Lompoc Parks and Recreation is again holding free swim-instructor training at the Lompoc Aquatic Center, 207 W. College Ave. The purpose of the training is 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, skills practice on stroke techniques, and will receive practice-teaching assignments.

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

The 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. Participants who complete the training will be able to apply for a position as a swim instructor at the Lompoc Aquatic Center. 

Training Prerequisites:

Candidates must be at least 16 years of age, and be able to demonstrate proficiently the following strokes: front crawl (freestyle), back crawl (backstroke), and breaststroke. Candidates must also be able to demonstrate floating on the back and treading water for one minute.

Training Dates and Times:

Monday, Nov. 22 — 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 23 — 9 a.m.-noon

Course registration will be taken by phone, 805-875-8100, or online https://apm.a+ctivecommunities.com/LompocRecreation. A valid email address is required when registering for the course.