FULL WSI Chelmsford MA


This is a three day  course June 24th and June 25th 2024, from 9am to 5:30pm and June 27th from 9am-5:30pm (NO CLASS ON JUNE 26th). Located the Paul Center 39 Concord Rd, Chelmsford, MA 01824.  This is a Blended Learning WSI classes there is pre-course learning that must be completed prior to the class.   Make sure this is the class for you,  no refunds once you sign up.

Instructor candidates may include, but are not limited to, lifeguards, head lifeguards, aquatic facility managers, camp counselors, swim team coaches, competitive swimmers, teachers and youth leaders. Instructor candidates may represent a broad range of backgrounds. They may differ in levels of education and experience. They may be taking an instructor training course to fulfill employment requirements, to complete requirements for a major area of study or certification, for professional growth or for personal satisfaction.

Water Safety Instructor (WSI). The American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor course is to train instructor candidates to teach swimming courses, community water safety and outreach presentations. The American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program helps develop ones understanding of how to use the course materials, how to conduct training sessions and how to evaluate participants’ progress

To participate in the Water Safety Instructor course, individuals must:

1. Be at least 16 years of age on or before the final scheduled lesson of this course.

2. Demonstrate the ability to perform the following swimming skills:

3. Swim the following strokes consistent with the American Red Cross Stroke Performance Charts, Level 4.

  • Front crawl—25 yards
  • Back crawl—25 yards
  • Breaststroke—25 yards
  • Elementary backstroke—25 yards
  • Sidestroke—25 yards
  • Butterfly—15 yards

4. Maintain position on back for 1 minute in deep water (floating or sculling).

5. Tread water for 1 minute.

We teach a blended learning course format with online education, classroom and in-water components. The Blended Learning Water Safety Instructor class offer more hands-on training while instructor candidates complete much of the content online before and throughout the course. American Red Cross requires online content to be completed up though round 6 by prior to the first day of class and all completed through round 9 on the second day of class.

On successful completion of an instructor course, instructor candidates will receive a course completion certificate indicating Water Safety Instructor course.