starguard elite

Want to make a difference in your community? Love the water? Enjoy working with children and teaching? The Oviedo Aquatic Facility offers  StarGuard Elite Courses to become a Lifeguard!

Completion of course does not guarantee employment with the City of Oviedo.

General Course Information

  • Swimming requirements must be completed and passed in order to participate in the course.
  • Completion of the course does not guarantee employment with the City of Oviedo.
  • To receive certification, the participant must pass all course requirements, written and final skill tests.
  • With successful completion of any StarGuard Elite Course offered by Oviedo Aquatics, you will receive a StarGuard Elite Lifeguard Certification valid for two years from the issue date.

Lifeguard Course Requirements

  • Minimum age of 15 by course completion.
  • Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs.
  • Swim 20 yards using freestyle or breaststroke, surface dive 7 to 10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound brick, swim 20 yards back with two hands on the brick keeping your face above water, and climb onto the pool deck within 1 minute and 40 seconds.

Water Safety Instructor COURSE REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum age of 16 by course completion.
  • Swim 25 yards with proper technique of the Front Crawl, Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly, Sidestroke, and Elementary Backstroke.
  • Swimming requirements will be completed on the first scheduled day of the course.

Blended Learning

  • Blended learning combines online learning with on-site skills sessions where you practice skills and demonstrate competency.

course schedule

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  • Resident Members - $200
  • Resident Non-Members - $240
  • Non-Resident Members - $220
  • Non-Resident Non-Members - $270