Assistant Swim Teacher

What Will You Learn?

This program provides candidates with the knowledge and training necessary to assist with SSI swim training programs under the direct supervision of a qualified active status SSI Professional.

Candidates earning the Assistant Swim Teacher certification complete the applicable Swim Teacher program, including any required apprenticeship hours.

What Will You Do?

  • Complete the Candidate Water Fitness Evaluation as outlined in the SSI Training Standards if it has been more than six months since the candidate has been evaluated.
  • Complete all academic sections and assessments as outlined in the instructor manual for the applicable program.
  • Complete the program’s final exam.
  • Complete the apprenticeship training as outlined in the applicable program training standard.

Course Prerequisites

Minimum age:

  • 16 years old.

Equipment Requirements

During all in-water training sessions, each student must be equipped with a properly fitted Total Swim System that includes:

  • Swim Suit
  • Skin and sun exposure protection appropriate to the environment

During all in-water training, each SSI Professional must be equipped with at least all student equipment.

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