Water Safety
Water Safety For Swim Coaches

Through a blended learning style class, you will learn skills to gain the basic water safety skills required of a swim coach for USA Swimming. Coaches must finish the online portion before the skill session with our certified American Red Cross Instructor. *Online course fee with USA Swimming not included*
Min 4/Max 10

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**Due to blended learning, registration will be cut off one week before the class date. The online portion must be completed, and a certificate of completion must be presented before the class date; if not, you won’t be refunded or allowed to take the class.**

Watercraft Training

If you are a paddler or enjoy sailing, this course is vital for learning some key safety concepts. In this course, instructors will teach you how to assist others and plan trips with safety at the forefront of your mind. This course is eight and twelve hours long and will be a valid certificate for three years.

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Water Safety Instructor Course (WSI)

The Bainbridge Island Aquatic Center, Water Safety Instructor Trainer, will provide participants with information and skills through a blended learning style course. The American Red Cross WSI program aims to teach people to be safe in and around water while teaching individuals of various swimming abilities. Participants will gain the skills to teach parent and child courses, preschool aquatics, Learn-to-Swim, and adult swim courses, in addition to safety courses. Our course is a blended learning course that will include online learning, in-person skills, lecture, and activities that enable the entire course material to be delivered to each student in multiple ways and is easier for the busy learner!

Once Certified, instructors are eligible to teach the following courses:

  • Water Safety Today
  • Basic Water Rescue
  • Personal Water Safety
  • Safety Training for Swim Coaches


  • Water Safety Instructor candidates must be 16 years old on or before the last day of the course.
  • Candidates must be able to swim at a Learn-to-Swim level 4 skill level.

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