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Adventist Youth Honors Answer Book/Recreation/Water Safety Instructor

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Water Safety Instructor
North American Division

See also Water Safety Instructor - Advanced

Skill Level 3
Year of Introduction: 2011

Earning this honor meets a requirement for:

1. Satisfactorily pass the Red Cross – Water Safety Instructor (WSI) or YMCA course equivalent.

This course will teach you to teach others to swim and be safer around water.

According to the Red Cross in Boston:

Through video and hands-on skill building, the course includes all the water safety and drowning prevention tools and information needed to plan and conduct courses in American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program, including Parent and Child Aquatics, Preschool Aquatics, Learn-To-Swim, Longfellow's WHALE Tales, Safety for Swim Coaches, six water safety presentations and two water safety courses.

Hours: 32 (including precourse session) 35 (including precourse session & FIT)

Prerequisites: Minimum of age 16 by end of course; Fundamentals of Instructor Training (FIT) course; Successful completion of pre-course session, consisting of tests of swimming skills including front crawl, back crawl, breast stroke, side stroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly, floating and treading.