American Red Cross Courses

 

American Red Cross Lifeguarding / Lifeguarding Instructor / Water Safety Instructor
Oviedo Aquatic Facility
148 Oviedo Blvd 

 

Want to make a difference in your community? Love the water? Enjoy working with children and teaching? The Oviedo Aquatic Facility offers many different American Red Cross Courses to become a Lifeguard (LG), Water Safety Instructor (WSI), or Lifeguard Instructor (LGI).

 

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

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 7-10 ft. and retrive a 10 lb. 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

Water Safety Instructor Course Requirements:

  • -Be at least 16 years old on or before the last day of the instructor course.
  • -Demonstrate swimming 25 yards each of the front crawl (freestyle), back crawl (backstroke), breaststroke, elementary backstroke, sidestroke, and 15 yards of butterfly.
  • -Maintain position on back for 1 minute in deep water (floating and sculling).                          -Tread water for 1 minute. 

Lifeguard Instructor Course Requirements:   

  • -Be at least 17 years old on or before the last day of the instructor course
  • -Possess one of the following:
  • -A current American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED
  • -A current American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid and either an American Red Cross certificate for CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer or an American Red Cross certificate for CPR/AED for Lifeguards.
  • -An equivalent certificate from another organization
  • -Successfully complete the Online Session for the Lifeguard instructor course.
  • -Successfully complete the Precourse Session

 


 

Courses Schedule:

Lifeguard:

  • September  13,14, 20, and 21, 2014
  • Class will take place from 9 am - 5 pm.
  • This class is a weekend class.  Classes will be held on Saturday's and Sunday's.

 Registration:
Please visit www.redcross.org/take-a-class to register for this or any classes offered at Oviedo Aquatics. 

Cost:

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

 

Lifeguard Instructor Course:

  • September 6, 13, and 14, 2014   No class September 7, 2014
  • Class will take place from 9 am - 5 pm.
  • This class is a weekend class.  Classes will be held on Saturday's and Sunday's.

Registration:
Please visit www.redcross.org/take-a-class to register for this or any classes offered at Oviedo Aquatics. 

Cost:

$300 to Mermaid Aquatics

 

Water Safety Instructor Course:

  • August 16, 17, 23, and 24, 2014
  • Class will take place from 9 am - 5 pm.
  • This class is a weekend class.  Classes will be held on Saturday's and Sunday's.

Registration:
Please visit www.redcross.org/take-a-class to register for this or any classes offered at Oviedo Aquatics. 

Cost:

$300 to Mermaid Aquatics 
 

 


 

General 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 the completion and passing of the Red Cross Lifeguarding Course you will receive the following certifications:  ARC Lifeguarding & First Aid; ARC CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer

  

Information please contact Jack Whittaker jwhittaker@cityofoviedo.net or 407-971-5584