YMCA Swim Lessons Instructor V6 Courses

YMCA Swim Lessons Instructor V6 Courses

This training course awards the YMCA Swim Lessons 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.  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.




Swim Instructor Certification Training

Glenwood Park
1/23/21 - 1/24/21

Registration Deadline: January 13, 2021.  (Prerequisites must be completed prior to registration)

Registration for this training is also required with the YMCA of the USA on LINK in the Learning and Career Development Center (LCDC).

Sign up for a YMCA account and LINK access


Prior to registration in the LCDC, all elearning prerequisite assignments must be completed.  BLS (CPR PRO), Basic First Aid and Oxygen Administration certifications must also be uploaded to LCDC account.


This course is free to YMCA of Greater Erie employees


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MetroBranchNon-Member
12/3/20 1/17/21 Online / Front Desk $ 160.00$ 160.00-

Available Sessions

Start Date End Date Spots
1/23/21 1/24/21 9:00-5:00pm Saturday & Sunday 1 / 7 Available Register