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Water Safety Instructor Certification Course


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This course covers the American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor skills for certification. Successful completion of this course certifies the participant to teach swim lessons, Water Safety, Safety Training for Swim Coaches, and a host of other courses.

  • Enrollees will participate in:
    -classroom instruction (land & water)
    -skills tests
    -a written exam
    -practice teaching sessions.
  • Enrollees must pass a pre-test to participate. Pre-test will be held the first day of class.
  • Prices include required book(s) and certification cards.
  • Participants must attend all classes.
  • If special accommodations are needed, please call 417-625-9533.
  • Lunch and dinner breaks will be taken on Saturday & Sunday.
  • Participants must be at least 16 years of age and able to pass the pre-requisite swim tests which include swimming the following strokes at a Level 4 of the Learn-to-Swim program:
  • Front Crawl - 25 yards
  • Back Crawl - 25 yards
  • Breaststroke - 25 yards
  • Elementary Backstroke - 25 yards
  • Sidestroke - 25 yards
  • Butterfly - 15 yards
  • Maintain position on back for 1-minute in deep water (floating or sculling)
  • Tread water for 1-minute

Registration Deadline: April 29th

Course Dates/Times:
May 14th (4:30p-8:30p)
May 16th & 17th (9:00a-8:30p)


Faculty/Staff/Students: $250
MSSU Affiliates/Military: $275
Community: $300


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