Water Safety Instruction

PEP 261
2 CR

This is a course designed for the swimmer who wants to teach infants, children, or adults. The course is taught in three phases: (1) Fundamentals of Instructor Training (FIT) which is required to teach any American Red Cross course; (2) review of swimming and water safety skills; (3) methods of teaching swimming and water safety skills, organizing classes, and evaluating skills. Course standards qualify successful students for certification as American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors. [22-10-32] Lab Fee

Prerequisites: departmental approval; must be 16 years old on or before the final scheduled session of this course; able to swim the front crawl (freestyle), back crawl (backstroke), elementary backstroke, sidestroke, breaststroke, and butterfly at Level 4 proficiency; and able to tread water and float on the back for 1 minute each