Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Course

Earn your certification to teach American Red Cross swimming and water safety, and gain the skills needed to teach courses and make presentations to swimmers of every age and ability. Through our Water Safety Instructor program, you can help recreational swimmers meet their goals, refine their skills and stay safe in, on, and around water. 

This course trains instructor candidates to teach all of the courses presented in the Swimming and Water Safety program to all age groups; all of the courses listed above, plus Learn-to-Swim Levels 4-6 and Adult Swim. This certification is the gold standard and provides the most comprehensive training for swim instructors.


There are two payments for this class.  The online portion of the class costs $35.  That cost covers instruction materials and your Red Cross certificate.   A separate fee of $50 is due to BVRA for in person instruction.  This class requires a minimum of four attendees to run.  To complete the online portion please complete the following steps.  

  • Click here https://classes.redcross.org/R/class000000007100434/38196BUFFVRECA ( if it does not open, copy and paste  the URL into your browser.
  • If you do not already have an account, you will need to create one-click on the “New User” link and complete the information for the account. You will need a user name. I suggest your first lastname@redcross.org. Write your user name and password down.
  • The next step is to click “Confirm.”
  • You will be asked to select a Payment. From the drop-down menu, select credit card. A new window will appear. When asked for credit card information, enter it and select “Save”.  Close this window and then select, “Place Order”.
  • You should now be enrolled. You may launch the online content, as of June 6, by clicking the “Go to My Enrollments” button, then click on the “Launch” link next to the course’

If you need assistance accessing the online session, please contact the American Red Cross Training Support Center at 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Prior to the June 12 session, be sure to complete the Orientation to the Swimming and Water Safety Program. To access this orientation:

Please also complete the following:

  • Round 1 of the online simulation
  • Read Chapters 1, 4, and 10 of the Water Safety Instructor’s Manual
  • Reda Chapters 1,2 and 3 of Swimming and Water Safety
  • Review Longfellow’s Whale Tales K-6 Educational Packet.

As you complete each round, print out the completion page at the end.  You May purchase the Water Safety Instructor’s Manual and Swimming and Water Safety from the Red Cross Store, or download both from the above Instructor’s Corner link

**Certification is good for 2 years**

Instructor: Bob Frangione

If you have questions or concerns please call the office at 570-524-4774 or email programs@bvrec.org


Water Safety Instructor Course 16-99 N/A Tu June 12-16, 2018
9:00AM - Noon
Lewisburg Community Pool
$50.00 Res
$55.00 Non-Res


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