United States Water Fitness Association
The Central Aquatics Information Resource for over 30 Years
"The health and safety of our participants, including our instructors, is our top priority."
- John Spannuth, USWFA President/CEO

FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

What is the USWFA?

The United States Water Fitness Association is a non-profit, educational organization committed to excellence in education and promoting aquatics including water exercise.  One of our major specialties is aquatics programming and administration.  Also, we are the central information source for aquatics.


What certifications does the USWFA provide?

The USWFA offers the following National Certifications – Primary Water Fitness Instructor, Master Water Fitness Instructor, Deep Water Professional Instructor, Aquatic Fitness Personal Trainer, Masters Aquatic Fitness Personal Trainer, Elite Aquatic Fitness Personal Trainer, Aquatic Wellness Coaches, and Water Walking Instructor.   All certifications offered by the USWFA are home-study courses.


How do I register for a USWFA course/certification?

Contact the USWFA by calling 561-732-9908 or email info@uswfa.org  for specific course information.  Registration forms for specific courses can be found online at our National Certification Course page. Registrations are accepted by mail, fax, telephone or online through PayPal.  (Telephone and faxed registrations requires credit card payment.) No course materials will be mailed until full payment is received by the USWFA National Headquarters.


How do I pay for a course/certification?

The USWFA accepts all major credit cards, checks, and money orders.  Payment by check or money order can be mailed to the USWFA National Headquarters. If paying by credit card, you can register by phone, mail, fax or PayPal online.


What is the difference between the Primary Water Fitness Instructor and a Master Water Fitness Instructor?

Primary certification applicants must be 16 years of age and older (basic level).

Master certification requirements:

A)   applicants must be 21 years of age and older

B)   a minimum of one (5) years experience teaching water exercise and

C)   a minimum of one hundred (100) hours of actual teaching experience in water exercise (attach a list of hours, place and years of employment)


What are the costs of USWFA certifications?

The USWFA’s most popular certifications include the Primary and Master Water Fitness Instructor.

Primary Course - $277.00     Masters Course - $377.00

Please call the USWFA at 561-732-9908 or email info@USWFA.org  for additional certification prices.


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