Training Location Address:

77 Halsey Road
Newton, NJ 07860

Water Safety Instructor Training

Blended Learning Water Safety Instructor Training Course: 

The American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor course is designed to prepare instructor candidates to plan, prepare, and teach Red Cross Learn-To-Swim and Water Safety programs. The course focuses on:

  • Teaching water safety concepts and swimming progressions
  • Lesson planning and management strategies 
  • Best-practice teaching methods for all swimmers
  • Techniques for building relationships with families

Prerequisites for In-Person Training:

  • Be at least 16 years old by the last day of the course
  • Pass and complete self-paced online course (approximately 8-hours of course work)
  • Pass swim skills evaluation:
    • Successful completion of swimming skills including swimming 25 yards (1 pool lap) of: 
      • front crawl
      • back crawl
      • breaststroke
      • sidestroke (both directions)
      • elementary backstroke
    • Swim 15 yards of butterfly
    • Floating on back for one minute
    • Treading water for one minute

2022 Training at Kittatinny Regional High School

WSI Training at Kittatinny Regional High School consists of online and in-person training. To obtain your WSI certification it is required that you attend all three scheduled in-person training dates. Please note that there will be an self-paced online course which must be completed prior to May 10th, 2022. Your self-paced course will be sent out on April 26th, 2022.

Self-Paced Online Course:

Sent out: April 26th, 2022

Due: May 9th, 2022

*You will receive an email from your instructor with more information about your course as we get closer to training.

In-Person Training Information:

Tuesday, May 10th, 2022

Wednesday, May 11th, 2022

Thursday, May 12th, 2022

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM