What is the basic water rescue course and whats required to pass it?
"Provides individuals with info and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies; teaches to protect self while assisting others"; Attend all class sessions, demonstrate competency in each skill, correctly answer 80% of questions on written test.
What program can be used to help children learn how to avoid dangers around water?
Personal Water Safety? Lifeguard readiness?
When filling out a WSI activity report, what are the differences between pass, fail, audit and incomplete?
Pass- passed all required skills, final skills test and written exam
Fail- not passed all required skills, final skills test or written exam
Incomplete- could not complete course because circumstances prevented attendance (must be completed within a reasonable time frame)
Audit- participant has chosen to self-evaluate, does NOT receive a course completion certificate.
What is the goal of level 1?
To Help students feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy the water safely
What are the four stages of learning? What occurs in each stage?
Cognitive-beginning- thinking before moving, awkward
Associative- practice- connect movements, improvement
Autonomous-skill refinement-smooth, recognize and correct own errors
What factors influence learning?
Find attainable goals; encourage participation and practice; use motivation; Positive and constructive feedback
What must be done in order to improve any motor skill?
Encourage practice; Focus on "factors that effect learning"; Connect behaviors- strokes and breathing; Pay attention to qualitative vs. quantitative changes
What are some factors that affect lesson planning?
Disabilities; range of abilities; misbehavior; practice time; size; age and experience of students
Why is it important to self-evaluate your lesson plan at the end of every lesson?
Use it to improve next lesson plan (how much practice, what to review)
What is the difference between a block plan and a lesson plan?
Block-for duration of the entire session of classes- all the skills you want to learn for that level
Lesson-individual day with details for activities and progressions of skills
What can you do to make a skill demonstration effective?
Slowly, exaggerated, keep info to a minimum, do it on dry land, make associations, tell them what to look for, perform it soon after seeing it
How deep should the water be for diving?
9 ft if diving from deck, 11.5 feet if diving from a springboard
What are the different types of dives?
Kneeling (on deck);
Compact (on deck-lift knees)
stride (on deck, one foot forward, one back, lift rear leg) Standing dive; Fall-in (from diving board)
Forward Dive Pike Position (from springboard)
Forward Dive Tuck Position (from springboard)
Grab start (from block)
Track Start (from block)
How do you customize a swim lesson for older adults?
Plan with participants (What do you know, What do you want to know, What are you able to do?)
Individualize the approach (freedom to work at own pace, practice, pick skills)
Teaching methods- simplify skills, association
Physical elements- cleanliness, entrances, temperature, noise
Pstchological- review, rest, compliment/reward, establish trust
How many times should a child be put underwater in the initial learning phase?
No more than 3 times per lesson
What are some of the safty techniques taught in the learn to swim courses?
Safe entry and exit
Use of life jacket
Be cool follow the rules
Look before you leap
Think so you don't sink/Reach or throw- don't go
obey posted rules
Compact jump with life jacket
Care for concious choking victim
As a WSI, what paperwork must be submitted to the ARC after the course
Course record addendum OR Water Safety Instructor Activity Report
What are the steps in becomming an instructor aide?
Basic-level certification OR skills and knowledge for the courses in which they will help
Exhibit maturity and responsibilty
As a WSI, what courses are you eligible to teach?
6 levels of Learn to Swim
Parent and Child Aquatics
Water safety outreach- Water Safety today
Basic water rescue
Longfellow's WHALE's Tales
Why would you use the ARC swimming and diving skills video?
For "students in level 5 or 6 or adults who are interested in learning to swim, refining their strokes or learning more about aquatics"
How long is your initial WSI certification good?
Your WSI certification is good for 2 years and is renewed by teaching at least 1 class during that time
"becoming authorized again by teaching or co-teaching at least 1 course of record during an authorization period"- a new Health and Safety Services Instructor Authorization certificate is issued
Approval by local Red Cross to teach- Health and Safety Services Instructor Authorization Certificate and Instructor Agreement must be signed by the instructor and an official from the local RC chapter
What is WSI eligible to teach?
Parent and child aquatics
water safety courses
Pass- passed all required skills, exit assessment and written exam if applicable
Fail- not passed all required skills, exit assessment and written exam
Incomplete-could not complete course because circumstances prevented attendance (must be completed within reasonable time)
Audit- participant has chosen to self-evaluate- does not receive a course completion certificate