Swimsprout offers a comprehensive training program for individuals who have a desire to teach children life-saving skills and make a difference in their communities. Instructor trainees work alongside a certified swimsprout instructor and are provided hands-on training with children of various ages and abilities over a six week period. The in-water training is taught in conjunction with theoretical development through self-study, lessons and video review. The instructor trainee will study concepts in child development and psychology, behavioral knowledge, child anatomy, and physiology. Through learning these concepts, the instructor trainee will be able to successfully teach a student proper breath control, independent swimming and floating skills. All instructor trainees will be expected to follow swimsprout policy and procedures beyond their initial training. There are also opportunities, each year, for ongoing development beyond the initial training through workshops and seminars.
Upon completion of the training, new instructors receive a certificate of completion, advertised on the swimsprout website, and ongoing support. CPR certification must be completed and maintained. Swimsprout instructors are also required to carry liability insurance.