Water Safety Instructor Course

The Teton County/Jackson Parks and Recreation Department will be offering an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor course. This 30 hour course is dedicated to developing the skills you will need to instruct and plan courses in the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program. This course will be tailored to meet the individual needs of each participant.

The course will be a blended learning course so each student can work at their own pace and schedule time with the instructor when they complete each class. Participants must have passed the pretest before registering online. Class dates are currently to be determined.  Please contact Chuck Parquet at 307-732-5760 if you are interested in taking this course.

Course Prerequisites

 Candidates must:

  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Swim the following strokes consistent with the Stroke Performance Charts, level 4:
    • Front crawl for 25 yards
    • Back crawl for 25 yards
    • Breaststroke for 25 yards
    • Elementary Backstroke for 25 yards
    • Sidestroke for 25 yards
    • Butterfly for 15 yards
  • Maintain position on back one minute in deep water (floating or sculling)
  • Tread water for one minute

Course Details

Course dates will vary and approximaely 30 hours of classroom and pool times are necessary. The fees include $100 at the Recreation Center and $35 to be paid online. All in water classes will be held at the Recreation Center.