OCPR Update: Tee-ball, lifeguard and water safety instructor training, swim lessons

Osage City Parks and Recreation is gearing up for summer sports, starting with tee-ball. Lifeguard training and water safety instructor certification are scheduled, with signup deadlines approaching, and staff is getting the Osage City Aquatic Center ready to open on May 23.

OCPR Tee-Ball
For children age 3, 4, 5
Players need to turn 3 by May 1, 2015, to participate.

  • Cost is $20 per player
  • OCPR tee-ball is a parent interactive program, meaning all parents are invited to help with this program. Tee-ball coaches are in charge of each game, making sure player positions are rotated and the batting order is set.
  • A Head Coach is selected by OCPR and the remaining parents serve as assistant coaches for the team.
  • Each team has a roster limit of 10 players.
  • Games are 45 minutes or 3 innings.
  • Each team bats everyone and then players rotate to the field for defense.
  • Team practice can start after the deadline, once teams as put together and a head coach is assigned.
  • Games begin the week of June 1.
  • Teams play 6 games, game dates are TBD, based on the number of teams participating.
  • Game times are 6 p.m. or 7 p.m.
  • A game schedule will be sent out a week prior to the start of the season.
  • Signup deadline, May 8.

Lifeguard Training & WSI Certification
OCPR is offering Lifeguard Training and Water Safety Instructor (WSI) certification classes. The courses are led by Red Cross Certified Lifeguard Trainer and WSI Instructor Lynn Tice (785-249-2199). Everyone participating in lifeguard training must be 15 by the time of the course. Everyone participating in WSI certification must be 16 by the time of the course.

Lifeguard Training

  • May 21, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • May 22, 8 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
  • May 24, 25, 26, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Cost is $120
  • Osage City Aquatic Center
  • Attendance required each day
  • Signup deadline, May 1

WSI Certification

  • May 26-29 and June 1-5, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Cost is $150
  • OCAC
  • Attendance required each day
  • Signup deadline May 15

CPR Recertification

  • May 1, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., OCHS Gym (elementary school entrance)
  • Cost is $30

Lifeguard Recertification

  • May 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 4-7 p.m., *Includes CPR & First Aid.
  • BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, Contact Lynn Tice to signup.
  • OCAC.
  • Cost is $50.

Osage City Aquatic Center

OCAC Pool Hours

  • May 23-August 16, Monday-Friday, 1-8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 1-6 p.m.
  • August 17 to Labor Day, Saturday and Sunday, 1-6 p.m. (includes Labor Day).
  • Daily admission, $3 (age 4 & above); age 3 & below FREE; age 65 & over FREE.

OCAC Swim Pass Booklets – Swim Booklets go on sale at Osage City Hall May 18 and are available for purchase at OCAC starting May 24; 50 Swim Card Booklet, $50. Deck and pool rental reservation can be made with Corey Linton, before May 23.

Red Cross Swim Lessons

Session One, June 15-26

  • 9-9:45 a.m., Level 1, Pre-School III
  • 10-10:45 a.m., Level 3, 5, Guard Start, Pre-School II
  • 11-11:45, Level 2, 4, Pre-School I
  • Signup deadline, June 8

Session Two, June 29-July 10

  • 9-9:45 a.m., Level 1, Pre-School III
  • 10-10:45 a.m., Level 3, 5, Pre-School II
  • 11-11:45, Level 2, 4, Pre-School I
  • 12-12:30, Parent Tot (6 mon-2 Yrs)
  • Signup deadline, June 22

Session Three, July 13-24

  • 9-9:45 a.m., Level 1, Pre-School III
  • 10-10:45 a.m., Level 3, 5, Pre-School II
  • 11-11:45 a.m., Level 2, 4, Pre-School I
  • 12-12:30 a.m., Parent Tot (6 mon-2 Yrs)
  • Signup deadline, July 6
  • Cost is $25 per swimmer per session.
  • Pre-School classes are for children age 3-5.
  • A minimum of 4 swimmers is needed for a class to make.
  • Swim Lessons are Monday-Thursday ONLY.

Private Swim Lessons

  • Cost $40 per week (One week = five 30-minute lessons)
  • Contact OCAC (Starting May 23) to Sign-Up

Swim lesson forms are available at Osage City Hall, at Osage City Aquatic Center (starting May 23), and online at www.osagecity.com, click Parks and Recreation.


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*Click City Departments, then Parks & Recreation for program information,
printable signup forms, schedules and more!
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