HWS Campus

Finger Lakes Aquatics Camp

Lifeguarding Instructor (LGI), $500


To train instructor candidates to teach basic level Lifeguarding, Waterfront and Waterpark Lifeguarding and Shallow Water Attendant (all including first aid), Lifeguard Management, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, Administering Emergency Oxygen, Blood borne Pathogens Training and Basic Water Rescue courses.


  • Minimum age of 17.
  • Possess a current Lifeguarding certificate or have successfully completed an acceptable Lifeguarding course within the last 4 years (full or review).

Learning Objectives

  • Expand on information from the American Red Cross Fundamentals of Instructor Training (FIT) course to teach the courses and presentations in the Lifeguarding program.
  • Demonstrate the characteristics required of an American Red Cross representative and role model.
  • Teach courses in a manner that helps participants stay engaged in the learning process.
  • Ensure participants’ health and safety during training.
  • Demonstrate skills at an appropriate level of performance.
  • Maintain complete and accurate records and reports.
  • Plan, organize and conduct the courses and presentation in the Lifeguarding program in accordance with the requirements of the specific course or presentation they will be teaching, and evaluate participants.
  • Monitor participants’ practice and provide corrective feedback and encouragement consistent with the critical skill performance steps.


A currently authorized American Red Cross Lifeguarding instructor trainer.

Certification Requirements

  • Successfully complete the precourse session.
  • Attend and actively participate in all course sessions.
  • Successfully complete class activities, including the required practice-teaching assignments.
  • Complete the Blood borne Pathogens Training: Preventing Disease Transmission Instructor Self-Study/Pre-Test.
  • Score at least 80 percent on the basic-level Administering Emergency Oxygen final written exam.
  • Score at least 80 percent on the Lifeguarding Instructor Course final written exam.

Certificate Issued and Validity Period

Lifeguarding Instructor: Authorization is for 2 calendar years. All authorizations expire on December 31 of each year. Initial authorization may be for less or more time depending on when training is completed.

Camp Info


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Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Mailing address: 300 Pulteney Street

Office address: Harris House
678 South Main Street
Geneva, NY 14456

Phone: (315) 781-3103
Fax: (315) 781-4325
Email: events@hws.edu