YMCA Swim Lessons Instructor V6 Courses
This training course awards the YMCA Swim Lesson Instructor V6 Certification. After successful completion, Instructors will be able to identify components of the YMCA Swim Lessons continuum, demonstrate the behaviors of an effective YMCA Swim Lessons Instructor, maintain an inclusive environment of learning while keeping order in a positive and safe environment, employ swim teaching techniques that breakdown the critical features of a swimmer’s skill progression and demonstrate the swim instructor’s role in an emergency situation
Prerequisites: BSL, AED, Oxygen and First Aid certifications. Prior to course registration complete eLearning for Principles of Youth Development, YMCA Swim Lessons Instructor V6 Orientation, and YMCA Swim Lessons Instructor V6 Observe and Communicate on LINK (formerly YExchange). Must be able to demonstrate 4 of the 6 strokes in good form (front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke, elementary backstroke and butterfly), tread water 2 minutes with 2 different kicks. Minimum age 16.
Advanced Teaching Techniques (Instructor Renewal)