Starfish Aquatics Institute

The Starfish Aquatics Institute and the American Safety & Health Institute have formed a collaborative partnership to become the premier resource for professional aquatic safety programs, lifeguard training, and related services. Comprised of a nationwide network of experienced aquatic professionals, the Starfish Aquatics Institute provides programs, training and service with the goal of Saving Lives One At A Time.

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Landmark Outdoor Educator Semester

The Landmark Outdoor Educator Semester - 6 weeks, 7 certifications, up to 15 college credit hours = 1 amazing experience.


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Landmark Outdoor Educator Semester - A Student's Perspective

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Wilderness StarGuard®

The Wilderness StarGuard® is a cutting edge course designed to meet the needs of wilderness trip leaders with a focus on prevention. This remote application to aquatic rescue courses can be taken alone as a primary training, as an add-on module to the StarGuard® course, or as a module for current lifeguards.


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Drowning Resuscitation Class Pays Off in North Carolina

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Wilderness StarGuard® Instructor Training

After satisfactory completion of the Wilderness StarGuard® program, participants can take this additional three-day training to become an Instructor candidate of the program. Apprenticeships follow, before the Instructor candidates are able to offer these programs on their own under the auspices of the Starfish Aquatics Institute. Contact our office for more information and updated course availability.


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Wilderness Starguard Instructor Training in Cullowhee