Water Safety in the Classroom or at Home

Learn how to teach water safety in the classroom or at home.

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Water Safety in the Classroom is designed to help educators to teach water safety to children ages 2-14. All the methods discussed in this course are appropriate for teaching in a classroom setting, no pool or access to water is required.

Tell Me More. This course is presented using video demonstrations and PowerPoint presentations. Educators are provided with lesson plans and materials for distribution to students and their families to help spread the message about water safety. Once you have viewed all the materials, there is a short quiz. Successfully completion of the quiz (75% or more) is required to receive a Certificate of Completion.

Your Instructor

Kara Keenan Cassidy
Kara Keenan Cassidy

Kara Cassidy considers herself to be a swimmer by marriage, being introduced to all facets of the sport by her husband and his colleagues, finding her passion with teaching swimming, which she started to practice in 1995. She completed her first swimming race in 1999 – a one-mile ocean swim in South Jersey. Kara served in many administrative and coaching roles since then with the swimming community in both New Jersey and Florida.

In 1999, Kara founded the Seacats Swim School in New Jersey and has taught swim lessons and water safety to thousands of people of all ages. Kara was recognized by the Atlantic City Chamber of Commerce as “Top 40 Under 40” in Southern New Jersey for making a positive influence in the community.

In 2005, Kara founded Saint Andrew’s Swim School in Boca Raton. Also in 2005, Kara and her husband began and currently own Saint Andrew’s Aquatics, www.saaquatics.com which includes USA Swimming and USA Water Polo teams.

In 2013, Saint Andrew’s Swim School became Florida Swim School www.flswimschool.com in Boca Raton, which is nationally recognized as a premier learn-to- swim program for all ages. Florida Swim School opened the area’s only indoor swim school in June 2015 and still provides lessons at Saint Andrew’s School for their students.

Kara and Sid have two children: son Quinn who swam and studied at University of Florida and currently coaches at Saint Andrew’s Aquatics; daughter Kate competes in water polo at Arizona State University.

Course Curriculum

  Introduction: Welcome to Water Safety in the Classroom. Meet Your Instructor
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  Module 1:: Water Safety
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
How long will it take me to complete this course?
This course is comprised of 4 videos with a total viewing time of 45 minutes. Learners are required to view all the videos, in their entirety. There is also supplemental required reading, lesson plans and pictures available for classroom use and a quiz at the end. In total, the minimum amount of time to complete the course is estimated to be about 2 hours.
Do I have to complete the course all at once?
No. You can start and stop at any time. This is a self-directed course that you complete at our own pace.
Will I receive something to show that I finished the course?
Yes. Upon successfully viewing of the videos and completing the quiz with a (x%) or more, a certificate of completion will automatically be generated and sent to your email address.
What if I don’t successfully complete the quiz?
If this occurs, please contact our office at [email protected] for next steps.
Do you offer other courses in water safety?
Yes. We offer an add-on to this course called Water Safety in the Pool. This class is deigned to teach water safety techniques in the water. It is comprised of a video for viewing and learners are required to submit a video to demonstrate satisfactory knowledge of how to teach water safety techniques in the water. This course can only be taken once you have successfully completed Water Safety in the Classroom.
Can I take the Water Safety in the Classroom Course without taking Water Safety in the Pool Course?
Yes. Water Safety in the Classroom is designed to provide educators all the information they need to teach water safety in a dry environment.
Who do I contact if I have questions during the course?
If you have any questions, please email: [email protected] We will make every effort to answer your question in a timely manner.

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