RED CROSS Water Safety Instructor (WSI) – FALL 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 strongly encouraged to attend on Sunday October 15  from 12:30-2:00 pm for an information session. See the course schedule below.

Red Cross WSI @ Carleton U – Full Course (Sunday October 15 thru Sunday December 10, 2017)  Fee: $452.00 ($400 + HST)   Barcode: # 14279

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 (Sunday November 19-Sunday December 10, 2017)  Fee: $220.35 ($195 + HST)   Barcode: # 14281

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


CodeWater Safety InstructorStart DateEnd DateMaxFee
14279WSI Full CourseSun Oct 15Sun Dec 1012$400.00
14281WSI Section 2 OnlySun Nov 19Sun Dec 106$195.00

WSI Course Schedule (Fall 2017):

Online assignments to be completed by Friday November 3 (October 15 thru November 3).

Red Cross WSI – Full course (Oct 15 thru Dec 10, 2017)

Sun Oct 15, 12:30-5:00 pm (Studio & Pool)
Fri Nov 3, 5:30-8:00 pm (Pool, Teaching Experience)
Sat Nov 4, 9:30 am-12:30 pm (Pool, Teaching Experience)
Fri Nov 10, 5:30-8:00 pm (Pool, Teaching Experience)
Sat Nov 11, 9:30 am-12:30 pm (Pool, Teaching Experience & Skills)

WSI Section 2 – (Nov 19 thru Dec 10, 2017)
Sun Nov 19, 12:30-7:00 pm (Rm 3103 & Pool)
Sun Nov 26, 12:30-7:00 pm (Studio & Pool)
Sun Dec 3, 12:30-7:00 pm (Rm 3104 & Pool)
Sun Dec 10, 12:30-7:00 pm (Rm 3104 & Pool)

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