The Selah Aquatic Center will be hosting training classes to certify you as a

Red Cross Swim Instructor!

Please click HERE for registration page. 

Minimum Requirements

  • Be age 16 by the last class.

  • Pass the swim pre-test:  swim 25 yards of each of the following six strokes: crawl stroke/freestyle, breaststroke, back crawl/backstroke, butterfly, side stroke, elementary backstroke, tread water for 1 minute, back float in deep water 1 minute.

  • Complete the online portion of the class:  Orientation must be done before the first class. Sessions are completed over the course of the training classes in the student's own time.  Homework is required for this class. 

  • Attend all in-person sessions: Swim Instructors must show maturity in decisions and responsibility in actions.  All classes must be attended and instructor candidates must be prepared for each session.

  • Pass the written test with 80% or better: The written test is taken after the completion of the in-person water test.  Only two chances to pass this test will be available.  A study guide will be available prior to testing day.

Class dates:

  • Classes for Spring 2022 will begin in May 2022. Please click HERE for registration page. 

    • Dates:  May 1 & 15 noon-5pm at Yakima Athletic Club, May 22nd 9:00am-5:00pm, June 5th 8:30am-5:00pm All classes required​

Questions? Contact Aimee Ozanich, Aquatics Director, 901-1838 for more information.