RED CROSS Water Safety Instructor (WSI) – Spring 2017

The Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Course prepares candidates to instruct the Red Cross Swim programs. Candidates focus on strategies to introduce and develop swimming and water safety skills in the Red Cross Swim Preschool, Swim Kids, Swim at School, Swim at Camp, Swim for Adults and Teens, and Adapted Programs.

Prerequisite: 15 years (by end of course), ability to perform Red Cross Swim Kids 10 strokes and skills, Emergency First Aid (or higher), Bronze Cross (or Red Cross Assistant Lifeguard). Course manuals & Red Cross online access are included in the course fee. 100% attendance is required

Note: Parents are required to attend on Sunday April 30th from 1:00-2:00 pm for an information session. See the course schedule below.

Red Cross WSI @ Carleton U – Full Course (Sunday April 30 thru Sunday June 11, 2017)
Fee: $435.05 ($385 + HST)   Barcode: # 13557

Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Section 2 ONLY – Prerequisites: 15 years of age by the last day of the course, proof of completion of the City of Ottawa Water Safety Instructor Part 1 (must include stoke and skill evaluation form signed off, online workbook completed and 8 hours teaching experience signed off with completed teaching experience journal). Includes classroom and pool sessions. 100% attendance is required.

Red Cross WSI @ Carleton U – Section 2 ONLY (Saturday June 3-Sunday June 11, 2017)
Fee: $214.70 ($190 + HST)   Barcode: # 13559

Note: The Carleton U Student 25% program-fee discount does NOT apply to these certification programs.


CodeWater Safety InstructorStart DateEnd DateMaxFee
13557WSI Full CourseSun April 30Sun June 1112$385.00
13559WSI Section 2 OnlySat June 3Sun June 116$190.00

WSI Course Schedule (Spring 2017):

Online assignments to be completed April 30 thru May 13th.

Red Cross WSI – Full course (April 30 thru June 11, 2017)
Sun April 30, 1:00-5:00 pm (Room 3104 & Pool)
Sat May 13, 9:30 am-12:30 pm (Pool, Teaching Experience)
Fri May 26, 5:30-8:00 pm (Pool, Teaching Experience)
Sat May 27, 9:30 am-2:30 pm (Pool, Teaching Experience & Skills)

WSI Section 2 – (June 3-June 11, 2017)
Sat June 3, 12:00-7:30 pm (Pool, Rm 3104)
Sun June 4, 1:00-7:30 pm (Rm 3104 & Pool)

Sat June 10, 1:00-7:30 pm (Rm 3103 & Pool)
Sun June 11, 1:00-7:30 pm (Rm 3103 & Pool)

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