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, Pool Road, Halesowen.
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.
It will run from Monday 23 - Friday 27 July 2018, with an exam taking place on the Friday. People will receive a course manual and special tuition. Those who complete successfully will get an official lifeguard qualification and certificate.
The course costs £200 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. People aged 16 and over can apply and entrants will be expected to take a pre-arranged swimming test.