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PAC 209 Water Safety Instructor (WSI)
Credit Hours:  2
Effective Term: Fall 2014
AGEC: (None)  
Credit Breakdown: 1 Lecture, 3 Labs
Times for Credit: 3
Grading Option: Both A/F and S/U

Description: Training for Water Safety Instructor (WSI) candidates to teach American Red Cross (ARC) Water Safety Courses, the ARC Infant and Preschool Aquatics Program and the ARC Learn to Swim Program. Students must successfully complete precourse written and water proficiency tests, and be at least 17 years of age by the end of the course. Prerequisite certifications must be current prior to enrollment. May be taken three times for credit.

Prerequisites: Lifeguard Training, current Adult CPR & Standard First Aid Certificates, pass precourse written exam and water proficiency exam

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Application Level) Perform the 500-yard swim proficiently using the front crawl, back crawl, breast stroke and sidestroke.
2. (Application Level) Perform the long shallow and surface dives.
3. (Application Level) Demonstrate proper head/neck in-line stabilization for a suspected spinal injury.
4. (Application Level) Apply American Red Cross standards to maintain a safe aquatic environment.
5. (Evaluation Level) Evaluate and apply American Red Cross Standards to recommend appropriate responses to safety emergency scenarios.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
Demonstrate the required skills at an acceptable level of performance as outlined in the current American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor's Manual and the current American Red Cross Swimming and Diving Manual. A copy of the Red Cross WSI (c2004) manual and the Red Cross Lifeguard (c2007) manul are housed in the C&SLA Office.