Aquatic Leadership Camp

POOL: H. Spurgeon Cherry "Westside" Pool located at 1001 NW 31st Drive.

AGES: 11–14

Splash into Fun and Safety!

The purpose of the City of Gainesville’s Aquatic Leadership Camp program is to increase self-confidence and promote safe behavior in the aquatic environment. Throughout the course campers will learn a wide range of skills including First-Aid, CPR and rescue techniques. The program will encourage campers to take on leadership roles as well as challenge them mentally and physically. Besides learning the primary responsibilities of a lifeguard, this course is action packed with fun activities, games, free swim and field trips!

Fees:  City Residents:  $87.00 / Non-City Residents: $ 130.50. A $25.00 field trip fees may apply.
Proof of residency (GRU Bill or Voter ID card) is required at time of registration. 
Prices effective Oct. 1, 2017.

Camp Session 1: June 11-15

Camp Session 2: June 18-22

Camp Session 3: June 25-29

Camp Session 4: July 9-13

Camp Session 5: July 16-20

Camp Session 6: July 23-27

Times: 8:30 am–5:30 pm


Campers attending the Aquatics Leadership camp must be able to swim and complete the following tasks before the first day of camp! Swim tests can be administered M-F between 4-7pm, please call the pool before coming.

  • 100 yard swim
  • 1 minute unaided float
  • Retrieval of a 10 pound brick from 8- 10 feet of water

All campers are required to bring their own lunch, snacks, goggles, sunscreen, tennis shoes, socks, towel and swimsuit.

Denim shorts or cut-offs are not allowed to be worn in the water. Due to the nature of the camp, it is required that all female participants wear a one-piece swimsuit.

Campers will have the opportunity to earn certification in CPR/First Aid but not in Lifeguarding or AED. Campers will receive a certificate of completion.

Registration opens May 1.

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