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OCPR Update: Aquatic center activities on schedule for springtime

OCPR-logo-redMay is here and Osage City Parks and Recreation is getting ready for spring activities, with lifeguard training, water safety instructor certification and swim lessons signups coming soon. The Osage City Aquatic Center is scheduled to open May 29, 2021. Also, signup deadline for Tee-ball for young players is coming up on May 10. See details below:


Lifeguard Training – WSI Certification – Lifeguard Re-Certification

All classes are held at the Osage City Aquatic Center. For more information, contact, Lynn Tice at 785-249-2199.

Lifeguard Training

  • May 24-28, 1-5 p.m. (Pre-Requisite Skills Test)
  • Cost is $150.
  • Instructor, Jordan Tice and Lynn Tice
  • Students MUST bring their own breathing mask.
  • Students will be expected to complete 7 class hours online.
  • Blended learning course
  • Includes First Aid & CPR
  • Attendance required each day.
  • Must be 15 to take the class.

Signup deadline May 22.


WSI Certification

  • May 24-28, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Cost is $150
  • Instructor, Lynn Tice
  • Blended learning course
  • Attendance required each day.
  • Students will be expected to complete 7 class hours online.
  • Must be 16 to take the class.

Signup deadline May 22.


Lifeguard Re-Certification (w/CPR)

May 22, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.


Osage City Swim Team

For swimmers age 6-18 (a swimmer’s age is their age on or before June 19, 2021.)

Swim Team Pre-Requisite: MUST be able to swim the length of the OCAC Pool without assistance. MUST have completed Level 3 Red Cross Swim Lessons

  • Swim team practice starts the week of June 7
  • Meet season, June 19-July 17
  • Overbrook, Lebo, Lyndon, Burlington, and Osage City

Swim team parent/swimmer meeting, 6 p.m. May 5, OCAC. Mandatory meeting for both parents and swimmers. Swim Suit Sizes and Shirt/Tank Top Sizes will be taken Anyone not able to attend MUST meet with Letisha DeBaun prior to their first practice.


OCAC Swim Camp

  • June 1-4, 12-1 p.m.
  • $10 per swimmer
  • Swimmers will focus on one stroke per day
  • June 4, swim team open tryout day (open to any swimmer).
  • Cost, $60 per swimmer.
  • “Practice Swimmers” only, $30 per swimmer.

For more information, contact Letisha DeBaun at 785-969-2403 or [email protected].


OCPR Tee-Ball

  • For children age 3, 4, 5
  • Players need to have turned 3 by May 1, 2021, to participate.
  • Cost, $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.
  • Each team bats everyone and then players rotate to the field for defense.
  • Team practice can start after the deadline, once teams are put together and a head coach is assigned.
  • Games begin the week of June 7.
  • A game schedule will be sent out a week prior to the start of the season.

Signup deadline, May 10.


Red Cross Swim Lessons

Group Swim Lesson Forms are available online at www.osagecity.com, at the Osage City Facebook Page (Photos Section) and Osage City Hall. Starting May 29, Group Swim Lesson forms will be available at OCAC.

Group Lesson #1, June 14-24

  • 10-10:45 a.m., Pre-School, Level 1, Level 5
  • 11-11:45 a.m., Pre-School, Level 2, Level 3

Signup deadline June 7.

Cost, $25 per swimmer per session

Group Lesson #2, July 5-15

  • 10-10:45 a.m., Pre-School, Level 1, Guard Start
  • 11-11:45 a.m., Pre-School, Level 2, Level 3
  • 12-12:30 p.m., Parent Tot (6 months-2 years)

Signup deadline, July 1.

Cost, $25 per swimmer per session.


Private Lessons

  • Session 1, June 7-11
  • Session 2, June 28-July 2
  • Session 3, July 19-23
  • Session 4, July 26-30

OCAC staff will contact you about a time during the session selected. Other times may be available. Contact OCAC, starting May 29, to signup or for more information. $40 per week, per swimmer (One week=four 30-minute lessons).

  • Pre-School Sessions, Pre-K Swimmers (Age 3-5) will be evaluated their first session and then placed in the appropriate group.
  • A minimum of 4 swimmers is needed for a class to make.
  • Swim lessons are Monday-Thursday ONLY.
  • Friday will be used as a make-up day as needed.
  • Lessons will not be held if the air temperature is below 70 degrees.

 OCAC Pool Hours (2021)

May 29-August 8: Monday-Friday, 1-6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 1-6 p.m.

Daily Admission: $3 (age 4 and older); age 3 and younger FREE; age 65 and older FREE.

OCAC Swim Pass Booklets

  • Swim Booklets can be purchased at Osage City Hall starting May 3. Swim Booklets will be on sale at OCAC Starting May 29.
  • 50 Swim Card Booklet, $50.

Deck and pool rental reservations can be made with Corey Linton before May 29.


Water Aerobics

Instructor Marcy DeWitt

  • Tuesday & Thursday, 6-7 p.m., week of June 7 through the week of Aug. 2.
  • $3 per class or one swim card.

See OCPR online at www.osagecity.com
*Click City Departments, then Parks & Recreation for program information,
printable signup forms, schedules and more!
Also visit Osage City on Facebook.


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