The Community Aquatic & Skate Park, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, will host a lifeguard training program in September at its facility (2001 Stadium Dr.).
Interested individuals should be at least 15 years old, able to complete a 300-yard swim doing the front crawl and breast strokes, and tread water for a minimum of two minutes using legs only.
Prior to enrolling in the class, individuals must complete a skills test of the criteria listed above, as well as a timed 20-yard swim and the retrieval of a weight from a seven to 10 foot depth. The skills tests will be held Sept. 17-20. Reservations must be made in advance.
Upon successful completion of the skills test, the individual may enroll in the class, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. September 21-22 and September 28-29.
The cost for the program is $175.
Individuals who may wish to seek employment with the City of Rockport as a lifeguard should also fill out a job application form. They are available at the Rockport Service Center (2751 State Highway 35 Bypass) or online in the “Jobs” section on the city’s web site – www.cityofrockport.com.
The city is providing three certification scholarships for lifeguard positions.
For more information, contact the Community Aquatic and Skate Park Tuesday to Sunday at (361) 727-9989.