Lifeguard & WSI

Love the water?  Looking for a great summer job or a job that will provide you with life long skills?  Let the UREC Aquatic staff help you accomplish your goals of becoming certified as a Lifeguard or Water Safety Instructor.  Here are five reasons to become an American Red Cross lifeguard or swim instructor:

  • Learn to save lives in and out of the water
  • Develop your leadership, communication and teaching skills
  • Build your resume
  • Earn money
  • Stay in great physical condition

Registration Ends March 10

Adult Beginner Swim Lessons (Monday)

Mar 4 - Apr 22 in SRC Pool
[M] 5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
$45
 
 
Learning the Basics. These lessons will help you learn how to be comfortable and active in the water. You will learn how to float, submerge completely, propel yourself through the water on the front and back, and begin to learn the basics of the front and back crawl strokes. All of our instructors are certified as Water Safety Instructors and teach 45 minute lessons based off the curriculum of the American Red Cross. Refund Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until and including the first day of class. No refunds after the first day of class. **Accessibility: Reasonable accommodations are available with adequate prior notification. Contact Joanne Greene or Jeff Elbracht at 335-9669 for more information. Registration for this class will close one day prior to the course start date. If you have any questions about our Adult Learn to Swim program, coaches or individual instruction please do not hesitate to contact Jared Lindorfer, Coordinator of Aquatics and Safety Education at jared.lindorfer@wsu.edu or 509.335.5407.
 
 

Adult Beginner Swim Lessons (Thursday)

Mar 7 - Apr 25 in Smith Gym Room 77 (Pool)
[Thrs] 6:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
$45 - $55
 
 
Learning the Basics. These lessons will help you learn how to be comfortable and active in the water. You will learn how to float, submerge completely, propel yourself through the water on the front and back, and begin to learn the basics of the front and back crawl strokes. All of our instructors are certified as Water Safety Instructors and teach 45 minute lessons based off the curriculum of the American Red Cross. Refund Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until and including the first day of class. No refunds after the first day of class. **Accessibility: Reasonable accommodations are available with adequate prior notification. Contact Joanne Greene or Jeff Elbracht at 335-9669 for more information. Registration for this class will close one day prior to the course start date. If you have any questions about our Adult Learn to Swim program, coaches or individual instruction please do not hesitate to contact Jared Lindorfer, Coordinator of Aquatics and Safety Education at jared.lindorfer@wsu.edu or 509.335.5407.
 
 

Adult Beginner Swim Lessons (Tuesday)

Mar 5 - Apr 23 in Smith Gym Room 77 (Pool)
[T] 5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
$45 - $55
 
 
Learning the Basics. These lessons will help you learn how to be comfortable and active in the water. You will learn how to float, submerge completely, propel yourself through the water on the front and back, and begin to learn the basics of the front and back crawl strokes. All of our instructors are certified as Water Safety Instructors and teach 45 minute lessons based off the curriculum of the American Red Cross. Refund Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until and including the first day of class. No refunds after the first day of class. **Accessibility: Reasonable accommodations are available with adequate prior notification. Contact Joanne Greene or Jeff Elbracht at 335-9669 for more information. Registration for this class will close one day prior to the course start date. If you have any questions about our Adult Learn to Swim program, coaches or individual instruction please do not hesitate to contact Jared Lindorfer, Coordinator of Aquatics and Safety Education at jared.lindorfer@wsu.edu or 509.335.5407.
 
 

Adult Intermediate Swim Lessons (Monday)

Mar 4 - Apr 22 in SRC Pool
[M] 6:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
$45
 
 
Improving Skills and Swimming Strokes You will learn and improve proficiency in basic aquatic skills and the six basic swimming strokes. These lessons will teach you how to become a more efficient and effective swimmer. You will also learn how to be safe in and around the water. All of our instructors are certified as Water Safety Instructors and teach 45 minute lessons based off the curriculum of the American Red Cross. Prerequisites: You must be comfortable in chest-deep water, able to put your face in the water, and able to perform 15 yards of the front crawl, breast stroke and back crawl. Refund Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until and including the first day of class. No refunds after the first day of class. **Accessibility: Reasonable accommodations are available with adequate prior notification. Contact Joanne Greene or Jeff Elbracht at 335-9669 for more information. If you have any questions about our Adult Learn to Swim program, coaches or individual instruction please do not hesitate to contact Jared Lindorfer, Coordinator of Aquatics and Safety Education at jared.lindorfer@wsu.edu or 509.335.5407.
 
 

Adult Intermediate Swim Lessons (Thursday)

Mar 7 - Apr 25 in Smith Gym Room 77 (Pool)
[Thrs] 5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
$45 - $55
 
 
Improving Skills and Swimming Strokes You will learn and improve proficiency in basic aquatic skills and the six basic swimming strokes. These lessons will teach you how to become a more efficient and effective swimmer. You will also learn how to be safe in and around the water. All of our instructors are certified as Water Safety Instructors and teach 45 minute lessons based off the curriculum of the American Red Cross. Prerequisites: You must be comfortable in chest-deep water, able to put your face in the water, and able to perform 15 yards of the front crawl, breaststroke and back crawl. Refund Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until and including the first day of class. No refunds after the first day of class. **Accessibility: Reasonable accommodations are available with adequate prior notification. Contact Joanne Greene or Jeff Elbracht at 335-9669 for more information. If you have any questions about our Adult Learn to Swim program, coaches or individual instruction please do not hesitate to contact Jared Lindorfer, Coordinator of Aquatics and Safety Education at jared.lindorfer@wsu.edu or 509.335.5407.
 
 

Adult Intermediate Swim Lessons (Tuesday)

Mar 5 - Apr 23 in Smith Gym Room 77 (Pool)
[T] 6:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
$45 - $55
 
 
Improving Skills and Swimming Strokes You will learn and improve proficiency in basic aquatic skills and the six basic swimming strokes. These lessons will teach you how to become a more efficient and effective swimmer. You will also learn how to be safe in and around the water. All of our instructors are certified as Water Safety Instructors and teach 45 minute lessons based off the curriculum of the American Red Cross. Prerequisites: You must be comfortable in chest-deep water, able to put your face in the water, and able to perform 15 yards of the front crawl, breaststroke and back crawl. Refund Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until and including the first day of class. No refunds after the first day of class. **Accessibility: Reasonable accommodations are available with adequate prior notification. Contact Joanne Greene or Jeff Elbracht at 335-9669 for more information. If you have any questions about our Adult Learn to Swim program, coaches or individual instruction please do not hesitate to contact Jared Lindorfer, Coordinator of Aquatics and Safety Education at jared.lindorfer@wsu.edu or 509.335.5407.
 
 

Women's Only Beginner Swim Lessons (Monday)

Mar 4 - Apr 22 in Smith Gym Room 77 (Pool)
[M] 5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
$45 - $55
 
 
Learning the Basics These lessons will help you learn how to be comfortable and active in the water. You will learn how to float, submerge completely, propel yourself through the water on the front and back, and begin to learn the basics of the front and back crawl strokes. All of our instructors are certified as Water Safety Instructors and teach 45 minute lessons based off the curriculum of the American Red Cross. There are no prerequisites for this class. Refund Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until and including the first day of class. No refunds after the first day of class. **Accessibility: Reasonable accommodations are available with adequate prior notification. Contact Joanne Greene or Jeff Elbracht at 335-9669 for more information. If you have any questions about our Adult Learn to Swim program, coaches or individual instruction please do not hesitate to contact Jared Lindorfer at jared.lindorfer@wsu.edu or 509.335.8208.
 
 

Women's Only Beginner Swim Lessons (Wednesday)

Mar 6 - Apr 24 in Smith Gym Room 77 (Pool)
[W] 6:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
$45 - $55
 
 
Learning the Basics These lessons will help you learn how to be comfortable and active in the water. You will learn how to float, submerge completely, propel yourself through the water on the front and back, and begin to learn the basics of the front and back crawl strokes. All of our instructors are certified as Water Safety Instructors and teach 45 minute lessons based off the curriculum of the American Red Cross. There are no prerequisites for this class. Refund Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until and including the first day of class. No refunds after the first day of class. **Accessibility: Reasonable accommodations are available with adequate prior notification. Contact Joanne Greene or Jeff Elbracht at 335-9669 for more information. If you have any questions about our Adult Learn to Swim program, coaches or individual instruction please do not hesitate to contact Jared Lindorfer at jared.lindorfer@wsu.edu or 509.335.5407.
 
 

Women's Only Intermediate Swim Lessons (Monday)

Mar 4 - Apr 22 in Smith Gym Room 77 (Pool)
[M] 6:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
$45 - $55
 
 
Improving Skills and Swimming Strokes You will learn and improve proficiency in basic aquatic skills and the six basic swimming strokes. These lessons will teach you how to become a more efficient and effective swimmer. You will also learn how to be safe in and around the water. All of our instructors are certified as Water Safety Instructors and teach 45 minute lessons based off the curriculum of the American Red Cross. Prerequisite: You must be comfortable in chest-deep water, able to put your face in the water, and able to perform 15 yards of the front crawl, breaststroke and back crawl. Refund Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until and including the first day of class. No refunds after the first day of class. **Accessibility: Reasonable accommodations are available with adequate prior notification. Contact Joanne Greene or Jeff Elbracht at 335-9669 for more information. Registration for this class will close one day prior to the course start date or until filled. If you have any questions about our Adult Learn to Swim program, coaches or individual instruction please do not hesitate to contact Jared Lindorfer at jared.lindorfer@wsu.edu or 509.335.5407.
 
 

Women's Only Intermediate Swim Lessons (Wednesday)

Mar 6 - Apr 24 in Smith Gym Room 77 (Pool)
[W] 5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
$45 - $55
 
 
Improving Skills and Swimming Strokes You will learn and improve proficiency in basic aquatic skills and the six basic swimming strokes. These lessons will teach you how to become a more efficient and effective swimmer. You will also learn how to be safe in and around the water. All of our instructors are certified as Water Safety Instructors and teach 45 minute lessons based off the curriculum of the American Red Cross. Prerequisite: You must be comfortable in chest-deep water, able to put your face in the water, and able to perform 15 yards of the front crawl, breaststroke and back crawl. Refund Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until and including the first day of class. No refunds after the first day of class. **Accessibility: Reasonable accommodations are available with adequate prior notification. Contact Joanne Greene or Jeff Elbracht at 335-9669 for more information. Registration for this class will close one day prior to the course start date or until filled. If you have any questions about our Adult Learn to Swim program, coaches or individual instruction please do not hesitate to contact Jared Lindorfer at jared.lindorfer@wsu.edu or 509.335.5407.
 
 

Registration Ends April 10

American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Course

Apr 12 - Apr 14 in SRC Pool
[F] 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
[Su Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$200 - $225
 
 
American Red Cross Blended Learning Water Safety Instructor (WSI) course. The course dates are: Friday - April 12, 2019 - 5:00pm-10:00pm Saturday - April 13, 2019 - 9:00am-5:00pm Sunday - April 14, 2019 - 9:00am-5:00pm The Blended Learning version of the course is designed to be taught in approximately 31 hours. Online time: 7 hours and 21 hours facility time. In order to completely enroll in this course, you must also register at classes.redcross.org with the offering ID that will be provided after your registration and purchase $35 blended learning registration which is not included with this course registration fee. The American Red Cross WSI course is designed to teach candidates the knowledge and skills needed to organize, plan and teach courses in swimming and water safety, including Learn-to-Swim, Parent and Child Aquatics, Basic Water Rescue, and Water Safety Presentations to people of all ages and varying abilities. To enroll in the WSI course, you must be at least 16 years of age before the last scheduled class session. To participate in the WSI course, you must be able to demonstrate the following strokes at a Level 4 ability, meaning you demonstrate effective and efficient strokes and rhythmic breathing for 25 yards: *Front crawl *Back crawl *Sidestroke *Breaststroke *Elementary Backstroke *Butterfly (15 yards ONLY) *Tread water for 1 minute in the deep end *Back float for 1 minute in deep end The skills evaluation will occur on the first day of the course. Please bring a swimsuit and towel for the skills evaluation and for every class. To become certified as a Water Safety Instructor, instructor candidates must: - Successfully complete the Precourse Session - Attend and actively participate in all course sessions - Successfully complete class activities, including the required practice teaching assignments - Score a minimum of 80 percent (40 correct answers out of 50 questions) on the final written exam - Upon successful completion of the WSI course, each participant will receive an American Red Cross universal certificate, which is valid for 2 years, from the date of completion. Participant Products/Materials (available in e-book and print formats) - You will receive course materials ($55 value) with this registration that is included and non-refundable if you do not pass the pre-test for this course. - American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor’s Manual - American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety Visit instructorscorner.org/WSIcandidates to access digital materials and online prerequisites. You are encouraged to check with your healthcare professional before participating in the practice sessions. If a medical condition or disability exists that might prevent participation in the activities, or there are questions about fully participating in the WSI course, please contact the Aquatics & Safety Education Coordinator, Jared Lindorfer, prior to the first class day. Class Cancellation: All of our classes are assessed for cancellation at the end of the first week of the session. Participants in classes with low enrollment will be given the option for a full refund or transferred into another class. If the class has to be cancelled or moved for unforeseen reasons, you will be contacted by email that you used for registration. If there are any questions regarding this course, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thanks, Jared Lindorfer | Coordinator, Aquatics and Safety Education University Recreation | Washington State University | Pullman, WA 99164 jared.lindorfer@wsu.edu | 509.335.5407 | urec.wsu.edu
 
 

American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Course (Youth)

Apr 12 - Apr 14 in SRC Pool
[F] 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
[Su Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$200 - $225
 
 
American Red Cross Blended Learning Water Safety Instructor (WSI) course. The course dates are: Friday - April 12, 2019 - 5:00pm-10:00pm Saturday - April 13, 2019 - 9:00am-5:00pm Sunday - April 14, 2019 - 9:00am-5:00pm The Blended Learning version of the course is designed to be taught in approximately 31 hours. Online time: 7 hours and 21 hours facility time. In order to completely enroll in this course, you must also register at classes.redcross.org with the offering ID that will be provided after your registration and purchase $35 blended learning registration which is not included with this course registration fee. The American Red Cross WSI course is designed to teach candidates the knowledge and skills needed to organize, plan and teach courses in swimming and water safety, including Learn-to-Swim, Parent and Child Aquatics, Basic Water Rescue, and Water Safety Presentations to people of all ages and varying abilities. To enroll in the WSI course, you must be at least 16 years of age before the last scheduled class session. To participate in the WSI course, you must be able to demonstrate the following strokes at a Level 4 ability, meaning you demonstrate effective and efficient strokes and rhythmic breathing for 25 yards: *Front crawl *Back crawl *Sidestroke *Breaststroke *Elementary Backstroke *Butterfly (15 yards ONLY) *Tread water for 1 minute in the deep end *Back float for 1 minute in deep end The skills evaluation will occur on the first day of the course. Please bring a swimsuit and towel for the skills evaluation and for every class. To become certified as a Water Safety Instructor, instructor candidates must: - Successfully complete the Precourse Session - Attend and actively participate in all course sessions - Successfully complete class activities, including the required practice teaching assignments - Score a minimum of 80 percent (40 correct answers out of 50 questions) on the final written exam - Upon successful completion of the WSI course, each participant will receive an American Red Cross universal certificate, which is valid for 2 years, from the date of completion. Participant Products/Materials (available in e-book and print formats) - You will receive course materials ($55 value) with this registration that is included and non-refundable if you do not pass the pre-test for this course. - American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor’s Manual - American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety Visit instructorscorner.org/WSIcandidates to access digital materials and online prerequisites. You are encouraged to check with your healthcare professional before participating in the practice sessions. If a medical condition or disability exists that might prevent participation in the activities, or there are questions about fully participating in the WSI course, please contact the Aquatics & Safety Education Coordinator, Jared Lindorfer, prior to the first class day. Class Cancellation: All of our classes are assessed for cancellation at the end of the first week of the session. Participants in classes with low enrollment will be given the option for a full refund or transferred into another class. If the class has to be cancelled or moved for unforeseen reasons, you will be contacted by email that you used for registration. If there are any questions regarding this course, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thanks, Jared Lindorfer | Coordinator, Aquatics and Safety Education University Recreation | Washington State University | Pullman, WA 99164 jared.lindorfer@wsu.edu | 509.335.5407 | urec.wsu.edu