Lifeguard Courses


Assistant Water Safety Instructor (AWSI)

The Assistant Water Safety Instructor Course (AWSI) is a prerequisite to the Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Course. The Assistant Water Safety Instructor Course covers the foundation of instructional skills including teaching methods, learning styles, physical principles, progressions, communication, safety supervision and feedback. Candidates are evaluated during 8 hours of assistant teaching and through individual study assignments. Upon successful completion of the Assistant Water Safety Instructor Course, candidates are certified as Assistant Water Safety Instructors, which enables them to co-teach the Red Cross Swim programs under the supervision of a fully certified Water Safety Instructor. Once certified, Assistant Water Safety Instructors have two years to become Water Safety Instructors.  AWSI is worth 2 grade 10 High School credits


Prerequisites: 15 years old and Red Cross Swim Kids 10 skills and strokes or equivalent.

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