Water Safety Training
The YMCA of Greater Des Moines is a proud Licensed Training Partner with American Red Cross teaching lifeguard and water safety instructor courses.
Water Safety Instructor Course Information
This course trains American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (TM) candidates to teach courses and presentations in the Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program by developing their understanding of how to use the course materials, how to conduct training sessions and how to evaluate participants progress. The courses and presentations include Parent and Child Aquatics Levels 1 and 2, Preschool Aquatics Levels 1 – 3, Learn-to-Swim Levels 1 – 6, three adult courses as well as the Basic Water Rescue and Personal Water Safety courses and more. To enroll, instructor candidates must be at least 16 years of age on or before the last day of the instructor course and successfully complete the precourse session which includes demonstration of swimming skill at Learn-to-Swim Level 4.
Water Safety Instructor (W.S.I.) Course