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Water Safety Instructor (WSI)

Instructor candidates learn how to teach water safety education, including the Basic Water Rescue course, the six levels of the Learn to Swim Program and also the Parent and Child Aquatics course.
  • Age: 16 & Up 
  • Instructor: Brittani Coury
  • Location: Burns Road Recreation Center/PBG Aquatic Complex
  • REGISTER ONLINE or in person
  • WSI candidates must be at least 16 years old
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform the following swimming skills (on the first day of class):
  • Swim the following strokes consistent with Level 4:
 Front Crawl, Back Crawl, Breaststroke, Elementary Backstroke, Sidestroke – 25 yards
 Butterfly – 15 yards

  • Back float for 1 minute (floating or sculling)
  • Tread water for 1 minute
Code  Day  Date  Time  R/NR Fee 
130801-2B  T/Th/Su  May 16-25 Varies - see below $300/$320
  • Mandatory Swim Test: Tuesday, May 9 - 5:30-6:30pm
  • Tuesday, May 16 - 4-8pm
  • Thursday, May 18 - 4-8pm
  • Sunday, May 21 - 9am-4pm
  • Tuesday, May 23 - 4-8pm
  • Thursday, May 25 - 4-8pm

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training 

The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over. This course combines class time and in-water skill sessions. Please see the lifeguarding fact sheet (PDF) for all prerequisites and course objectives.

Please note that:
  • Students must be 15 years of age by the last day of class.
  • Students must pass a pre-test during the scheduled test day.
  • A tablet or iPad is permitted for use during class.
  • Instructor: Aquatics Staff
  • Location: PBG Aquatic Complex
  • REGISTER ONLINE or in person
Code Day  Date  Time R/NR Fee 
230801-1B Mon-Fri  June 5-9 8am-3pm $260/$280