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Red Cross Instructor Level Courses - Water Safety Instructor & Lifeguard Instructor

Becoming a Red Cross Training Instructor

Being a Red Cross instructor is a fulfilling and rewarding experience. 

At JCC MetroWest Instructor training courses include:

  • Water Safety Instructor (WSI - teach Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Classes)

  • Lifeguard Instructor (LGI - teach Red Cross Lifeguarding, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuers and Healthcare Providers, Administering Emergency Oxygen and Bloodborne Pathogens Training Courses)
     

Water Safety Instructor (WSI) - New Blended Learning Format
Ages 16-AdultWSI

June Class 
Instructor Trainers - Jonathan Torre & Kathy Torre

Precourse: Monday, June 9 @ 5pm 

Class Dates:

Monday, June 16, 2014 – 5:30pm to 9:30pm
Wednesday, June 18, 2914 – 5:30pm to 9:30pm
Sunday, June 22 2014 – 10am to 6pm
Monday, June 23, 2014 – 5:30pm to 9:30pm
Wednesday, June 25, 2914 – 5:30pm to 9:30pm
Attendance at all sessions is mandatory. 

JCC Member $275 • Guest $350 (does not include the $35 registration fee that is paid to the American Red Cross.)

Registration for this class will close on Monday, June 9 to allow all participants time to complete the preskills and then register with the Red Cross and complete the first on line session prior to Monday, June 16.

Preskills Test: Monday,June 9. (Meet on the Pool Deck at 5pm) Upon successful completion of required skills, students will be certified to teach a variety of classes for infants through adults. 

Prerequisites:

  • Participants must be 16 by the completion of the course. Please bring proof of age to the Preskills Session.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform the following swimming skills:

    • 25 yards each of Front Crawl, Back Crawl, Breast Stroke, Elementary Backstroke, and Side Stroke.
    • 15 yards of Butterfly.

Maintain position on back in deep water and treading water for 1 minute each.

Attendance at all sessions is mandatory.


Lifeguard Instructor
Ages 17-Adult 
May Class - Instructor Trainers - Kathy Torre and Bob Haber

JCC Member $275 • Guest $350 (does not include the $35 registration fee that is paid to the American Red Cross.)

This course is for those who wish to train and certify others in Lifeguard Training and CPR/AED for Lifeguards. Will include training in AED, Emergency Oxygen, and Preventing Disease Transmission. Participants must be 17 by the completion of the course. Please bring proof of age to first class. You will need to bring a modest swim suit and towels.
Prerequisite - Fundamentals of Instructor Training (FIT)

Class Dates:
Tuesday - Friday, May 27 to 30, 2014 
10am to 5pm

Prerequisites for Instructor Candidates

  • Be at least 17 years old on or before the last day of the instructor course. 
  • Possess one of the following:

    • A current American Red Cross certification for Lifeguarding/First Aid and either and American Red Cross certification for CPR/AD for the professional Rescuer or an American Red Cross certification for CPR/AED for Lifeguards. 
    • An equivalent certification from another organization. 
  • Successfuly complete the Online Session for the Lifeguarding Instructor course, which consists of the following:

    • Orientation to the American Red Cross
    • Orientation to the Lifeguarding Instructor Course and Precourse Exam
  • Successfully complete the Precourse Session. 
  • Obtain the Lifeguarding Instructor's Manual after you have successfully completed the Precourse Session. 

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