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City of Dayton to offer free lifeguard training sessions

The fee for lifeguard training will be waived for those committing to be employed by the City of Dayton, according to a spokesperson for the City of Dayton Department of Recreation.

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Anyone at least 15 years old can participate in the training and earn a Red Cross certification through free classes, the spokesperson said in a media release shared with News Center 7.

Participants must pass a skills test, complete an online course, as well as complete water and classroom training sessions to receive the Red Cross certification, the spokesperson said.

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The water session will be available from 8 a.m. through 3 p.m. from December 12th through the 14th and the classroom session is available from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. from December 28th through the 30th, the spokesperson said. These sessions will be held at the Northwest Recreation Center.

Lifeguards going on to be employed by the City of Dayton will have the $200 training fee waived, the spokesperson said. The fee includes all the the materials and equipment needed for the training.

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To register for the skills test or to receive further information, call the Dana Prazynski with the Department of Recreation at 937-333-3393.