The Lompoc Recreation Division will host a summer lifeguard training course beginning this month that is available to those 15 years and older.

Deadline to register is Monday, July 26.

A pre-course will be held Friday, July 30 from 5:30-8 p.m. and the three-day training course will run through Saturday, July 31 to Sunday, Aug. 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A blended-learning format will be delivered, comprising of classroom activities, virtual learning as well as hands-on practice at the Lompoc Aquatic Center, located at 207 West College Ave.

The training course covers accident prevention, lifeguarding techniques, emergency systems, water-rescue skills, Basic Life Support (CPR/AED) and first aid. 

Upon course completion, participants will receive an American Red Cross certification in lifeguarding, CPR and first aid.

The fee to register is $200, and may be refunded to Lompoc residents who apply to the program and are hired within 30 days of successfully completing the course, a rec center spokesperson said.

To register, contact the Lompoc Recreation Division at 805-875-8100, or go to https://apm.activecommunities.com/lompocrecreation.

A valid email address is required at registration.

Lisa André covers lifestyles and local news for Santa Ynez Valley News and Lompoc Record. 

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