BECOME AN INSTRUCTOR

DEF TIER 1 INSTRUCTOR

A DEF Tier 1 Instructor is the foundation for all DEF training and programs, therefore the backbone of our organization. All Tier 1 Instructors must retain annual currency and operate under supervision and guidance of a DEF Tier 2 Instructor to plan and execute all training. Completion of the Tier 1 Certification program is a demonstration in mastering the basics of instruction of aquatic safety/risk management, water confidence training from beginner to advanced levels, a basic understanding of aquatic fitness programming, and maintaining currency with their CPR/AED certification.

PREREQUISITES
1. Have coaching or fitness instructor experience
2. Have swimming or water experience
3. Able to conduct the DEF Screener:
    a. 10min water tread
    b. 25m 10lb brick tow
    c. Deep end mask retrieval
    d. 25m underwater crossover

SYLLABUS
This 1-day course focuses on our training methodology focusing on the principles of FREE, mental Focus, on-demand Relaxation, Economy of Motion, and Efficient Breathing. The program includes instruction on training your mind, the Deep End Fitness culture, principles, pool safety, pool instruction methods, breathing drills and techniques, water confidence drills, the DEF Screener, and elements of a DEF workflow. The seminar includes one DEF workout that will focus on teamwork, mental fortitude and the principles of FREE.

WHO
The Tier 1 Instructor Course is the first step on the pathway to being a DEF Fully Certified Instructor, it will give you the teaching tools to build upon your own skills as an athlete but also allow you to give the knowledge to teach others.

PAYMENT
To sign up for a seminar you must pay the full course fee. This payment is non-refundable.

Upon completing the Deep End Fitness Tier 1 Instructor Course, NASM, AFAA and ACE will award you 8 CEUs.

DEF TIER 2 INSTRUCTOR

The Tier 2 Certificate Course is an intermediate-level instructor course that builds on the concepts and principles introduced during the Tier 1 Certificate Course. This course is suitable for experienced DEF Instructors that meet the DEF standard of pool safety and providing highest quality of coaching to their athletes. Tier 2 participants will enhance their understanding of the DEF methodology, workflow design, and implementation. They also advance their skills while coaching others in movements and workouts.

DEF Tier 2 Participants must be able to pass the Tier 2 Screener prior to training:
1. Swim 300 meters under 7 minutes
2. 50 meter Brick Tow
3. 50 meter UWC (25×2)
5. 4 minute Bobs

Course Objectives
1. Understanding and implication of Water Safety procedures
2. Presentation, demonstration, execution, and instruction of ALL water and ground movements (Arm action, leg action, body position, breathing and glide), breathing techniques, and DEF Principles.
3. Develop an effective and understandable DEF Session Workflow and Program

Requirements
Minimum time as a Tier 1 is 3 months and the ability to lead a DEF Session safely and effectively.

JOIN OUR CIRCLE

Become an instructor of an innovative and proven program that has increased athletes’ mental and physical capacity nationwide. We offer instructor training courses for DEF Tier 1 and Tier 2 Certifications, instructed by our DEF Master Trainers. Being an instructor isn’t for everyone. DEF Instructors must have knowledge of the human body and how it is affected by exercise and aquatics training. They have the ability to create and lead individual and group exercises that are tailor-made for the health and fitness needs of their athletes. DEF Instructors must understand and know how to implement the principles of FREE. We are looking for individuals that want to take what they’ve learned, and teach others how to do it.

Upon completion of the training you will receive:

  • One-year certification to teach the DEF methodology and program you are certified for (see tier specific capabilities)
  • AFAA / NASM, ACE credits
  • Access to DEF Programs through Online Training Portal
  • DEF Instructor Handbook

DATES AND LOCATIONS

JANUARY – MARCH COURSES:

1. DEF T1 Instructor Course

  • Date: Feb 27th 2021
  • Location: Loma Verde Pool
    1420 Loma Ln, Chula Vista, CA 91911
  • Lead Instructor: Rick Briere
  • Assistant Instructors: Gio, Thomas and Harry Harth
APRIL – JUNE COURSES:

1. UTL Coach/Referee Course

  • Date: April 11th 2021
  • Location: William Woollett Jr. Aquatic Center
    4601 Walnut Ave, Irvine, CA 92604

2. DEF T1 Instructor Course

  • Date: May 14th 2021
  • Location: William Woollett Jr. Aquatic Center
    4601 Walnut Ave, Irvine, CA 92604

3. T2 Instructor Course

  • Date: June 13th 2021
  • Location: William Woollett Jr. Aquatic Center
    4601 Walnut Ave, Irvine, CA 92604
  • Lead Instructor: Don Tran, Prime Hall and Rick Briere
  • Assistant Instructors: Kevin Ng and Albert Chheang
JULY – SEPTEMBER COURSES:

1. T1 Instructor Course

  • Date: August 20th 2021
  • Location: Hawthorne Pool
    12501 S Inglewood Ave, Hawthorne, CA 90250
  • Lead Instructor: Don Tran & Rick Briere
  • Assistant Instructors: Albert Chheang
OCTOBER – DECEMBER COURSES:

1. UTL Coach/Referee Course

  • Date: October 3rd 2021
  • Location: William Woollett Jr. Aquatic Center
    4601 Walnut Ave, Irvine, CA 92604

2. DEF T1 Instructor Course

  • Date: November 14th 2021
  • Location: William Woollett Jr. Aquatic Center
    4601 Walnut Ave, Irvine, CA 92604

3. DEF T2 Instructor Course

  • Date: December 5th 2021
  • Location: William Woollett Jr. Aquatic Center
    4601 Walnut Ave, Irvine, CA 92604
  • Lead Instructor: Don Tran, Prime Hall and Rick Briere
  • Assistant Instructors: Kevin Ng and Albert Chheang

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