Water Safety Instructors

Water Safety Instructor

The Water Safety Instructor course certifies swimming instructors to teach Red Cross swimming, diving and water safety programs.

▼   Class Prerequisites
  • Minimum age of 16 years old.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in six strokes: front crawl (freestyle), back crawl (backstroke), elementary backstroke, sidestroke, breaststroke, and butterfly (25 yards per stroke.)
  • Tread water for 1 minute.
▼   Certification Requirements
  • Attend all class sessions; demonstrate competency in all required skills and activities; correctly answer at least 80 percent of the questions in the final written exam.
  • Online Time:  7 hours
  • Facility Time:  24 hours
▼   Dates and Times

For more information or to schedule a class, please call Stephen Fick at (251) 460-6460 or email sfick@southalabama.edu.


▼   Certificates Issued

Upon successful course completion, Water Safety Instructor candidates will receive an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certification valid for 2 years.

▼   Cost

$175 per person for USA students
$200 per person for the community.

▼   Registration

We must have a minimum of 6 participants registered to hold the course.  

All links and payment information will be sent if the course meets this requirement.


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