American Red Cross Courses

Want to make a difference in your community? Love the water? Enjoy working with children and teaching? The Oviedo Aquatic Facility offers  American Red Cross Courses to become a Lifeguard!

Completion of course does not guarantee employment with the City of Oviedo.

General Course Information

  • Swimming requirements must be completed and passed in order to continue the class.
  • Completion of the class does not guarantee employment with the City of Oviedo
  • To receive certifications, the participant must pass all written and skill tests.
  • With successful completion of any American Red Cross Course offered by Oviedo Aquatics, you will receive the certification for the course one registered for.

Lifeguard Course Requirements

  • Minimum age of 15 by course completion
  • Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs
  • Swim 20 yards using freestyle or breaststroke, surface dive 7 to 10 feet and retrieve a 10 pound brick and swim 20 yards back with two hands on the brick keeping your face above water and climb onto the pool deck within 1 minute and 40 seconds
  • Swimming requirements will be completed on the first scheduled day of the course

Blended Learning

Blended learning combines online learning with on-site skills sessions where you practice skills and demonstrate competency.


  • Oviedo Residents - $300
  • Non-Resident Members - $320
  • Non-Resident - $340