Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Class

The purpose of the A.R.C. Water Safety Instructor Course is to train instructor candidates to teach courses & presentations in the A.R.C. Swimming & Water Safety Program (including the Basic Water Rescue and Personal Water Safety Courses, six levels of Learn-To-Swim, three levels of Preschool Aquatics and two levels of Parent & Child Aquatics) by developing their understanding of how to use the course materials, how to conduct training sessions and how to evaluate participants’ progress


To be eligible to take the A.R.C. WSI Course, students must:

Be at least 16 years of age on or before the final scheduled lesson of the course.

Have successfully completed the Fundamentals of Instructor Training course. Possess a Fundamentals of Instructor Training Certificate issued within the last year or possess a current national Health & Safety Services Instructor Authorization Certificate.

Demonstrate the ability to perform the following swimming skills: *Swim the following strokes consistent with the A.R.C. swimming Level 4: Front Crawl (25 yards), Back Crawl (25 yards), Breaststroke (25 yards), Elementary Backstroke (25 yards), Sidestroke (25 yards), Butterfly (15 yards). * Maintain position on back for 1 minute in deep water (floating or sculling). * Tread water for 1 minute.

Participants will be tested on the first day of class. Participants not meeting the pre-requisite will be directed to enroll in Learn-To-Swim.



Friday 4:00pm-8:00pm, Saturday 10:00am-3:00pm, Sunday 10:00am-3:00pm & Monday 4:00pm-8:00pm



Payment via credit card (Visa or MasterCard) only.


December 12th 2022

Registration forms are available at the

Groveport Recreation Center

7370 Groveport Rd.

Groveport, OH 43125

- All registrations are processed on site -


Contact Kelsey Valine (Aquatics Manager) (614) 836-1000 x 1504