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Water Safety Instructor Certification


  • Frank G Berlin Sr Branch 1075 S Euclid Ave Sarasota, FL USA (map)

AGES 16+ (Blended learning: 6 hours, 45 minutes on line plus 23 hours.15 minutes in class and pool.)

REGISTER IN PERSON AT THE YMCA OR CALL 941-955-8194
$200 members / $250 non-members with an additional registration fee with the American Red Cross of $35. This includes the manual.

American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) course will train and certify participants to be a swimming and water safety instructor, valid for 2 years. You must have a Red Cross swimming ability of a level 4 in the following strokes:

  • Front crawl: 25 yards 
  • Back crawl:  25 yards
  • Elementary backstroke: 25 yards
  • Breast stroke: 25 yards
  • Butterfly: 15 yards
  • Sidestroke: 25 yards
  • Tread water and back float for 1 minute

This is a Water Safety Instructor blended learning course. Before class time, 6 to 8 hours of online course study will be required.

2/1   5:30p-8:30p

2/6  5:30p-8:30p

2/8 5:30p-8:30p

2/13 5:30p-8:30p

2/15 5:30p-8:30p

2/20 5:30p-8:30p

2/22 5:30p-8:30p

2/27 5:30p-8:30p

3/1 5:30p-8:30p

3/3 12p-3p

3/4 2p-5p

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