The Bay Ridge Aquatics Institute, Inc. (BRAINS) will be conducting an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor course, in the Winter / Spring of 2013. BRAINS 40-hour course includes American Red Cross Fundamentals of Instructor Training (FIT) and would certify the candidate to teach American Red Cross swimming and water safety courses.
The first class and tryouts will be February 2nd. Bring a towel, swimsuit, and swim cap.
Course Content Includes:
- Teaching progressions, course lesson planning
- Recognizing common skill errors and providing corrective feedback
- Motor learning & hydrodynamic principles
- Cultural diversity training
- Fitness and training
- Disabilities and other conditions
NOTE: YOU WILL NOT BE CERTIFIED AS A LIFEGUARD IN THIS COURSE. SEE LIFEGUARD TRAINING.
The cost of this course, including training materials, is $385 . If you are interested in taking this course or would like additional information, please contact Maria Fritsch, call BRAINS at (347) 267-9469, or visit our contact page to leave us a message.
For more course-related information, please visit the American Red Cross WSI Page
- You must be at least 16 years of age by the last scheduled session of the instructor course and successfully complete the precourse session.
- You must swim the following strokes at Level IV of the American Red Cross Learn to Swim program:
- 25 yards of front crawl
- 25 yards of back crawl
- 25 yards of sidestroke
- 25 yards of breaststroke
- 25 yards of elementary backstroke
- 15 yards of butterfly
- Maintain position on back 1 minute in deep water (floating or sculling).
- Tread water for 1 minute.
BRAINS 2013 American Red Cross Water Safety program will take place on the indicated dates:
|10:00 AM to 6 PM
||Feb 2, 9, 23,
March 2 & 9
Please make checks out to BRAINS.
The FHHS pool is a competition pool, not a bathing pool - water temperature is cool. BRAINS does not offer refunds for variations in temperature or condition of the water or facility. Maintenance of the FHHS pool facility is performed by a private company under contract with the NYC Department of Education and is not, in any way, under the control of the Bay Ridge Aquatics Institute, Inc.
No refunds. Applicant is responsible for the total fee since acceptance to the program is offered to a limited number of candidates. All teaching costs, security and permit fees must be paid for whether classes are attended or not, therefore BRAINS cannot offer make-up classes, credits or refunds for any classes you may miss. In the event that a class is cancelled we will, at our option, either schedule a make-up or offer a refund or credit for the number of classes cancelled. Exceptions: If major illness or serious complications make it impossible for the registrant to attend classes, we will make every effort to fill the remaining classes with another participant. Should such circumstances arise and we can fill the slot, while we are not obligated to do so, we will consider your request for a refund or credit. Please note that a processing fee of $25 will be applied to any refunds granted. If you are seeking such consideration, you must submit this request in writing along with doctor's notes and/or any other proof needed.
Transfers: Any transfer requests not initiated by BRAINS must be accompanied by payment of a $15 transfer processing fee.
This activity is not sponsored nor endorsed by the New York City Department of Education. The views and opinions expressed by the sponsoring organization or its participants do not necessarily state or reflect those of the New York City Department of Education.