For Immediate Release: June 11, 2009
Contact: Kim Becker
City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department
Registration Open for Summer Jr. Lifeguard Program
HENDERSON, Nev. – Teens interested in learning about lifeguarding may enroll in the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department’s summer Jr. Lifeguard program. The program is offered July 14-Aug. 14 at Whitney Ranch Indoor Pool, 1575 Galleria Dr. Participation is $25 per teen (ages 12-15). Register at any City of Henderson recreation center or online at cityofhenderson.com (activity 336604-01).
The Jr. Lifeguard program introduces teens to lifeguarding and working in an aquatic facility. Teens will learn the importance of pool safety and how to respond in an emergency situation. They receive one week of training and skill development and are then assigned to work at a City of Henderson pool, shadow guarding and assisting with swim lessons.
“The Jr. Lifeguard program provides a positive, educational environment to teach teens what it takes to be a lifeguard and how to help others in an emergency,” said Angela Hester, Aquatics supervisor for the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department. “An integral part of the program is instilling a sense of teamwork, promoting physical fitness, developing self-confidence. Teens successfully completing the program could be well on their way to becoming part of an aquatics team, perhaps even here in Henderson.”
For additional information, visit cityofhenderson.com or call 702-267-5870.