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OCPR Update: Swimming season is almost here

OCPR-logo-redOsage City Parks and Recreation is counting on summer finally getting here, scheduling lifeguard and water safety instructor certification. Also announced are swim team tryouts and swim camp. The change of seasons also means spring baseball is upcoming, beginning with OCPR Tee-Ball for younger players.

Lifeguard Training – WSI Certification – Lifeguard Re-Certification

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


Lifeguard Training

May 23-27, 1-5 p.m.

  • Cost is $150.
  • Instructors, Jordan Tice and Lynn Tice.
  • Students MUST bring their own breathing mask.
  • Students are expected to complete 7 class hours online, by the dates assigned.
  • Blended learning course.
  • Includes First Aid & CPR.
  • Attendance required each day.
  • Must be 15 to take the class.

Signup deadline May 10.


WSI Certification

May 23-27, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

  • Cost is $150.
  • Instructor, Lynn Tice.
  • Blended learning course.
  • Attendance required each day.
  • Students are expected to complete 7 class hours online, by the dates assigned.
  • Must be 16 to take the class.

Signup deadline May 10.


Lifeguard Re-Certification

May 21, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

  • Cost is $50

Osage City Swim Team

A swimmers age is their age on or before June 18, 2022. A swimmer cannot be 19 before the age date.

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 6.
  • Meet season, June 18-July 16.
  • Overbrook, Lebo, Lyndon, Burlington, and Osage City.
  • Swim team parent/swimmer meeting, May 7, 10 a.m., OCAC. Mandatory meeting for 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

May 31-June 3, 12-1 p.m.

  • $10 per swimmer.
  • Swimmers will focus on one stroke per day.
  • June 3: Swim team open tryout day (open to any swimmer).
  • Cost, $60 per swimmer.
  • “Practice swimmers” only, $30 per swimmer.

Any additional information, contact Letisha Debaun, 785-969-2403, [email protected]

OCPR Tee-Ball

For children age 3, 4, 5. Players need to turn 3 by May 1, 2022 to participate.

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.

  • Cost, $20 per player.
  • 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 6.
  • A game schedule will be sent out a week prior to the start of the season.

Signup deadline, May 9


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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