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American Red Cross Courses

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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.

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 successful completetion of any American Red Cross Course offered by Oviedo Aquatics you will receive the certification, for the course one registered for.
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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 retrieve 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 Blened Learning 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. 

    What is blended learning?

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

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

 


 

Course Schedules:

 

Lifeguard: February 

 

  •  February course dates: February 13, 14, 20, and 21, 2016 (Weekend course)
  •  Course times: 9:00am - 5:00pm

 RegistrationParticipates may register at the Oviedo Aquatic Facility located at 148 Oviedo Blvd. Oviedo, Florida, 32765.  

    Open registration:  Monday, January 4, 2016 @ 8:00am


For any additional American Red Cross courses visit www.redcross.org/take-a-class.  

Cost:

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

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Lifeguard: March

 

  •  March course dates: March 21, 22, 23, and 24,  2016 (Weekday/SCPS spring break course)
  •  Course times: 9:00am - 5:00pm

 RegistrationParticipates may register at the Oviedo Aquatic Facility located at 148 Oviedo Blvd. Oviedo, Florida, 32765.  

    Open registration:  Monday, February 1, 2016 @ 8:00am


For any additional American Red Cross courses visit www.redcross.org/take-a-class.  

Cost:

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

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Lifeguard: April

 

  •  April course dates: April 9, 10, 16, and 17, 2016 (Weekend course)
  •  Course times: 9:00am - 5:00pm

 RegistrationParticipates may register at the Oviedo Aquatic Facility located at 148 Oviedo Blvd. Oviedo, Florida, 32765.  

    Open registration:  Monday, February 29, 2016 @ 8:00am


For any additional American Red Cross courses visit www.redcross.org/take-a-class.  

Cost:

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

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Blended Learning Lifeguard Instructor Course:

 

  • Course dates: February 20, 21, 27, and 28, 2016 (Weekend course)
  • Course times: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Registration: Participates may register at the Oviedo Aquatic Facility located at 148 Oviedo Blvd. Oviedo, Florida, 32765.  

   Open registration:  Monday, January 4, 2016 @ 8:00am

For any additional American Red Cross courses visit www.redcross.org/take-a-class.  

Cost:

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

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  Water Safety Instructor Blended Learning Course: Spring Course

 

  • Spring course dates: March 5, 6, 12, and 13, 2016 (Weekend course)
  • Course times: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Registration: Participates may register at the Oviedo Aquatic Facility located at 148 Oviedo Blvd. Oviedo, Florida, 32765.  

   Open registration:  Monday, February 1, 2016 @ 8:00am

For any additional American Red Cross courses visit www.redcross.org/take-a-class.  

Cost:

  • Oviedo Residents - $300
  • Non-Resident Members - $320
  • Non-Resident - $340
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Information please contact Jack Whittaker jwhittaker@cityofoviedo.net or 407-971-5584.