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Lifeguards and swim instructors needed in Mesa by quotes
March 7, 2007, 7:24 pm
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Lifeguards and swim instructors needed in Mesa

Lifeguards and swim instructors needed in Mesa

It’s fun, pays great and allows you to make a difference in your community. The City of Mesa is now looking for lifeguards and swim instructors for the 2007 season.

Lifeguard applicants must be at least 15 years of age and possess the American Red Cross Training certification. Candidates are required to =

take a skills test Saturday March 31 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Shepherd =

Aquatic Complex, 1407 N. Alta Mesa Drive. Lifeguard applicants must be =

able to swim 500 yards continuously. This includes 200 yards of freestyl= e and backstroke, plus 100 yards of either the breaststroke or freestyle.

Swim lesson instructors must be at least 16 years of age. Classes are =

being offered March 12-17 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Shepherd Aquatic Complex. A second session is being offered March 19-April 4 on Mondays, =

Wednesdays, and Fridays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Stapley Aquatic Complex.=

Applicants must demonstrate stroke skills in butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, freestyle, basic turns and starts.

Pay for lifeguard and swim instructor jobs in the City of Mesa starts at =

almost $10 an hour. You can apply online and register for classes at For more information, call Mesa Parks, Recreation an= d Commercial Facilities at 480-644-2351.

Phoenix Parks Department Earns Award by quotes

 Phoenix Parks Department Earns National Recreation Award for Aquatics, Swim ProgramsThe Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department has earned national recognition for its aquatics and swimming programs. The National Parks and Recreation Association awarded its “Excellence in Aquatics Award,” to the department at its annual National Aquatics Conference March 2 in Atlanta. The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department earned the award for cities with more than 500,000 residents. This is the third time the department has won the award.

The National Excellence in Aquatics Award honors agencies that demonstrate excellence in planning and managing diversified aquatic services. It is given to only one city in each size category and is considered as recognition of the best-run aquatics system in the country. The National Recreation and Park Association’s National Aquatic Conference is the premier venue for aquatic professionals in the nation, drawing hundreds of attendees annually from all areas of aquatics.The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department operates 29 pools throughout the city. In 2006, attendance at Phoenix pools topped 767,000. Aquatics staff gave more than 340,000 instructional classes and programs last summer.