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Swim Instructor Training: Age 15 years - Adult


Learning to swim and be safe in the water is one of the most valuable lifetime skills a person can have. Become one of the promotors of water safety and swimming through this 24-hour course of learning swim stroke mechanics, water safety awareness, child development, learning theory, lesson planning, and communications with students/parents. Swim Instructor training is for 15 year olds and adults that are both strong swimmers and comfortable in deep water. Must attend ALL sessions listed below to complete course.

Participants successfully completing this course will receive a swim instructor certification locally recognized by City of Sandpoint Parks & Rec. and Sandpoint West Athletic Club (SWAC). This course is taught by professionally certified, highly experienced Water Safety Instructors – Ciarra Benton & Deanna Benton.

Classroom Sessions: At Community Hall (204 S. First Street).                                                               

  • Friday, April 27 from 5-9PM;
  • Saturday, April 28 from 8:30AM – 5PM
  • Sunday April 29 from 3:30 - 5:30PM
  • Saturday, May 12 from 3:30 – 5:30PM

In-Water Sessions: At SWAC (1905 Pine Street)

  • Sunday, April 29 from 1 – 3PM
  • Saturday, May 12 from 1 – 3PM,

Shadow Teaching: April 30 – May 11: Schedule 4 additional hours with instructor.

FEES: $75/person. A minimum of 5 students is required to run the course. Parks & Rec does have partial scholarships for high school age participants.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  Monday, April 23rd.  

Register on-line at www.sandpointidaho.gov/parksrecreation or at Sandpoint Parks & Recreation at (208) 263-3613, or visit us at 1123 Lake Street. For additional classes offered by Parks and Rec. check us out on the website.

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