Weekday: 6am-9pm Weekend: 7am-9pm

Certification Courses

Earn your Water Safety Instructor (WSI) certification and gain the skills needed to be a Swimming Instructor at Old Town Hot Springs. Being a Swim Instructor is an excellent summer job in Steamboat. Additionally, Swim Instructors can work year round by teaching private swim lessons.

Class Prerequisites

To participate in the Swim Instructor certification course, individuals must:

  • Be at least 16 years of age.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform the following swimming skills:
    • Front crawl—25 yards
    • Back crawl—25 yards
    • Breaststroke—25 yards
    • Elementary backstroke—25 yards
    • Sidestroke—25 yards
    • Butterfly—15 yards
    • Maintain position on back for 1 minute in deep water (floating or sculling)
    • Tread water for 1 minute

Upcoming Courses:

  • Summer 2024

*6 hours of online precourse work required before in person class dates. All class dates must be attended.

Class Price and Registration

Swim Instructor certification is FREE for well qualified applicants who commit to working at Old Town Hot Springs.

For those not working at Old Town Hot Springs class is $250.

For more information, please reach out to Aquatics Manager, Grace Deacon.

Interested in working as a Swim Lessons Instructor?

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