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Swimmers are being urged to take the plunge and sign up to learn lifesaving skills with a nationally recognised training course.

Dudley Council is offering the course at Halesowen Leisure Centre and Crystal Leisure Centre, Stourbridge.

The Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS) is running the lifeguard courses which can pave the way for a new career or just equip people with essential skills.

At Halesowen Leisure Centre, the courses run from Monday to Friday 9am - 5.30pm, with an exam taking place on the Friday.

The courses start on Monday October 23, Monday February 19, Monday April 2, Monday July 23 and Monday October 29, 2018.

At Crystal Leisure Centre, the courses run on Friday November 10 and 17, 7.30am - 4pm, Saturday November 11 and 18, noon - 9pm, Sunday November 12 and 19, noon - 8.30pm, with the exams taking place at 5pm on Sunday November 19.

People will receive a course manual and special tuition. Those who complete the course successfully will get an official lifeguard qualification and certificate.

The courses are open for people 16 and over who will be expected to take a pre-arranged swimming test.

The course costs £245 and spaces must be pre-booked with a deposit required to secure a place. The remaining balance is to be paid before the course starts.

For more information go to www.dudley.gov.uk/sport or to provisionally book a place call the leisure centres on 01384 812800 or email sport@dudley.gov.uk

News Release Contact Information

Chris Howes - 01384 815219 - pressoffice@dudley.gov.uk