Become an American Red Cross Swimming Instructor.


  • 16 years of age on or before the last date of the course
  • Complete online Blended Learning before the first day of class, link will be emailed to you once you have registered for the class
  • Complete precourse session which includes:
    Swim the following skills at a learn-to-swim Level 4
         1. Front Crawl-25 yards.
         2. Back Crawl-25 yards.
         3. Breaststroke-25 yrds.
         4. Elementary Backstroke-25 yards.
         5. Sidestroke-25 yards.
         6. Butterfly-25 yards.
  • Maintain position on back 1 minute in deep water (sculling is allowed)
  • Tread water 1 minute


In order to become a Water Safety Instructor you must complete the precourse skills, attend all classes, participate and be prepared for the four teach-back assignments and score at least an 80% on the final written exam. All class participants must arrive on time, have homework assignments finished and ready for review each day of class and receive feedback from fellow classmates with maturity and an open-mind.

Course Length:

The Blended Learning course is 30 hours long based on 6 students. This class includes an on-line portion that must be completed prior to the first day of class. Participants must complete all 30 hours to be eligible for certification.

There is an American Red Cross fee of $35 that must be paid to the American Red Cross that is in addition to the 92Y fee for the course. Once you register for the class with 92Y you will be emailed a link to the American Red Cross where you will be walked through the registration steps and asked to pay the fee. You will also be able to complete the on-line portion of the course with this link.

Learn More & Register

  • WSI (16+ Years)

    First Session: Tue, Dec 27, 2016, 9 am - 5:30 pm

    Day(s): Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday

    Sessions: 3

    Class Calendar: View class calendar

    Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

    Room: N332 Swimming Pool 3rd Fl

    Price: from $500.00




    Standard May Center How can I get this price?


    $500 $400


    Prerequisites: Must demonstrate the following skills according to the Stroke Performance Charts, Level 4: 25 yards front crawl, 25 yards back crawl, 25 yards breaststroke, 25 yards elementary backstroke, 25 yards sidestroke, 15 yards butterfly, tread water for 1 minute, maintain position on back 1 minute in deep water.

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If you have any questions or need assistance with your registration please call Customer Service at 212.415.5500 during our Hours of Operation.

If you prefer, you can order your tickets and class enrollments by calling Customer Service at 212.415.5500 during our Hours of Operation, using Visa, MasterCard or American Express. You can also place your order by fax, by mail, or in person at our Box Office on Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street.

Get to the front of the line!

Priority registration puts you at the front of the line to register for courses and events for an upcoming semester.

Eligible patrons will be able to order priority registration online.


Who is eligible for priority registration?

Individuals who have participated in 92nd Street Y programs over the past year in selected program areas, participants in certain memberships, and those who have made contributions of $500 or more to 92Y, are eligible to register for programs before they become available to the general public.

How do I know if I qualify?

Patrons that qualify for Priority Registration will receive packets in the mail explaining how to purchase online. Priority registration is normally mailed 2-3 weeks before a catalog is available. Registration information includes your Patron ID#. You can use this ID# to setup your login information online. This will allow you to register early for a course or event. Please note: if you receive a packet, you are only eligible to priority register for the programs covered in your packet.

Priority Registration Support

To find out if you are eligible for priority registration, don't have your Patron ID#, or having difficulty ordering online, please call 212.415.5500 or email.