The Oak Ridge Recreation and Parks Department is offering an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor class starting May 15. Attendance is required at all sessions. Students must be 16 years old and meet the following pre-requisites: Swim at level 4: 25 yards of front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke and sidestroke and 15 yards of the butterfly. Maintain position on back for one minute floating in deep water and tread water for one minute. Upon successful completion of this course the instructor will be able to teach American Red Cross: Parent and Child Aquatics, Preschool Aquatics, Learn-to-swim- Levels 1-6 and Water Safety courses.

The fee is $200. Registration is at the Civic Center Front Desk. Payment is due at registration, class assignments and materials will be issued then. This session will meet at the following dates and times at the Oak Ridge Civic Center: May 15, 16, 17, and May 23, 24, 5pm-9pm and Saturdays, May 18 and 25, 9 am-5 pm.

For further information please call the Recreation and Parks department at 425-3450. Enrollment is limited. Please visit our website,, for information on all of the Recreation and Parks department programs.

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