Help someone achieve their goals by learning to swim by becoming a YMCA Certified Swim Instructor.
Whether you are only in, on and around the water in the summer, or you hit the pool, lake or ocean all year long, knowing how to handle yourself in the water – and help those in need – will make it a safer, more enjoyable experience for everyone. That’s why, year-round swimming and water safety classes are available at aquatic facilities across the country. Our Swim Instructor certification classes will help set the stage for a lifetime of water safety by equipping you with the knowledge and skills needed to help you and loved ones swim safely and with confidence.
Earn your certification to teach American Red Cross swimming and water safety, and gain the skills needed to teach courses and make presentations to swimmers of every age and ability. Through our Aquatic Instructor Training program, you can help recreational swimmers meet their goals, refine their skills and stay safe in, on, and around water.