Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Course

Water Safety Instructor Course

  1. Part 1
  2. Part 2

Skills Evaluation, Online & Teaching Experience

The skills evaluation ensures candidates have the necessary water safety skills, strokes, and Instructor Emergency Response (IER) skills equivalent to the Red Cross Swim Kids 10 performance criteria. As a result of the extensive research conducted, one of the most significant aspects of the revised program will be the transition of in-person learning to combined online and in-person training.

This blended learning solution will put the Canadian Red Cross’ Water Safety Instructor Development Program in line with a new approach to learning: the flipped classroom. According to the Khan Academy, the flipped classroom allows the learner to learn at his or her own speed - focusing on what is important and how it connects to them - online before arriving at the pool. This ensures the transfer of knowledge will occur in an environment the learner controls time, reviews, additional opportunities to research, and reflection.

The in-person component then builds on the topics covered online. Another significant change is the teaching experience. The teaching experience takes place following the online learning and prior to the in-person component. The decision to complete the teaching experience prior to the in-person course achieves the following outcomes:

Candidates have first-hand experience observing real progressions and swimmer skills with a mix of personalities in the same class. Candidates have a frame of reference to reflect on and link to the theory of the course.


  • Jul 04, 2022 - Jul 08, 2022 3;30- 6:15 pm



Re-Certification Dates

  • TBD