The Oak Ridge Recreation and Parks Department announces the 2013 Spring Session Classes:

Registration for Spring Swimming Lessons

Recreation and Parks Department is registering for Spring Swimming Lessons which start March 12th and 14th. Classes run for 8 weeks. These classes include the Preschool Aquatics, (for children to start developing good attitudes and safe practices around the water and can separate from their parents), Parent –Child, (for children 6 months to 3 years with their parent) and additional levels of 1-4.

There are 8 classes, each 30 minutes. The fee is $65 with a $10 non-resident fee for children who reside outside Oak Ridge. Registration is at the Civic Center Front Desk with payment due at the time of registration, cash and checks are accepted. Enrollment is limited.

American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Course

Recreation and Parks Department is conducting the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course on March 11th-15th, during Oak Ridge schools spring break. The class will meet Monday- Friday, 9am-5pm, attendance at all sessions is mandatory. Successful completion of this course qualifies students who are 16 and up to apply for a lifeguard position with the City of Oak Ridge. 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. 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, and treading water for 2 minutes using legs only. Prerequisites must be met the first day of class, March 11th.

The fee is $135; registration is at the Civic Center Front Desk with payment due at the time of registration. Enrollment is limited.

For more information on these classes or any other Recreation and Parks Department programs, contact: Recreation & Parks Department, (865) 425-3450; visit  

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