Water Safety Instructor Step 1 - Skills Evaluation
The Water Safety Instructor (WSI) program prepares you to instruct Red Cross Swim Programs. This evaluation ensures that you have the necessary water safety knowledge, strokes and skills equivalent to the Red Cross Swim Kids 10 performationce criteria and Instructor Emergency Response skills.
WSI candidates are required to complete the WSI Step 4: Classroom and Pool component within one year of the successful completion of the WSI Step 1: Skills Evaluaiton.
Water Safety Instructor Step 2 - Online Modules
The Water Safety Instructor (WSI) program prepares you to instruct Red Cross Swim Programs. These online modules focus on the theory of instruction through videos, virtual games, online activities, workbook exercises, and a knowledge evaluation at the end of each module.
After completing your Skills Evaluation, purchase your course materials package from the Client Services deek (KNA 104) to gain access to the online component.
You will have 6 months after completing the Online Modules to begin your Step 3: Teaching Experience.
Water Safety Instructor Step 3 - Teaching Experience
The Water Safety Instructor (WSI) program prepares you to instruct Red Cross Swim programs. In your teaching experience, you will assist a supervising Water Safety Instructor for first-hand experience with teaching progressions and swimmer skills in a class setting. This provides a frame of reference to reflect on and link to the theory of the course.
The Step 3: Teaching Experience must be completed within 6 months of finishing the Step 2: Online Modules, and prior to starting the Step 4: Classroom and Pool component.
Water Safety Instructor Step 4 - Classroom/Pool
The Water Safety Instructor (WSI) program prepares you to instruct Red Cross Swim programs. In the Classroom/Pool sessions, you will demonstrate and receive feedback on your instruction skills to ensure you can effectively plan, teach, and evaluate the Red Cross Swim programs.
Red Cross Assistant Lifeguard
The Canadian Red Cross Lifeguard program has been developed in accordance with rigorous Red Cross quality standards and will meet all provincial/territorial legislation requirements in addition to being aligned with the international lifeguard standards.