Progressive Swimming Instructor for NYS Children's Camps
Fact Sheet - February 2014
- Progressive Swimming Instructor for NYS Children's Camps is available in Portable Document Format (PDF).
A progressive swimming instructor may not perform lifeguard duties unless:
- currently certified as a qualified lifeguard; and
- the individual is not concurrently performing instructional duties.
A progressive swimming instructor is required to assess the swimming ability of each camper prior to allowing the child to participate in aquatic activities. The following courses meet the certification requirements as specified in Section 7-2.5(f) of Subpart 7-2 of the New York State Sanitary Code:
|American Red Cross (ARC)||Water Safety Instructor|
|Boy Scouts of America||Aquatics Instructor, BSA|
|Cub Scout Aquatics Supervisor, BSA|
|Canadian Red Cross||Water Safety Instructor|
|YMCA||Special Population Swimming Instructor|
|YMCA Swim Lessons Instructor|
|Starfish Aquatics Institute||Starfish Swimming Instructor1|
|PADI||PADI Swimming Instructor1|
- Certifications must indicate specialty program training in both Stroke and Swim School.