Course to train water safety instructors

Saint Joseph’s College will offer a four-day Red Cross Water Safety Instructor course to train candidates on how to teach classes in the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program. The classes, which run on June 30, July 1, July 7 and July 8, will develop understanding of how to use course materials, how to conduct training sessions and how to evaluate participants’ progress.

Candidates must be at least 16 years of age on or before the final scheduled session of the course and be able to demonstrate the following swimming skills consistent with Stroke Performance Charts, Level 4: Front Crawl - 25 yards, Back Crawl - 25 yards, Breaststroke - 25 yards, Elementary Backstroke - 25 yards, Sidestroke – 25 yards, Butterfly - 25 yards, maintain position on back for one minute in deep water (floating or sculling) and tread water for one minute.

The classes run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., on each of the four days, at the Harold Alfond Center pool at the Standish campus. All four classes are required. The cost is $350 per person (group discounts available) or $275 for Saint Joseph’s students, faculty and staff. Contact 893-6615 or for more information or to register.

June 13, 2012
Contact: Charmaine Daniels at (207) 893-7723 or e-mail