2012 Water Safety Instructor Training

American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) class allows you to teach various courses such as:

  • Learn to Swim levels 1 through 6
  • Parent and Child Aquatics
  • Preschool Aquatics
  • Longfellow's WHALE Tales
  • Water Safety Presentations
  • Basic Water Safety
  • Personal Water Safety

Candidates will be asked to complete at least four practice teaching assignments, using Instructor materials.

Come to class prepared each day and actively participate in all sessions.

Pass a written exam on the last day of class with 80% or higher.

PREREQUISITES

  • 16 years of age by the last scheduled day of class.
  • FIT Certification (GHPM includes this with the class)

Successfully complete the following the first day:

Swim at least one length of each stroke:

  • Front Crawl
  • Back Crawl
  • Breast Stroke
  • Butterfly
  • Elementary Backstroke
  • Sidestroke
  • Tread water and perform back float for 1 minute each

ITEMS PROVIDED BY GHPM:

  • American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Manual w/CD rom
  • American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety Manual
  • American Red Cross Water Safety Today
  • American Red Cross Raffy Learns to Swim
  • American Red Cross Waddles in the Deep

LUNCHES AND BREAKS FOR ALL CLASSES:

  • Lunch Breaks: PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT ALL STUDENTS MUST BRING LUNCH EACH DAY. STUDENTS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO LEAVE THE CLASS TO PURCHASE LUNCH.
  • Breaks: There will be small 5 to 10 minute breaks throughout the classes.

Students may not miss any days or partial days.

WHAT TO BRING TO CLASS: Each student needs to bring proof of age, bathing suit, towels, change of clothes, pen and paper.

FEES: IF YOU HAVE INTERVIEWED AND BEEN HIRED TO WORK FOR GHPM DURING THE 2013 SEASON YOU MAY PAY THE REDUCED EMPLOYEE FEE. PAYING THE EMPLOYEE FEE DOES NOT GUARANTEE EMPLOYMENT WITH GHPM. PLEASE REFER ALL EMPLOYMENT QUESTIONS AND SUBMIT APPLICATIONS BY CLICKING ON THE "EMPLOYMENT" SECTION. ALL OTHER PARTICIPANTS MUST PAY THE NON-EMPLOYEE FEE.

REGISTRATION STEPS: We accept Visa, Master card and Discover

GHPM EMPLOYEES- Click on link below. Follow directions on website to create an account. To complete the registration process, you must enter credit card (visa, master card or discover) information and you will be emailed a registration receipt and confirmation letter.

If you have an account set up please use your user ID and password to register for classes.

Credit card payment will ensure your spot in the class, but if you want to pay by check, please email eugeniab@greaterhoustonpool.com.

To pay by check- Do not continue the registration process through the website. Use the email above to request the registration form. We will email a registration form designed for check payments. You can always stop by the Cypress office to register and pay.

NON-GHPM EMPLOYEES- Click on link below. Follow directions on website to create an account. To complete the registration process, you must enter credit card (visa, master card or discover) information and you will be emailed a registration receipt and confirmation letter.

All non employees must pay the non employee fee-$75.00 more than the employee rate. This will be automatically calculated during your check out process. Non-Employees are required to pay by credit card.

Click here for the Registration website.


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