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OCPR Update: Signup deadlines near for lifeguard, water safety training, and tee-ball

OCPR-logo-redSummer’s almost here and Osage City Parks and Recreation is gearing up for summer fun and sports. Deadlines are near for signing up for lifeguard and water safety training sessions, swim lessons. Young tee-ball players also need to complete signup this week to start playing in June.

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 22, 1-6 p.m.
  • May 23 & 24, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. and 12:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Cost is $175
  • Instructor, Lynn Tice
  • Students MUST bring their own breathing mask
  • Students are REQUIRED 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 27-31, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Cost is $175
  • Instructor, Lynn Tice
  • Blended Learning Course
  • Attendance required each day
  • Students are REQUIRED to complete 7 class hours online, by the dates assigned
  • Must be 16 to take the class

Signup deadline May 10


Lifeguard Re-Certification

Program Revision – Guards are REQUIRED to complete online training by the dates listed.

  • Cost is $85
  • May 18, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • May 19, 1-5 p.m.

OCPR Tee-Ball
For children in Pre-K 3 and 4

  • Cost, $25 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 determined 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 3
  • A game schedule will be sent out a week prior to the start of the season.

Signup deadline, May 10


Osage City Swim Team

  • A swimmers age is their age on or before June 8, 2024.
  • A swimmer cannot be 19 before the age date.
  • Parent Meeting, May 9, 5:30 p.m., OCAC: Mandatory for BOTH swimmers & parents
  • Swimsuit Sizing
  • Parents and swimmers NOT attending MUST meet with Michelle prior to the first practice.
  • Late signups may not be accepted
  • Swim Team pre-requisite: MUST be age 5 by June 8 – AND – be able to swim the length of the OCAC Pool WITHOUT assistance.
  • Swim Team practice starts May 28
  • Mon-Fri, 7:30 a.m. or 8:30-9:30 a.m.
  • Alternate Practice Options, Mon & Wed, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Meet Season, June 8, 15, 22, June 29, July 6
  • Lyndon, Burlington, Lebo, Overbrook, and Osage City
  • Cost, $70 per swimmer
  • “Practice Swimmers” only, $35 per swimmer

For additional information, contact Michelle Nicholson, 620-366-0064, michelle.nicholson@sparkwheel.org


Osage City Aquatic Center

OCAC Pool Hours May 25-August 11, 2024. Monday-Friday, 1-6 p.m., Saturday & Sunday, 1-6 p.m.

Daily Admission: $4 (Age 4 & Above); age 3 & below FREE; age 55 and Over FREE.

OCAC Swim Pass Booklets

  • Swim Booklets can be purchased at Osage City Hall.
  • Swim Booklets will be on sale at OCAC starting May 25.
  • 50 Swim Card Booklet, $75
  • Deck and pool rental reservation can be made with Corey Linton before May 25.
  • Deck & pool rental forms are available at Osage City Hall, the City of Osage City Facebook Page, or sent out by request.

Water Aerobics

  • Instructor Marcy Zerr
  • Tuesday  and Thursday, 6-7 p.m.
  • Week of June 3 through the week of July 29
  • $3 per class or one swim card

Red Cross Swim Lessons

Group swim lesson forms are available online at www.osagecity.com and the City of Osage City Facebook Page, and at Osage City Hall. Starting May 25, swim lesson forms will be available at OCAC.

Group Lesson #1, June 17-27

  • 10-10:45 a.m., Pre-School, Level 1, Level 4, Level 5
  • 11-11:45, Pre-School, Level 2, Level 3
  • Signup deadline, June 10
  • Cost, $30 per swimmer per session

Group Lesson #2, July 8-18

  • 10-10:45 a.m., Pre-School, Level 1, Level 4, Guard Start
  • 11-11:45, Pre-School, Level 2, Level 3
  • 12-12:30, Parent Tot (6 mon-2 Yrs), must be accompanied by an adult
  • Signup deadline, July 1
  • Cost, $30 per swimmer per session

Private Lessons

  • Session #1, June 10-20
  • Session #2, July 1-5
  • Session #3, July 12-26
  • OCAC Staff will contact you about a time during the session selected.
  • Other times may be available (Contact OCAC).
  • $45 per week, per swimmer (One Week=Five, 30-Minute Lessons)
  • Contact OCAC (Starting May 25) to Sign-Up

Pre-School Sessions – Pre-K Swimmers MUST be Age 3 by the first day of class, to be enrolled in the session. 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.

Youth Golf Camp

3rd-8th Grade Boys & Girls. Grade is based on the 2024-2025 School Year.

OCPR is partnering with Lesli Harmon and the OCHS Girls Golf Teams to provide this Youth Golf Camp.

  • Osage City Municipal Golf Course, 1401 S. Fourth St.
  • June 11-13, 1-2:30 p.m. (ALL Grades)
  • $30 per student
  • Golf clubs – students can bring their own to use – or – clubs will be available if you do not own any.
  • Make sure to mark on the form if your golfer can bring their own golf clubs or needs golf clubs provided, and mark on the form if your golfer is left-handed or right-handed.
  • This camp will teach fundamentals of the game, including swing mechanics and etiquette.

Turn in forms and payment to Osage City Hall, 201 S. Fifth St., the Osage City Municipal Golf Course or Lesli Harmon.

Signup deadline, June 10


Youth Softball Camp

4th-8th Grade Girls. Grade is based on the 2024-2025 school year.

OCPR is partnering with the OCHS Softball team and coaches to provide this Youth Softball Camp.

  • Location, Jones Park Ball Complex, Meet at Field #2
  • June 24-26, 10-11:30 a.m.
  • $15 per student

Turn in forms and payment to OCES Office (Until May 21), Osage City Hall, 201 S. Fifth St., or Coach Spicer.

Signup deadline, June 21


Youth Volleyball Camp

4th-8th Grade Girls. Grade is based on the 2024-2025 school year.

OCPR is partnering with the OCHS volleyball team and coaches to provide this Youth Volleyball Camp.

  • Location Osage City High School Gym
  • July 9-11, 10-11:30 a.m.
  • $15 per student

Turn in forms and payment to OCES office (until May 21), Osage City Hall, 201 S. Fifth St., or Coach Spicer.

Signup deadline, June 21


Youth Football Camp

K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th Grades. Grade is based on the 2024-2025 school year.

  • August 6-8
  • 7-8 p.m., Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd Grades
  • 7-8:30 p.m. (3rd-6th Tackle Players)
  • $20 per player
  • Campers receive a T-shirt

Signup deadline, July 28


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