • Be at least 17 years of age
  • Possess a current American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certificate or equivalent.
  • Pass swim skills evaluation (requirements listed below)
  • Complete online blended learning course module for Orientation to the American Red Cross (redcross.org) and Orientation to the Lifeguarding Program, which includes a Pre-course Exam. Must complete online section prior to start of class date to be eligible for in-class participation. Failure to complete on-line exam prior to first class session will result in student being dropped from course without refund.
  • Attend & participate in all course sessions, as scheduled, in their entirety
  • Complete all teaching assignments and pass written final exam

Swim Skills Evaluation:

All registrants must complete the following skills in order to continue in the class. Participants are encouraged to consider their ability to pass these prior to registering:

  • Successfully perform all of the skills in the lifeguard instructor skill evaluation. The skills in the session include:
  • Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.
  • Demonstrate lifeguarding, first aid, and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer skills including in-water rescues and dry-land CPR skills.

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