Latest information on operational modifications for fall 2021 Roadrunner Roadmap

Water Safety Instructor

Masks are required to be worn while inside the building and on deck. During class, your instructor will ask you to remove your mask while giving breaths to the manikins and while performing in-water rescue skills (if required). All manikins and equipment are sanitized prior to each class. Where possible, we will space participants 6 feet apart. Due to the nature of some aquatic courses, there will be times that this is impossible. In-water and partner/team rescue skills have been modified to reduce transmission between participants and you will be assigned to the same group for the duration of the course. If you have any questions or concerns prior to your in-person session, please email The safety of our participants & staff is our highest priority.

Course Description

This is a BLENDED LEARNING course, which requires the online portion to be completed before coming to class. The purpose of the American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor course is to train instructor candidates to teach courses and presentations in the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program by developing their understanding of how to use the course materials, how to conduct training sessions and how to evaluate participants’ progress. Books and training materials are included. Please bring a swimsuit, towel, lunch/dinner, and a writing utensil.

Course Prerequisites
  • Be at least 16 years of age on or before the first day of training.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform the following swimming strokes and skills consistent with Learn-To-Swim Level 4.
    • 25 yards – front crawl
    • 25 yards – back crawl 
    • 25 yards – breaststroke
    • 25 yards – sidestroke
    • 25 yards – elementary backstroke
    • 15 yards – butterfly
  • Tread water for 1 minute
  • Maintain position on the back for 1 minute
Upcoming Course Dates & Times
Days/Times Cost Location Registration Deadline

TBD Spring 2022

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Aquatic Center
Course Participant Minimums

Classes with fewer than four participants will be canceled on the “Registration Deadline” date. If the class is canceled, the participant will receive a full refund.

Refund Policy

Refunds or transfers to other classes are not allowed when the course is less than 48 business hours in advance for most courses (instructor-level courses or other courses that require online prerequisites will require a full week's notice). Once a course has started, we cannot offer refunds (this includes students failing an online or in-person prerequisite). Cancellations and transfers made 48 business hours in advance will result in a $20 administrative fee. Refunds are not given when participants fail prerequisite testing or have started prerequisites. 

Parking Information

All vehicles are required to register their vehicle with Parking Services and properly display the permit while the vehicle is parked on campus. If you do not have a permit, the closest pay-to-park garage is the Ximenes Garage. It takes debit or credit and it will cost $2/hr. For more information about parking, please click here or call (210) 458-7275.