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 (

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.

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