Training Location Address:
4641 Weldin Road
Wilmington, DE 19803

Basic Swim Instructor Training

Basic Swim Instructor Training Course: 

The American Red Cross Basic Swim Instructor course is designed to prepare instructor candidates to plan, prepare, and teach Red Cross Learn-To-Swim and Basic 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 eLearning
  • Pass swim skills evaluation:
    1. Successful completion of swimming skills including swimming 25 yards (1 pool lap) of front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke, and elementary backstroke
    1. Floating on back for one minute
    2. Treading water for one minute

2022 Training at the Mary Campbell Center

BSI Training consists of an online course, two zoom training sessions, and two days of in-person training. To obtain your BSI certification it is required that you complete your online course work and attend all the scheduled online and in-person training dates. You will receive an email from your instructor with more information about your online coursework as we get closer to training.

Online Training Information:

Monday, October 3, 2022, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

In-Person Training Information:

Friday, October 7th, 2022, from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday, October 8th, 2022, from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

*Keep in mind in-person training dates will be mostly water training days help at the center.

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