City of Oak Ridge Offers Lifeguarding Course October 24-28, 2011

Oak Ridge, Tenn. --- The City of Oak Ridge Recreation and Parks Department will be conducting the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course during the Oak Ridge Schools fall break, October 24-28. Successful completion of this course qualifies students who are 16 and older to apply for a lifeguard position with the City of Oak Ridge.

The class will be taught daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory. Successful completion of the class will provide the student with Lifeguarding, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED, and First Aid Certification.

Students must be 15 years old to register. Prerequisites include a 300-yard continuous swim using the front crawl and breaststroke using rhythmic breathing, a timed 20-yard swim and recovery of a 10 pound weight. Prerequisites must be met the first day of class.

The fee is $135 and includes the book and a pocket mask. Registration is at the Civic Center Front Desk with payment due at the time of registration. Enrollment is limited.

For more information, please contact Jane Gibson at 425-3450 or visit the Recreation and Parks Department’s web page at

News media contact: Amy Fitzgerald, Government and Public Affairs Coordinator, (865) 425-3554.