YMCA SWIM INSTRUCTOR TRAINING (Y-SI)

The purpose of the YMCA Swim Lesson Training course is to provide entry-level instructor participants with the knowledge and skills to ensure participants of all ages in our community know how to be safe in and around water. Learning to swim is a life skill. Together, we can help adults, parents and children increase their knowledge, ability and stamina to build smart, strong, confident swimmers.

PREREQUISITES:

  • Must be 16 years old by May 15, 2019.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes and swim
  • 50 yards of each stroke – Free, Back, Breast, Fly, Side stroke and Elementary Back
  • Currently employed with the YMCA of Southern Arizona

You will need to upload the required certifications to LCDC.YExchange.org prior to the start date of the YMCA Swim Lesson Instructor course. See below for prerequisites:

Required Prerequisite Certifications:
    •  First Aid
    •  Oxygen
    •  CPR PRO/AED for Aquatics ​(within one year of achievement date)

In addition to the above certifications, there are three eLearnings to be completed prior to the start date of the V6 YMCA Swim Lesson Instructor course. The following eLearnings can be found at LCDC.YExchange.org:

  • PRINCIPLES OF YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
  • YMCA V6 SWIM LESSONS INSTRUCTOR: Observe & Communicate
  • YMCA V6 SWIM LESSONS INSTRUCTOR: Orientation

CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

      • Valid participant email address and access to online materials.
      • Complete all required online materials prior to class sessions.
      • Attend and participate in all class sessions.
      • Demonstrate competency in all required skills and activities.
      • Pass the final written exam with minimum grades of 80 percent.

Upon completion of this course participants will receive YMCA Swim Lesson
Instructor certification valid for 2 years.

Interested in becoming a swim instructor or working for the YMCA?

Contact Candis Martin at CandisM@TucsonYMCA.org