Ages 16+

The YMCA Swim Instructor course trains enthusiastic learners in the skills required to become a swim instructor. The course covers instructional skills, safety supervision, drills and corrective strategies.

Candidates will be trained to plan, teach and evaluate the YMCA Swim program from preschool levels to adults. Candidates should be prepared for daily assignments, teaching presentations and stroke evaluation. To become certified, candidates need to attend 100% of the course, complete a practicum and Bronze Cross and Standard First Aid within three months of attending the course.

Prerequisites: 16+ years by the last day of the course and Star 6 or equivalent swimming ability.

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