Aquatic Leadership Camp

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

AGES: 11–15

Splash into Fun and Safety!

The purpose of the City of Gainesville’s Lifeguard 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 and free swim! 

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

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Dates Themes Fieldtrips
Session 1: June 12-16   Basic Lifeguarding ShandsCair and Depot park
Session 2: June 19-23 Waterfront    Poe Springs and FWC lecture
Session 3: June 26-30 Teaching swimming  Ichetucknee Springs
Session 4: July 10-14 Waterpark Daytona Lagoon ($25 fee)
Session 5: July 17-21   Beach Lifeguarding Crescent Beach
Session 6: July 24-28 Lifeguard Games Depot Park and Northeast Pool

Times: 8:30am–5:30pm


Campers attending the Aquatics Ambassador Program must be able to swim and complete the following tasks BEFORE the first day of camp!

  • 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.

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