Posted on July 22, 2021
| 3:05 p.m.
The Lompoc Recreation Division will again be holding free swim-instructor training at the Lompoc Aquatic Center, 207 W. College Ave. The course teaches instructor candidates to teach classes in the Lompoc Aquatic Center Swim Lessons Program.
Training will be presented in a classroom format. Participants will be given an overview of the Lompoc Aquatic Center swim lessons program, skills practice on stroke techniques, and 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 the opportunity to shadow an instructor during actual swim classes.
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.
Those who complete the training will have the opportunity to apply for a position as a swim instructor at the Lompoc Aquatic Center.
Candidates must be at least 16 years old, and be able to demonstrate proficiently the following strokes: front crawl (freestyle), back crawl (backstroke), and breaststroke. Candidates must be able to demonstrate floating on the back and treading water for one minute.
Training Dates and times are:
Sunday, Aug. 8 — 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.;
Monday, Aug. 9 — 5-8 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 10 — 3:15-6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 11 — 3:15-6:30 p.m.
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 this course.