Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Certification Course | Club Fit Jefferson ValleyWater Safety Instructor (WSI) Certification Course

Club Fit is an authorized provider for the American Red Cross.

The WSI Certification Course is a 24-hour course for up to six students (times listed include breaks). Students are required to do about seven hours of Blended Learning work online prior to the start of the course, which also includes additional reading and studying.

The course begins with Fundamentals of Instructor Training (FIT) to teach students the American Red Cross standards of how to become the best instructors they can be. During the remainder of the course, students will learn how to teach proper stroke technique, as well as how to swim properly themselves. Students must have a strong knowledge of stroke proficiency to sign up for this course.

WSI candidates must be at least 16-years-old and must pass a Pre-Course Skills Test as follows:

  • Front Crawl — 25 yards
  • Back Crawl — 25 yards
  • Breaststroke — 25 yards
  • Elementary Backstroke — 25 yards
  • Sidestroke — 25 yards
  • Butterfly — 15 yards
  • Tread water for one minute
  • Maintain position on back for one minute (sculling or float)

Performance of these skills must be consistent with the American Red Cross “Learn to Swim/Level 4 Stroke Performance” criteria.

Member   $450
Non-Member Surcharge +$ 25

NOTE: Refunds are given to those who do not pass the course, minus a $100 participation fee.

Pre-registration is required one week prior to class start date.

We offer private swim lessons to prepare WSI canidates for their Pre-Course Test. There is an additional fee for this.

Pool Temperatures
We offer different classes and skill levels to accommodate each student’s individual swimming goals. Lessons are taught in a fun-filled environment where students learn the basic techniques of swimming and safety skills are emphasized. Water temperature is kept at a temperature of 86 degrees in the Program Pool and 81 degrees in the Lap Pool, an ideal for comfort.

Bad Weather
The Aquatics Center closes for 30 minutes from the last sound of thunder or sighting of lightning, which on some days may be reoccurring.
To inquire if the pool is open or if your class has been cancelled due to thunder or poor road conditions, please contact the Front Desk at (914) 245-4040 for the most up-to-date information.

All participants are required to check in at the Reception Desk before each class. If payment is due, please take care of it at this time before class.

Aquatic Program Registration
To register for one of our programs, click here for the Aquatics Registration Form. In order to secure your spot, payment must be taken at either the Reception Desk or by calling the Aquatics Department at (914) 250-2735.

Rinsing Showers
Please rinse off before entering either of the pools or whirlpool.

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