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

Red Cross Swim Instructor!

Please click HERE for the registration page (Opens March 1, 2024). 

2024 DATES

Class dates: 

  • Spring 2024 class will begin in May 2024

    • Course materials are available online after registration.

    • The cost for the class is $150 including registration with the Red Cross. 

    • You must attend all classes.

    • Dates: 

      • May 5, 10 am-5:00 pm at Yakima Athletic Club;  Pre-test and Lessons 1-3

      • May 19, noon-6:30 pm at our facility; Lessons 4-6

      • June 9, 10:30-4:00 pm at our facility; Lessons 7&8

      • June 16, 9 am-2:00 pm at our facility; Lessons 9&10, Practice with actual children, written test


  • 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.    A study guide will be available before testing day.


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

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