Tulsa Parks have openings for summer lifeguards

Tulsa Parks still has openings for lifeguards at city pools. Two lifeguard classes will be offered in May, starting May 13 and May 22 at Lacy Park Pool and Community Center, 2134 N. Madison Pl.

The fee is $50 for students who sign up to be Tulsa lifeguards or $200 for other participants. The registration deadline is May 20 for the final class.

The class schedule is as follows:

May 13, 3-4 p.m. at Lacy Pool – Prerequisite swimming test

May 14, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Lacy Pool – Basic lifesaving; deep water and spinal backboarding

May 15, 1 to 6 p.m. at Lacy Community Center – CPR/AED/First Aid

May 16, 4 to 7 p.m. at Lacy Pool – Final test outs

May 22, 1 to 6 p.m.at Lacy Pool – Prerequisite swimming test, Introduction to Lifeguarding and Basic Lifesaving

May 23, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Lacy Pool – Deep Water and Spinal Backboarding

May 24, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Lacy Community Center – CPR/AED/First Aid

May 25, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lacy Pool – Final test outs

The prerequisite swimming test consists of the following:

  • Swim 300 yards continuously using front crawl and breast stroke.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using legs only.
  • Swim 20 yards, and then surface dive 7-10 feet.
  • Complete these tasks in one minute, 40 seconds: retrieve 10-pound object, return to surface and swim back to the starting point with the object; and then exit the water.

To register for a class, contact Carmen Brashier, 918-596-2526 or e-mail: cbrashier@cityoftulsa.org