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DPR to Host Lifeguard Open Houses

Thursday, March 10, 2016

DPR Customer Service: (202) 673-7647

DPR Aquatics Office: (202) 671-1289
DPR Media Contacts: Gwendolyn Crump, (202) 288-6027, [email protected]

(WASHINGTON, DC) – The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) is excited to host two Lifeguard Open Houses in an effort to fill summer lifeguard positions. DPR is looking to hire energetic individuals that are able to swim and are interested in serving the community. Potential candidates will learn about summer employment as a DPR Lifeguard and have the opportunity to register for a lifeguard class. Those that register at this event will have their certification fee waived.

The lifeguard open houses are scheduled for:

  • Wednesday, March 16, 2016
    Time: 6 pm - 8 pm
    Turkey Thicket Aquatic Center
    1100 Michigan Avenue, NE – Ward 5
  • Wednesday, March 23, 2016
    Time: 6 pm - 8 pm
    Ferebee-Hope Aquatic Center
    3999 8th Street, SE – Ward 8

Prerequisite skills for the class include:

  • 100 yard swim
  • Tread water without hands for 1 min
  • Retrieve a 10 pound brick from the bottom of the pool

About DPR

The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) provides quality urban recreation and leisure services for residents and visitors to the District of Columbia. DPR supervises and maintains area parks, community facilities, swimming pools and spray parks, and neighborhood recreation centers. The agency also coordinates a wide variety of recreation and educational programs including sports leagues, youth development, therapeutic recreation, aquatic programming, outdoor adventure, camping, and senior citizen activities. Adaptive programs and facilities are available for persons with disabilities.


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