Lompoc Parks and Recreation is again holding a swim instructor training at the Lompoc Aquatic Center. The training is designed to equip instructor candidates to teach courses in the Lompoc Aquatic Center Swim Lessons Program.

Training will be presented in a classroom-learning format. Participants will be given an overview of the Lompoc Aquatic Center swim lessons program, and skills practice on stroke techniques.

There also will be practice-teaching assignments to give participants experience in teaching program materials, including making presentations, doing demonstrations, organization, class management, and evaluating participant progression. Participants will also have the opportunity to shadow an instructor during actual swim classes.

Note that this course provides the training needed to teach swim classes at the Lompoc Aquatic Center. No nationally-recognized certification will be given on training completion, and the training is not transferable to other aquatic facilities.

Individuals who complete the training will have the opportunity to apply for a position as a swim instructor at the Lompoc Aquatic Center.

Candidates for the program must be at least 16 years old, and must have the ability to demonstrate proficiently the following strokes: front crawl (freestyle), back crawl (backstroke), and breaststroke. They also must be able to demonstrate floating on the back and treading water for 1 minute.

Training dates and times:
Friday, April 14, 5-8 p.m.
Saturday, April 15, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Monday, April 17, 4-6:30 p.m.

Training fee is $20, but the instructor course fee will be refunded for Lompoc Valley residents who apply to become an instructor at the Lompoc Aquatic Center and are hired within 30 days of successfully completing the instructor course.

Registrations are taken by phone, 805-875-8100, or online at https://apm.activecommunities.com/LompocRecreation).

A valid email address is required when registering for the course. Deadline to register is Wednesday, April 12.