NEW BRITAIN – The New Britain Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department is actively seeking pool managers, lifeguards and swim instructors for this summer.
All lifeguards need to have CPR, First Aid, AED and lifeguard training certifications, and all swim instructors need to have their water safety instruction certification by June 16 in order to be qualified for the position.
For those looking to become lifeguards, the Parks and Recreation Department will be offering lifeguard training classes starting in April.
This lifeguard training class begins Sunday, April 8 and ends Sunday, April 29. The class costs $200, which includes books. The session is planned for Mondays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in a classroom and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for pool sessions. Classroom sessions will be in Room 504 of City Hall and pool sessions will be at the YMCA at 50 High St.
Attendance is mandatory for all classes. Participants must be 15 years old by the final class. Those interested in working for the New Britain Parks and Recreation Department are encouraged to apply for a lifeguarding position prior to taking the course.
Pools are open in the summer seven days a week for eight weeks from June 16 to August 11. Pool hours during the summer are 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for swim lessons and 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. for public swim. Hourly rates range from $10.50 - $19.00 per hour depending on position.
People can apply for summer aquatics positions and lifeguard training registrations from 8:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., Monday through Friday, in Room 302 of City Hall.
For more information about this or any other summer program information, please call 860-826-3360.
- Skyler Frazer, @SFrazerNBH