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Water Safety Instructor


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Water Safety Instructor Course in Nassau & Suffolk County NY

Lifeguard LI offers American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) certification courses in Nassau & Suffolk counties for individuals who want to teach swimming and water safety. The course is available at various locations throughout the island and takes approximately 30 hours to complete.

Course Description

The American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Course on Long Island is designed for individuals who want to become certified swim instructors. The course covers essential skills for teaching swimming and water safety, including effective communication, learning theories, lesson planning, and instructional methods. Upon successful completion, participants will receive a Water Safety Instructor certification, valid for 2 years.

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The American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Course on Long Island is offered at various locations throughout the island. The course takes approximately 30 hours to complete and is typically offered over multiple weekends or weekdays.

Course Fees - Competitive Price Guarantee

The fee for the American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Course on Long Island is $485. This fee includes the cost of the course, materials, and certification.

To join our course call (516) 405-0676 or reserve your spot online.

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Teaching swimming and water safety is a rewarding and fulfilling career, perfect for high school and college students, as well as professionals looking for a part-time job or career change.

Lifeguard LI classes provide a supportive environment and modern training techniques, including videos, group discussion, and hands-on practice. You'll be educated in various swimming techniques, water safety, and drowning prevention methods.

Lifeguard LI trainers are experienced, certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors with years of teaching experience. We are fully insured and provide a unique approach to the course content, creating a comfortable and engaging learning experience. We know you won't be disappointed.

Course Pre-requisites:

Participants must be at least 16 years old by the last day of the class. The following pre-requisite skills will be evaluated on the first day of the course:

  1. Swim the following strokes, demonstrating proficiency and using proper techniques:

    • 25 yards of front crawl

    • 25 yards of back crawl

    • 25 yards of breaststroke

    • 25 yards of elementary backstroke

    • 25 yards of sidestroke

    • 15 yards of butterfly

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

  3. Tread water for 1 minute.

Required Course Materials:

Participants must bring the following items to the class:

  • American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Manual

  • American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety Manual

  • Swimsuit and towel

  • Goggles (optional)

Upon successful completion of the Water Safety Instructor Course, we recommend taking the following courses to further enhance your skills and career opportunities:

  • Lifeguarding

  • Basic Life Support

  • Administering Emergency Oxygen

  • Certified Pool Operator

  • Responding to Emergencies

  • Pool Management

These courses can help you become a more versatile aquatic professional and may lead to promotions and higher pay.

Group Rates & Summer Camp Staff Training

Training with friends or coworkers is more enjoyable and efficient. Don't forget to ask about our group rates! This course is an excellent option for summer camp staff members to get certified together and ensure consistent training in water safety and swimming instruction.

Call today - (516) 405-0676 or email

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