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Lifeguard training for summer at Fort Wood

(Fort Leonard Wood)–Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation at Fort Leonard Wood is working to train lifeguards to make sure the installation’s summer swimmers are safe.
The first of four lifeguard-certification courses is set to begin with a pre-test February 7th from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Davidson Fitness Center indoor pool. Those who pass the pre-test will go on to attend classes from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. February 8th, 9th, 15th and 16th, after which graduates will be American-Red-Cross-certified lifeguards.
Course fees are $225 for military service members and $275 for civilians, with a $115 nonrefundable deposit.
Participants must be at least 15 years old to take the course. It’s also recommended that they be strong swimmers and prepared for a physically demanding pre-test.
FMWR will hire several lifeguard positions prior to the summer season through the government’s hiring site, USAJOBS.gov
Meanwhile, three future rounds of classes are scheduled in the coming months, with pre-tests scheduled for March 6, April 3 and April 17. The registration deadline for each class is two days prior to the pre-test. Classes are open to the public. Participants can register in person at the DFC indoor pool or call 573.596.2810 for more information. The registration deadline for the first course is Wednesday.

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