Lompoc Parks and Recreation is again conducting training that will enable participants to become American Red Cross-certified lifeguards.

Whether a person is looking for a part-time job, or a career as a professional lifeguard, Lompoc Aquatic Center’s Lifeguard Training Course offers a place to start.

Through classroom activities, online e-learning, and hands-on practice, participants will gain the knowledge and skills needed to work as a lifeguard.

The Lompoc Aquatic Center’s comprehensive lifeguard-training course covers accident prevention, lifeguarding techniques, emergency systems, water-rescue skills, Basic Life Support (CPR/AED), and first aid.

Upon successful completion of the course, participants receive American Red Cross certification in lifeguarding, CPR, and first aid.

Training, for those ages 15 and older, will take place at the Lompoc Aquatic Center, 207 W. College Ave.

There will be a pre-course, 5-8 p.m. Friday, March 3. Regular instruction times are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, March 4; and Sundays, March 5 and 12.

The lifeguard course fee is $200, but the fee will be refunded for Lompoc Valley residents/participants who apply to become a lifeguard at the Lompoc Aquatic Center and are hired within 30 days of successfully completing the course.

Pre-registration, which is required for the course, can be done by calling the Lompoc Recreation Division, 805-875-8100; or register online at https://apm.activecommunities.com/lompocrecreation.

Deadline to register is Monday, Feb 27.

Since the class is presented in a blended-learning format, a valid email address is required at registration. Participants will receive an email with information on how to access the online component of the course.