The Community Aquatic & Skate Park, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, will host a lifeguard training program in November 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 seven-to 10-foot depth. The skills tests will be held from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20. Reservations must be made in advance.
Upon successful completion of the skills test, an individual may enroll in the class, which takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 24-27.
Cost for the program is $180 and includes the lifeguard manual.
Individuals, who may wish to seek employment with the City as a lifeguard, should also fill out a job application form, which are available at the Rockport Service Center (2751 SH 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 through Sunday at (361) 727-9989.