Earn your certification to teach American Red Cross swimming and water safety, and gain the skills needed to teach courses and make presentations to swimmers of every age and ability. Through our Aquatic Instructor Training program, you can help recreational swimmers meet their goals, refine their skills and stay safe in, on, and around water. During our swim instructor certification training courses you'll learn how to help individuals enjoy their time in the water safely – and in a wide range of ways. Throughout the courses we'll focus on a number of key areas that can help you succeed as aquatics instructor, such as: -Water safety at public pools, homes, natural bodies of water and more, including the Circle of Drowning Prevention and Chain of Drowning Survival. -Hydrodynamics, including why some things float, resistance to movement and creating movement in water, swimming efficiency and laws of levers. -Basic safety, survival and swimming skills to help children gain water competency. -Helping people with disabilities and other health conditions enjoy the water safely. -Water Safety Instructors will also learn how to teach: -Higher-level swim skills that help prepare people of all ages for any aquatic activity. -Stroke mechanics for all competitive strokes as well as starts, turns and headfirst entries. -Water safety certification courses, including Safety Training for Swim Coaches and Basic --Water Rescue. -Fundamentals of diving from a diving board. -Aquatic fitness and training for people of any age. Dates/Times: Wednesday, Dec. 13th - 4:30-8p - Intro to the Blended learning, get materials, skills tests. Friday, Dec 15th - 4:30-8p Sat/Sun, Dec 16/17th - 8:30a-4:30p Cost: Member - $250; Non-Member $295 - Reimbursement option if employed at the DLCCC.