Water Safety Instructor

Water Safety Instructor (Swim Instructor) classes are offered periodically. Please contact the pool office for more details.

Prerequisites for the Water Safety Instructor (WSI) class are as follows.

The candidate must be 16 years old, good swimmer (completed level 4 skills) and enjoy working with others (especially children).


A waiting list has been started for a new Lifeguard Class. A minimum of 3 participants is needed for a new class. The class approximately 30 hours. Upon successful completion of the course, you will hold a certification in Lifeguarding, CPR, and First Aid. The certification is valid for 2 years.

Prerequisites for the Lifeguard class are as follows.

The candidate must be 15 years old.
The candidate must swim 300 yds (12 lengths) continuously in the following order:
100 yds of front crawl using rhythmic breathing and a stabilizing, propellant kick
100 yds of breaststroke using a pull, breathe, kick technique.
100 yds of either front crawl or breaststroke. This may be a mixture of front crawl and breaststroke.
The candidate must swim the 300 yds without stopping.
The candidate must swim 20 yds using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive to a depth of 7-10 ft, retrieve a 10-pound brick, return to the surface, and swim 20 yds back to the starting point.

*When returning to the starting point, the candidate must hold the 10-pound brick with both hands and must keep his or her face above the water. The candidate has 1 minute and 40 seconds to complete this task.

The cost for the classes are $200.00. The cost for adding a waterfront component is $25

Contact the pool office at 231-526-4824 to register.