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Lifeguarding/Water Safety

Safari Island Water Safety Courses

Safari Island

For the month of October 2017 Only we are offering a special on the Lifeguarding and Water Safety Instructor classes.  Classes will cost $100 for those individuals that pass a pre-skills assessment, pass the class that they are enrolled in and agree to work for Safari Island for a minimum of 6 hours a week for a minimum of 6 months.   

 

For more information on the classes in October and to take a pre-skills assessment please contact Allyson Koppelman at akoppelman@waconia.org or by phone at 952-856-7722 ext 1722

 

 

The class times are as follows:

 

October 2017 Lifeguarding Class Dates

October 19th - October 20th from 10am - 6pm 

October 21st 12:15 pm – 7 pm

October 22nd 9 am – 3:30 pm

Course Pre-Requisites:
• Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. 100 Yards must be Front Crawl, 100 yards must be breaststroke and 100 yards of either Front Crawl or Breaststroke
• Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breast stroke, or a combination of both but swimming on back or side is not allowed.
• Skill combination of swimming 20 yards with head above water, surface dive to a depth of 7 feet to retrieve a diving brick, swim back 20 yards carrying the brick with both hands in one minute 40 seconds.
• Participants must attend all days and times.
• Tread water for two minutes using only legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.

 

Water Safety Instructor (WSI) October Class Dates 

October 19th - October 22nd, 2017

Description: Become certified to teach the American Red Cross Swim Lessons.

Age Prerequisites: Must be at least 16 years of age before the final scheduled session (proof required).

Skill Prerequisites: Must demonstrate the following skills according to the Stroke Performance Charts. Level 4: 25 yards front crawl, 25 yards back crawl, 25 yards breaststroke, 25 yards elementary backstroke, 25 yards side stroke, 15 yards butterfly, tread water for 1 minute, maintain position on back 1 minute in deep water.

Dates and Times: Thursday, October 19th - Sunday, October 22nd

Thursday October  19th 8 am to 3 pm

Friday October 20th  8 am to 4 pm

Saturday  October 21st  10:30 am to 5:30 pm  

Sunday October 22nd  9 am – 4 pm

 

 

November classes:

 

Water Safety Instructor (WSI) October Class Dates 

October 19th - October 22nd, 2017

 

 

Nov 3, 2017 to Nov 12, 2017

Each Su Noon to 8pm

Each Fr 6pm to 8pm

Each Sa 2pm to 8pm

  Except:

    Fr, Nov 10, 2017

Age Prerequisites: Must be at least 16 years of age before the final scheduled session (proof required).

Skill Prerequisites: Must demonstrate the following skills according to the Stroke Performance Charts. Level 4: 25 yards front crawl, 25 yards back crawl, 25 yards breaststroke, 25 yards elementary backstroke, 25 yards side stroke, 15 yards butterfly, tread water for 1 minute, maintain position on back 1 minute in deep water.

Cost $200 for Members  $250 for Non-Members

 

December Classes:

 

Water Safety Instructor (WSI) October Class Dates 

December 19th - October 22nd, 2017

 

Dec 8, 2017 to Dec 10, 2017

Each Su 8:30am to 7:30pm

Each Fr 5:30pm to 9:30pm

Each Sa 8:30am to 6:30pm

Description: Become certified to teach the American Red Cross Swim Lessons.

Age Prerequisites: Must be at least 16 years of age before the final scheduled session (proof required).

Skill Prerequisites: Must demonstrate the following skills according to the Stroke Performance Charts. Level 4: 25 yards front crawl, 25 yards back crawl, 25 yards breaststroke, 25 yards elementary backstroke, 25 yards side stroke, 15 yards butterfly, tread water for 1 minute, maintain position on back 1 minute in deep water.

Cost $200 for Members  $250 for Non-Members