Water Safety Instructor

Water Safety Instructor Training:

Fee $225

Session 1 - September 17-September 23

  • September 17 - 10am-5pm at Senior Place
  • September 18 – 6:30pm-9:30pm at Senior Place
  • September 20 – 6:30pm-9:30pm at Junior High
  • September 23 – 10am-5pm at Senior Place

Session 2 – October 20-October 22

  • October 20 – 8am- 12pm Senior Place
  • October 20 – 12pm-3pm Junior High
  • October 21 – 8am-3pm Senior Place
  • October 22 – 8am-3pm Senior Place

Session 3 – December 2-December 9

  • December 3 – 10am-5pm at Senior Place
  • December 4 – 6:30pm-9:30pm at Senior Place
  • December 6 – 6:30-9:30pm at Junior High
  • December 9 – 10am-5pm at Senior Place


Must be 16 at time class begins.

  • You must attend all classes to pass.
  • No refund will be issued if you do not pass.
    • Strokes you need to know PROFICIENTLY for at least 25 yards each:
      Front crawl; Back crawl; Breast stroke; Elementary backstroke; Butterfly (i
      t is highly recommended to start practicing your strokes immediately, especially breastroke and butterfly.  Class is not the time to learn the strokes--you will need to know all the strokes before class begins.

Water Safety Instructor Classes

Water Safety Instructors (swimming lessons instructors) are trained to teach children and adults water safety, survival and swimming skills, and give community water safety presentations.  It's a fun job that will help you develop teaching and leadership skills.

Interested in becoming a WSI or have you recently taken your WSI certification class? Owatonna Parks and Recreation and Owatonna Community Education are offering up to $200 if you become American Red Cross WSI certified. Instructors may be reimbursed up to $100 per organization.  For each class you teach, instructors may be reimbursed $5 per class up to $20 per season per organization.  Any instructor presenting a receipt from a certification class is eligible if the class was taken within the past 2 years with Owatonna Parks & Recreation or taken within the past year with another organization. Contact us for more information.

Click HERE for information on the Water Safety Instructor Reimbursement Program.