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Tulsa Parks to offer lifeguard class March 11-14

Posted at 3:39 PM, Feb 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-25 16:39:40-05

TULSA – If you’re a student and not taking a Spring Break vacation, you might consider preparing for possible summer jobs.

Tulsa Parks is offering an American Red Cross lifeguard class for high school and college students interested in being a certified lifeguard for the summer.

Registration for the class is open through March 9; enrollment is limited. The actual class is held March 11 through the 14.

The class costs $50 for those interested in signing up to be a Tulsa Parks lifeguard and $200 for other students.

The class is set to consist of four required sessions.

  • March 11, 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Hutcherson Family YMCA, 1120 E. Pine St. - Prerequisite swimming test*, Introduction to Lifeguarding and Basic Lifesaving
  • March 12, noon to 6 p.m. at Oral Roberts University Aerobics Center, 7777 S. Lewis Ave. - Deep Water and Spinal/Backboarding
  • March 13, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Central Center, 1028 E. Sixth St. - CPR/AED/First Aid
  • March 14, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Hutcherson Family YMCA, 1120 E. Pine St. - Final Test

The prerequisite swimming test consists of the following:

  • Swim 300 yards continuously using front crawl and breast stroke.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using legs only.
  • Swim 20 yards, and then surface dive 7-10 feet.

Complete these tasks in one minute, 40 seconds: retrieve 10-pound object, return to surface and swim back to the starting point with the object; and then exit the water.

To register for the class, please contact Carmen Brashier, (918) 596-2526, or email: cbrashier@cityoftulsa.org.

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