Water Safety Training

The following courses/presentations are available by request:

Longfellow's WHALE Tales

Water Habits Are Learned Early

Educational dry-land water safety program aimed towards children ages 5-12

Includes information on the following topics:

1. Swim as a Pair Near a Lifeguard’s Chair

2. Look Before You Leap

3. Think So You Don’t Sink

4. Reach or Throw, Don’t Go

5. Don’t Just Pack It, Wear Your Jacket

6. Too Much Sun Is No Fun

7. In Your House and in Your Yard, Watch for Water, Be on Guard

8. Wave, Tide or Ride, Follow the Guide

Girl/Boy Scout Water Safety Badges

Schedule a Water Safety Day with your troop to earn a new badge!!

*note: badges may not be the same as the image on this site

Water Safety Presentations

All 30-minute presentations:

  • General Water Safety: focus on developing awareness of the importance of water safety training and key information on being safe in, on, and around the water for individuals

  • Home Pool Safety: Information for home pool owners and apartment users on how to keep their family and guests safe in an aquatic environment

  • Sun Safety: Information about the dangers of too much exposure to direct sunlight, and ways to protect self and others while enjoying activities in the sun!

  • Rip Current Safety: Focus on awareness of the dangers of rip currents, including how to recognize and avoid them, as well as what to do if caught in one

Water Safety Courses

You will receive a Red Cross certificate of completion following courses:

  • Water Safety Today: Intended for anyone with an interest in learning water safety knowledge and skills. This 2-hour presentation teaches participants how to recognize, prevent, and respond to emergencies in and around the water.

  • Basic Water Rescue: This is a 4-hour course for members of the general public involved in aquatic activities, as well as public safety personnel, camp personnel and day trip leaders, daycare workers, school teachers, aquatic fitness instructors, aquatic therapists, and others who work around water. It provides participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to prevent, recognize, and respond to aquatic emergencies, including how to protect themselves when assisting others. *This course does not provide participants with all the knowledge and skills needed to be certified as a lifeguard.

  • Personal Water Safety: This 5-hour presentation is intended for anyone who wants to learn how to be safe in, on, and around the water. It teaches participants how to prevent personal injuries and emergencies along with survival and self-rescue techniques. It provides basic information on ocean safety (rip currents), safety at waterparks, and boating.

  • Safety Training for Swim Coaches: This is a 6-hour blended learning course developed in collaboration with USA Swimming. It is designed mainly for use by coaches who are members of USA Swimming, the YMCA, or other national governing bodies seeking to satisfy a certification requirement. The course focuses on how to help maintain a comfortable and safe environment for swimmers, prevent accidents and emergencies, and respond to swimmers will illnesses or injuries in water or on land.

Please reach out to me to discuss pricing and scheduling!!